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First international workshop on XMRV

Friday 3 September 2010


1st International Workshop on XMRVVirology Education presents:

1st International Workshop on XMRV

It is with great pleasure that we announce a new initiative in the field of XMRV research, the "1st International Workshop on XMRV: Pathogenesis, Clinical and Public Health Implications". This workshop will be held on September 7-8 this year at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA..

The objective of this scientific conference is to assemble an international group of scientists, physicians and epidemiologists to present and discuss, in a public forum, the latest XMRV studies on a range of topics including virus-host interactions, cell type tropism, mode of transmission, animal models and the efficacy of current antiretroviral drugs.

This meeting will offer an interactive setting where the latest developments in the field can be presented in order to evaluate the state of our knowledge, address controversies, and develop an understanding between experts that will help direct future research.

This workshop will be co-sponsored by the NIH and will be organized by Virology Education.

We would highly value your attendance at this workshop and look forward to welcoming you at this very important XMRV Workshop in September 2010.

Kind regards,

The Organizing Committee

Charles Boucher, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
John Coffin, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, USA
Stewart Le Grice, NIH, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, USA
Robert Silverman, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
Jonathan Stoye, National Institute for Medical Research, UK

 

Program

Please note, taking into account Labor Day on September 6, the program of the 1st International Workshop on XMRV will start in the afternoon of September 7.

 

Webcast

On Wednesday September 8 the workshop program will be concluded with a panel led Q&A webcast session, starting at 5.15 PM EDT. You are invited to follow this session live using the following link: XMRV webcast or view the archive of the videocast, which will be available after 2-3 working days after the workshop.

 

Invited Speakers

We proudly present the following list of confirmed speakers for the 1st International Workshop on XMRV:

Host Restriction Factors

Kate Bishop, Ph.D.Kate Bishop, Ph.D. studied biochemistry at the University of Bath before completing her Ph.D. in virology at the National Institute for Medical Research, UK. Her thesis focused on the retroviral restriction factor, Fv1. She continued her work on viral restriction during her postdoctoral position at King’s College London, investigating the newly identified anti-HIV factor, APOBEC3G. She was awarded a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in 2004, and ... (read more)

 

Viral Integration

Sam Chow, Ph.D.Sam Chow, Ph.D. obtained his B.S. in pharmacy from the Idaho State University and his Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Iowa. His postdoctoral work was completed with Dr. Charles Radding at the Yale University, and with Dr. Patrick Brown at the Stanford University. Dr. Chow joined the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine ... (read more)

 

Basic Virology

John M. Coffin, Ph.D.John M. Coffin, Ph.D. is American Cancer Society Professor and Distinguished Professor, molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston MA. He also serves as advisor on HIV and AIDS to the National Cancer Institute and to the HIV Drug Resistance Program (DRP), which he founded in 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1972, where he worked on retroviruses in the laboratory of Howard Temin. ... (read more)

 

Prostate Cancer

Eric A. Klein, MDEric A. Klein, MD is the Andrew C. Novick Chair of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and Professor of Surgery in the Lerner College of Medicine of the Cleveland Clinic. Following fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he joined the staff of the Cleveland Clinic in 1989 and currently serves as a member of the Department of Cancer Biology ... (read more)

 

Animal Models

Robert H. Silverman, Ph.D.Robert H. Silverman, Ph.D. is Mal and Lea Bank Chair and Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (Cancer Biology), at Case Western Reserve University (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Microbiology) and Cleveland State University (Chemistry). Dr. Silverman received his B.Sc. from Michigan State University and ... (read more)

 

Pathogenesis

Ila Singh, Ph.D.Ila Singh, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah and a Medical Director of the Hepatitis-Retrovirus Laboratories at ARUP Laboratories. Dr. Singh received her medical degree from the University of Bombay, and did her PhD dissertation with Dr. Ari Helenius at Yale University. ... (read more)

 

Vaccine Development

Ellen E. Sparger, D.V.M., Ph.D.Ellen E. Sparger, D.V.M., Ph.D. is an Associate Adjunct Professor/Specialist in the Department of Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis. She received her DVM at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia and completed her residency in small animal medicine at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, gained experience in small animal practice, and was awarded Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. ... (read more)

 

Assay Development

William Switzer, M.P.H.William Switzer, M.P.H. received a B.S. in Microbiology from Clemson University in 1981 and an M.P.H. from Emory University in 1992. Since re-joining the Centers for Disease Control in 1992, Mr. Switzer’s research has focused on establishing international surveillance programs for the prevention of retroviral zoonoses that could lead to the next AIDS-like pandemic. Currently, he is the principal investigator on studies to investigate simian retrovirus infection among persons occupationally ... (read more)

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Frank Ruscetti, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, Frederick, USA.

 

Crystal structure of XMRV protease

Alexander Wlodawer, Ph.D., NCI, Frederick, USA.

The above originally appeared here.

 


 

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