15th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases

2-5 November 2021 | Online – Live and on-demand

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The 15th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases will take place online as a live-streamed and interactive event on 2-5 November 2021.

Submit your abstract now to participate in an interactive conference experience direct from your desktop or mobile device: live-stream presentations and take part in discussion through live chat and Q&A.

We are still accepting late poster submissions! Submit today

The 15th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID XV) 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.

Participate live from your desktop or mobile device to:

image1.pngDeepen your knowledge: Live-stream a personalised schedule from the entire programme to match your research interests.

image3.png Engage with our inspirational speakers and other attendees during the live-streamed sessions: Ask questions and participate in live chat and polls.

image2 Search and review all posters at your leisure, in advance of the conference, to discover new research and contacts that match your interests.
Schedule a 1:1 video appointment with the poster author at a time during the conference convenient to you both.


  • Network with your peers, meet new contacts and renew relationships: Connect with other attendees during the live event to chat and arrange one-to-one meetings.
  • Communicate your research to a wider, more-inclusive audience: our lower fees, online delivery and post-event on-demand access will make the event more accessible to all.
  • Visit the live exhibition booths to meet industry partners, chat with exhibitors and learn more about their products.
  • Enjoy more flexibility with on-demand access to recorded sessions for 6 months after the event*. Watch one stream live and catch-up on what you missed after the event.

* On-demand access includes recordings of talks and slides, poster pitches and posters from authors that have agreed for post event distribution: the organisers cannot guarantee on-demand access to all presentations.

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Plenary lectures and symposia will also deal with transversal topics, such as population genetics, evolution, speciation, taxonomy, bioinformatics, modelling, whole genome sequencing analysis and -omics analyses.

During the conference, awards will be attributed to the best communication, the best communication by a student, the best communication by a scientist from the Southern World and the best poster communication. Each prizewinner will be offered a free 2-year subscription to Infection, Genetics and Evolution.

Selected papers communicated in the framework of MEEGID XV will be published after peer-review in a special issue of Infection, Genetics and Evolution.

Attending this conference will enable you to access unique, high-quality content, 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.

Conference Topics:

We are still accepting late poster submissions. Please submit using the online abstract submission system.Deadline: 30 September 2021

Studies dealing with viruses, bacteria, parasitic protozoa, fungi and helminths of medical, veterinary or agronomical relevance, related to the following general themes:

  • Micro-and macro-evolution
  • Experimental evolution
  • Co-evolution between hosts, pathogens and vectors
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Host genetic susceptibility to transmissible diseases (humans and animals), pathogenesis
  • In-silico evolution
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Molecular diagnosis, epidemiology and taxonomy
  • Proteomics
  • Population genetics, population genomics, phylogenetics, phylogenomics, phylogeography

In the framework of these general themes, specialized topics will concern COVID-19, HIV, ZIKA, Ebola, tuberculosis and other bacterial diseases, helminth infections, malaria, Chagas disease, Leishmania, vector biology.

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