Keystone Symposia: Positive-Strand RNA Viruses

Organizers: Frank van Kuppeveld and Andrea Gamarnik |Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series

The meeting provides an international forum for research on human, animal, insect, plant and bacterial viruses with +RNA genomes. This group of viruses contains many clinically relevant and well-known pathogens (e.g. poliovirus, hepatitis C virus, Dengue and West Nile virus). Furthermore, the enormous diversity of +RNA viruses in animals and insects, combined with their evolutionary and adaptive potential following a species-jump, poses a threat to the human population as demonstrated by the growing list of emerging viruses such as MERS-CoV, Chikungunya and Zika virus. Detailed insight into the “virosphere”, the “virome”, virus evolution, as well as in the molecular details of virus replication and spreading, tissue tropism, and virus recognition by the host immune system is critical to understand virus transmission, viral pathogenesis and to develop novel therapeutic and preventive measures.

Short Talks will be chosen from abstracts submitted by the abstract deadline and posters are accepted until six weeks before the symposium start date.

Please visit our website to view the full meeting program including invited speakers and deadlines for scholarship application, abstract submission and registration.