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24 Feb 2017 Annual Meeting of Minds 2016 Programme Archive

Cambridge Infectious Diseases

Annual Meeting of Minds 2016/17

Our annual meeting returns showcasing exciting infectious diseases research from across the University. This free* event is an excellent opportunity to network with established and early career infectious disease researchers from different disciplines and departments, as well as hearing highlights of the excellent research undertaken locally. This year we are excited to host a Flash Talks session, as well as a poster exhibition. 

Registration is now CLOSED.

The next annual Meeting of Minds 2017 will take place 24 Nov 2017.

You can view download previous years programmes as PDF's at www.cidirc.org


 

Programme:

8.45

Registration and Coffee

 

9.15

Introduction

Professor James Wood, Co-Chair of Cambridge Infectious Diseases

Session 1: Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

Chair : Olivier Restif

9.30 Evolution of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian Devils. Elizabeth Murchison, Department of veterinary Medicine

9.50

Fruit bats virus ecology.TBC

Romain Garnier, Department of Veterinary Medicine

10.10 Social evolution and virulence in parasites.

Helen Leggett, Department of Genetics

10.30 Keynote:  Understanding how epidemic viruses emerge in new hosts - from molecules to landscapes

Colin Parrish,College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, USA.

11.00

Tea & Coffee- 30 mins

 

Session 2: Theoretical and real world modelling of infectious diseases

Chair: Julia Gog

11.30

Mathematical modelling of the citrus disease Huanglongbing

Andrew Craig, Department of Plant Sciences

11.50

Facilitators of the geographic transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 influenza in the United States

Stephen Kissler, DAMTP

12.10

Modelling the within-host adaptation of the influenza virus: measuring the rate of reassortment in a single human host.

Chris Illingworth, Department of Genetics

12.30

LUNCH- 60 mins

 

Session 3:  Neglected infectious diseases
Chair: Peter Bull

1.30

Immuno-epidemiological investigations into immunity to schistosomes.

Shona Wilson, Department of Pathology

1.50

Social network interventions for mass drug administration.

Goylette Chami, Department of Land Economy

2.10 The 50 Helminths genomes project: searching for targets amongst one million new genes.

 Matthew Berriman, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

 2.30

 Flash Talks - 5 x 4 mins

 see programme detail on the day

3.00

Tea & Coffee - 40 mins

 Poster session

Session 4: Novel Interventions for prevention and management of infectious diseases

Chair : Piero Mastroeni

3.40

Translating microbial genomics into clinical practice.

Estée Török, Department of Clinical Medicine

4.00 The Ageing Immune System and Vaccination

Danika Hill, Babraham Institute

4.20

The impact of MenAfriVac in the African meningitis belt

Caroline Trotter, Department of Veterinary Medicine

4.40

Closing Speech Lydia Drumright, Co-Chair Cambridge Infectious Diseases

5.00

Drinks & Canapés Reception

The Tower Lounge Bar