• Frontiers of Retrovirology 2013

     Frontiers of Retrovirology 2013

    The third biennial Frontiers of Retrovirology conference will be held from 16-18 September 2013 at Churchill College, Cambridge, UK.

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  • Background

    Following the success of the inaugural Frontiers of Retrovirology meeting in 2009, this second conference will bring together leading human retrovirus researchers to review current progress and to chart future challenges.

    The research field of retrovirology is still booming. HIV affects 33 million individuals worldwide and 25 million have died from AIDS. A quarter of a century after the discovery of HIV-1, a curative or a vaccine strategy for AIDS remains elusive. The XMRV retrovirus of mouse origin has recently been implicated in diverse human diseases. HTLV and the oncogenic properties of diverse animal retroviruses remain an important topic of cancer research. The sequencing of several host genomes has provided an intriguing picture of the role played by endogenous retroviruses in genome evolution.

    At Frontiers of Retrovirology 2011, internationally renowned speakers will present their insights into the principles guiding the life cycle of endogenous retroelements, complex human retroviruses, and their pathogenic interactions with the hosts.

    All participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. A significant number of talks will be selected from submitted abstracts.

  • Scientific committee

    Ben Berkhout, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Kuan-Teh Jeang, NIAID, Bethesda, USA and Editor-in-Chief, Retrovirology

    Monique Nijhuis, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

    Guido Vanham, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium  

    Frank Kirchhoff, University Hospital Ulm, Germany

    Rogier Sanders, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

    Ariberto Fassati, University College London, UK

  • Speakers

    Keynote Speaker

    John M. Coffin - Tufts University, Boston, USA
    From XMRV to HIV-1 and back

    Confirmed Speakers

    Jan Balzarini Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    Monsef BenkiraneInstitut de Génétique Humaine CNRS, Montpellier, France
    Hung FanUniversity of California, Irvine, USA
    Ariberto FassatiUniversity College London, UK
    Masahiro Fujii Niigata University, Japan
    Teunis B.H. GeijtenbeekUniversity of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Gero HütterHeidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany
    Kuan-Teh Jeang - NIAID, Bethesda, USA. Editor-in-Chief, Retrovirology
    Frank Kirchhoff - University Hospital Ulm, Germany
    Christine Kozak - NIAID, Bethesda, USA
    Andrew M. Lever - University of Cambridge, UK
    Michael H. Malim - King's College London, UK
    Dusty Miller - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA
    Monique Nijhuis - University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
    Douglas Nixon - University of California, San Francisco, USA
    William A. Paxton - University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Rogier Sanders - Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
    Olivier Schwartz - Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    Greg J. Towers - University College London, UK
    Guido Vanham - Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium  
    Mark Wainberg - McGill University AIDS Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Kevin M. WeeksUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA


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