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Positive Strand RNA Viruses
Organizer(s): Eric J. Snijder and Ralf Bartenschlager
Date: April 28 - May 03, 2013
Location: Boston Park Plaza, Boston, MA, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Originally initiated in 1986 as a Keystone Symposia meeting, and later continued by Dr. Margo Brinton as primary organizer for more than 25 years, the triennial international symposium on Positive Strand RNA Viruses has provided an international forum for recent research on human, animal, plant, insect, and bacterial viruses with positive-strand RNA genomes. These pathogens constitute the largest group of viral agents including a large number of important human pathogens like hepatitis C virus, West Nile and dengue viruses, hepatitis A virus and poliovirus. Furthermore, the enormous variety of positive-stranded RNA viruses found in animals, and their evolutionary potential, continues to pose a threat of novel (zoonotic) infections emerging in human populations as illustrated by the emergence of the SARS coronavirus. The 2013 meeting on Positive Strand RNA Viruses, now back under the roof of Keystone Symposia, will cover both basic and applied research and provide an unparalleled platform to discuss the unique and common features of the members of this important virus group. Experienced and junior researchers will come together to discuss the latest developments in the areas of the molecular biology, pathogenesis, evolution and epidemiology of positive-stranded RNA viruses, aiming to translate these findings into novel approaches to diagnose and control infections by these agents.
Scholarship Deadline: December 20 2012
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 20 2012
Abstract Deadline: January 31 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 28 2013
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
International Symposium on Positive Strand RNA Viruses
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI106102-01
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