BSP Spring Meeting 2014, Cambridge University
6th April 2014 - until - 9th April 2014 Opening times: 9am - 5pm
Our 52nd BSP Spring meeting will have six parallel sessions set over three days including our bi-annual Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis seminar with sessions on Helminths, Apicomplexa, Ecology plus a wide range of other subjects. Along with this are a number of plenary sessions and the BSP Debate. The meeting will take place in Cambridge University and looks set to be an exciting and popular conference. The abstract deadlines are: Orals: 3rd March 2014 Posters: 24th March 2014
A major annual international meeting organised by the BSP, uniting all aspects of parasitology, spanning identification of new therapeutic modalities, genomics, disease mechanisms, control strategies, basic organismal biology, evolution and more.
The meeting aims to provide opportunities for leading scientists, postdoctoral researchers and students from all disciplines that impact parasitology and to exchange ideas, to cross disiplines and to network.
Each session will feature an invited speaker, and all remaining oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts. There will be ample scope for poster presentations.
Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the seventh oldest university in the world, maintaining a global reputation for excellence in education and research. Located in the Fenlands to the east of England, the University boasts some of the finest medieval architecture in the world, and a rich cultural heritage with global impact.
Mark C. Field (University of Dundee and BSP), Owain Millington (University of Strathclyde and BSP)
BSP 2014: Plenary speaker biographies.
Sir Tom Blundell FRS (University of Cambridge): Sir Tom has made immense contributions to structural biology, protein crystallography, informatics and drug development. His major interests are presently in multi-protein complexes and their roles in cell signalling and DNA repair. Sir Tom has also made important contributions to science administration and is president of the science council, as well as being the cofounder of two companies.
Bryan Grenfell (Princeton University): Bryan is a population biologist, working at the interface between theoretical models and empirical data. His major interests lie in understanding non-linear phenomena that control populations, and the spatio-temporal dynamics of infectious disease and how these are affected by control strategies. He is also exploring how pathogen phylogenies are affected by host immunity, transmission bottlenecks and epidemic dynamics. http://www.princeton.edu/step/people/faculty/bryan-grenfell/
Keith Gull FRS (University of Oxford): Keith has interests in the cytoskeleton, flagellar biogenesis, mitosis and cell division systems of eukaryotic cells, with a principle focus on trypanosomatids. He has also made major contributions to functional genomics and evolutionary biology. Keith is Head of House of St Edmund’s Hall, Oxford and has served as the Chairman of the Biochemical Society. http://users.path.ox.ac.uk/~kgull/
David Roos (University of Pennsylvania): David’s interests are in cell biology and molecular genetics, and the study of protozoan parasites, eukaryotic evolution, and the biology of host-pathogen interactions. He mainly works with Apicomplexa, including Plasmodium and Toxoplasma. David is also an accomplished computational biologist and has made huge contributions to informatics, data mining and data provision, and is a codeveloper of EuPathDB.
The meeting is a little different this year as we are going Monday 7th through to Wednesday 9th with the conference dinner on the 8th.There will be a reception at the Fitzwilliam museum on the evening of the 6th
The abstract deadlines are:
- Orals: 3rd March 2014
- Posters: 24th March 2014
Poster boards - 6ft (1830mm) tall x 3ft 1” (940mm)
The button is at the bottom of the page for abstract submission.
Student/ Unemployed and Retired Members:
- Three days inc. YPP ticket for students -£190
- Individual days - £90
- Three days - £290
- Individual days -£120
- Three days £450
Conference Dinner £50
Young Parasitologist Party £10
LATE BOOKING DATE: 01/03/2014 (£50) after this date
Student Travel Awards
We have a generous award scheme for students to travel to our meetings who wish to present either an Oral or Poster. You can find the information here.
The location for the science meetings is split accross two closely located sites
Travel directions click below
£55 UKP/night. Recommend Newmarket Road (0871 559 1861) and Central (0871 984 6101) as within easy walking distance (20 minutes) from the conference venue and central Cambridge. Central is closer to the rail station. Please note that parking restrictions in Cambridge are very strict in the central area.
Accommodation service for wide range of Cambridge hotels
Youth hostel in Cambridge - very close to station. Not many rooms.
Information about the University and it’s museums.
Cambridge map here
Local information here
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