Host-Parasite Interactions, Biology of

The 2012 GRC on the Biology of Host-Parasite Interactions is focused on new concepts and approaches in the study of parasites and their interaction with mammalian hosts and arthropod vectors. The conference will place special emphasis on human and animal diseases such as malaria, toxoplasmosis, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, trichomoniasis, giardiasis, entamoebiasis, schistosomiasis and gastrointestinal nematode infection. The program will feature a wide range of topics, such as host and parasite co-evolution, parasite cell and developmental biology, pathogenesis and virulence, host invasion, metabolic interaction, immune response and immune evasion, and drug action and resistance.

The aim of the meeting is to bring together scientists from a variety of disciplines in order to define the current state of this dynamic field and to discuss and set future research agendas. This GRC conference offers the unique opportunity for junior investigators and graduate students to get together and exchange ideas with leaders in the field in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the Salve Regina University Campus, Newport. Some submitted abstracts will be selected for short talks. Students and post-docs are strongly encouraged to apply. We are making a special effort to obtain funds to provide individuals from endemic countries with travel awards.

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Co-Evolution of Host and Parasite
(Jonathan Howard / Jonathan Howard / Sabrina Krief / Bill Petri)
Parasite Pathogenesis and Virulence
(Stephen Hajduk / Stephen Hajduk / David Sibley / Nicholas Fasel / Ricardo Gazzinelli)
Host Cell Invasion and Modification
(Dominique Soldati / Dominique Soldati / Maryse Lebrun / Norma Andrews)
Parasite Cell Biology
(Kent Hill / Kent Hill / Photini Sinnis / Dan Goldberg / Phil Newmark)
Parasite Development
(Isabel Roditi / Isabel Roditi / Michael White / David Horn)
Host-Parasite Metabolic Interaction
(Malcolm McConville / Malcolm McConville / Elaine Holmes / Mike Ferdig / Kiaran Kirk)
Parasite Gene Expression Control
(Elisabetta Ullu / Elisabetta Ullu / Patricia Johnson)
Host Immune Response and Parasite Evasion
(Yasmine Belkaid / Yasmine Belkaid / Carolina Barillas Mury / Judy Allen / Richard Grencis)
Drug Action and Resistance
(Dyann Wirth / Dyann Wirth / Matt Bogyo / Deborah Smith)

10 Jun - 15 Jun 2012
United States of America
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