Professor Alan Perelson – Modeling HCV Infection, Treatment and Cure

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

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.

Abstract

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. 

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