Can one anticipate the next emerging
infectious diseases in Europe?

Paris, September 15, 2014

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It is our pleasure to announce the First Symposium of the Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IBEID) to be held in Institut Pasteur - Amphithéâtre Duclaux - Paris, France, on September 15 2014.

Neglected and emerging diseases pose a major public health threat to developing and developed nations. Population migration, global warming, the spread of insect vectors, and the emergence of microbial resistance increase the risk of pandemic infections caused by viral, bacterial, and protozoan pathogens. IBEID addresses the topic of emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases in its most challenging aspects, i.e. conditions and anticipation of occurrence and transmission, quick identification of etiological agents, molecular mechanisms of infection, bases of the crossing of species barriers, mechanisms of resistance, bases of host defenses and individual variation in susceptibility.

The IBEID symposium will provide a unique and cutting edge forum to discuss these challenges through keynote lectures given by leading scientists, as well as oral and poster presentations covering various aspects of disease emergence, including Climate Change (Matt Thomas, Penn State University), Zoonotic Disease and Pathogen Evolution (Laura Kramer, State University of New York), Population Migration and Transport (Sarah Gurr, University of Oxford), and Modeling (Bill Hanage, Harvard University). The symposium embraces the concept of ‘One Health’ comprising talks by human and veterinary health specialists on emerging diseases in man and livestock.

The IBEID Laboratory of Excellence, along with its partner institutions, including the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, AP-HP, EnvA, ANSES and InVS look forward to welcoming you to Paris.

Registration is free but mandatory