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This meeting took place in 2001

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Molecular Helminthology: An Integrated Approach (A5)

Organizer(s) Philip T. LoVerde, Christine Li, Rick M. Maizels and Timothy G. Geary
January 20—25, 2001
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 19, 2000
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Early Registration Deadline: Nov 20, 2000

Summary of Meeting:
The completion of the C. elegans genome sequence and the ease in which genes can now be inactivated in C. elegans provides a conceptual and practical framework to exploit the molecular biology and genetics of C. elegans for parallel studies in parasitic helminths. One major question to be addressed is, how do the molecular, physiological and developmental mechanisms used by C. elegans relate to those used by parasitic helminths? For example, insights into the development and functioning of the nervous system in C. elegans has spurred similar studies in parasitic helminths. A major task is to integrate the vast knowledge available from C. elegans with that available from parasitic helminths, and translate that information into relevant directions in the study of parasitic helminths. Although C. elegans is a free-living nematode, its genome has substantial homology with many of the parasitic helminths. The genetics of the C. elegans system allows for the elucidation of genetic and molecular pathways that may be conserved in other helminths. These pathways may identify processes that will be targets for selective chemotherapy.

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