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Pandemic influenza



09:00 - 18:00


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Organised by Sir John Skehel FRS and Professor Neil Ferguson

This one day international meeting to discuss pandemic influenza will look in turn at where influenza viruses come from, how they spread, what they look like and how humans respond. The discussion will also include the global response to the new H1N1 virus.

Audio recordings are now available below.

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Analysis and modelling of the 2009 pandemic: lessons learned

Professor Neil Ferguson OBE, Imperial College London, UK

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Current status of live attenuated influenza vaccine for seasonal and pandemic influenza

Dr Kathleen L. Coelingh, MedImmune, USA

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Humoral response to human vaccination with different formulations of inactivated H1 2009 pandemic vaccine, and H5, H7, and H9 vaccines

Professor Karl Nicholson, University of Leicester, UK

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Influenza virus transmission: new insights from the guinea pig model

Professor Peter Palese, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

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Introduction by Peter Cotgreave

Peter Cotgreave

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Origins and evolutionary genomics of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A pandemic

Dr Gavin Smith, Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine, Singapore, Hong Kong

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Polymerase protein structures

Dr Stephen Cusack, EMBL Grenoble Outstation, France

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Receptor binding to HA and inhibitor binding to NA

Dr Steve J Gamblin, MRC-National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK

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Structural insights into the multifunctionality of the NS1 protein

Dr Rupert Russell, University of St Andrews, UK

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T cell immunity in influenza

Sir Andrew McMichael FRS, University of Oxford, UK

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The human heterosubtypic antibody response to influenza virus

Professor Antonio Lanzavecchia, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland

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The role of avian influenza viruses in the genesis of mammalian strains

Professor Neil Ferguson OBE, Imperial College London, UK

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Challenges of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic: a World Health Organisation perspective

Dr Charles Penn, World Health Organisation’s global influenza programme, Switzerland

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Pandemic influenza

History of science lecture by Ross MacFarlane

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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