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Dr. Catherine Adamson
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School of Biology, Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, University of St Andrews, St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Interests: virology; antivirals; innate immunity; virus–host interactions; virus assembly and maturation; viral proteases; human immunodeficiency viruses; human cytomegalovirus; respiratory viruses; emerging and re-emerging viruses
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Prof. Dr. Martin F Bachmann
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RIA, Immunology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
Interests: virus-like particles; vaccines; therapeutic vaccines; vaccines for companion animals; immune responses; memory
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Dr. Serena Bernacchi
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Université de Strasbourg Architecture et Réactivité de l'ARN - CNRS UPR 9002 Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire 2 allée Conrad Roentgen, F-67084 Strasbourg, France
Interests: Viral ribonucleoproteins; genome incorporation and assembly
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Dr. Shafiqul Chowdhury
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School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
Interests: Bovine herpesvirus type 1; equine herpesvirus; Canine herpesvirus; bovine respiratory syncytial virus; bovine coronavirus; Rift Valley Fever Virus
Dr. Fiona E. Constable

Agriculture Victoria Research, AgriBio - Centre for AgriBioscience, 5 Ring Road, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia 3083
Interests: plant viruses; viroids; high throughout sequencing; virus diversity; taxonomy; diagnostics; quarantine; seed borne viruses
Dr. Pranav Danthi
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Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Interests: reovirus entry; host responses and cell death
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Dr. Andrew Davidson
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School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
Interests: coronavirus; MERS-CoV; SARS-CoV; 2019-nCoV; animal coronaviruses; replication and pathogenesis of Dengue virus and coronaviruses
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Dr. Juan C. De la Torre
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Department of Immunology and Microbiology IMM-6, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla Campus
Interests: molecular, cell biology and pathogenesis of mammarenaviruses; virus–host cell interactions; antivirals; live attenuated vaccines
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Dr. Mark W. Douglas
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The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: Viral Hepatitis; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Hepatitis D
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Prof. Dr. Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa
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Department of Pathogen Biology and Immunology, Institute of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: biofilm; phage-host interactions; phage-borne enzymes; alternative antibacterial therapies
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Prof. Jaquelin Dudley
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The University of Texas at Austin; Department of Molecular Biosciences, Center for Infectious Disease, and Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: pathogenesis and molecular biology of retroviruses
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Dr. Giorgio Gallinella
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Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: parvovirus B19; virus–cell interactions; viral infections; recombinant viruses; virological diagnosis; antiviral strategies
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Dr. Douglas Gladue
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Plum Island Animal Disease Center, ARS, USDA, Greenport, NY 11944, USA
Interests: ASFV; CSFV; PRRSV; PEDV; PDCoV; SwIV; FMDV; swine viruses
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Dr. Bumsuk Hahm
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Departments of Surgery and Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Interests: viral immunity; virus-host interaction; viral pathogenesis; sphingolipid system
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Dr. Sherif T. S. Hassan
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Dr. René Kallies
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Department of Environmental Microbiology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ Permoserstrasse 15 04318 Leipzig/Germany
Interests: environmental virology; viral metagenomics; viral metatranscriptomics; phage genomics; virus evolution and phylogeny
Dr. Arifa S. Khan
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Center for Biologics Research and Evaluation, U. S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave, Bldg. 72–52, Room 1216, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20993-0002, USA
Interests: retrovirus biology and genomics; in vitro models for virus-host interactions; SIV monkey models; viral vaccines; high-throughput sequencing; bioinformatics; novel virus discovery
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Dr. Sébastien LHOMME
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Pathophysiology Center of Toulouse-Purpan, Toulouse University Hospital, INSERM UMR 1043/CNRS 5282, Toulouse, France
Interests: quasi-enveloped viruses; hepatitis E virus; epidemiology; pathogenesis
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Dr. Seema Lakdawala
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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Interests: Virology; Emerging influenza viruses; Virus Assembly; Virus Transmission; Microscopy; Live Cell Imaging
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Dr. Liang-Tzung Lin
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Taipei Medical University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: molecular virology; viral entry; antivirals; viral oncolytics
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Dr. Igor S. Lukashevich
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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Interests: molecular virology of mammalian arenaviruses; pathogenesis of experimental arenaviral infections; animal models; vaccine R&D
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Prof. Dr. Miguel López-Ferber
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Laboratory of Industrial Environmental Engineering, IMT Mines, Centre LGEI, Occitanie, France
Interests: baculovirus genetic diversity; virus–host interactions; biological control with viruses
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Dr. Barbara Maciejewska

Department of Pathogen Biology and Immunology, Institute of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
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Dr. Maurilia Marcacci
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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del, Molise G. Caporale, Teramo, Italy
Interests: virology; Next Generation Sequencing; Whole genome sequencing; DNA sequencing
Dr. Nischay Mishra
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Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University Medical Center, 722 West 168th Street, Room 1701, New York, NY 10032, USA
Interests: rapid and broad-spectrum molecular and serological techniques for identifying unknown infectious agents; genomic and evolutionary phylogenetic analysis of emerging DNA and RNA viruses; genome mutation and changes in virulence and transmissibility of viral agents
