Four poster prize winners at the Frontiers of Retrovirology Conference, Amsterdam

Four young investigators were awarded Poster Prizes at the Frontiers of Retrovirology meeting in Amsterdam, held October 3 – 5, 2011.  Their names and poster topics are listed below.  Also below are photos of Ben Berkhout, chair of the meeting organizing committee, awarding the poster prizes to the recipeints.  Support by The AIDS Fonds, Netherlands, for these prizes is gratefully acknowledged. 

Anna Kula, Laboratory of Molecular Virology, ICGEB, Trieste, Italy Characterization of the HIV-1 RNA associated proteome identifies Matrin3 and PSF as nuclear cofactors of Rev function.

Pieter J. Meuwissen, HIV Laboratory, Ghent University, Belgium Nef interferes with development of thymic T cell precursors: differential mechanisms in HIV and SIV.  

Thijs van Montfort, Laboratory of Experimental Virology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Stable HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein immune complexes as vaccine immunogens.  

Atsushi Koito, Dept of Retrovirology, Kumamoto University, Japan Intrinsic restriction activity by apoB mRNA editing enzyme APOBEC1 against the mobility of retroelements


Pieter, Thijs, and Anna with Ben.


Ben and Atsushi






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