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Special CIIID Seminars

May 14, 2018

UW Medicine at South Lake Union

Brotman Auditorium

Event Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Presenter:  Shin-Ru Shih, Ph.D., Director/Professor, Research Center for Emerging Viral Infections, Chang Gung University, Taiwan.

  • Dr. Shih and her team have been studying various aspects of emerging RNA viruses, including identification of viral pathogens during outbreaks, mechanistic studies of pathogenesis, and development of vaccines and antiviral agents. RNA viruses are their major focuses. Their study of enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) began in 1998, when a large EV-A71 outbreak occurred in Taiwan.
  • Talk Title:  "Viral and host factors involved in enterovirus infection – potential applications in therapy and prophylaxis"

Presenter:  Rei-Lin Kuo, Ph.D., Associate professor, Research Center for Emerging Viral Infections & Department of Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Science, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

  • Dr. Kuo's research in enterovirus 71 (EV71) was initiated during the graduate study for investigating the molecular mechanism of pathogenesis of EV71 infection.

  • Talk Title:  "Dysregulation of type I interferon response during EV71 infection"

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