Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 45th International Herpesvirus Workshop, which will be held from August 2nd to August 6th, 2021. This virtual IHW will showcase the same high-quality science and provide students, fellows and PIs the opportunity to present their work to the greater IHW audience expected from an in-person workshop. Our goal is to make the return of the IHW a meeting to remember and to be a catalyst to reinvigorate the workshop and bring a sense of normalcy to the IHW family after a one-year pandemic break. 

The meeting will take place from Monday to Friday and bring to the audience a variety of cutting-edge presentations, along with multiple breakout sessions and the more familiar poster sessions and one on one chats and live discussions; all taking place from the comfort of your home or office. We are hoping for a robust meeting that allows the exchange of new ideas and the vibrant and collegial discussions that the IHW has been known for over these many years. We are encouraging all to attend and hope to bring an emphasis on recruiting new researchers and trainees to the workshop. 

Given that the virtual IHW, has a much lower registration fee and there are no travel or lodging costs, we hope this encourages labs to register as many trainees as they can to attend the meeting. We will also have some registration awards for trainees available.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the 2021 International Herpesvirus Workshop this summer.   

~ Blossom, Ian, and Andrew


IHW 2021 Organizers

Blossom Damania
UNC-Chapel Hill

Ian Mohr
NYU Langone Health

Andrew Yurochko
LSU Health Shreveport



IHW 2021 International Review Committee


Britt Glaunsinger, University of California Berkeley, United States

Barry Slobedman, University of Sydney, Australia

Joseph Glorioso, University of Pittsburgh, United States

Greg Smith, Northwestern University, United States

Felicia Goodrum, University of Arizona, United States

Beate Sodeik, Hannover Medical School, Institute of Virology, Deutschland

Eva Gottwein, Northwestern University, United States

Cecilia Soderberg-Naucler, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Charles Grose, University of Iowa, United States

Deborah Spector, University of California San Diego, United States

Kay Grünewald, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Thomas Stamminger, Institute of Virology, Ulm University Medical Center, Germany

Anne Halenius, Institute of Virology, University Medical Hospital Freiburg, Germany

Richard Stanton, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Katya Heldwein, Tufts University, United States

Daniel Streblow, Oregon Health & Science University, United States

Hartmut Hengel, University Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Deutschland

Sankar Swaminathan, University of Utah, United States

Laura Hertel, University of California San Francisco, United States

Moriah Szpara, Pennsylvania State University, United States

Fred Homa, University of Pittsburgh, United States

Vera Tarakanova, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States

Amy Hudson, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States

Matthew Taylor, Montana State University, United States

Veijo Hukkanen, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Finland

Scott Terhune, Medical College of Wiscosin, United States

Keith Jerome, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

Richard Thompson, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, United States

Eric Johannsen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

Domenico Tortorella, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

David Johnson, Oregon Health & Science University, United States

Mirko Trilling, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Clinton Jones, Oklahoma State University, United States

Jens von Einem, Institute of Virology, Ulm University Medical Center, Germany

Rob Kalejta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

Derek Walsh, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, United States

Jeremy Kamil, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, United States

Michael Weekes, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

John Karijolich, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, United States

Sandra Weller, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, United States

Yasushi Kawaguchi, University of Tokyo, Institute of Medical Science, Japan

Richrd Whitley, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Shannon Kenney, University of Wisconsin, United States

Mark Wills, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Paul Kinchington, University of Pittsburgh, United States

Angus Wilson, New York University School of Medicine, United States

Barbara Klupp, Friedrich-Loeffler- Institut, Germany

Chunfu Zheng, Fujian Medical University, China

David Knipe, Harvard Medical School, United States

Fanxiu Zhu, Florida State University, United States