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Viruses 2018 Breakthroughs in Viral Replication held in Barcelona, Spain, 7-9 February 2018
has successfully held the conference Viruses 2018 Breakthroughs in Viral Replication
, 7-9 February 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference was chaired by Dr. Eric O. Freed (NIH, Editor-in-Chief of Viruses
) and Dr. Albert Bosch (University of Barcelona) and enabled participants to focus on the latest research developments in the field of viral replication. A total of 225 virologists from 33 countries around the world attended the stimulating three-day event, which consisted of six sessions and a poster exhibition of 137 posters. Dr. Pietro Scaturro was given the Best Oral Communication Award for his talk "An Orthogonal Proteomic Screen of Zika Virus Uncovers Novel Host-Dependency Factors" while Mr. Jamie Royle was given the Best Poster Award for this poster titled "Glucose Regulated Protein 78 (GRP78) Interacts with Zika Virus Envelope and is Required for a Productive Infection". The 2017 Viruses
Young Investigator award winner, Dr. Andrew B. Ward, was awarded the prize by Dr. Eric O. Freed after his talk "Structure, Function, and Immune Recognition of the Enigmatic HIV Envelope Glycoprotein". You can find more information about the conference at: http://sciforum.net/conference/Viruses-2018
Welcome on Board to our New Board Members
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anna Cliffe, Dr. Elizabeth White, Dr. Moriah L. Szpara, Dr. Susana Tereno Valente and Dr. Xi Zhou have joined the editorial board of Viruses at the beginning of this year. Please find a list of all our board members at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/viruses/editors .
Dr. Anna Cliffe is from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, University of Virginia, USA. Her research interests include herpesviruses, latency, chromatin control of gene expression and virus-host interactions.
Dr. Elizabeth White is from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her present research interests include papillomavirus, virus-host interactions, tumor viruses as well as innate immunity.
Dr. Moriah L. Szpara is from the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, USA. Her research interests include viral genetic variation and its impacts on phenotype, alpha-herpesviruses, comparative genomics, neurotropic viruses and virus-host interactions.
Dr. Susana Tereno Valente is from the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, the Scripps Research Institute, USA. Her research interests include HIV transcription, HIV-1 transcriptional inhibitors, HIV-1 latency, HIV-1 functional cure, tat inhibitors, capsid inhibitors, restriction factors and anti-HIV agents.
Dr. Xi Zhou is affiliated with Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His research interests include RNA viruses, picornavirus, antiviral immunity, antiviral RNAi and viral helicase.
The Magistral Phage
Pirnay, J.-P.; Verbeken, G.; Ceyssens, P.-J.; Huys, I.; De Vos, D.; Ameloot, C.; Fauconnier, A.
Viruses 2018 , 10 , 64, doi:10.3390/v10020064
Mammarenaviral Infection Is Dependent on Directional Exposure to and Release from Polarized Intestinal Epithelia.
Warner, N.L.; Jokinen, J.D.; Beier, J.I.; Sokoloski, K.J.; Lukashevich, I.S.
Viruses 2018 , 10 , 75, doi:10.3390/v10020075
Atomic Resolution Structures of Human Bufaviruses Determined by Cryo-Electron Microscopy.
Ilyas, M.; Mietzsch, M.; Kailasan, S.; V=C3=A4is=C3=A4nen, E.; Luo, M.; Chipman, P.; Smith, J.K.; Kurian, J.; Sousa, D.; McKenna, R.; S=C3=B6derlund-Venermo, M.; Agbandje-McKenna, M
Viruses 2018 , 10 , 22, doi:10.3390/v10010022
Uberoi, A.; Lambert, P.F.
Viruses 2017 , 9 , 362, doi:10.3390/v9120362
DNA Tumor Virus Regulation of Host DNA Methylation and Its Implications for Immune Evasion and Oncogenesis
Kuss-Duerkop, S.K.; Westrich, J.A.; Pyeon, D.
Viruses 2018 , 10 , 82, doi:10.3390/v10020082
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