Signalling in protist parasites, Charles Darwin House, London, UK

Signalling in protist parasites, Charles Darwin House, London, UK

9 September, 2012

9 November 2012
A Biochemical Society Hot Topic Event

Hot Topics in
The Biochemical Society’s Hot Topic Events are a forum for the discussion and presentation of new research. The science is emerging and exciting, and in 2012, one of the Hot Topics presented will be ‘Signalling in protist parasites’.

Meeting background
It is estimated that more than half of the human population plus a much greater number of domestic and wild animals suffer from parasitic infections. The magnitude of the problem can be illustrated by estimates of more than 250 million human cases and about 1 million deaths each year from malaria alone.

The meeting will highlight the recent advances in our understanding of the mechanisms that are essential for these parasites life cycle. It will also incorporate the different experimental approaches that can be applied to the study of various protist parasites. The meeting will also demonstrate how biochemical approaches can be applied to reveal novel signalling pathways.

Abstract deadline: 1 October 2012.

Earlybird registration deadline: 26 October 2012.

Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.

Student Bursaries are available for this meeting.

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