DAVS 2024

Dutch Annual Virology Symposium 2024

Beijerinck lecture:
Prof. Wendy Barclay (Imperial College London)
Perspectives on pandemics

Mathis Funk (Erasmus MC)
Transient RNA structures and purine-rich sequences underlie highly pathogenic avian influenza virus genesis

Xuesheng Wu (Utrecht University)
Unraveling dynamics of paramyxovirus-sialoglycan receptor interactions

Hans Langedijk (Janssen Vaccines)
Efficacious human metapneumovirus vaccine based on AI-guided engineering of a closed prefusion trimer

Pim America (VU Amsterdam)
Two coronavirus helicases bind the polymerase sequentially and the second speeds up RNA synthesis

Chiara Aloise (Utrecht University)
SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein inhibits the PKR-mediated integrated stress response through RNA-binding domain N2b

Marieke Nuhn (UMC Utrecht)
Microglia are a distinct HIV reservoir in the central nervous system of individuals on suppressive antiretroviral therapy

Tom Caniels (Amsterdam UMC)
Germline-targeting HIV vaccine candidate BG505 SOSIP GT1.1 expands B cells with broadly neutralizing antibody signatures in humans

Femke van Hout (Radboud UMC)
Screening of epigenetic inhibitors identifies Brd4 as novel antiviral factor in Aedes aegypti

Imke Visser (Erasmus MC)
Differential effect of mosquito saliva from distinct species on human dermal endothelial cell function in vitro and WNV pathogenesis in vivo

Marleen van der Laan (UMC Groningen)
Unraveling the role of heat shock protein 70 machines during chikungunya virus infection

Darshak Bhatt (UMC Groningen)
Oncolytic alphavirus replicons induce immmune cell activation and recruitment towards human tunor cells and spheroids

Linda van Oosten (Wageningen University)
Virus-like particle vaccine production in insect cells without contaminating baculovirus particles

Beijerinck premium lecture:
Pascal Miesen (Radboud UMC)