Dear fellow researchers,
Earlier this week, you received a note from my colleagues, Chris Beyrer and Olive Shisana calling for abstracts for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016). As you may know, my heart and passion has focused primarily on basic science and research. Over the past year, important discoveries have been made in this field, such as:
- the antiretroviral activity of the SERINC protein family
- the use of CD4-mimetic compounds to sensitize HIV-1-infected cells to antibody-mediated cellular cytotoxicity
- the development of bispecific antibodies to target the reservoir
At AIDS 2016, we will discuss advancing these further, along with key basic science topics. We must seize the opportunity to push our field forward on a global platform in order to make critical strides in HIV cure and vaccine research. Please join me in presenting the top basic science this year and submit your abstract for Basic and Translational Research to AIDS 2016. Abstract submissions must be received by 4 February 2016. I look forward to seeing you in Durban.
Nobel Laureate and Pasteur Institute