2nd Annual Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium Meeting

Last month, members of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium met for their annual meeting in an unseasonably cold La Jolla in Southern California. With researchers currently spread across three continents the meeting presented an opportunity for many to share their research and catch up with fellow Consortium members.

Hosted by the Ollmann-Saphire lab of the Scripps Research Institute, the two day event saw researchers discuss the latest advances in Lassa diagnostics, assays, virus structure and sequencing. A number of local researchers, including Professor Michael Oldstone, a pioneer in the field of viral immunity and author of Viruses, Plagues and History also participated in presenting.

And despite the absence of the sun, the attendees were able to put the sunglasses the organizers provided them with to good use. Check out their best Reservoir Dogs impersonation….

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