Meegid XIII

13th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases

10-13 May 2016 | Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Michel TibayrencIt is my great pleasure to invite you to the 13th International Meeting Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID XIII), held at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, on the 11th – 13th of May 2016... View full invitation here

Awards Winners

Best Talk by a Student
Nele Boon, K U Leuven, Belgium
“A link between parasite genotype and host disease phenotype in human schistosomiasis?”

Best Talk
Sophie Gryseels, University of Antwerp, Belgium
“When viruses don’t go viral: The importance of host phylogeography in the spatial spread of arenaviruses”

Best Talk by a Scientist from the Southern World Working in the Southern World
Claudio Verdugo, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
“Phylogenetic analyses of the canine distemper virus in Chile”

Best Poster
Kirtana Ramadugu, University of Michigan, USA
“The salivary microbiome of mother-infant pairs from 2 to 24 months”

Join us at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp for MEEGID XIII, the leading conference on the molecular evolution of all pathogens: viruses, pathogenic bacteria, fungi, parasites and prions. Special emphasis (through plenary lectures, express debates and symposia) will be given to health problems of specific interest to the present world including: Ebola; tuberculosis; AIDS; malaria; cancer and infectious diseases.

Plenary lectures and symposia will also deal with transversal topics such as population genetics, evolution, speciation, bioinformatics, whole genome sequencing analysis and omic analyses. Together, the MEEGID congress series and its companion journal, Infection, Genetics and Evolution represent a unique forum for cross-fertilization between evolutionary science in the broad sense and biomedical research on infectious diseases.

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:

  • Genetics, population genetics, genomics, proteomics, molecular epidemiology (strain typing), population biology, mathematical modeling and bioinformatics. Submissions can deal with the host (humans, wild and domestic animals, plants, the pathogen, or the vector in case of vector-borne diseases.
  • Host + pathogen or pathogen + vector, or pathogen + vector + host (co-evolution)
  • All pathogens, including: viruses; parasitic protozoa; helminthes; fungal organisms and prions
  • All infectious models, including those of veterinary or agronomical relevance
  • Cancer and infectious diseases.
  • Transmissible diseases and evolution of mankind.

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

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.

Supporting publication

Infection, Genetics and Evolution

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