Eleventh International Foamy Virus Conference—meeting reportMore about Open Access at the Crick
Authors listFlorence Buseyne Antoine Gessain Marcelo A Soares André F Santos Magdalena Materniak-Kornas Pascale Lesage Alessia Zamborlini Martin Löchelt Wentao Qiao Dirk Lindemann Birgitta M Wöhrl Jonathan Stoye Ian Taylor Arifa S Khan
The Eleventh International Foamy Virus Conference took place on 9-10 June 2016 at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. The meeting reviewed progress on foamy virus (FV) research, as well as related current topics in retrovirology. FVs are complex retroviruses that are widespread in several animal species. Several research topics on these viruses are relevant to human health: cross-species transmission and viral emergence, vectors for gene therapy, development of antiretroviral drugs, retroviral evolution and its influence on the human genome. In this article, we review the conference presentations on these viruses and highlight the major questions to be answered.
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