SARS CoV-2 (previously known as 2019-nCoV) Outbreak - DAILY UPDATES
As a service to the community interested in antiviral research and development, ISAR News is publishing in this page a list of curated links to sources with verified and current information; these links are continuously updated at least once daily.
ISAR has adopted the taxonomy and nomenclature just recommended by the Coronavirus Study Group (CSG) of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. The virus is now considered a sister to the SARS virus. This group of coronaviruses has been renamed as SARS-CoVs, and the previously known as 2019-nCoV is now named SARS CoV-2.
12 February 2020
The ICAR Career Development workshop at 2020 ICAR Seattle will not be included in the online meeting.
Due to the SARS C0V-2 COVID outbreak resulting in the replacement of the physical meeting in Seattle by an online remote meeting, this year’s ICAR will not be able to host the Career Development workshop. The online format does not lend itself to the very interactive format of the Career Development Workshop.
See you at the 2021 ICAR Career Development Workshop!
8 March 2020
Johan Neyts New Year's message celebrating the upcoming ICAR2020 in Seattle, Washington, March 30-April 3. The final abstract submission deadline is January 27.
10 January 2020
The Chu Family Foundation Fellowship received many outstanding application this year, resulting in a mathematical tie for third place. There were, thus, four winners this year, two Ph.D. students and to postdoctoral fellows coming from three different continents.
30 July 2019
The 32nd International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR), sponsored by the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR), was held on May 12–15, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. As every year, Antiviral Research has just published the official meeting report which gives an overview of the conference on behalf of the Society. In the report, you will learn about the many exciting presentations on antiviral research and development in academic, regulatory, start up, mid and large pharmaceutical industry, and who were this year’s ISAR awardees. The report also includes a brief discussion of the many activities that ISAR organizes during the ICAR meetings to support the career development of antiviral researchers and facilitate the translation of scientific discoveries in the field into drugs, vaccines or policies, including the Women in Science Roundtable, Career Development Panel and PechaKucha event. The 33rd ICAR will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, March 30th-April 3rd, 2020.
30 July 2019
As every year, the 2019 ICAR meeting presentation were one of the highlights of the meeting. Many an excellent poster and presentation forced the awards committees, chaired by Brian Gentry and Jennifer Moffat (posters) and Kathie Seley-Radtke (Pechakucha), to work extra time selecting the well-deserved winners in each category.
16 July 2019
In the first President’s message in ISAR News online, Johan Neyts discusses the purpose and format of ISAR News online, introduces the new social media lead, Jessica Spangler, and discusses some new initiatives undertaken by the society and its ambassadors program to maximize ISAR’s presence and impact around the planet.
26 June 2019
An editorial penned by Graciela Andrei and Luis Schang describing the new ISAR News format, including its advantages, its links with ISAR’s social media presence, and your opportunities to get involved. The editorial also describes the rich history of ISAR News under the successive editorships of Bob Sidwell, Hugh Fields, and Anthony Vere Hodge. ISAR News welcomes your input and suggestions.
26 June 2019
The history of the society and its annual meetings has been chronicled every ten years. ISAR celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, and the third decade booklet (2007-2017), edited by Anthony Vere Hodge, is now available. In this introduction to the booklet, ISAR News discusses its major points and goals. The full first, second, and third decade booklets are available for download.
26 June 2019
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