IUBMB Focused Meeting: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of RNA Viruses

23 – 26 November 2021
Faridabad, India

This 1975, digitally colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image, depicted four avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) virions, which are Coronaviridae family members. IBV is a highly contagious pathogen, which infects poultry of all ages, affecting a number of organ systems, including the respiratory and urogenital organs. IBV possesses a helical genome, composed of non-segmented, positive-sense single-stranded RNA ((+) ssRNA). This is an enveloped virus, which means that its outermost covering is derived from the host cell membrane. The coronavirus derives its name from the fact

The ongoing COVID19 pandemic has made it abundantly clear that infectious diseases due to pathogenic viruses with RNA genomes represents a global public health problem. Mortality and morbidity due to known RNA viruses are high and the problem is compounded due to the appearance of new viruses due to animal-human conflicts. RNA viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, Influenza, Japanese Encephalitis Virus, Dengue virus, Chikungunya virus and HIV may cause death or result in long-term sequelae in recovered patients. A number of laboratories in different parts of the world are engaged in research to identify critical intervention points in the life cycle of these viruses and exploit this knowledge to develop effective therapeutic and prophylactic strategies. To encourage a productive discussion and to disseminate knowledge about new advances in this area, we have organized, with support from the IUBMB, a focused meeting on the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of RNA viruses.

Registration opens on 1 May 2021.


Photo by CDC on Unsplash

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