Following the cancellation of EEID 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting is now rescheduled to 11-14 June, 2021. The meeting still takes place in Montpellier, and maintains the same program and speakers. A new half-day COVID-19/pandemic risk session will be added to the program. Continue to check the event website for updates.
The venue of the meeting will be The Corum, a conference centre ideally located in the heart of Montpellier’s historic neighbourhood, easily accessed by public transportation and a very short walking distance from restaurants, cafes and hotels. Montpellier is home to the world’s oldest Medical School still in operation (12th century) and one of the largest communities of researchers working in Ecology and Evolution in Europe, many involved in the study of the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases.
The four themes are:
- 1. The crazy life of microbes (keynote speakers Stéphane Blanc, Montpellier, France, and Kimberley Seed, Berkeley, USA)
- 2. Disease control: epidemiological, ecological and evolutionary consequences (keynote speakers Jessica Metcalf, Princeton, USA and Scott Nuismer, Idaho, USA)
- 3. Diversity of host resistance to pathogens (keynote speakers Stineke van Houte, Exeter, UK and Jean-Benoit Morel, Montpellier, France)
- 4. Using genomics and immunity to infer pathogen dynamics (keynote speakers Tanja Stadler, Zurich, Switzerland and Henrik Salje, Cambridge, UK)