|01.10.2010, GameXP – Coordination and Review Meeting within the scope of the EU conference on “Neglected Protozoan Diseases” at Institut Pasteur
From September 21 to 24, 2010, the GameXP consortium got together in Paris for a coordination and review Meeting.
In cooperation with the European Commission, the Institut Pasteur hosted a mid-term meeting and symposium on “Neglected Protozoan Diseases” from September 21 – 24, 2010 in Paris. This conference brought together numerous scientists who focus on research in this area.
At the same time, the conference served as the gathering of the eight most important research projects funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) in the area of neglected infectious diseases. The project GameXP (“Genomic approaches to metabolite exploitation from Xenorhabdus/Photorhabdus”) was also part of this group.
The schedule of the 3-day conference comprised the coordination and review meetings of the individual projects followed by a conference on neglected protozoan diseases.
Within the scope of its internal coordination meeting, the GameXP consortium discussed the very positive progress of the project as well as the upcoming tasks for the project’s second half.
In the review meetings, each consortium presented its objectives, current results as well as positive/negative developments of the project to an expert committee and representatives of the European Commission.
The conference combined interesting lectures about current scientific developments in the area of neglected protozoan diseases with the presentation of the eight research projects and consortia and their most recent research results. The current research in the area of protozoan diseases was presented in a poster session. The participants used the conference as an opportunity to network and to get to know other research projects and consortia in similar areas.
The conference was completed with a workshop in which future research priorities for new calls of the EC in the respective area were discussed.