ASM Conference on Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Approaches to Infectious Disease Research (Pathogenomics I)

October 6-9, 2004 | Portland, Oregon

Conference Scope

Developments in the postgenomic era are revolutionizing experimental approaches to understanding host/pathogen interactions, and have the potential to identify novel targets for disease intervention. Functional genomics tools such as DNA- and protein-microarrays as well as high-throughput mass-spectrometry allow the measurement of global changes that occur in both the infectious agent and the host organism during infection. This ASM conference did (1) highlight new developments in genomics and bioinformatics techonologies, (2) address the challenges of data storage, interpretation and sharing, and (3) describe recent application of such technologies to infectious disease research. The conference brought leaders in the functional genomics and bioinformatics fields together with microbiologists, virologists and immunologists who use or intend to use such approaches.


Klaus Früh; Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Jessica Kissinger; Department of Genetics Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia
David Relman; Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University
Karen Shaw; Infectious Disease Team, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Richard Smith; Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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