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Cell Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses
Speakers Announced

Dear Colleague,We are delighted to announce the speakers for the Cell Symposium: Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses which takes place in Arlington, Virginia from October 1-3, 2017.

Keynote Speaker
Anthony S. FauciNIAID, USA

Dan BarouchRagon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, USA
Sara CherryUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA
James CroweVanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Peter DaszakEcoHealth Alliance, USA
Michael DiamondWashington University School of Medicine at St. Louis, USA
George GaoChinese Academy of Sciences, China (Co-Organizer)
Adolfo Garcia-SastreMount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Akiko IwasakiYale University, USA (Co-Organizer)
Yoshihiro KawaokaUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Sheemei LokDuke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Luciano MoreiraCentro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Brazil
Erica Ollmann SaphireThe Scripps Research Institute, USA
Gustavo PalaciosUSAMRIID Center for Genomic Sciences, USA
Oliver Pybuslithium carbonate online, UK
Zhengli ShiWuhan Institute of Virology, China
Nancy SullivanNIAID, USA
Linfa WangDuke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Abstracts are invited and should be submitted online before June 16, 2017.

We hope you will join us!

Yours sincerely,

George Fu Gao
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Akiko IwasakiYale University, USA
Lakshmi Goyal, Editor, Cell Host & Microbe
Sri Devi Narasimhan, Senior Scientific Editor, Cell 

Abstract Submission Deadline
June 16, 2017
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Supporting publications
Cell Stem Cell Molecular cell
Cell Cell Systems
Family Support Award
Cell Stem Cell

Dear Friends,

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For information on the meeting, please visit our website:

Important deadlines

January 3, 2017 Call for abstracts, registration and hotel reservations
March 1, 2017 Deadline for abstract submissions
March 3, 2017 Deadline for registration and hotel reservations
June 4-9, 2017 Meeting dates

Attendees requiring visas are encouraged to register early.

We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City next year!

Ying Fang and Susan Baker

Co-organizers of Nido2017

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We are pleased to announce that there is still time to join the programme for MEEGID XIII, which will be held on the 10-13 May 2016, at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 12 February 2016.

To be part of this exciting meeting please submit your research to us using the online abstract submission system.

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

Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 February 2016

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Invited Speakers
Timothy J. C. AndersonTexas Biomedical Research Institute, USA
Kevin AriënInstituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde, Antwerp, Belgium
Francisco J. AyalaUC, Irvine, USA
Bouke de JongInstituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde, Antwerp, Belgium
Jean-Claude DujardinInstituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde, Antwerp, Belgium
Fernando González CandelasUniversitat de València, Spain
Serge MorandUniversité Montpellier 2, France
Martine PeetersInstitut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France
Manuela SironiSocietà di Bioinformatica Italiana, Italy
Dan StrickmanBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Steve M. TaylorDuke University School of Medicine, USA
Alex Van BelkumbioMérieux Inc, France
Thierry WirthMuséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France

Conference Dinner
Join us for the Conference Dinner, at historic Elzenveld on Thursday, 12 May 2016. Located in the heart of Antwerp’s historical city center, Elzenveld is a medieval treasure, housed in a fifteenth century hospice, convent and monastic garden. The dinner will be held in the beautiful Van Gessel Room.

Tickets cost €70 when ordered in advance with registration and include a three course menu as well as wine, beer and soft drinks. Places are limited so please book early via the online registration system.

For more information, commercial opportunities, to submit your abstract and to register,

I look forward to meeting you in Antwerp!

Michel Tibayrenc, MD, PhD, Editor -in-chief Infection, Genetics and Evolution (Elsevier)
Conference Chair

Important Dates
12 February 2016
Abstract submission deadline
5 March 2016
Author Notification
18 March 2016
Author Registration Deadline
18 March 2016
Early Bird Registration Deadline
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