We are delighted to announce the following Award Winners at Meegid XVI
Best oral presentation - O1.3
HPAI H5 of clade 220.127.116.11b in Europe and beyond – why trends of virus evolution are more difficult to predict
Alice Fusaro, European Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy
Best oral presentation by a student - O8.5
Plasmodium falciparum population structure in southwestern Africa, using whole genome sequence data: Initial genome-wide sequence data from Angola
Wilson Tavares, GHTM, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, IHMT, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Best oral presentation by a scientist from the Southern World - O1.1
Emergence of Chikungunya Virus in a Hyperendemic Dengue Region: Viral Phylogenetic Analysis
Simone Kashima, Blood Center of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Best poster presentation - P.52
Sufficient COVID-19 quarantine and testing on international travellers from China
Dinesh Bojja, Yale University, USA
Organized by Elsevier, the 16th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID XVI) will include 10 – 15 plenary lectures, 15 – 20 two-hour specialized symposia, and several poster sessions. Special emphasis will be given to health problems of specific interest to the present world: COVID-19, the spread of transmissible diseases linked to climate and ecological disorders, tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria, to name a few.
Plenary lectures and symposia will also deal with transversal topics, such as population genetics, evolution, speciation, taxonomy, phylogenetics and phylodynamics, modelling, and molecular epidemiology.
Attending this conference will enable you to learn about the latest developments in infectious diseases and epidemiology research from experts in the field, present your latest research to your peers and network with an interdisciplinary group from around the world - including academics and researchers, as well as health and industry professionals.
Studies dealing with viruses, bacteria, parasitic protozoa, fungi and helminths of medical, veterinary or agronomical relevance, as well as their hosts and vectors related to the following general themes:
Genetics and genomics of pathogens and vectors.
Host susceptibility to transmissible diseases (humans and animals).
Molecular epidemiology and taxonomy.
Population genetics and genomics.
Phylogenetics, phylogenomics, phylogeography.
Metagenomics (involvement in infectious processes).
Evolution of resistance and response to immune systems pressures.
Mathematical modelling of infectious processes.
One Health approaches to infectious diseases.
Poster abstract submission deadline – 30 September 2023
Author registration deadline – 15 September 2023
Early bird registration deadline – 15 September 2023
Previous MEEGID Conference Programmes
MEEGID XI - View programme(opens in new tab/window)
MEEGID XII - View programme(opens in new tab/window)
MEEGID XIII - View programme(opens in new tab/window)
MEEGID XIV - View programme(opens in new tab/window)
MEEGID XV - View programme(opens in new tab/window)
Delegates of the 16th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases are entitled to a 50% discount on the APC for Infection, Genetics and Evolution for papers submitted before 31 December 2025. Please email [email protected] to receive your discount voucher.
As of January 2022 Infection, Genetics and Evolution(opens in new tab/window) has become an open access journal. Authors who publish in Infection, Genetics and Evolution will be able to make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible. Infection, Genetics and Evolution continues with the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.
Infection, Genetics and Evolution and its companion congress MEEGID(opens in new tab/window) (for Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases) are the main forum acting for the cross-fertilization between evolutionary science and biomedical research on infectious diseases.Infection, Genetics and Evolution is the only journal that welcomes articles dealing with the genetics and evolutionary biology of hosts, pathogens and vectors, and coevolution processes among them in relation to infection and disease manifestation. All infectious models enter the scope of the journal, including pathogens of humans, animals and plants, either parasites, fungi, bacteria, viruses or prions. The journal welcomes articles dealing with genetics, population genetics, genomics, postgenomics, gene expression, evolutionary biology, population dynamics, mathematical modelingand bioinformatics.
Fernando González-Candelas, PhD
University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Manuela Sironi, Ph.D
Eugenio Medea Scientific Institute for Research Hospitalization and Health Care, Bosisio Parini, Italy
Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Michel Tibayrenc, MD, PhD
French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, Marseille, France
Epidemics Epidemics publishes papers on infectious disease dynamics in the broadest sense. Its scope covers both within-host dynamics of infectious agents and dynamics at the population level, particularly the interaction between the two. Areas of emphasis include: spread, transmission, persistence, implications and population dynamics of infectious diseases; population and public health as well as policy aspects of control and prevention; dynamics at the individual level; interaction with the environment, ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, as well as population genetics of infectious agents. Impact Factor 2016: 2.290 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.118
Gene Gene publishes papers that focus on the regulation, expression, function and evolution of genes in all biological contexts, including all prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, as well as viruses. Gene encourages submission of novel manuscripts that present a reasonable level of analysis, functional relevance and/or mechanistic insight. Gene also welcomes papers that have predominantly a descriptive component but improve the essential basis of knowledge for subsequent functional studies, or provide important confirmation of recently published discoveries. Impact Factor 2016: 2.415 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.266
Infection, Genetics and Evolution(opens in new tab/window) is sponsoring 4 awards at this year’s meeting:
Best overall oral presentation
Best oral presentation by a student
Best oral presentation by a scientist from the Southern World
The prize for each award is a fully waived APC to submit a paper to Infection, Genetics and Evolution(opens in new tab/window) and 500 EUR.
The winners will be selected during the conference and awarded during the closing ceremony.