Forefront of Virology Webinars

The Global Virus Network hosts a regular webinar series for COVID-19 and other virus-related knowledge sharing, featuring expert virologists from GVN Centers of Excellence around the world. Speakers highlight the latest scientific progress on different aspects of a given viral threat and ongoing efforts to stop, treat, or prevent it. Each session is a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 20-minute Q&A moderated by GVN's President Dr. Christian Bréchot.

August 24, 2023 - Dr. Michaela Gack

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Dr. Michaela Gack, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Florida Research & Innovation Center
Scientific Director
Arthur and Marylin Levitt Endowed Chair
GVN Center Director

July 28, 2023 - Dr. Hideki Hasegawa

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Hideki Hasegawa, MD, PhD
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza
Director, Research Center for Influenza and Respiratory Viruses, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan
GVN Center Director

June 1, 2023 - Dr. Alessandro Sette

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Dr. Alessandro Sette
Professor and GVN Member
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research
Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation
University of California, School of Medicine

May 15, 2023 - Dr. Hervé Perron

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Hervé Perron, PhD
University of Lyon, France
Chief Scientific Officer of GeNeuro, Switzerland

April 17, 2023 - Dr. Ulrike Protzer

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Dr. Ulrike Protzer
Chair for Virology
Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Munich, Germany GVN Center of Excellence Director

JANUARY 23, 2023 - Dr. Stephan Becker

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Stephan Becker, PhD
Professor of VirologyDirector, Institute of VirologyPhilipps University Marburg, GermanyGVN Center Director

NOVEMBER 14, 2022 - Dr. Rachel Roper

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Rachel Roper, MS, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Brody School of Medicine
Co-Chair, Global Virus Network Monkeypox Task Force
Adjunct Professor, Biology
Adjunct Professor, School of Dental Medicine
East Carolina University

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 - Dr. Diane Griffin

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Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD
University Distinguished Service Professor
W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
GVN Center Director

June 27, 2022 - Dr. Avindra Nath

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Dr. Avindra Nath
Chief, Section of Infections of the Nervous System at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NIH

June 17, 2022 - Drs. Nicolas Hoertel and CĂ©line Cougoule

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Dr. CĂ©line Cougoule, PhD
HDR – CNRS & University of Toulouse

Nicolas Hoertel, MD, MPH, PhD
Paris Cité University, INSERM & Corentin-Celton Hospital

APRIL 7, 2022 – DR. EMMA THOMSON

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Emma Thomson, PhD FRCP
Professor of Clinical Infectious Diseases
MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
GVN Member

MARCH 10, 2022 – DR. MAURICIO L. NOGUEIRA

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Mauricio L. Nogueira, MD, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Faculdade de Medicina de SJ Rio Preto (FAMERP)
Brazil

FEBRUARY 17, 2022 – DR. RUBESHAN PERUMAL

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Rubeshan Perumal, MBChB, MPH, MMed, MPhil, FCP(SA)
Senior Scientist
Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)
Specialist Physician and Pulmonologist
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
GVN Member

FEBRUARY 3, 2022 – DR. DAVID OSTROV

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David Ostrov, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
GVN Member

NOVEMBER 17, 2021 – DR. ROBERT F. GARRY

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Robert F. Garry, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Sciences
Tulane University School of Medicine
GVN Center Director

OCTOBER 20, 2021 – DR. MATTHEW FRIEMAN

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Dr. Matthew Frieman
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Associate Member, Institute of Human Virology
GVN Member

AUGUST 30, 2021 – DR. YOUNGMEE JEE

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Dr. Youngmee Jee
CEO
Institut Pasteur Korea, South Korea
GVN Center Director

JULY 27, 2021 – DR. DONALD INGBER

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Dr. Donald Ingber
Founding Director
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, USA
GVN Center Director

JUNE 14, 2021 – DR. MARION KOOPMANS

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Dr. Marion Koopmans
Head of Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam
Department of Viroscience, Rotterdam, Netherlands
GVN Center Director

MAY 12, 2021 – DR. GAVIN CLOHERTY

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Dr. Gavin Cloherty
Head of Infectious Disease Research at Abbott, USA
Research Fellow in Abbott’s Volwiler Society
GVN Corporate Center Director

APRIL 19, 2021 – DR. PENNY MOORE

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Dr. Penny Moore
NRF/DST South African Research Chair of Virus-Host Dynamics
Reader/Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand / National Institute for
Communicable Diseases (NICD), South Africa
GVN Center Director

MARCH 25, 2021 – DR. SCOTT WEAVER

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Dr. Scott Weaver
Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Institute for Human Infections & Immunity
Scientific Director, Galveston National Laboratory
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology
GVN Center Director, UTMB

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 – DR. RALPH BARIC

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Dr. Ralph Baric
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
The University of North Carolina, United States

DECEMBER 3, 2020 – DR. YIMING SHAO

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Dr. Yiming Shao
Chief Expert on AIDS, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Director of the Division of Research on Virology and Immunology, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China
Member of the GVN SARS-CoV-2 Task Force

OCTOBER 8, 2020 – DR. DAMIAN PURCELL

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Damian Purcell
Head of the Molecular Virology Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Melbourne
The Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 – DR. RICHARD SCHEUERMANN

Dr. Richard Scheuermann
Director, La Jolla Campus at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
Professor, University of California, San Diego
Director, GVN Center of Excellence
GVN SARS-CoV Task Force Member

AUGUST 13, 2020 – DR. JONATHAN SEXTON

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Dr. Jonathan Sexton
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
University of Michigan, USA
Member, Global Virus Network

JULY 23, 2020 – DR. KANTA SUBBARAO

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Kanta Subbarao
Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

JULY 9, 2020 – DR. ERICA OLLMANN SAPHIRE

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Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire
Director, GVN Center of Excellence
GVN SARS-CoV-2 Task Force Member
Professor, La Jolla Institute for Immunology,
Scripps Research Institute, USA

JUNE 19, 2020 – DR. JOHAN NEYTS

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Dr. Johan Neyts
Director, GVN Center of Excellence
GVN SARS-CoV-2 Task Force Member
Professor, Rega Institute for Medical Research, University of Leuven, Belgium

JUNE 5, 2020 – DR. LINFA WANG

Dr. Linfa Wang
Director, GVN Center of Excellence
GVN SARS-CoV-2 Task Force Member
Director of the Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore