We are pleased to announce that PLOS Pathogens will be exhibiting at the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), July 27th – August 1st in Montréal.
IUMS unites 3 international congresses of bacteriology and applied microbiology, mycology and eukaryotic microbiology, and virology. The conference will also host a number of bridging sessions on cross-discipline topics such as emerging infectious diseases and zoonoses, vaccines and anti-microbials, and host-pathogen and host-cell interactions. As PLOS Pathogens reflects the full breadth of research in pathogenesis, facilitating discussion between researchers studying bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions, and viruses, this conference is an excellent fit.
Please stop by booth #212 in the exhibition hall, next to the central coffee kiosk, Monday-Thursday 9:00-17:00. There you can meet Laura Ray and Max Vidrine, Publications Manager and Senior Publication Assistant of PLOS Pathogens, and Erica Kritsberg, Marketing Manager of PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Medicine, and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. We’d be more than happy to discuss Open Access and the PLOS corpus, and we’ll be giving away PLOS memorabilia (while supplies last). You can also follow us on Twitter, we’ll be tweeting from @plospathogens using the #IUMS2014 hashtag.
Grant McFadden, PLOS Pathogens Editor-in-Chief, will be participating in a workshop on oncolytic viruses on Tuesday, July 29 at 14:30 – 17:00. Specifically, he’ll be speaking on ex-vivo virotherapy with oncolytic myxoma virus. We’ll be in the audience and we encourage others to attend – it should be an interesting discussion. Many members of the PLOS Pathogens Editorial Board will be speaking at IUMS, here is a summary for your reference:
|Elodie Ghedin (NTDs)||Monday||13:00-14:30||Bridging Session|
|Biao Ding||Monday||14:30 -‐ 17:00||Workshop: Plant Viruses 1|
|Carolyn Coyne||Monday||14:31 – 15:30||Workshop: Virology|
|Scott Filler||Monday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Mycology and Eukaryote Microbiology|
|Aaron Mitchell||Monday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Mycology and Eukaryote Microbiology|
|Sean Whelan||Monday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Yoshihiro Kawaoka||Monday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Connie Schmaljohn||Monday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Joseph Heitman||Tuesday||08:30 – 09:30||Keynote: Mycology and Eukaryote Microbiology|
|Yoshihiro Kawaoka||Tuesday||08:30 – 11:00||Keynote: Virology|
|Charles Rice||Tuesday||13:00 – 14:30||Bridging Session|
|Erle Robertson||Tuesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Roger Everett||Tuesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Ralph Baric||Tuesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Grant McFadden||Tuesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Karen Mossman||Tuesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Michelle Barry||Tuesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Jens Kuhn||Tuesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Don Sheppard (Guest Editor)||Tuesday||14:31 – 17:01||Workshop: Molecular Medical Microbiology / Biofilms|
|Jorge Galán||Wednesday||10:00 – 11:00||Keynote: Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology|
|Leah Cowen||Wednesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Mycology and Eukaryote Microbiology|
|Michael Imperiale||Wednesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Michaela Gack||Wednesday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Elodie Ghedin (NTDs)||Thursday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Félix Rey||Thursday||14:31 – 17:00||Workshop: Virology|
|Carolyn Coyne||Friday||08:30 – 11:00||Keynote: Virology|
|John Wherry||Friday||08:30 – 11:00||Keynote: Virology|
Have an excellent conference, à bientôt!