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Pathogen Genomics and Genetics seminar

Friday 14th June, 2013

Genetics and Genomics of Infectious Diseases Malaria and TB

Lecture theatre - Medical and Biological Sciences Building

One-day seminar - update on new developments in pathogen genomics and genetics, focussing on Malaria and TB.

Pathogen genome research allows exquisite resolution of complete pathogen genetic information that facilitates a global and systematic approach to understanding disease progression. 

Pathogen genome sequencing is accessible to most. Outputs have broad application requiring collaboration between groups with diverse expertise.

Pathogen genome sequencing is accessible to most. Outputs have broad application requiring collaboration between groups with diverse expertise.

Poster (pdf)

Programme (pdf)

Online Registration Page
Please register by 10th June.  For registration after 10th June contact Janet Cox-Singh:  jcs26@st-andrews.ac.uk

Accommodation (if required)

Venue:

The  seminar will be held in Main Lecture Theatre at the School of Medicine:

School of Medicine
University of St Andrews 
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9TF

Scotland

The North Haugh area  is situated to the North West of St Andrews, and is on the right as you approach St Andrews  on the A919/A91 from Leuchars railway station (approx 5 miles)

There is a regular bus service from Leuchars railway station into St Andrews and taxis are available. 

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see here for further details
contact: Dr Janet Cox-Singh


 

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