Frontiers of Retrovirology

Frontiers of Retrovirology

BioMed Central in conjunction with the journal Retrovirologywhich celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013, held the third biennial Frontiers of Retrovirology conference, 16-18 September 2013 at Churchill College, Cambridge, UK. Thanks to everyone who attended and made it such a stimulating and interactive meeting. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Montpellier when the meeting is held again in September 2015.

Following the success of the first two Frontiers of Retrovirology conferences in 2009 and 2011, this third meeting, held in the historic university city of Cambridge, brought together leading researchers in human and animal retroviruses and included terrific high-quality talks by both invited speakers and participants selected from the abstracts.

At Frontiers of Retrovirology 2013, many tributes were paid to Kuan-Teh Jeang, the founder of the conference including the inauguration of the Kuan-Teh Jeang Memorial Lecture given by Stephen Goff of Columbia University. The vital and collegiate atmosphere alongside the top-level research presented seemed a fitting legacy for Teh.

Congratulations to the BHIVA prize winners:
BHIVA poster prize: Alex Compton, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (Abstract P18)
BHIVA short talk prize: Clare Jolly, University College London, UK (Abstract O4)

The abstracts from the conference have been published in the journal Retrovirology and can be found here.

Delegates to the ‘Frontiers of Retrovirology conference are entitled to a 15% discount on article processing charges for publications in the Retrovirology journal and all other BioMed Central journals. The offer will apply until 20 December 2013.

The organizing committee and speaker list from this conference can be found below.

Organizing committee

Andrew Lever

Andrew Lever

University of Cambridge, UK

Persephone Borrow

Persephone Borrow

University of Oxford, UK

Oliver Fackler

Oliver Fackler

University of Heidelberg, Germany

Ariberto Fassati

Ariberto Fassati

University College London, UK

Masahiro Fujii

Masahiro Fujii

Niigata University, Japan

Stephen Goff

Stephen Goff

Columbia University, New York, USA

Michael Malim

Michael Malim

King's College London, UK

Monique Nijhuis

Monique Nijhuis

University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Olivier Schwartz

Olivier Schwartz

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Ronald Swanstorm

Ronald Swanstrom

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, USA

Mark A Wainberg

Mark A Wainberg

McGill University AIDS Centre, Montreal, Canada

Brian Willett

Brian Willett

University of Glasgow, UK

Speakers

Monsef Benkirane

Monsef Benkirane

Institut de Génétique Humaine CNRS, Montpellier, France

Ben Berkhout

Ben Berkhout

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Persephone Borrow

Persephone Borrow

University of Oxford, UK

Peter Cherepanov

Peter Cherepanov

Cancer Research, UK

Zeger Debyser

Zeger Debyser

KULAK & KU Leuven, Belgium

Oliver Fackler

Oliver Fackler

University of Heidelberg, Germany

Ariberto Fassati

Ariberto Fassati

University College London, UK

Stephen Goff

Stephen Goff

Columbia University, New York, USA

Thomas Hope

Thomas Hope

Northwestern University, USA

Leo James

Leo James

University of Cambridge, UK

Hans-Georg Kräusslich

Hans-Georg Kräusslich

University of Heidelberg, Germany

Michael Malim

Michael Malim

King's College London, UK

David Margolis

David Margolis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Florence Margottin Goguet

Florence Margottin-Goguet

Institut Cochin, INSERM, Paris, France

Malcolm Martin

Malcolm Martin

NIAID, Bethesda, USA

Masao Matsuoka

Masao Matsuoka

Kyoto University, Japan

Aine McKnight

Áine McKnight

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Stuart Neil

Stuart Neil

King's College London , UK

Monique Nijhuis

Monique Nijhuis

University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Olivier Schwartz

Olivier Schwartz

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Yiming Shao

Yiming Shao

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

Joseph Sodroski

Joseph Sodroski

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA

Roberto Speck

Roberto Speck

University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland

Ronald Swanstorm

Ronald Swanstrom

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, USA

Eric Verdin

Eric Verdin

University of California, San Francisco, USA

Winfried Weissenhorn

Winfried Weissenhorn

Unit of Virus Host-Cell Interactions UJF-EMBL-CNRS, Grenoble, France

Brian Willett

Brian Willett

University of Glasgow, UK

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