Dr. Juliet Morrison
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Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of California
Interests: host responses; emerging viruses; innate immunity; myeloid cells; respiratory pathogens
Prof. Dr. Sergei Nekhai
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Department of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA
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Dr. Timothy P. Newsome
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School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: vaccinia virus; virus transport; host–pathogen interactions; actin cytoskeleton; microtubule cytoskeleton; signalling
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Dr. Sébastien Nisole
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Laboratory of Viral Trafficking, Restriction and Innate Signaling, Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier (IRIM), 1919 route de Mende, 34090 Montpellier, France
Interests: antiviral innate immunity; interferon response; restriction factors; TRIM proteins; virus-host interactions
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Prof. Dr. Norbert Nowotny
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Viral Zoonoses, Emerging and Vector-Borne Infections Group, Institute of Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Interests: vector-borne viruses; emerging viruses; viral zoonoses; viruses at the environment/animal/human interface; medical and veterinary entomology; West Nile virus; Usutu virus; Borna disease virus; MERS coronavirus
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Dr. Chioma M. Okeoma
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Department of Pharmacology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8651, USA
Interests: HIV; extracellular vesicles; cancer; restriction factors
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Dr. Sergi Padilla-Parra
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Head of Core in Cellular Imaging and Principal Investigator at Division of Structural Biology, University of Oxford, The Henry Wellcome Building for Genomic Medicine, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN, UK
Interests: mechanism of HIV-1 virus fusion employing single molecule approaches
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Dr. Dimitrios Paraskevis
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Department of Hygiene Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Interests: molecular epidemiology of viral infections; molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 and applications to public health; viral resistance; molecular diagnostics
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Dr. Miriam Pedrera
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The Pirbright Institute, Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, GU24 0NF, UK
Interests: viral oncogenesis; porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) immunology
Dr. Tessa E.F. Quax
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University Freiburg, Institute for Biology II - Microbiology Molecular Biology of Archaea, Schänzlestrasse 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Interests: archaeal viruses; molecular biology of archaea; archaeal membrane biology
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Dr. Tomas Ruml
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University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: retrovirus assembly and structure; retrovirus protein interactions and trafficking
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Dr. Agnieszka Rynda-Apple
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Montana State University, 109 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA.
Interests: Immune response to respiratory viruses, influenza, secondary post-influenza bacterial infections, virus pattern recognition, type I interferon responses
Dr. Subir Sarker
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Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia
Interests: virus evolution; viral metagenomics; wildlife diseases; veterinary virology; viral protein structure and function; recombinant vaccines; animal immunology
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Prof. Dr. Mikael Skurnik
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Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Medicum, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Interests: phage–host interactions; Yersinia virulence; bacteriophage therapy
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Dr. Italo Tempera
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The Wistar Institute
Interests: epigenetic regulation of herpesviruses infection
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Dr. Tadahisa Teramoto
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., United States
Interests: viral replication and assembly; flaviviruses; Wolbachia
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Prof. Dr. Enzo Tramontano
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Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: virology; microbiology; antiviral drugs; drug development; endogenous retroviruses
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Dr. Nikos Vasilakis
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Department of Pathology and Center of Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases; Center for Tropical Diseases; and Institute for Human Infection and Immunity University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-0609, USA
Interests: basic research on evolution and pathogenesis of arthropod-borne viruses; quasispecies in transmission dynamics and emergence; and discovery and characterization of novel/new viruses
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Dr. Subhash C. Verma
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Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, 1664 North Virginia Street, MS 320, Center for Molecular Medicine, 211F, Reno, NV-89557, USA
Interests: herpesvirology; latency and viral reactivation; genetic and epigenetic factors of viral replication; Zika virus pathogenesis
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Dr. Markus G. Weinbauer
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Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, Université Paris 06, CNRS, Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), 181 Chemin du Lazaret, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Interests: aquatic viral ecology; prokaryote viruses; effect of aerosols on microorganisms; interactions between microorganisms and metazoans
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Dr. William C. Wilson
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Research Microbiologist Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit (ABADRU)USDA, ARS, Center for Grain and Animal Health 1515 College Ave Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
Interests: Arbovirology; Bluetongue virus; Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus; Japanese Encephalitis virus; Rift Valley fever virus; Vesicular Stomatitis virus; Molecular evolution
Dr. Eric Yager
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Department of Basic and Clinical Sciences, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 106 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
Interests: RNA viruses; antivirals; influenza; vaccines; viral immunity; host-virus interactions; inflammation; immunosenescence
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Dr. Sowmya V. Yelamanchili
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Department of Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Interests: small RNAs; extracellular vesicles; drug addiction; chronic inflammation; stem cells and brain organoids
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