Start Date: 08/06/2016

End Date: 10/06/2016

Cost: Commercial - £478.00, Academic - £378.00, Student - £278.00

Venue: Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ, UK


Wellcome Genome campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

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We are pleased to announce our new conference: Virus Genomics and Evolution. This meeting will provide a multidisciplinary forum for scientists interested in the genomics and evolutionary analysis of viruses and will address the fundamental questions of viral origins, transmission and pathogenesis. Virus genome sequencing is now widespread and the conference will showcase advances in viral genomics, bioinformatics and sequencing technology. Genomic studies have provided major insights into the epidemiology transmission and pathogenesis of viral infections, and are increasingly being applied to patient management and public health. The conference will cover the genomics of epidemic and non-epidemic viruses, emerging viral infections and pathogen discovery. This meeting will bring together international participants working in the diagnostic and public health communities, who are generating data from clinical samples, with evolutionary biologists and bioinformaticians, who are developing methods and models to interrogate the genomic data. Scientific sessions: Viral genome sequencing: diagnostics and public health Virus discovery Epidemics Evolution of pathogenesis Re-emerging viral infections Scientific programme committee Judith Breuer University College London, UK Andrew Rambaut University of Edinburgh, UK Emma Thompson University of Glasgow, UK Keynote speakers Ian Goodfellow University of Cambridge, UK Ian Lipkin Columbia University, USA Confirmed speakers Ellie Barnes University of Oxford, UK Sarah Cobey University of Chicago, USA Christian Drosten University of Bonn Medical Centre, Germany Jennifer Gardy University of British Columbia, Canada Eddie Holmes University of Sydney, Australia Paul Kellam Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK Philippe Lemey Rega Institute, Belgium Marion Koopmans Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands Nick Loman University of Birmingham, UK Oliver Pybus University of Oxford, UK Anne-Mieke Vandamme Rega Institute, Belgium Marco Vignuzzi Institut Pasteur, France Further speakers will be announced shortly Bursary Deadline: 12 April 2016 Abstract Deadline: 26 April 2016 Registration Deadline: 10 May 2016