Why haven't we won over HIV?
May 28 / ZOOM / 5p.m. UTC+3 / 4p.m. CET

Dr Christopher Edward Jones
BSc in biochemistry, PhD in Infection /
Lecturer in biomedical science at the University of Chester

"My background is in virology, specifically retrovirology. My research focuses on the immune response to infection, and on interactions between viruses and our immune system. At the University of Chester I also lead the BSc microbiology programme"
Yury V. Kornoushenko
Senior Researcher of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the National Academy
of Sciences of Belarus and of The United Institute for Informatics Problems.

"I graduated from the Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, master of biological
sciences (Gomel, 2010), received the candidate of chemical sciences degree (PhD)
of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of
Belarus (2017). My research includes the development of inhibitors of HIV-1 and the
development of anti-cancer drugs by computer molecular modeling.
He is an author of 60 publications in the field of computational chemistry, drug-design
and molecular biology.
My hobby is chess (candidate chess master)"
Wei Xu
Academic qualifications: Postdoctoral Reseacher (Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University), PhD (Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University), MS and BS (Medical School of Beihua University).

Previous academic positions held:
Research Assistant, Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control & Prevention (2014-2016)

Present academic position: Postdoctoral Reseacher (Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University) (2016-now)

Previous relevant research work: >8 years of basic research on viral infections and antiviral agents.

Publication records: 21 peer-reviewed papers (7 first-authored papers and 10 co-authored papers)

Other relevant information:

  1. Has obtained 2 issued Chinese patents.
  2. Has received China National Scholarship for PhD candidate (2014)
  3. Has received two grants from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation in 2017 (2017M611457 and 2017T100273)
  4. Has received one grant from National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2017 (81703571)

MAY 28
5 PM UTC+3
5.00 - 5.10
5.10 - 5.30
HIV and the Immune Response — Dr Christopher Edward Jones
How HIV interacts with some aspects of our Immune System, and how we can target these interactions therapeutically
5.30 - 5.35
With Dr Christopher Edward Jones
5.35 - 5.55
HIV / AIDS Overview: Epidemiology and Antiretroviral Therapy — Yury V. Kornoushenko
5.35 - 5.55
Q&A Session
With Yury V. Kornoushenko
6.00 - 6.10
6.10 - 6.30
Drug for HIV treatment — Wei Xu
6.30 - 6.35
Q&A session
With Wei Xu
6.35 - 7.00
Q&A session
With Dr Christopher Edward Jones, Yury V. Kornoushenko, Wei Xu
7.00 - 7.10
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