Scientific Program

General Viral Science

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Faiz Ahmad

University of Konstanz, Germany

Title: The search for FAT10 deconjugating enzymes as a potential drug targets


Kira Astakhova

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Title: Novel tools for highly efficient detection of nucleic acids - Going beyond amplification


M.S.H. Al Awfi

Hodiedah University, Yemen

Title: Comparison of Real-time PCR versus ELISA in the diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection in pregnant women



Kafkas University, Turkey

Title: Infectobesity


Sameera Al Johani

Title: Surge capacity in Laboratory Medicine during major MERS-COV outbreak


Shu-Ting Luo

National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan

Title: Hospital-based Surveillance of Enterovirus 71 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2011-2014


TajEldin Mohammedein

Abdallah Kassala University. Sudan

Title: Correlation of measles and Dengue infection in Eastern Sudan


Tsogbadrakh Bayasgalan

National Center for Transfusion Medicine, Mongolia


HIV and Other Retroviral Diseases Affecting Afro-Asian Continents

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Ghazala Rubi

University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan

Title: Ecology and Genetics of chronic HCV patients of relapsers and non-responders in Punjab, Pakistan


Jamal Tazi

University of Montpellier, France

Title: Durable control of viral rebound with a new drug ABX464 targeting Rev – mediated viral RNA biogenesis


Levy Muchemwa

University of Zambia -Zambia

Title: High prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteraemia among a cohort of HIV-infected patients with severe sepsis in Lusaka, Zambia


Fatma İlhan

Balikesir University, Turkey

Title: Expression of p53 protein, Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus matrix protein, and surfactant protein in the lungs of sheep with pulmonary adenomatosis

Viral Immunology

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Kelly Grace Magalhães

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Title: The inflammatory and immunological response triggered by Zika virus in neural cells

Viral Hepatitis

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M.H. Babair

Ministry of education, Saudi Arabia

Title: Prevalence study of hepatitis A virus in Jeddah population


Waseem Hamoudi

Al Bashir Hospital, Jordan

Title: . Hepatitis B genotypic and serologic characteristics in Jordan

Animal Viruses

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Sajid Umar

Université de Toulouse, France

Title: Low pathogenic avian influenza virus experimental infection in the turkey model: effect of the route of inoculation on the course of disease

Therapeutic Approaches and Targets for Viral Infections

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Suresh K. Arya

Title: A Strategy for HIV Cure: Curtailing HIV latency by Unblocking Viral Transcription