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Viruses 2016: At the Forefront of Virus-Host Interactions

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Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus–Host Interactions

26–28 January 2016
PharmaCenter, Klingelbergstrasse 70, Basel, Switzerland
An international scientific conference sponsored by the journal Viruses under the patronage of the University of Basel.


The last few years have witnessed enormous progress in virology research, with major breakthroughs taking place across a wide range of virology-related disciplines. At the same time, the global impact of viral infections on human health has never been more clear. The conference Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus–Host Interactions will bring together leading virologists from around the world to share recent developments in their research. The sessions are organized in a theme-based manner, with related topics discussed from the perspective of diverse viruses, ranging from bacteriophage, plant, and insect viruses to animal viruses.

The Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus–Host Interactions will be held in Basel, Switzerland, from 26th to 28th of January 2016. It will comprise five plenary sessions to highlight the most exciting developments and the latest breakthroughs in virology. 

If you are interested in participating in this conference, and in presenting a poster, or in being selected for a short talk, please register and get in touch with the conference secretariat. The program of the conference is being assembled and will be available by the end of August 2015.

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Scientific Committee


Dr. Eric O. Freed Dr. Eric O. Freed
National Cancer Institute, NIH - Frederick, MD, USA


Prof. Thomas Klimkait Dr. Thomas Klimkait
University of Basel, Switzerland

Committee Members

Prof. Paul Ahlquist Dr. Paul Ahlquist
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI, USA

Dr. Jens H. Kuhn Dr. Jens H. Kuhn
NIH/NIAID/IRF - Frederick, MD, USA

Prof. Peter D. Nagy Dr. Peter D. Nagy
University of Kentucky, KY, USA

Prof. Charles M. Rice Dr. Charles M. Rice
The Rockefeller University, NY, USA

Prof. Eric M. Poeschla Dr. Eric M. Poeschla
University of Colorado School of Medicine, CO, USA

Prof. Ryland F. Young III Dr. Ry Young 
Texas A&M University, TX, USA

Conference Secretariat

Dr. Franck Vazquez
Dr. Delphine Guérin
Matthias Burkhalter
Cornelia Bauer
Delia Mihaila
Email : viruses2016@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 35

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact us.
Email : viruses2016@mdpi.com
Tel.: +41 61 683 77 34