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15th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Organization: Elsevier
Categories: Science
Event Date: 2021-11-02 to 2021-11-05 Abstract Due: 2021-06-04

Organized by Elsevier, the 15th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID XV) will include 10 – 15 plenary lectures, 15 – 20 two hour-specialized symposia, and several poster sessions. Special emphasis will be given to health problems of specific interest to the present world: COVID-19, the spread of transmissible diseases linked to climate and ecological disorders, tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria, to name a few.

Plenary lectures and symposia will also deal with transversal topics, such as population genetics, evolution, speciation, taxonomy, bioinformatics, modelling, whole genome sequencing analysis and -omics analyses.

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.

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

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:

Oral and paper abstracts are now invited on the following topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system. Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 June 2021

Studies dealing with viruses, bacteria, parasitic protozoa, fungi and helminths of medical, veterinary or agronomical relevance, related to the following general themes:

  • Micro-and macro-evolution
  • Experimental evolution
  • Co-evolution between hosts, pathogens and vectors
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Host genetic susceptibility to transmissible diseases (humans and animals), pathogenesis
  • In-silico evolution
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Molecular diagnosis, epidemiology and taxonomy
  • Proteomics
  • Population genetics, population genomics, phylogenetics, phylogenomics, phylogeography

In the framework of these general themes, specialized topics will concern COVID-19, HIV, ZIKA, Ebola, tuberculosis and other bacterial diseases, helminth infections, malaria, Chagas disease, Leishmania, vector biology.



Sophie Hayward