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Overview

Europic is the world premier virology conference that focuses on studies of picornaviruses. This family of important human and animal pathogens includes enteroviruses (e.g. poliovirus, rhinoviruses, EV-A71, EV-D68), hepatitis A virus and foot-and-mouth disease virus, as well as many other viruses whose number is growing by day with new discoveries.

The programme will include plenary talks from international experts along with shorter offered papers and poster sessions.

The topics covered will include picornavirus diversity and evolution, virus dissemination in the infected host, host reaction to picornavirus infection, virus-cell interactions, virus structure, the molecular mechanisms of the viral life cycle, molecular epidemiology and emergence of picornaviruses, on-going surveillance and advances in clinical virology, including diagnostics, vaccines and antiviral agents to control picornavirus infections.

Organising committee

  • Nicola Stonehouse (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Peter Simmonds (University of Oxford, UK
  • Heli Harvala (NHS Blood and Transplant, UK)
  • Toby Tuthill (The Pirbright Institute, UK)

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Destination & Venue

Venue

Europic 2022 will be taking place at the Harrogate Majestic Hotel and Spa.