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September 17, 2002
Hundreds of Parasitologists to Convene in Woods Hole for International Conference

More than 500 infectious disease specialists from around the globe will arrive at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole this week for the 13th Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting to be held September 22-26. The conference is the largest gathering of parasitologists in the world Scientists from more than 20 countries will attend this year's meeting which will cover all aspects of parasite molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and genomics.

Considered the "home of parasitology" by many, the MBL has a rich history in studying the basic science of parasitism and infectious disease. Twenty years ago, the laboratory launched the field of molecular parasitology with the establishment of its Biology of Parasitism course, which continuously reinvents itself as it trains new investigators in this ever-expanding field. Most recently, the MBL established a new interdisciplinary Program in Molecular Pathogenesis and Global Infectious Diseases. This program creates a one-of-a-kind international center for research and training dedicated to studying disease-causing organisms and the complex relationships these pathogens have with their hosts. The program will be directed by leading parasitologist and molecular biologist, Stephen L. Hajduk.

Hajduk, who is currently a professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, is one of the organizers of the 2002 Molecular Parasitology Meeting along with David Roos of the University of Pennsylvania and Debbie Smith of the Imperial College, London.

For general information on the meeting, visit http://e2kroos.cis.upenn.edu/mpm-2002. For detailed information on speakers and titles of talks, contact the MBL Communications office at 508-289-7423.