The One Past Health Workshop (Plön)
Understanding past zoonotic events to predict future ones
Many infectious diseases that are of high public health relevance today
find their roots in past zoonotic events, e.g. the HIV-1 pandemics.
Similarly, for these infectious diseases involving recurrent
transmission from zoonotic reservoirs, most transmission events lie in
the past, e.g. the historical pandemics of Yersinia pestis. These past
events are an immense, precious and underexplored record of the
processes leading to zoonotic emergence. There are two major ways to
reconstruct these past transmission events: infer them from present-day
pathogen genetic diversity or directly observe them using ancient DNA.
This workshop aims to foster the interdisciplinary dialog of medical and
veterinary sciences with disease ecology and evolution. The resulting
interactions will promote interdisciplinary scientific progress and may
ultimately help uncovering ways to prevent future zoonotic events.
Deadline for registration is December 21st, 2016!
The registration fee is 50 Euros and includes all snacks and meals during the conference.
Charlie Nunn, Duke University, USA
Christian Drosten, Uni Bonn, Germany
Frank Kirchhoff, Uni Ulm, Germany
Simone Sommer, Uni Ulm, Germany
Philippe Lemey, KU Leuven, Belgium
Johannes Krause, MPI-SHH, Germany
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany