Presentation KNAW Beijerinck Prizes for Virology

8 March 2013 from 16:00 to 17:00 hrs
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The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will present the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize for outstanding virologists to Felix Rey and the Beijerinck Virology Premium for promising virologists to Stan Brouns. You are cordially invited to attend the award ceremony.

Felix Rey is Director of the Structural Virology Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. His work focuses on viruses for which no treatment has been found yet. Rey can be considered as one of the most important researchers in his field.

Stan Brouns is Assistant Professor Bacterial Genetics at the Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University. The research of Dr Brouns aims to elucidate not only how the immune system works, but also what solutions viruses have come up with to escape immunity.
The Beijerinck Prizes are established by the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Fund in memory of the virologist Martinus Willem Beijerinck.


03:45 p.m.

Welcome with coffee and tea

04:00 p.m.

Presentation of the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize 2013 to Felix Rey, Director of the Structural Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris

Jury's report by the chairman of the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Fund, Kees Melief

Beijerinck lecture by Felix Rey
Class II viral membrane fusion proteins: virus/host gene exchanges and cell-cell fusion events in the development of multicellular organisms

Presentation of the Beijerinck Virology Premium to Stan Brouns, Assistant Professor Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University

Jury's report by Kees Melief

Lecture by Stan Brouns
How microbes fight viruses, and how viruses strike back

05:15 p.m.

Closing and reception

Registration is required. Deadline for registration is Wednesday 6 March 5:00 p.m.

The number of participants is limited.