The American Society for Virology

The American Society for Virology was founded in 1981 to promote the exchange of information and stimulate discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology. These goals are achieved in part by organizing an annual meeting that brings together virologists from diverse fields to discuss their work.

As the current President of the American Society for Virology it is my honor to select the speakers for the morning symposia at the annual meeting. Below are the sessions that I have organized and the speakers that I have selected. Note the titles of the different sessions: Listeners of the science show This Week in Virology should recognize them! In addition to the plenary sessions there are hundreds of other talks, poster sessions, and much more.

The 2015 annual meeting of ASV will be held at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. It should be a terrific meeting. All virologists are encouraged to attend; registration is now open. I hope to see you there next summer!

Saturday 7/11
Keynote Address – Joan Steitz, Yale University

Sunday 7/12
An inordinate fondness for viruses
Curtis Suttle, University of British Columbia
Christian Drosten, University of Bonn
XJ Meng, Virginia Tech
Steve Wilhelm, University of Tennessee

Monday 7/13
The kind that make you sick
Kanta Subbarao, NIAID, NIH
Theodora Hatziannou, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Institute
Chioma Okeoma, University of Iowa
Heinz Feldmann, NIAID, NIH

Tuesday 7/14
Bucket of bolts
Britt Glaunsinger, University of California, Berkeley
Paula Traktman, Medical College of Wisconsin
Ileana Cristea, Princeton University
Leslie Parent, Penn State
James (Zhijian) Chen, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Wednesday 7/15
Virocentricity
Eugene Koonin, NCBI, NIH
Mart Krupovic, Institut Pasteur
Kenneth Stedman, Portland State University
Susana Lopez Charreton, UNAM, Cuernavaca
Karen Mossman, McMaster University

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