TRR-179
Symposium

16/05-18/05/2018

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the first symposium of DFG-funded collaborative research center TRR 179 “Determinants and dynamics of elimination vs. persistence of hepatitis virus infection”.
The symposium is intended to bring together clinicians and basic scientists that are united by their interest in the mechanisms utilized by hepatitis viruses to escape innate and adaptive immune responses and thus, to establish persistence. The topic is at the interface of virus – host interactions, and therefore includes in addition to immunology a substantial amount of cell biology and molecular virology. In the light of this interdisciplinarity, a main mission of the symposium is to foster collaborations and interactions in a relaxed and rather informal atmosphere.
We would like to thank the German research foundation (DFG), the SFB/TR 209 and the SFB1129 for the generous support of the symposium. We are also very grateful to the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg for hosting this meeting. Most important is the contribution of all the speakers and chairpersons, whom we thank very much for taking their time out of busy schedules and their active participation.
Finally, we thank you all for coming to Heidelberg and we wish you an exciting and productive meeting as well as a pleasant stay.

Speakers

Andrea Ablasser

Lausanne

Andreas Bergthaler

Vienna

Eva Billerbeck

New York

Maura Dandri

Hamburg

Carlo Ferrari

Parma

Markus Heim

Basel

Matteo Iannacone

Milan

Stanley M. Lemon

Chapel Hill

Wenhui Li

Peking

Mala Maini

London

Darius Moradpour

Lausanne

Christine Neuveut

Paris

Thomas Pietschmann

Hannover

Barbara Rehermann

Bethesda

Charles M. Rice

New York

Naglaa Shoukry

Montreal

John E. Wherry

Philadelphia

Adam Zlotnick

Bloomington