VIRUS GENOMICS AND EVOLUTION
8-10 June 2016
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
We are pleased to announce that a draft programme is now available for our new conference: Virus Genomics and Evolution. This meeting will provide a multidisciplinary forum for scientists interested in the genomics and evolutionary analysis of viruses and will address the fundamental questions of viral origins, transmission and pathogenesis.
Virus genome sequencing is now widespread and the conference will showcase advances in viral genomics, bioinformatics and sequencing technology. Genomic studies have provided major insights into the epidemiology transmission and pathogenesis of viral infections, and are increasingly being applied to patient management and public health. The conference will cover the genomics of epidemic and non-epidemic viruses, emerging viral infections and pathogen discovery.
This meeting will bring together international participants working in the diagnostic and public health communities, who are generating data from clinical samples, with evolutionary biologists and bioinformaticians, who are developing methods and models to interrogate the genomic data.
For further information, please visit the website.
* Viral genome sequencing: diagnostics and public health
* Virus discovery
* Evolution of pathogenesis
* Re-emerging viral infections
We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted. A number of bursaries for PhD students will be available. All bursaries applications must be submitted by 12 April and abstracts reseived by 26 April.
Scientific programme committee
Judith Breuer (University College London, UK)
Andrew Rambaut (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Emma Thompson (University of Glasgow, UK)
Ian Goodfellow (University of Cambridge, UK)
Ian Lipkin (Columbia University, USA)
Kristian Andersen (Scripps Research Institute, USA)
Ellie Barnes (University of Oxford, UK)
Sarah Cobey (University of Chicago, USA)
Christian Drosten (University of Bonn Medical Centre, Germany)
Christophe Fraser (Imperial College London UK)
George Gao (Chinese Academy of Scicences, China)
Jennifer Gardy (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Eddie Holmes (University of Sydney, Australia)
Paul Kellam (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)
Philippe Lemey (Rega Institute, Belgium)
Marion Koopmans (Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands)
Nick Loman (University of Birmingham, UK)
Oliver Pybus (University of Oxford, UK)
Anne-Mieke Vandamme (Rega Institute, Belgium)
Marco Vignuzzi (Institut Pasteur, France)
Dates for your diary
Bursary deadline: 12 April
Abstract deadline: 26 April
Registration deadline: 10 May