OET Presenting at South Wilts Virus Group Annual Meeting

OET will be sponsoring and presenting at this year’s South Wilts Virus Group (SWVG) annual meeting on Thursday 24th May. The event, hosted by Oxford Brookes University Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, will allow OET scientists to exhibit our current research achievements and network with other specialists in the virology field.

The SWVG is a forum for virologists in the Wiltshire/Surrey/Berkshire/ Oxfordshire region. The organisation originally began in 1952 at the Common Cold Unit (CCU) at Harnham Down near Salisbury and acted as an informal gathering of scientists to discuss virological topics. As leading experts in baculovirus science and keen attendants of previous SVWG meetings, OET are very excited to be given the opportunity to support the event.

The full line-up can be found below:

 

12pm – Registration & buffet lunch, tours offered of Bioimaging facility (SBF-SEM)

1pm – Welcome. Introduction & housekeeping. Linda King/Robert Possee   

1.10pm – Characterization of a persistent baculovirus infection established in an insect cell line. Raquel Arinto Garcia and Carina Bannach, Dept Biological and Medical Sciences, OBU

1.40pm – Archaeogenetic models of human-disease interaction in deep time. Simon Underdown, Dept of Social Sciences, OBU

2.10pm – Coffee break

2. 30pm – Development and characterisation of BacMAM vectors for expression of protective genes in human pancreatic islet cells: Towards a therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus. Mine Aksular, Oxford Expression Technologies

3pm – HERV-K: Harmless hitchhiker or genomic rogue? Ravinder Kanda, Dept Biological and Medical Sciences, OBU

3.30pm – The development of a rat challenge model for HCV vaccine development using a newly discovered rodent hepacivirus. Peter Simmonds and Erwan Atcheson, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

4pm – Close