Genomic Perspectives to Host Pathogen Interactions

Venue: Wellcome Trust Conference Centre

Location: Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 06, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 25, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 25, 2008
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Genomic Perspectives to
Host Pathogen Interactions
September 3 - 6, 2008
Abstract Deadline: June 25, 2008
Matthew Berriman, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Jane Carlton, New York University
Julian Parkhill, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
George Weinstock, Washington University School of Medicine

The third Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust conference on Genomic Perspectives to Host Pathogen Interactions will be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. The meeting will begin in the afternoon of Wednesday September 3 (3pm), and end with a banquet on Friday evening, with departure on Saturday morning, September 6, 2008.

The focus for this conference is on how the rapid expansion in host, pathogen and vector genome data and other large data sets is changing the way we think about host-pathogen-(vector) interactions. Topics include:

free-living / facultative /
opportunistic / epizootic /
obligate / intracellular

lung / GI / urogenital /
skin / muscle / CNS
blood / lymph / other

genomes / biology / ecology

Keynote Address:
Jeremy Farrar, University of Oxford, Vietnam

Discussion Leaders:
David Conway, MRC Laboratories, The Gambia
Martin Embley, Newcastle University, UK
Elodie Ghedin, University of Pittsburgh, USA
John Gilleard, University of Glasgow, UK
Catherine Hill, Purdue University, USA
Edward Holmes, PennState University, USA
Daniel Masiga, International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology, Nariobi, Kenya
William Petri, University of Virginia, USA
Gerd Pluschke, Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland
Maggie So, University of Arizona, USA
O. Colin Stine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

The conference will bring together the leading scientists in this growing field, and we strongly encourage researchers interested in a variety of different hosts, pathogens and vectors to attend. As is usual for Cold Spring Harbor meetings, the majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.

All registrations and abstracts MUST be submitted by the abstract deadline, June 25, 2008. Late registration may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We look forward to seeing you at Hinxton in September.

Academic Package Single Occupancy* GBP545
Academic Package Double Occupancy* GBP470
Graduate/PhD Student Package Double Occupancy* GBP420
Corporate Package Single Occupancy* GBP690
Academic/Student No-Housing Package GBP350
Corporate No-Housing Package GBP455
Double Occupancy = 2 Separate Beds

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting. Where applicable, payments will be processed using the daily exchange rate.

Both single and double occupancy accomodation is available at Hinxton on a first-come-first-served basis. Once accomodations are full, delegates will be advised to make their own housing arrangements. The conference center will provide coaches for departure to airports and Central Cambridge only.


Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
United Kingdom