17th International Congress of Virology

Monday 17 July
Tuesday 18 July
Wednesday 19 July
Thursday 20 July
Friday 21 July

Joint Keynote Lectures (ICV)

Dr Liping Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dr Cynthia He, National University of Singapore, Singapore
The Long and Winding Road from Poxvirus Tropism to Oncolytic Virotherapy
Prof Grant McFadden, University of Florida, USA

Bridging Session
Frontiers in Structural Microbiology

Prof Carlos Bustamante, University of California, USA
Dr Eric Westhof, Université de Strasbourg, France
Prof Erica Saphire, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Workshop Sessions 1

  • 100 years of Phage
  • Virus Entry, Fusion, Assembly and Budding
  • Paramyxoviruses I
  • +ve RNA Viruses I

Workshop Sessions 2

  • Insect Viruses
  • Influenza Virus
    Prof Ling Chen, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, China
  • Paramyxoviruses II
  • +ve RNA Viruses II

Virus-Host Interactions

The Interplay Between Noroviruses and Commensal Bacteria
Prof Stephanie Karst, University of Florida, USA
Morbillivirus Pathogenensis - What We Know and What We Don't
Dr Veronika von Messling, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Germany

New and Emerging Viruses I

Ebola Virus – Pathogenesis & Vaccines
Dr Andrea Marzi, National Institutes of Health, USA
New Insight into the Pathogenesis of Zika Virus Infection
Prof Michael Diamond, Washington University, USA

New and Emerging Viruses II

Prof Michelle Baker, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Australia
Prof George Gao, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

Workshop Sessions 3

  • Viral Diagnostics
    Infectious Diseases and New Diagnostic Platforms
    Prof Hossein Salimnia, Detroit Medical Center University Laboratories, USA
  • DNA Viruses I
  • Plant Viruses I
  • Arboviruses I

Workshop Sessions 4

  • Virus Discovery
  • DNA Viruses II
  • Plant Viruses II
  • Arboviruses II

Bridging Sessions
Microbial Evolution and Diversity

Prof Martin Polz, MIT Boston, USA
Prof Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University, USA
Prof Eddie Holmes, University of Sydney, Australia

Virus Structure and Macromolecular Assemblies I

How Poxvirus Fashion Membranes and Crystals Into Infectious Particles
Prof Fasseli Coulibaly, Monash University, Australia
Prof Shee-Mei Lok, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Virus Structure and Macromolecular Assemblies II

Prof Janet Smith, University of Michigan, USA
Engineering and Structures of the MERS-CoV Spike Suggest a Mechanism for Receptor-Induced Triggering
Dr Jason McLellan, Geisel School of Medicine, USA

Workshop Sessions 5

  • Virus Vaccines
  • Antivirals I
  • Hepatitis Viruses I
  • ds RNA Viruses

Workshop Sessions 6

  • Viral Evolution and Population Genetics
  • Antivirals II
  • Hepatitis Viruses II
  • -ve RNA Viruses

Viruses as Trojan Horses I

Prof John Bell, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Modular Design and Assembly of Synthetic Virus Vectors, Diagnostics and Cancer Therapies
Prof Clodagh O’Shea, Salk Institute, USA

Viruses as Trojan Horses II

Prof Luk Vandenberghe, Schepens Eye Research Institute, USA
Prof Junghae Suh, Rice University, USA

Workshop Sessions 7

  • Innate Defense Against Viruses
  • Viral Disease
  • Virus Surveillance, Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Viruses & Cancer

Workshop Sessions 8

  • Antiviral Immunity
  • RNA-Protein Interactions
  • Viruses and microRNA
  • HIV

Bridging Sessions
Immunity and Immune Evasion

Prof Stuart Levitz, University of Massachusetts, USA
Dr Tiffany Reese, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Novel Approaches to Virus Control I

Prof David Harrich, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
The Use of Wolbachia to Control the Transmission of Aedes Aegypti Associated Viruses: The Eliminate Dengue Program
Prof Scott O’Neill, Monash University, Australia

Novel Approaches to Virus Control II

Antivirals, A Lot Has Been Achieved, Yet A Long Way To Go
Prof Johan Neyts, University of Leuven, Belgium
Prof Ben TenOever, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

*Updated as of 20 April 2017. Programme is subjected to changes.