First Workshop on Parasitic Nematodes - New York University Abu Dhabi - Jan 2018

Workshop Date: January 4-6, 2018
Workshop Location: New York University Abu Dhabi - Saadiyat Island, UAE
Registration Deadline: December 15, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the new NYUAD campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi will host “The First Workshop on Parasitic Nematodes”. Mark your calendar now to attend the workshop: January 4-6, 2018.

The purpose of this workshop on parasitic nematodes is to bring together experts from the C. elegans and parasite biology communities to foster interaction and cross-fertilization of ideas between researchers in these related fields. This workshop is the first of its kind in the region, and it presents 5 sessions on cutting-edge research on major topics, including: parasitic models, development, behavior, and host interactions, natural variation and genomics, chemical and functional genomics, new molecular genetic tools.

Around 25 distinguished speakers are invited to share their work in an informal setting. This is a rare opportunity to visit this unique part of the world and interact with researchers across these fields.

NYUAD is thrilled to be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to interested and eligible scholars from Africa and Asia, covering the cost of round-trip flights and accommodation. The deadline for application is October 31, 2017.

We look forward to your participation in the workshop and to seeing you in January!

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The organizing committee:

Kris Gunsalus, NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi
Oliver Hobert, Columbia University
James Lok, University of Pennsylvania
Erik Andersen, Northwestern University
Hala Fahs, NYU Abu Dhabi