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

Allison Abendroth, University of Sydney, Australia Oren Kobiler, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Joel Baines, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, United States Konstantin Kousoulas, Louisiana State University, United States
Bruce Banfield, Queen's University, Canada Thomas Kristie, National Institutes of Health USA, United States
Chris Benedict, La Jolla Institute, United States Laurie Krug, National Cancer Institute, United States
Andrea Bertke, Virginia Tech, United States David Leib, Dartmouth College, United States
Krystyna Bienkowska-Szewczyk, University of Gdansk, Poland Paul Lieberman, The Wistar Institute, United States
David Blackbourn, University of Surrey, United Kingdom Roger Lippe, University of Montreal, Canada
John Blaho, City University of New York, United States Richard Longnecker, Northwestern University, United States
David Bloom, University of Florida, United States Micah Luftig, Duke University School of Medicine, United States
Jens Bosse, CSSB Hamburg, Germany David Lukac, Rutgers University, United States
Chris Boutell, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CRV), United Kingdom Zhe Ma, University of Florida, United States
Curtis Brandt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States Thomas Mettenleiter, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
Wade Bresnahan, University of Minnesota, United States William Miller, University of Cincinnati, United States
Judith Breuer, University College London, United Kingdom Edward Mocarski, Emory University and Stanford University, United States
Gabriella Campadelli-Fiume, University of Bologna, Italy Jennifer Moffat, SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States
Ethel Cesarman, Weill Cornell Medicine, United States Nathaniel Moorman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Bala Chandran, University of South Florida, United States Mandy Muller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States
Luka Cicin-Sain, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany Christian Münz, Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Anna Cliffe, University of Virginia, United States Maria Nagel, University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus, United States
Jeff Cohen, National Institute of Health, United States Jay Nelson, Oregon Health & Science University, United States
Gary Cohen, University of Pennsylvania, United States Anthony Nicola, Washington State University, United States
Sarah Connolly, DePaul University, United States Christine O'Connor, Cleveland Clinic - Lerner Research Institute, United States
Anthony Cunningham, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia Peter O'Hare, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Neal DeLuca, University of Pittsburgh, United States Klaus Osterrieder, FU Berlin/CityU Hong Kong, Germany
Jill Dembowski, Duquesne University, United States Christina Paulus, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Hongyu Deng, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China John Purdy, University of Arizona, United States
Richard Dix, Georgia State University, United States William Rawlinson, NSW Health Pathology, Australia
Gill Elliott, University of Surrey, United Kingdom Tiffany Reese, University of Texas Southwestern, United States
Lynn Enquist, Department Molecular Biology, Princeton University, United States Brent Ryckman, University of Montana, United States
Armin Ensser, Universitaetsklinikum, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany Clare Sample, Penn State Cancer Institute, United States
Paul Farrell, Imperial College London, United Kingdom Rozanne Sandri-Goldin, University of California, Irvine, United States
Herman Favoreel, Ghent University, Belgium Nancy Sawtell, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, United States
Pinghui Feng, University of Southern California, United States Luis M Schang, Cornell University, United States
Lee Fortunato, University of Idaho, United States Mark Schleiss, University of Minnesota Medical School, United States
Lori Frappier, University of Toronto, Canada Thomas Schulz, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Klaus Frueh, Oregon Health & Science University, United States Kathy Shair, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Marta Gaglia, Tufts University, United States Thomas Shenk, Princeton University, United States
Adam Geballe, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States Deepak Shukla, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Homayon Ghiasi, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, United States John Sinclair, University of Cambridge, UK, United Kingdom
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 Wisconsin, 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 Richard 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