The Impact of Influenza

Richard Webby and Edward Hutchinson discuss influenza viruses—the development of new strains, how they mediate virulence, and their threat to human society.

The Scientist Creative Services Team
Jul 13, 2021

FREE Webinar

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
2:30 - 4:00 PM, Eastern Time

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The world’s attention may be focused on SARS-CoV-2, but influenza viral infections remain a persistent problem for human societies. In this webinar from The Scientist, Richard Webby and Edward Hutchinson will talk about why influenza viruses are difficult to combat and how influenza virus properties modulate immunity and virulence. They will also address how to track and assess new influenza strains, and key things researchers have learned from influenza that can be applied to other infectious diseases.

Topics to be covered

  • Predicting and assessing zoonotic influenza for pandemic preparedness
  • How influenza viruses modulate their coding capacity, and the effect that has on virulence and immunity

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Meet the Speakers:

Richard Webby, PhD
Director
World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds
Member, Division of Virology
Department of Infectious Diseases
                                 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Edward Hutchinson, PhD
Lecturer
Centre for Virus Research
University of Glasgow



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