This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
The 2021 Viruses and Cells GRC, a premier conference in the field of virology, will cover seminal topics in virology with a focus on current areas of innovation and impact including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This conference covers a diversity of viral and host systems: from DNA to RNA to retroviruses, and viruses impacting animal, plant, or microbial hosts. The conference is an interactive forum that brings together investigators at the forefront of the field, junior investigators launching independent research careers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The conference strives to represent a collegial environment that supports the discussion of novel ideas and fosters new collaborations.
Invited speakers will present novel, unpublished and cutting-edge findings in the field of virology. Topics will include: viral transmission and entry, replication mechanisms, regulation of gene expression, cell biology of viral infection, pathogenesis, host response and immunity, viral evasion strategies, virus-host interactions, viral evolution and therapeutics. Session chairs with expertise in each session topic will lead interactive, lively, and open discussions following each presentation. In addition to each of the invited speakers, short talks will be chosen from the abstracts that are submitted to the meeting at the time of registration. Abstracts that highlight the most exciting and new developments in the field of virology will be selected for short talks, and other abstracts will be selected as posters. The evening poster sessions are a prominent and important aspect of this conference providing yet another opportunity for participants to interact and discuss their research findings in an informal, friendly atmosphere.
*Please note that talk selections from submitted abstracts will be made by January 20, 2021.*