With the rapid development of economic globalization, the amount of cases of infectious diseases caused by herpes virus is increasing gradually, which menaces the public health security heavily. Some serious infections, neoplastic disease and developmental malformation related to herpes virus, such as encephalitis, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and hearing loss in neonates, pose deadly threats to human life. Therefore, studying the pathogenesis of herpes virus, the associated diseases, and developing the countermeasures to them play significant roles in maintaining the economy development and society stability.
Under the circumstance, the 4th International Symposium for Herpes Virus, Associated Diseases and Antiviral Development will be held on November 5 to 7, 2016 in Wuhan, China. The symposium will focus on the following themes: 1.the pathogenesis of herpes virus associated diseases; 2.the antiviral strategies in herpes virus associated diseases; 3.the function of herpes virus genes; 4.mechanisms of herpes virus persistence infection, latency, and reactivation; 5.immune escape and host antiviral immune response during herpes virus infection; 6.screening, development and application of antiviral drugs.
We are confident that the symposium will contribute greatly to the development of studies on herpes virus, provide guidance on its countermeasures and remove barriers to international research collaboration. We are looking forward to seeing you in Wuhan!
Ms. Jinyan Sun