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David S. Roos

MPM XXXIII Keynote Speaker

Making Sense of Data: 20+ Years of Wet and Dry Lab Research

This year's Keynote Speaker will be Dr. David S. Roos, E. Otis Kendall Professor of Biology in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. David received his bachelors degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University. Before joining The University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member in the Biology Department he was a Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Over the past three decades David made tremendous contributions to the field of parasitology with critical discoveries and innovations in the fields of molecular genetics, cell biology, genomics and more broadly "big data" accessibility. The pioneering development of online resources such as, and have been essential to the advancement of the field of parasitolgy specifically and have been held as exemplars of free universal data availability and reuse.

Link to David's bibliography

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Important Dates

Meeting dates: September 18-22, 2022


  • September 14, 2022 for virtual registration


  • August 22, 2022 without abstract.

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct covers the in-person, virtual (online) or hybrid Molecular Parasitology Meetings (MPM). MPM conferences may include keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, live poster Q&A, workshops, conference-related Slack channels, and Q&A via Zoom chat.

Updated July, 2021 (adapted from the Genetic Society of America policy)

MPM fosters an international community of parasitologists and provides opportunities for scientific discussion and collaboration. To make this experience productive and welcoming to all, and to foster open communication we ask you to adhere to MPMs code of conduct outlined below:

All conference participants (regardless of their role) are expected to follow the Code of Conduct while attending any portion of the conference, including but not limited to keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, live poster Q&A sessions, workshops, Zoom, email, social media and all conference Slack channels. This code of conduct applies to all modes of communication virtual or in-person.

Unacceptable Behaviors

Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions by any participant and at all related events

  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, political orientation, socioeconomic, disability or ability status, or other personal characteristics, including those protected by law

  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images (including presentation slides, posters, Slack channels, or Zoom chat)

  • Deliberate intimidation or stalking

  • Violating the rules and regulations of the online provider, Zoom

  • Sustained disruption of scientific sessions or other events

  • Unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact

  • Real or implied threat of physical harm

  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm

  • Photographing or reproducing slides of oral presentations and posters without permission

  • Recording of scientific and other sessions without permission

Taking action or making a report

  • MPM organizers take any complaints seriously. If you need to report a Code of Conduct violation, please reach out to the meeting organizers.

Consequences of non-compliance

Anyone asked by MPM organizers, a Session Chair, Workshop Leader, Moderator, Presenter, or Zoom representative to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. Retaliation toward MPM or toward someone reporting an incident or after experiencing any of the following consequences will not be tolerated and may result in additional sanctions.

The consequences of non-compliance with MPM’s Code of Conduct may include:

  • Immediate removal from accessing the online meeting and Slack channels without warning

  • Restrictions from future MPM meeting attendance

  • Incidents may be reported to the proper authorities

Diversity and Inclusion

MPM is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion to create greater opportunity for any individual to fulfil their scientific potential, irrespective of their background, gender, or circumstances. This diversity leads to innovation by attracting the widest possible talent to the community and fostering a greater diversity of ideas, approaches, and perspectives. The Organizing Committee aims to select speakers and session chairs that represent the breadth and diversity of the discipline and conference participants.

Social Media/Photo/Video Policy

Live tweeting of presentations is allowed unless the speaker explicitly opts out by stating so at the start of their talk. Taking or sharing photos, videos, or reproductions of posters is not permitted unless you have the presenter’s consent.


When you view poster materials at the conference, remember that posters are typically works in progress. We expect poster attendees to treat virtual posters exactly as they would in-person posters and not to cite or reproduce any part of them without permission of the presenter.

Meeting Location and Travel Information

The Molecular Parasitology Meeting (MPM) takes place annually at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts (MA), USA.


Marine Biological Laboratory

7 MBL Street Woods Hole, MA 02543


Phone Number: +1-508-548-3705

Travel information to Woods Hole available here:

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