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Global Virus Network Adds Uganda Virus Research Institute as Newest Center of Excellence

Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and Entebbe, Uganda, May 29, 2018: The Global Virus Network (GVN) and the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) announced today the induction of the Institute as GVN’s newest Center of Excellence. The GVN represents 41 Centers of Excellence and 7 affiliates in 26 countries and comprises foremost experts in every class of […]

Global Virus Network Adds The University of Zambia’s Africa Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals as a New Affiliate Member

The new Affiliate’s membership is sponsored by two GVN Centers of Excellence, Hokkaido University and University College Dublin Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and Lusaka, Zambia, January 24, 2018: The Global Virus Network (GVN) and the AfricaCenter of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals (ACEIDHA) at the University of Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia announced today […]

Global Virus Network Meeting Strengthens Ties Among Top Virus Researchers

GVN’s programs facilitate international collaborations to address growing viral threats May 19, 2015, Beijing, China–The Global Virus Network (GVN), a coalition of the world’s leading medical virology research centers working together to prevent illness and death from viral disease, held its 7th meeting in partnership with Beijing University of Technology, a GVN Center of Excellence, […]

GVN Symposium on the Global Spread of Chikungunya

GVN Symposium on the Global Spread of Chikungunya On November 5, GVN and its partner, ASTMH, convened a special symposium on “The Global Spread of Chikungunya: Epidemiology, Evolution, Pathogenesis and Global Needs” at the annual ASTMH meeting in New Orleans.  All three of GVN’s Task Force Chairs on Chikungunya spoke at the session, which was […]


Who: The Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) and St. George’s University (SGU) in partnership with the Global Virus Network (GVN) Dr. Robert Gallo, Director, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Co-Founder and Scientific Director, GVN Dr. Anders Vahlne, Professor of Clinical Virology at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, and Center Director […]

Prominent Virologist Stanley Plotkin Joins GVN as Senior Advisor

Baltimore, MD: January 14, 2014 ;The Global Virus Network (GVN) is honored to have Dr. Stanley A. Plotkin, Emeritus Professor of the University of Pennsylvania and consultant to all of the major vaccine manufacturers, serve as a senior advisor. Dr. Plotkin is world renowned for his development of the rubella vaccine- now in standard use throughout the world, […]

A New Pathogen in Paradise

A New Pathogen in Paradise A new virus with a strange name recently emerged in the popular press and the public consciousness. On 19 December 2013, two confirmed cases of locally acquired chikungunyavirus (CHIK) were reported on the French Caribbean island of Martinique. The World Health Organization announced that this is the first time local transmission of this virus has been detected in the Americas.   CHIK is […]

Chikunguya virus (CHIKV) outbreak in St. Martin

Chikunguya virus (CHIKV) outbreak in St. Martin December 20, 2013, Baltimore, MD: St. Martin, in the Caribbean, is the first country in the Western Hemisphere to experience a Chikunguya virus (CHIKV) outbreak. Global Virus Network (GVN) member of the Sweden-Estonia GVN Center of Excellence and CHIKV specialist, Andres Merits, PhD says once we know the […]

Gallo Speaks to Dan Rodricks

Dr. Gallo spoke about the beginning of AIDS, the need for the next generation of trained virologists, the creation of the Global Virus Network, viruses in general, IHV’s HIV preventive vaccine candidate, a PEPFAR for the U.S., among other important issues.  At the end, the reporter thanks Gallo and his team for choosing the University […]