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Viruses. 2017 Nov 8;9(11). pii: E333. doi: 10.3390/v9110333.

The 17th Rocky Mountain Virology Association Meeting.

Author information

1
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. Joel.Rovnak@colostate.edu.
2
Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. rushika.perera@colostate.edu.
3
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. mhopken@rams.colostate.edu.
4
USDA-APHIS National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA. mhopken@rams.colostate.edu.
5
Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. jlread@rams.colostate.edu.
6
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Regis University School of Pharmacy, Denver, CO 80221, USA. dwaller@regis.edu.
7
Departments of Neurology and Immunology/Microbiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. randall.cohrs@ucdenver.edu.

Abstract

Since 2000, scientists and students from the greater Rocky Mountain region, along with invited speakers, both national and international, have gathered at the Mountain Campus of Colorado State University to discuss their area of study, present recent findings, establish or strengthen collaborations, and mentor the next generation of virologists and prionologists through formal presentations and informal discussions concerning science, grantsmanship and network development. This year, approximately 100 people attended the 17th annual Rocky Mountain Virology Association meeting, that began with a keynote presentation, and featured 29 oral and 35 poster presentations covering RNA and DNA viruses, prions, virus-host interactions and guides to successful mentorship. Since the keynote address focused on the structure and function of Zika and related flaviviruses, a special session was held to discuss RNA control. The secluded meeting at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains gave ample time for in-depth discussions amid the peak of fall colors in the aspen groves while the random bear provided excitement. On behalf of the Rocky Mountain Virology Association, this report summarizes the >50 reports.

KEYWORDS:

CWD; Dengue; Sinbis; Zika; herpesvirus; metabolism; primate; prions; transmission; viruses

PMID:
29117106
PMCID:
PMC5707540
DOI:
10.3390/v9110333
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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