Conference: Paris Microbial Evolution Oct 2-5 Call Abstracts

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to inform you that the scientific programme of IMMEM-10, the 10th edition of the International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers, has been updated. The novel version is available through the conference web site at

Novel sessions have been added: Novel typing methods for pathogen surveillance, Practical use of typing methods in epidemiology, Molecular epidemiology of viral zoonoses, and a Round table on the Global Microbial Identifier initiative.

We remind you that the call for abstracts is open. Please register and submit your abstract(s) by using the online form available in the “call for abstracts” page. The submission deadline is June 15th, 2013.

We recommend all participants to arrange their accommodation in Paris as early as possible. Automn is a high season in Paris, and there are several medical congresses and sporting events in October, in particular, so hotels should be booked early.

Travel grants and free registration can be offered to a number of young scientists

Sylvain Brisse
Institut Pasteur, Paris,
on behalf of the Organizing Committee

IMMEM-10 topics
The ability of microbes – bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites – to mutate rapidly, disseminate and adapt to new hosts and environments, forces us to increase our capabilities for the early recognition of novel strains of pathogens, and to understand the factors that contribute to their diversity, evolution and dissemination. IMMEM-10 will address a variety of topics related to pathogen emergence, population-level diversity, evolution of virulence and antibiotic resistance, strain tracking, typing networks, public health and surveillance, novel typing approaches, high-throughput sequencing, , and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases. The meeting will take place at Institut Pasteur, in the heart of Paris.

Scientific Sessions
Bioinformatics tools for genome-based microbial surveillance
Outbreak genomics and epidemiology
, phylogenomics, emergence
Molecular typing and epidemiology
Novel typing methods for pathogen surveillance
Practical use of typing methods in epidemiology
Typing and surveillance networks in practice
Round table: the Global Microbial Identifier initiative
Phylodynamics of viral pathogens
Molecular epidemiology of viral zoonoses
Virulence: diagnostic and epidemiology
Resistance: diagnostic and epidemiology
Diagnostic by high-throughput sequencing
Social networks and transmission modelling
Molecular Epidemiology from Global Health to One Health

Confirmed speakers:
Mark Achtman (Warwick University, )
Andrea Ammon, European Center for Disease Control, Stockholm,
Siv Andersson, Uppsala University, Sweden
John Besser, CDC, Atlanta, USA
Hervé Bourhy, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Alessandra Carattoli, Institute of Public Health, Rome, Italy
Stewart Cole, Global Health Institute, Lausanne,
Christian Drosten, Bonn University,
Pierre Formenty , World Health Organization, Genève, Switzerland
Alex Friedrich, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Peter Gerner-Smidt, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, USA
Matthew Gilmour, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Canada
Hajo Grundmann, National Institute for Public Health (RIVM),
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Jörg Hacker, Leopoldina Academia, Berlin, Germany
Dag Harmsen, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Münster, Germany
Alan Hay, MRC National Inst. for Medical Research, UK
René Hendriksen, DTU, Denmark
Keith Jolley, Oxford University, UK
Philippe Lemey, Leuven, Belgium
Martin Maiden, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Claudine Médigue, CEA-Genoscope, Evry, France
Stephan Niemann, Borstel, Germany
Julian Parkhill, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
Tim Peto, University of Oxford, UK
Laurent Poirel, Univ. Paris Sud, Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
Marc Struelens, European Center for Disease Control, Stockholm
Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
François-Xavier Weill, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Early fee registration: June 30, 2013
Standard fee: 400 € – Student fee: 300 €
Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2013
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