The 2018 GRC on the Biology of Host-Parasite Interactions is focused on new molecular and translational advances in parasitic diseases. The conference will emphasize the fundamental biology of a wide range of human and veterinarian pathogens that cause malaria, toxoplasmosis, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, amoebiasis and worm infections. The conference will cover a wide range of topics including global impact of parasitic pathogens on human health, genome and gene expression, pathogenesis and host cell remodeling, antigenic variation, metabolic vulnerabilities, parasite to parasite communication. The program will also include translational areas, such as drug development and challenges to effective treatment, drug resistance, immunity and vaccines.
The aim of the meeting is to bring together scientists from all over the globe to share and synthesize knowledge to improve the fundamental understanding of these parasites, but also to drive future control and elimination research agendas.
Two days prior to the GRC conference, there will be a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS), which offers a unique opportunity to early career scientists and graduate students to lead amongst their peers and exchange ideas at the forefront of research in a serene but stimulating atmosphere at the Salve Regina University campus, Newport. Short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts reporting the latest ground-breaking findings. Students, post-docs and early career scientists are strongly encouraged to apply to the GRC and GRS. Special efforts are being made to raise funds to provide individuals from endemic countries with support.