In the past two months, Wuhan Institute of Virology had organized three high standard international conferences, which is a significant milestone for academic exchanges in the institute.
Wuhan Institute of Virology, launched the International Symposium on Emerging Viral Diseases in 2004. Up to now, 6 International Symposiums on Emerging Viral Diseases Control have been held. The 7th ISEVD was held on October 19 to 21 in 2016, aiming at sharing latest findings, engaging in stimulating discussions and establishing collaborations with leading fellow scientists on emerging viral diseases all over the world. The conference focused on four topics: virus discovery, epidemiology and evolution; antiviral and vaccine; virus-host interaction, and viral replication.
On Oct 21-23, 2016 by cooperating with Nature Microbiology, the Nature Conference on Viral Infection and Immune Response, brought together leading international scientists to explore emerging themes in viral infections and immune dysregulation, and providing promising venues for immune interventions. This conference mainly discussed the epidemiology of emerging viral disease, persistent viral infection and immune dysregulation, Viral pathogenesis, immune intervention and prevention of disease, innate antiviral immunity and Induction of systemic adaptive immunity.
The 4th International Symposium for Herpes Virus, Associated Diseases and Antiviral Development was held on November 5 to 7. The symposium focused 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.