EEID 2016 Program

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The 14th annual Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease meeting will be held at Cornell University on June 3 – 5, 2016.

Invited Speakers

Samuel Alizon (CNRS, website)
Raul Andino (UC San Francisco, website)
Greg Dwyer (University of Chicago, website)
Nicole Gerardo (Emory University, website)
Eric Harvill (Penn State and University of Georgia, website)
Eileen Hofmann (Old Dominion University, website)
Britt Koskella (UC Berkeley, website)
Kevin Lafferty (UC Santa Barbara, website)
Alex Perkins (Notre Dame, website)


Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 2

6:00 – 9:00 pm On-Site Registration, Welcome Reception (Willard Straight Hall)


Friday, June 3

7:45-8:45 Continental Breakfast (Trillium Dining Room)

8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall)

SESSION 1: Polymicrobial Infection and Disease (Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall)
Moderators: Joanna Fisher and Allison Tracy

9:00 – 9:30 Invited Presentation: Samuel Alizon “Beyond coinfection and superinfection”
9:30 – 9:50 Contributed Talk: Katie Marchetto “With-in Host Interactions Between Microbial Mutualists and Coinfecting Pathogens”
9:50 – 10:10 Contributed Talk: Danielle Tufts “Infection and transmission dynamics of tick-borne pathogens in small mammal populations”
10:10 – 10:30 Contributed Talk: Fletcher Halliday “Seasonal variation, within-host priority effects, and fungal interactions jointly influence parasite community assembly in a grass host”
10:30 – 10:55 Coffee Break (Trillium Dining Room)
10:55 – 11:25 Invited Presentation: Nicole Gerardo “Environmental Acquisition of Ecologically-Important Microbes: Coinfection Outcomes in a Tractable Insect-Symbiont Model”
11:25 – 11:45 Contributed Talk: Patrick Clay “Scaling parasite interactions: How shifts in parasite fitness alter host and competitor densities as a function of within-host competition and priority effects”
11:45 – 12:05 Contributed Talk: Ilana Brito “Transmissible Components of the Human Microbiome”
12:05 – 12:15 Meeting Announcements

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch and Informal Poster Session (Physical Sciences Building Atrium)
1:00 – 2:00 Poster Session 1, ODD posters present (Physical Sciences Building Atrium)

SESSION 2: Pathogen Dynamics within the Host (Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall)
Moderators: Bieneke Bron and Laura Schoenle

2:00 – 2:30 Invited Presentation: Raul Andino “Virus population composition and dynamics during intrahost and interhost adaptation”
2:30 – 2:50 Contributed Talk: Quirine ten Bosch “Contributions of Silent Infections to Dengue Virus Transmission”
2:50 – 3:10 Contributed Talk: Sarah Budischak “Resource competition drives infection severity in human malaria-hookworm co-infections”
3:10 – 3:30 Contributed Talk: Will Ludington “Invasion Dynamics of the Drosophila Gut Microbiota”
3:30 – 3:55 Coffee Break (Trillium Dining Room)
3:55 – 4:25 Invited Presentation: Eileen Hofmann “Modeling Within-host Pathogen Interactions in Marine Bivalves”
4:25 – 4:45 Contributed Talk: Nina Wale “Perturbing within-host dynamics for public health gain: resource depletion prevents the emergence of drug resistant pathogens.”
4:45 – 5:05 Contributed Talk: Anieke van Leeuwen “The within-host interaction between parasites and immune response explains tolerance and resistance in a dynamic energy budget model”

Dinner On Your Own (consider the Ithaca Festival!)


Saturday, June 4

SESSION 3: Pathogen Genomics, Evolution, and Selective Constraints (Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall)
Moderators: Joo Hyun Im and Brian Wasik

9:00 – 9:30 Invited Presentation: Britt Koskella “Asymmetric coevolutionary dynamics of bacteria and phages interacting within a long-lived host”
9:30 – 9:50 Contributed Talk: Frank Wen “Expected effects of vaccination on influenza evolution and the total burden of disease”
9:50 – 10:10 Contributed Talk: Annie Kellner “Cross-species transmission of a feline haemoplasma from domestic to wild cats.”
10:10 – 10:30 Contributed Talk: Alexandra Brown “Determining Control of Transmission Mode by Estimating Phylogenetic Effects on Transmission Mode”
10:30 – 10:55 Coffee Break (Trillium Dining Room)
10:55 – 11:25 Invited Presentation: Eric Harvill “Independent But Interconnected Life Cycles of Bordetella species”
11:25 – 11:45 Contributed Talk: Justin Meyer “The evolution of phenotypic stochasticity enables a viral key innovation”
11:45 – 12:05 Contributed Talk: Cait McDonald “Dual RNA-seq reveals functional and evolutionary divergence in the amphibian-killing fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.”
12:05 – 12:15 Meeting Announcements

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch and Informal Poster Session (Physical Sciences Building Atrium)
1:00 – 2:00 Poster Session 1, EVEN posters present (Physical Sciences Building Atrium)

2:30 – 6:00 Conference Hike, Taughannock Falls
Busses will leave from Physical Sciences Building at 2:45
Busses will drop off at North Campus Townhouses at 6:00

7:00 Conference Banquet (Appel Commons)


Sunday, June 5

SESSION 4: Disease Outbreaks on the Landscape Scale (Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall)
Moderators: Katie Sirianni and Jacob Tyrell

9:00 – 9:30 Invited Presentation: Greg Dwyer “Natural Selection, Host-Pathogen Interactions, and Insect Outbreaks”
9:30 – 9:50 Contributed Talk: Emme Bruns “Disease at species range margins: co-distribution of alpine plant species and their vector-transmitted pathogens”
9:50 – 10:10 Contributed Talk: Nicholas Fountain-Jones “Linking Behavioural And Spatial Networks To Viral Community Phylogenetics Reveal Subtype Specific Transmission Dynamics In African Lions At A Landscape Scale”
10:10 – 10:30 Contributed Talk: Christina Aiello “Invasion & Infection, Translocation & Transmission: An Experimental Study with Mycoplasma in Desert Tortoises”
10:30 – 10:55 Coffee Break (Trillium Dining Room)
10:55 – 11:25 Invited Presentation: Kevin Lafferty “What factors drive human disease impacts from country to country?”
11:25 – 11:55 Invited Presentation: Alex Perkins “The shifting landscape of mosquito-borne viral disease dynamics”
11:55 – 12:15 Contributed Talk: Maureen Murray “Changes in the site fidelity of urban American white ibis (Eudocimus albus) are associated with increased prevalence and potential spread of Salmonella enterica”
12:15 Closing Announcements and Meeting Adjourn