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Preferential rates until:
March 14th, 2008
Abstract submission until:
March 14th, 2008
Notification of acceptance:
April 1st, 2008
  Theme of the Conference




HIV was isolated 25 years ago. HIV research then and now bear no comparison. While the meeting will understandably take us back to 1983, it seeks to present cutting edge research from the virus to the clinic. It kicks off with structural studies on the virus and moves on to how the host cell tries to restrict replication by a variety of different approaches. The day ends with an overview of the enormous diversity of simian look-alike virus. The second day is resolutely immunological and covers antibodies, T cell responses and immunopathogenesis. The ensemble is tied up by reviewing the impact of human polymorphisms on disease progression. The last day turns to the difficult problems of a vaccine and drug resistance. The changing face of clinical AIDS and the disease burden in the Africa and Asia bring up the rear.


Scientific organizing committee


Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Daniel Douek, Vaccine Research Center, Bethesda, USA
Michael Malim, King's College, London, UK
Andrew J. McMichael, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford, UK
Simon Wain-Hobson, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Robin A. Weiss, University College, London, UK

  Other conferences celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Institut Pasteur:
  The Metchnikoff's Legacy in 2008 , April 28-30, 2008
  Understanding and controlling Infectious Diseaeses: an agenda for the 21st century, November 11-13, 2008