Professor Alan Perelson – Modeling HCV Infection, Treatment and Cure

Event date: 
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Professor Alan Perelson

Professor Alan Perelson

Senior Fellow, Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

About your speaker

Alan Perelson is a Senior Fellow at Alamos National Laboratory. His research focuses on developing models of the immune system and infectious diseases, such as HIV and HCV. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Alan will summarize work done on modeling the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) first with type 1 interferon and then with direct-acting antivirals.
He will highlight the input and successes of modeling in understanding the mode of action of anti-HCV drugs, the need for combination therapy, and the determination of the duration of treatment needed for successful clinical trials.