UGA to host Aquatic Models of Human Disease Conference

Athens, Ga. – The Aquatic Biotechnology and Environmental Laboratory at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources is hosting the Aquatic Models of Human Disease Conference from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2005. Lectures and discussions will be held on topics related to the use of aquatic animal models for the study of human disease including genetic disorders, cancer, toxicology, specific organ system disorders, infectious diseases as well as related basic research on such topics as genomics, transgenesis, cell culture and gene expression.

The conference will be held in the Foundry Ballroom of the Foundry Inn, located at 295 East Dougherty St., with sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for investigators to exchange scientific information, to identify research needs and opportunities, and to encourage enhancement of the utility of aquatic models for studies of human disease. The program will include scientific presentations in several key focus areas, poster sessions, and breakout discussion sessions.

The conference is sponsored in part by the National Center for Research Resources, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. Additional support is provided by UGA’s Office of the Vice President for Research.

More information on the conference can be found at: http://aquaticmodelsconf.forestry.uga.edu/.