Molecular Helminthology: An Integrated Approach

Molecular Helminthology: An Integrated Approach

19-22 March 2017 | Cape Cod, MA, USA

“Molecular Helminthology: An Integrated Approach” has the goal of bringing researchers up-to-date with advances in the field, demonstrate the ability to ask cutting edge questions by using the newly available research tool box, and give young scientists a chance to present their work and see the future directions of the discipline.


The conference is designed not just to present the recent findings in the field of molecular helminthology but also to take advantage of the remarkable advances anticipated and occurring in the field. A renaissance of approaches including all aspects of ‘omics’ as well as  novel molecular tools, such as gene transfers, gene knock-outs, RNA interference and CRISPR-CAS9 is now available. These approaches have led to novel hypotheses and questions that will underpin the topics for this unique conference. The task is to integrate the rapidly accumulating knowledge from parasitic helminths and to translate that information into relevant directions in the study of their unique biology and host- helminth interactions.

This multidisciplinary conference will bring together scientists from many research perspectives. Proposed topics are listed below. We are open to suggestions for other topics. The importance of this symposium is that it highlights research on helminth parasites, which is critically underrepresented. This timely conference is geared to inspire the early-stage scientists who will set the direction for the future.

Themes:

  • Helminth Genome Projects
  • ‘Omics’ of Helminths (Transcriptome, proteome, secretome, metabolome)
  • Tools to Manipulate Helminth Gene Expression
  • Regulation and Signaling Pathways in Helminths
  • Helminth Neurobiology
  • Genetics and Biochemistry of Drug targets, Drug Action and Resistance

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