Virtual Virology Seminar Series

EM micrograph of budding HIV in monocyte derived macrophages. Image courtesy of Dr Annegret Pelchen-Matthews
Virtual Virology

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The programme provides a regular forum for the best virology groups from around the UK to present their work. Sessions are focused on the most exciting and current questions in virology. The format provides opportunity for extended discussion of topics with ample time for questions and answers as well as informal follow-up discussions. After the session everyone is encouraged to come and have a drink in a nearby pub and afterwards speakers and interested parties usually have dinner locally.

Attendance is particularly useful for graduate students and post-docs in providing:

Opportunities for networking: getting to know fellow students and established investigators from other Institutions in an informal setting.

Development of scientific communication skills: presenting work to an expert audience in a friendly environment and discussing work with local experts.

More broadly, the series is intended to support and nurture the professional and social development of the already strong London virology community.

Click here for a list of previous hosting PIs and talk titles

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The meeting is held monthly during term time, usually on the third Thursday of the month at 4pm.

The format of the meeting is a presenting group of 3 speakers, each talking for 25 minutes plus question time. They are introduced by a representative or head of their research group. 

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Next Meeting:

September 22nd
Prof Wendy Barclay, Imperial College London
Jason Long
Defining Host range barriers that limit avian influenza polymerase in human cells
Wendy Barclay and Hui Li
Understanding the severity of zoonotic avian influenza viruses
 Daniel Goldhill Measuring the error rate of influenza polymerase to track pandemic evolution
 Anika Singanayagam The balance between pH stability of influenza HA protein, transmission and virulence
 Wendy Barclay and Rebecca Frise Counting influenza transmission

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Further Meetings:
Thursday October 20 Peter Stockley, University of Leeds
Reidun Twarock, University of York
Thursday November 17
Early career investigator session:
Joe Grove, UCL
Goedele Maertens, Imperial College.
Trevor Sweeney, University of Cambridge
January 19
Prof Jan Rehwinkel, University of Oxford
March 23rd Prof Judy Breuer, University College London

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If you are interested in attending, please contact Jason Coyne: j.coyne (at)

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