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 2013 (24th) Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting


Meeting Date: Sunday, September 8 - Thursday 12, 2013

Registration/Payment  - CLOSED - Full MPM Online Abstract Book

Registration/Payment - With Talk Abstract - CLOSED

Registration / Payment - With Poster Abstract -CLOSED

Registration/Payment - Without Abstract - CLOSED

(Applications received after the deadlines will not be considered)

This meeting covers all aspects of parasite molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and genomics, focusing on protozoan parasites. Presentations (talks and posters) by graduate students and post-docs are strongly encouraged

The meeting will start Sunday Sept 8 with dinner followed by an evening session at 7PM. The meeting will end on Thursday Sept 12 with a morning session followed by lunch.
Keynote Address:  Elisabetta Ullu - "Navigating the trypanosome RNA jungle".
                             Wednesday, Sept 11,  5:30 - 6:30 pm


YOU MUST REGISTER AND MAKE PAYMENTS BEFORE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION. All applications will be accepted at the time of registration. The meeting will be capped at a maximum of 350 and participants will be accepted in the order of registration. SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!!

Note: If you require an official "Certificate of Acceptance" in order to get local funding from your institution please contact MBL Conferences at .  Registrants with Visa requirement -Cancel by Aug. 1 for refund of fees paid. 

All registration, payment and abstract submissions must be conducted on-line. The registration process has been designed to help the meeting organizers keep track of registrations, abstracts and payments, to facilitate production of the printed abstract book, and to allow users continued access to their registration information and abstract submissions up until the registration deadline. If you registered online in 2012, then  you may use your same email address and password to logon and submit your registration for 2013. If you have problems, then start as a new registrant.

The abstract book will be generated AUTOMATICALLY from the information you enter into the website forms so please follow the formatting instructions precisely. Author generated errors may not be corrected.

NOTE TO PIs: Please be certain your students, postdocs and others all enter your name in the same way to allow proper indexing of your abstracts.

As has been traditional for MPM, registration and costs for students and postdocs are lower than PIs and staff to encourage attendance by junior scientists.

Registration, Housing and meals:
  • PIs, staff  $790
  • Students, Postdocs  $640
Registration and meals (not including housing)
  • PIs, staff  $670
  • Students, Postdocs  $510

Each person attending the conference must register separately. Please do NOT give your password to anyone else, and do not use anyone else's password, as this could result in the accidental alteration or deletion of your abstract and registration information!

After this portion of the registration process is finished you are free to log back in as needed. You do not need to submit an abstract when you first register, as you will be able to log back in to the site to access all of your information and make changes as needed, including submitting and/or updating the abstract. However, all abstracts must be submitted (and any final changes made) before the  abstract submission deadlines noted above.


After your payment has been received by the MPM, there will be a $50 cancellation fee for cancellations received before August 1, 2013 and $100 for those received before August 16, 2013 . DEADLINE - No refunds for cancellations after August 16, 2013


All accepted abstracts will be presented either orally or in poster format, with speakers to be chosen on the basis of submitted abstracts. It is expected that the individual submitting an abstract will personally present the poster or talk. For reasons of time and space, we can consider only one abstract per person.  Maximum length for abstract submission - 270 words.

In accordance with tradition, those individuals scheduled to speak on the first day will be informed in advance, but no other detailed scheduling information will be released prior to the meeting. A list of abstract titles and authors will be available at this web site approximately one week prior to the start of meeting (by submitting an abstract, you are agreeing to the publication of the abstract title and author list on the MPM web site).

If you require accommodations for either Saturday(early arrival) or Thursday night  (late departure) in the MBL housing, you must reserve and pay in advance by contacting the MBL Conferences at 508-289-7214 or Availability of these rooms is very limited and an additional fee of $48.00/day will be charged prior to arrival. This fee does not include meals.

Questions about Woods Hole should be directed to the MBL Conferences,( / +1-508-289-7214 (tel) / +1-508-540-7187 (fax) / 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole MA 02543-1015, USA).

Additional questions about meeting registration should be directed to MPM lead organizer (Akhil Vaidya)


The Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole is an ideal setting for a scientific meeting, offering excellent meeting facilities and inexpensive dining and sleeping accommodations. For those not wishing to stay at the MBL, you may prefer to choose from alternate housing options .

Public bus service connects the MBL with Logan Airport (Boston), downtown Boston and Green Airport (Providence). For information about buses check the Peter Pan/Bonanza bus web site.

We look forward to seeing you in September!!


Akhil Vaidya  (Lead in 2013)     Isabel Roditi,  Upi Singh