Pre-Meeting – EEID 2020

A workshop ‘Opportunities for collaborative projects on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases’ will be held on 12 – 14 June 2020, before the EEID2020 meeting in Montpellier

The aim of this pre-eeid workshop is to stimulate international interactions on ‘hot topics’ in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases and identify areas for future collaborative projects. It is expected to promote novel links between researchers in different countries and continents and lead to the submission of new projects. It is organised with the support of national research agencies with the aim to foster international collaboration on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases. Promotion of new collaborative projects will be in the form of organising ideas for large research grant applications, but also for early career scientists (PhD students, postdocs) looking for laboratories to apply for Post-doctoral position research grants, or later career stage researchers locations for sabbaticals.
The meeting will be held before the Montpellier ‘EEID 2020’ at a residential centre, Le Hameau d’Etoile, near the village of St Martin de Londres in the foothills of the Cevennes mountains, 25 km north of Montpellier. The event is limited to 80 participants. Coaches will transport people to and from the venue (departure from Montpellier on the afternoon of Friday June 12th and return to Montpellier from Hameau de l’Etoile on June 14th in the afternoon).

Attendance at the meeting is 150 € plus 250 € for accommodation and food (400 € in total). We will be able to cover all, or partial, costs for some attendees. If you are interested in attending, you will be asked to provide a one page CV and a 500-word statement saying why you want to attend, potential topics for projects you would like to discuss and any networking ideas. If you would like to benefit from support to cover attendance costs, you will be asked to provide additional information stating the reason.

Please note applications will be considered as they are received, so spaces may fill up fast.

For more information and registration application, please follow the link

Organisers: Eric Harvill (UGA), Alison Duncan (ISEM) & Thierry Boulinier (CEFE)
Sponsors: NSF (USA), BBSRC (UK), CNRS (France)