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Leading the world in virology discoveries and cures

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The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology is proud to support these upcoming  conferences:

Banff Conference on Infectious Diseases 2014 – June 4-8, 2014

21st International Symposium on Hepatitis C and Related Viruses – September 7-11, 2014 in Banff, Alberta

2014 International Poxvirus, Asfarvirus & Iridovirus Conference – September 26-30, 2014 in Victoria, BC

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Dr. Matthias Götte
has been appointed chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, effective July 21, 2014. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University.
Dr. Götte’s research focuses on the study of viral replication and its inhibition. His interests cover a broad range of important human pathogens, including HIV, the hepatitis C virus and human herpesviruses.

 

 

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The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology was created in 2010 through the combined gifts of $25-million from the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation and $52.5-million from the Government of Alberta.

 

Vision
Leading the world in virology discoveries and cures.

 

 Mission
Through leadership in scientific excellence and international collaboration, the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology will invest in virology research to discover new methods to prevent, treat and cure virus-related disease to reduce the burden of viral disease around the world.

Overview

The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology (LKSIoV) unites a consortium of researchers to support discoveries in vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests for viral diseases affecting humans. The Institute builds on internationally recognized virology expertise and infrastructure with global connections to such partners as the US National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and more.