The ESCV conference is one of the leading conferences that brings together virologists and clinicians from across Europe and globally. The 24th ESCV Annual Conference was held on 7 - 11th September in Manchester, UK.
The conference had keynote speakers including Prof Edward Holmes (University of Sidney, Australia) and Prof Johan Neyts (KU Leuven, Belgium) highlighting the need for continued research on viruses and development of novel antivirals due to the challenges around resistance and emerging viruses. A key message was that manging viral infections and controlling pandemics require a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort.
Ph.D. student Gemma Cooper presented her research about the development of novel antivirals derived from natural product compounds. The conference offered a great opportunity to discuss the work with other virologists and clinicians. A highlight of Gemma's visit was networking with other researchers and Ph.D. students from all over the world!