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  Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health

16-18 October 2013
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Abstract submission has closed |  Registration is closed

The sixth Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health conference will emphasize the application of genomic technologies
to problems of infectious disease in a global health context. Infectious disease is a major burden on healthcare throughout the world, particularly in developing countries. Disease agents do not respect borders; therefore, an integrated global approach is necessary to understand transmission and evolution of infectious disease agents. Recent advances in genomic technologies are delivering new approaches to these problems, and these will be the major focus of the meeting. These technologies promote cross-fertilisation amongst previously disparate fields, and we therefore welcome abstracts covering any area in this field.

Although the abstract deadline has passed, it is possible to submit an abstract to be considered for a poster presentation.

Scientific sessions
Population genomics
Epidemiology and public health
Genomics of bacterial diseases
Parasites and vectors
Surveillance of disease
The microbiome

Scientific organising committee
Matt Berriman, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Jane Carlton, New York University, USA
Nicky Mulder, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Julian Parkhill, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
George Weinstock, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Keynote speaker
James Kazura, Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Confirmed speakers
Frank Aarestrup , DTU, Denmark
Swaine Chen, National University of Singapore and Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Tulio de Oliveira, Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Jennifer Gardy, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Canada
Dag Harmsen, University Münster, Germany
Duccio Medini, Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics Italy, Italy
Olivo Miotto, Oxford University/ Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Bill Petri, University of Virginia, USA
Gerd Pluschke, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Joana Silva, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Phil Tarr, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Joanne P. Webster, Imperial College, London, UK

Conference programme
The conference will start at approximately 11.45 on Wednesday, 16 October and close at approximately 15.30 on Friday, 18 October 2013.
Please click here for a copy of the

Registration and Accommodation

Registration Fees:
Student No accommodation £271.00
Student Twin accommodation £365.00
Student Single accommodation £427.00
Academic No accommodation £371.00
Academic Twin accommodation £465.00
Academic Single accommodation £527.00
Commercial No accommodation £471.00
Commercial Twin accommodation £565.00
Commercial Single accommodation £627.00


The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 16 and 17 October 2013. The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only.

Important – limited on-site accommodation Please book early to avoid disappointment.
As we have limited bedrooms on-site, bedrooms on the Hinxton campus will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Early registration is recommended. To view more information on the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre accommodation, please click here

Once we have reached capacity on campus, we would recommend booking accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express, Whittlesford. The Holiday Inn, Whittlesford, is 3 miles from the Conference Centre. To view more information on the Holiday Inn, please click here

Registration has now closed

Abstracts and Posters

Abstract submission is strongly encouraged as a several presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration. If you are not ready to up-load your abstract at the time of registration, please e-mail your abstract document to Laura on no later than 4 September 2013. Registration must be completed in order for your abstract to be considered.

After the abstract deadline the scientific committee will assess your abstract and you will be notified whether you have been selected for a short talk or poster presentation.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

Abstract submission has closed

Travel Visas:
If you require a letter of acceptance in order to obtain a travel Visa please e-mail

Conference organiser contact details:
Laura Hubbard
Direct dial: +44 (0) 1223 495110
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 495023


We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations:



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