Prion Biology

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Prion Biology

PRION BIOLOGY

Abstract Deadline: June 15 2005

Organizers:
Adriano Aguzzi, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
Bruce Chesebro, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, USA
Mick Tuite, University of Kent, UK
Reed Wickner, National Institutes of Health, USA
The first Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust conference on Prion Biology will be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. The meeting will begin on the afternoon (3pm) of Wednesday September 7, and finish after lunch on Sunday, September 11, 2005.

In humans prions are a unique type of infectious agent whereas in fungi prions act as protein-based epigenetic determinants of phenotype. This meeting will bring together leading researchers from across the globe who share a common goal: to understand how prions are propagated and how they impact on the host, be it disease in animals or acquisition of new inherited traits in fungi. The last few years have seen important advances in prion research in both animals and fungi and it is timely to bring together researchers in these fields. The meeting will provide a forum in which to report and discuss the latest discoveries on prions and will be of interest to scientists from a wide range of disciplines in the biological and clinical sciences. In keeping with traditional Cold Spring Harbor meetings, the majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.

Invited Speakers
Ilia Baskakov, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, USA
Marc Blondel, Roscoff Biological Station, France
Byron Caughey, Rocky Mountain Laboratories/NIAID, USA
Christopher Dobson, University of Cambridge, UK
Gianluigi Forloni, Mario Negri Institute, Italy
Andréa LeBlanc, McGill University, Canada
Sue Liebman, University at Illinois at Chicago, USA
Susan Lindquist, Whitehead Institute, USA
Neil Mabbott, Institute for Animal Health, Edinburgh, UK
Edward Malaga-Trillo, University of Konstanz, Germany
Dan Masison, National Institutes of Health, USA
Helen Saibil, Birbeck College of London, UK
Sven Saupe, University of Bordeaux, France
Claudio Soto, University of Texas Medical Branch
Surachai Supattapone, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
Witold Surewicz , Case Western Reserve University, USA
Michael Ter-Avanesyan, Cardiology Research Center, Moscow
Robert Tycko, National Institutes of Health, USA
Jonathan Weissman, HHMI/University of California San Francisco
Kurt Wüthrich, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

All registrations and abstracts MUST be submitted by the abstract deadline, June 15th 2005. Late registration may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Pricing
Academic Package GBP650 / USD1,210
Graduate/PhD Student Package GBP525 / USD980
Corporate Package GBP830 / USD1,550
Academic/Student No-Housing Package GBP420 / USD790
Corporate No-Housing Package GBP545 / USD1020

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