Invited Speakers

François Balloux

François Balloux

UCL Genetics Institute University College London, UK

I studied at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and obtained a PhD from the same institution in 2000. I then spent two years in Edinburgh as a postdoc. In 2002, I was offered a lectureship in the Department of Genetics in Cambridge where I stayed for five years.

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Patricia Dorn

Patricia Dorn

Loyola University, USA

Dr. Dorn is the William and Audrey Hutchinson Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, conducting her research on retroviruses at the National Cancer Institute, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in parasite gene regulation at Stanford Medical School.

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Robert Garry

Robert Garry

Tulane University, USA

Robert F. Garry, Ph.D. is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Assistant Dean for the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at Tulane Medical School. He is currently managing a consortium of scientists who are developing countermeasures against Ebola and Marburg viruses, Lassa virus, Severe acute respiratory syndrome viruses and other high consequence pathogens.

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Katia Koelle

Katia Koelle

Emory University, USA

Katia Koelle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Emory University. She earned her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan under the mentorship of Mercedes Pascual and completed her post-doctoral research at Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics with Bryan Grenfell.

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Serge Morand

Serge Morand

Kasetsart University, Thailand

Evolutionary ecologist and disease ecologist, my research is focused on the links between biodiversity, health and wellbeing. Major achievements include the development of a research domain in health ecology, by linking environment, land use changes, climate changes, biodiversity and the evolutionary ecology and epidemiology of zoonotic diseases at the frontiers of human health, animal health and conservation biology.

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Martine Peeters

Martine Peeters

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement. (IRD), France

Martine Peeters is Director of Research at IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement in the research group working on Translational Research on HIV and infectious Diseases. Her work is focused on HIV and emergence of pathogens at human animal interface.

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Caitlin Pepperell

Caitlin Pepperell

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Caitlin S. Pepperell, M.D. is an associate professor of Medicine, and of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Marion Wassermann

Marion Wassermann

University of Hohenheim, Germany

Dr. Marion Wassermann studied at the University of Hohenheim in Germany and became researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Parasitology in Hohenheim after her doctorate. Her main research interest is the molecular epidemiology of wildlife and livestock helminths with special emphasis on Echinococcus spp..

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Cheryl A Winkler

Cheryl A Winkler

National Cancer Institute, USA

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