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Infectious Diseases: from basic to translational research

This meeting will focus on the basic mechanisms underlying infectious diseases and explore how they may be applied to drug development and other intervention strategies.

Dates: 4 - 9 April 2009 Location: NH The Lord Charles Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Programme and applications: accessible online at Closing date for applications: 24 October 2008 A large number of grants will be available to cover accepted participants' attendance and travel costs. Organisers: European Science Foundation (EFS) and the International Council for Science (ICSU) Chairs: Prof. Monique Capron, Institut Pasteur de Lille, FR - Prof. M. Iqbal Parker International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cape Town, ZA Scope: The conference will focus on various topics around infectious diseases, paying particular attention to tuberculosis, malaria and more neglected diseases such as Buruli ulcer, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and filariasis, along with emerging viral diseases. The conference will highlight excellence in European and African research in an ‘open forum format’ of plenary discussions and lively interactions both inside and outside the conference room. Scientists from academia and industry worldwide are invited to apply to attend.


Infectious diseases


South Africa