1) International Swine Flu Conference in London, UK on December 2-3, 2009
Conference: December 2-3, 2009 Workshop: December 4, 2009 London, UK
Top leaders and key decision-makers of major companies representing a broad range of industries will meet with distinguished scientists, public health officials, law enforcers, first responders, and other experts to discuss pandemic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery at the 1st International Swine Flu Conference.
At the International Swine Flu Conference, attendees will be able to draw on first-hand best practices to create the solid business continuity plans that their companies and organizations need in order to prepare for, respond to, and survive a pandemic.
The International Swine Flu Conference draws on the success of the seven previous Bird Flu summits which featured as speakers several distinguished personalities such as Dr. David Nabarro, the United Nations Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza, Alex Thiermann of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and Dr. Wenqing Zhang of the WHO Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response.
For more information on the event, please visit http://new-fields.com/isfc_uk/
2) Conference Viruses of Microbes, June 21-25, 2010 Institut Pasteur, Paris
Theme of the conference
Given recent major discoveries in the domain of viruses infecting Archaea, Bacteria and unicellular Eukaryotes (Protists), we are convinced that a gathering of these different scientific communities would be a timely and productive endeavour for unifying the knowledge on different groups of viruses into a consistent picture, filling the gap that presently divides scientists working on prokaryotic and eukaryotic viruses and helping to form a cohesive view of the viral world.
This First International Congress on Virus of Microbes marks a new era in viral research, which has begun with the recognition that viruses are the predominant component of the biosphere numerically, with a considerable impact on the planet’s ecology, and represent the greatest genetic resource in the biosphere, significantly affecting biosystem’s evolution.
At the meeting will be highlighted global aspects of problems concerning the diversity, ecology, and environmental impact of viruses infecting Bacteria, Archaea and microbial Eukaryotes. Actively will be discussed also problems of the origin and nature of viruses, and their role in early life evolution.
Particular attention will also be given to technological and medical applications of microbial viruses, including their exploitation in “phage display” studies, their potential in developing new advanced materials for nanotechnology, and their medical application.
The topics considered at the congress will be covered in the following 5 scientific sessions:
- Environment, Ecology, Diversity
- Origin and Evolution
- Genomics and Molecular Biology
- Virus-Cell Interactions
- Technological and Medical Applications