Meegid XIII

Speakers

Jenefer M. Blackwell

UWA Professor in Genetics and Health, Australia and University of Cambridge, UK

Jenefer Blackwell (married name: Miles), BSc First Class Honors Zoology (1969) and PhD Population Genetics (1974) at UWA; F Med Sci (2000); Honorary DSc University of Khartoum (2009); ScD University of Cambridge (2010), FAA (2015) has a major interest in the genetic epidemiology of infectious disease.

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Teresa M. Coque

Ramón y Cajal Institute for BioHealth Research (IRYCIS), Madrid, Spain

Teresa Coque, PhD graduated as a Pharmacist and Clinical Biochemist, and received her PhD in Medical Microbiology from the Complutensis University of Madrid (Spain). After a postdoctoral training at the Internal Medicine Department in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston in the USA (1993-1995) and the Center for Emerging and Reemerging Pathogens also at the University of Texas at Houston (1996-97), she returned to Spain in 1998.

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Keith A. Crandall

George Washington University, USA

Keith A. Crandall, PhD is the founding Director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Professor Crandall studies the computational biology, population genetics, and bioinformatics, developing and testing of Big Data methods DNA sequence analysis.  He applies such methods to the study of the evolution of both infectious diseases (especially HIV) and crustaceans (especially crayfish).

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Fernando González Candelas

University of Valencia, Spain

Fernando González Candelas, PhD (University of Valencia, 1987) is Professor of Genetics at the University of Valencia and head of the “Evolution and Health” Research Unit at the Cavanilles Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology at the same university. In addition, he has a joint appointment at the FISABIO-Public Health through the joint research unit “Infection and Public Health” with the University of Valencia and at the CIBERESP (Centre for Networked Research on Biomedicine – Public Health and Epidemiology).

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Odile Harrison

University of Oxford, UK

Odile Harrison PhD, has been studying infectious diseases and the evolution of bacterial pathogens for over 10 years. After graduating with a Microbiology degree from University College London, she pursued a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology at Imperial College London, where in vivo gene expression of the human bacterial pathogen Neisseria meningitidis was investigated.

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Louis Lambrechts

Institut Pasteur, France

Louis Lambrechts is a junior investigator at the Institut Pasteur in the Department of Genomes & Genetics. After graduating at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Louis obtained a PhD in Ecology in 2006 for his work on interactions between mosquitoes and malaria parasites at University Pierre & Marie Curie. During his postdoc, he was supported by a European Marie Curie fellowship to study interactions between mosquitoes and dengue viruses at the

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Philippe Lemey

Rega Institute, University of Leuven, Belgium

Philippe Lemey is a Professor at the Rega Institute, University of Leuven. His research interests lie in the fields of molecular epidemiology, computational biology and viral evolution. In particular, he has studied the evolutionary processes that shape viral genetic diversity, spanning from large-scale epidemic processes, such as population growth and spatial dispersal, to small-scale transmission histories and within-host evolutionary processes.

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Lluis Quintana-Murci

Institute Pasteur, France

Lluis Quintana-Murci heads the Unit of Human Evolutionary Genetics at the Institut Pasteur (Paris) since 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in Population Genetics at the University of Pavia (Italy), and his MSc in Biology at the University of Barcelona (Spain). He is a population geneticist whose research focuses on the study of human genetic diversity in the context of genome evolution to the role of host genetic diversity in infectious disease.

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Eliora Z. Ron

President of IUMS – International Union of Microbiological Societies, Tel Aviv University, Isreal

Eliora Z. Ron got her PhD from Harvard University, USA, under the supervision of Professor Bernard D. Davis. Dr. Ron is author of more than 200 publications, including refereed research papers, review papers, books and chapters in books. Dr. Ron has several patents.

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Philip Supply

National Centre for Scientific Research, Institut Pasteur de Lille, France

Philip Supply is a research director of the National Centre for Scientific Research at the Institut Pasteur de Lille, France. After having obtained his PhD in Bioengineering at University of Louvain (Belgium), he focused his research on the genomics and evolution of the major pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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Laurence J. Zwiebel

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, USA

Presentation Title: Terabytes and Mosquito Bites: The Genetics, Genomics and Molecular Biology of Olfaction in Disease Vector Mosquitoes as a Lens on the Evolution of Behavior. 

L. J. Zwiebel has been at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN since 1998 and is currently the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biological Sciences and Pharmacology. Dr. Zwiebel’s academic research focuses upon the genomics and molecular biology of olfaction and related behaviors in vector mosquitoes and eusocial ants

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