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Antiviral Res. 2017 Jun;142:21-29. doi: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2017.03.005. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

2016 International meeting of the Global Virus Network.

Author information

1
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, USA.
2
Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens, Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin, Germany.
3
Department of Medical Microbiology, University College, Dublin, Ireland.
4
National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan.
5
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
6
Discovery Research, Sanofi-Pasteur, Boston, MA, USA.
7
Global Virus Network, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address: emcsweegan@gvn.org.
8
Global Virus Network, Baltimore, MD, USA.
9
Institute of Biotechnology & Molecular Biology, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.
10
Division of Molecular Pathobiology, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
11
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Abstract

The Global Virus Network (GVN) was established in 2011 in order to strengthen research and responses to current viral causes of human disease and to prepare against new viral pandemic threats. There are now 38 GVN Centers of Excellence and 6 Affiliate laboratories in 24 countries. GVN scientists meet annually to learn about each other's current research, address collaborative priorities and plan future programs. The 2016 meeting was held from October 23-25 in Hokkaido, Japan, in partnership with the Japanese Society for Virology, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan and the Research Center for Zoonosis Control of Hokkaido University. This report highlights the accomplishments of GVN researchers in many priority areas of medical virology, including the current Zika epidemic, infections by human papillomavirus, influenza, Ebola, Lassa, dengue, HIV, hepatitis C, and chikungunya viruses, and the development of improved diagnostics and new vaccines.

KEYWORDS:

Emerging viruses; Global Virus Network; International collaborations; Medical virology

PMID:
28315708
DOI:
10.1016/j.antiviral.2017.03.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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