March 2011

ASBMB Special Symposia series expands to China

 

Guangzhou symposium will look at the molecular biology, pathogenesis and antiviral host defenses of a range of human viruses.

Michael M. C. Lai will present the meeting’s keynote lecture on the molecular pathogenesis of the hepatitis C virus.

The 2011 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Special Symposia Series will include the Recent Advances in Pathogenic Viruses Symposium, being held July 24 – 26 in Guangzhou, China. This symposium will cover the molecular biology, pathogenesis and antiviral host defenses of a range of human viruses, including influenza virus, human immunodeficiency virus, herpes viruses, human papillomavirus, and hepatitis viruses B and C.

Michael M. C. Lai, a world-renowned molecular virologist, will present the keynote lecture on the molecular pathogenesis of the hepatitis C virus. Lai is a professor at Academia Sinica in Taiwan and currently is serving as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biomedical Science. In addition to Lai, an outstanding and diverse group of plenary speakers will present their research in Guangzhou. For the most up-to-date listing, please visit the meeting webpage.

Abstract submissions are being accepted now through April 30. Opportunities are available for the inclusion of both oral and poster presentations. However, space is limited, so we encourage all those who are interested in presenting at the meeting to register early.

For additional information about this symposium and the many other exciting symposia being offered throughout this year, don’t miss next month’s ASBMB Today, which will include summary articles written by the 2011 Special Symposia organizers.

Jlynn J. Frazier (jfrazier@asbmb.org) is conference manager at ASBMB.

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