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:

February 23rd, 16:00, Bloomsbury
Prof Martin Allday, Imperial College London
Dr Quentin Bazot
Very brief introduction to EBV
Dr Kostas Paschos
 “Combining ChIP-­‐seq data and gene expression profiles reveals general principles of EBNA3-­‐mediated gene regulation during EBV latency.”
Dr Quentin Bazot
 “Inhibition of cyclin-­‐dependent kinase inhibitors (CDKI) by
EBNA3A and EBNA3C in EBV-­‐infected/transformed B cells: mechanisms and biological consequences.”
Christine Styles  “EBNA3A and EBNA3C have co-­‐evolved to epigenetically suppress the B cell-­‐to-­‐plasma cell differentiation pathway, favouring persistence in memory B cells.”

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Further Meetings:
March 23rd Prof Judy Breuer, University College London
May 18th
Early Career Investigators:
  Ben Longdon – University  of Exeter
Carlos Maluquer de Motes  -- University of Surrey
Pierre Maillard –  Crick Institute/ University College London

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If you are interested in attending, please contact Jane Turner: jane.turner (at)

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