DIMACS Workshop on Immuno-epidemiology

December 11 - 13, 2006
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Organizers:
Hans Heesterbeek, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, j.a.p.heesterbeek at vet.uu.nl
Rob de Boer, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, r.j.deboer@bio.uu.nl
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology.

Workshop Program:

Monday December 11, 2006

 8:00 -  9:00  Breakfast and registration

 9:00 -  9:10  Opening remarks 
               Brenda Latka, DIMACS Associate Director

 9:10 -  9:30  Opening remarks: Hans Heesterbeek, University of Utrecht

 9:30 - 10:30  Immuno-epidemiology of malaria
               Klaus Dietz, University of Tuebingen, Germany

10:30 - 10:45  Break

10:45 - 11:45  Pathogen competition and the evolution of immunological memory
               Dominik Wodarz

11:45 - 12:45  A mathematical model for the within-host evolution
               and transmission of a virus
               Mick Roberts, Massey University

12:45 -  2:00  Lunch

 2:00 -  3:00  Defining and characterizing epitopes in infectious
               pathogens - from prediction to protection
               BjŲrn Peters, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

 3:00 -  4:00  Virus competition at multiple scales
               Daniel Coombs, University of British Columbia

 4:00 -  4:30  Break

 4:30 -  5:00  Simple models for the immune response
               Rob de Boer, Utrecht University

               Dinner

Tuesday December 12, 2006

 8:00 -  9:00  Breakfast and registration

 9:00 - 10:00  Pathogen lifestyle and the impact of epidemiological 
               selection on within-host pathogenesis
               Neil Ferguson

10:00 - 11:00  Age-related optimisation of the immune response
               Graham Medley

11:00 - 11:30  Break

11:30 - 12:30  Immuno-epidemiology of spatial epidemics
               Maarten Boerlijst

12:30 -  2:00  Lunch
 
 2:00 -  3:00  Evolution of pathogens: a within-host approach
               Vitaly Ganusov, Utrecht University

 3:00 -  4:00  Immuno-epidemiology of coccidiosis
               Don Klinkenberg, Utrecht University

 4:00 -  4:30  Break

 4:30 -  5:00  A network immuno-epidemic model
               Tanya Vassilevska, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 8:00 -  9:00  Breakfast and registration

 9:00 - 10:00  Epidemiological consequences of strain competition 
               and selection: tuberculosis and malaria
               Gabriela Gomes, Instituto Gulbenkian de CiÍncia

10:00 - 11:00  Pathogen adaptation in MHC Class I antigen presentation
               pathway: within-host and population level
               Can Kesmir, Utrecht University

11:00 - 11:30  Break

11:30 - 12:30  Evolution of drug resistance in HIV and in particular 
               the role of recombination in this process
	       Sebastian Bonhoeffer

12:30	       Closing remarks
               Rob de Boer, University of Utrecht 

               Lunch 

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