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Annual CID Meeting of Minds Symposium 2016

When Feb 24, 2017 07:45 AM to
Mar 24, 2017 05:00 PM
Where The Moller Centre, Cambridge
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Annual CID 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




Registration and Coffee




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


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.


Tea & Coffee- 30 mins


Session 2: Theoretical and real world modelling of infectious diseases

Chair: Julia Gog


Mathematical modelling of the citrus disease Huanglongbing

Andrew Craig, Department of Plant Sciences


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

Stephen Kissler, DAMTP


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

Chris Illingworth, Department of Genetics


LUNCH- 60 mins


Session 3:  Neglected infectious diseases
Chair: Peter Bull


Immuno-epidemiological investigations into immunity to schistosomes.

Shona Wilson, Department of Pathology


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


 Flash Talks - 5 x 4 mins

 see programme detail on the day


Tea & Coffee - 40 mins

 Poster session

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

Chair : Piero Mastroeni


Translating microbial genomics into clinical practice.

Estée Török, Department of Clinical Medicine

4.00 The Ageing Immune System and Vaccination

Danika Hill, Babraham Institute


The impact of MenAfriVac in the African meningitis belt

Caroline Trotter, Department of Veterinary Medicine


Closing Speech Lydia Drumright, Co-Chair Cambridge Infectious Diseases


Drinks & Canapés Reception

The Tower Lounge Bar




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