ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Viruses continue to evolve and emerge. Most viral diseases that pose epidemic threats are RNA viruses. This EMBO Workshop is co-sponsored and organised by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and is dedicated to bridging the gap between recent advances in molecular and cellular biology of human RNA viruses and the needs of those most affected by these diseases. It was launched in 2012 at ICGEB Trieste, Italy and is held every two years - see the ICGEB web page dedicated to the event http://www.icgeb.org/turkey-workshop-on-human-rna-viruses-2014.html . The format traditionally provides an overview of several aspects concerning the biology of RNA viruses through state-of-the-art lectures from invited speakers, selected talks from participants and posters in an informal international environment
An international panel of speakers has been selected to provide an overview of the biology of the most relevant RNA virus infections of humans such as:
- Influenza virus,
- Dengue fever,
- HCV and viral hepatitis,
- Coronavirus infections,
- Enterovirus infections,
- Rotavirus infections,
- Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever,
- Tick-borne Encephalitis virus infections.
Aspects of viral pathogenesis, together with deeper insights in the host response to viral infections, including innate immunity pathways and viral evasion strategies will be discussed at the venue. Novel technologies to explore in higher detail the intracellular behavior of RNA viruses will be also presented. Finally, the exploitation of results from basic science for viral detection, prevention and treatment will be considered. A number of selected talks and posters from participants, not necessarily limited to these topics, will allow a lively discussion with the exchange of information and the establishment of scientific collaborations.
We look forward to welcoming you