♦ NGS Workshop 20 - 21 May 2015 ♦
Workshop on Next Generation Sequencing of Viruses
The Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE
This workshop, organised by isirv-AVG, GISAID and PREDEMICS, will examine the analysis and interpretation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data of influenza and other viruses, with a particular emphasis on the significance of minor variants within a virus population. It will include discussions relating to sequencing technologies, data processing (quality control, mapping), assembly and analysis
of data, database format, interpretation and the significance and use of NGS data for public and animal health.
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♦ ISIRV-AVG Conference 2 - 4 June 2015 ♦ FULLY BOOKED ♦
4th ISIRV-AVG Conference
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas USA
Novel Antiviral Therapies for Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses : Bench to Bedside
This conference will focus on the pre-clinical and clinical development of therapeutics for influenza and other respiratory viruses, including RSV, SARS, MERS-CoV.
♦ IMRP Conference 2 - 4 September 2015 ♦
Abstract Submission Date Extended - 25 May
1st International Meeting on Respiratory Pathogens
Furama Riverfront, Singapore
This ISIRV conference aims to be the world's premier respiratory pathogens (viruses, bacteria and others) meeting, covering a range of topics from emerging diseases, epidemiology, immunology, diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics, and clinical management.
The conference entitled 'Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Infections: Advances in Clinical Management' took place in Tokyo, Japan, on 4-6 June 2014. Resources from the meeting are currently available to isirv members in the members' area. Proceedings of the meeting are available in the IRV Journal here.
A summary report of the isirv AVG discussion meeting on 'clinical trial endpoints for studies of antivirals in hospitalised and at risk influenza patients' is now available here.
Dr Lance Jennings has been appointed as the isirv Chair, taking over from Dr John Watson who stood down at the isirv AGM. Full details of the isirv board members, including brief biographies, can be found in the 'about isirv' pages of the website.
Resources from the recent Options VIII conference in Cape Town, including web-casts of the plenary presentations, are available in the members' area of the isirv website.
MERS-CoV: information and links to other sources of information on this evolving situation is available through the news section.
Influenza A(H7N9) in China: information and links to other sources of information is available through the news section.
The isirv journal, Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses is now published in an Online Only format. No printed issue will be produced but authors will still be able to order offprints of their own articles. Further information is available here