St Andrews Virology Workshop in honour of John Skehel and Rob Webster

  • Event:  St Andrews Virology Workshop – In celebration of honorary degrees to John Skehel and Rob Webster
  • When:  Thursday 25 June 2015
  • Venue:  Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, University of St Andrews
  • Registration:  Please download form and send to; registration closes 30 April 2015


9.30 – 10.00 
Professor David Evans:  Mechanistic insights into enterovirus recombination
10.00 – 10.30                
Dr Jens Tilsner:  Push on through to the other side – how to get a few MDa through a plant cell wall
10.30 - 11.00 
Professor Rick Randall:  What human primary immunodeficiencies can tell us about how viruses interact with the interferon system.


11.20 – 11.50 
Professor Paul Digard (University of Edinburgh):  Accessory genes in influenza A virus
11.50 – 12.10 
Dr David Hughes:  Interplay between viruses and the ubiquitin-like protein system
12.10 – 12.30 
Professor Garry Taylor:  A universal preventative for all strains of influenza ?
12.30 – 1.00
Dr Michael Nevels:  Chromatin Control of Human Cytomegalovirus Infection


2.00 – 2.30 
Professor Richard Elliott (University of Glasgow):  Bunyavirus-host interactions
2.30 – 2.50 
Dr David Jackson:  Antiviral mechanisms of MxA
2.50 – 3.10 
Dr Cathy Adamson:  Exploring viral interferon antagonists as novel antiviral drug targets
3.10 – 3.40
Professor Martin Ryan:  Positive thinking: translational FMDV research


4.00 – 5.00

Sir John Skehel and Professor Rob Webster:  The continuing threat of influenza
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