8-9 November 2002, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Jan van Aken, Director, German Office, Sunshine Project e.V. and the University of Hamburg, Germany

Denise P. Barlow, Research Scientist, Insitute for Molecular Biology, Salzburg, Austria

Volker Beck, Advisor to the German Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany

Michael Boutros, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, USA

Hermann Bujard, Professor, Center for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg University, Germany

Arachu Castro, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, USA

Paul Farmer, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, USA

Didier Fassin, Vice-president, Médicins Sans Frontières and Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, France

Freddy Frischknecht, Postdoctoral Fellow, Malaria Biology and Genetics Unit, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France

Laurie Garret, Writer and journalist, Newsday, USA

Michel Glauser, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Peter N. Goodfellow, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals R&D, Essex, UK

Paul D. van Helden, Director, MRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa

Janet Hemingway, Director, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Patricia Kahn, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, USA

Hans-Georg Kräusslich, Director, Department of Virology, Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Helena Maekelae, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

Carlos Morel, Director, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases [TDR], World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Rob Ridley, Co-ordinator, Product Research and Development, Tropical Disease Research, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

Ruth M. Ruprecht, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, USA

Rainer Sauerborn, Director, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Yiming Shao, MD, PHD, National Center for AIDS Prevention and Control, Beijing, China

Rachel Snow, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Johannes Sommerfeld, Social, Economic and Behavioural Research, Tropical Disease Research, WHO, Geneva Switzerland

Marcel Tanner, Director, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Giuseppe Testa, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Dresden/Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Yeya T. Touré, WHO-Tropical Disease Research Unit, Geneva, Switzerland

John Walker, Arms Control and Disarmament Research Unit, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK

Robin A. Weiss, Professor of Viral Oncology, University College London, UK