9th Aquatic Models of Human Disease Conference

September 29 – October 4, 2018
Marine Biological Laboratory

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Aquatic animals have demonstrated tremendous value to biomedical research as models of human disease.  This conference will bring together scientists, postdocs and graduate students from the US and around the world to explore the recent developments in technology, study design and data analysis and the latest applications of aquatic animals in the study of human diseases.

This year’s 9th AQMHD conference is being held at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), which is located in Woods Hole, MA at the tip of Cape Cod, a popular tourist destination in the summer, but a tranquil ocean-side spot in the fall. The MBL is an excellent venue for hosting this meeting. Founded 130 years ago, it has a rich history of research in biology and aquatic model systems, education and convening. It is also home to the Marine Resources Center (MRC) and National Xenopus Resource (NXR), both of which provide research animals to investigators worldwide.

The conference includes fourteen plenary sessions, 3 poster sessions, and two workshops. We have two exciting keynote speakers, Elly Tanaka (IMP Vienna) and MBL Director Nipam Patel (UC Berkeley). There will be ample opportunities for oral presentations from submitted abstracts, with 43% of talks coming from selected abstracts. Several social events are planned, including trips on the MBL collecting boat, Gemma, tours of the MRC and NXR.

This meeting is an excellent opportunity to enhance your appreciation of varied aquatic models and their contribution to understanding human disease. This meeting is unique in that our program is not limited to a single disease, discipline, or species, and thereby will provide a breadth and diversity of topics not seen in more narrowly focused conferences.

If you have any questions or concerns please email us.

More details regarding registration and abstract submission to follow.

Stay tuned.