Retrovirology Associate Editor Monsef Benkirane has been elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows are members of the academy, which is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The mission of the academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public. Members of the AAM, are elected through a highly selective, annual, peer-reviewed process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.
Details of the Academy can be found on http://www.asm.org/
A tribute by Shibo Jiang
(Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China firstname.lastname@example.org)
On the morning of January 29, 2013 when I turned on my computer, I saw the first email saying “It is with great sadness that we have heard Kuan-Teh Jeang passed away suddenly on Sunday night”. My first reaction is “Oh my God, Teh must make another joke on me”. It was only a few days before that he had asked me if I could submit my review article on HIV entry inhibitors to Retrovirology on the promised date. I told him that I needed to extend the deadline for three weeks since I was very busy writing grant applications. He pretended to be very angry, saying …
Dr Kuan-Teh Jeang, Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology, passed away on 27th January. We understand that Teh was well known and well liked by his friends and colleagues, so we would like to invite you share your memories and add your messages of condolences to this post. Below is a message about Teh from Dr Gottesman of NIH.
Some of you have now heard the tragic news about Kuan-Teh Jeang of NIAID, who died suddenly and unexpectedly late Sunday night, on January 27. The cause of his death has not been verified, and I do not have the full details to relay.
I am sure you share my sense of shock and grief. Teh was 54 years old, had a remarkably …
The nomination period is now open for the 2013 M. Jeang Retrovirology Prize. Nominations will be accepted from December 1st, 2012 to January 15th, 2013. The winner of the 2013 Retrovirology Prize will be announced and presented at the 2013 Frontiers in Retrovirology conference to be held September 16-18th at Cambridge University in the UK http://www.frontiers-of-retrovirology.com/ . Please see the following articles for rules in nominating a candidate for the Retrovirology Prize http://www.retrovirology.com/content/pdf/1742-4690-9-96.pdf ; http://www.retrovirology.com/content/pdf/1742-4690-5-80.pdf . We encourage your nomination of a deserving colleague. If you have any questions about the Retrovirology Prize, please feel free to contact the editors at email@example.com .
The Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position focused on any area of HIV/AIDS research. Preference will be given to applicants with an established research program. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an innovative funded research program and to participate in graduate training. Generous start-up funds are available.
Baylor College of Medicine is located in the rich scientific setting of the renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest incorporated medical center in the world, in Houston, a dynamic and ethnically diverse city with many cultural amenities. State-of-the-art core facilities are available. Multidisciplinary research centers, including the Center for AIDS Research, the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, the Alkek …
Postdoctoral Fellow Position Available
Laboratory of Molecular Virology
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in a research program supported by
the European Research Council (ERC Advanced Grant) focused on
understanding the molecular basis for HIV-1 transcriptional silencing.
Applicants are invited for a 2 to 3 years Post-doctoral Research Position. The
research program will require expertise in the field of transcription, chromatin
(genome wide analyses) and biochemistry.
The Institute of Human Genetics (http://www.igh.cnrs.fr/) is a major CNRS unit
dedicated to excellence in fundamental research and pathology. The principal
research interests of the IGH are genome dynamics, developmental genetics,
epigenetics, and molecular and cellular pathology. The institute is located in
Montpellier, one of the most lively and concentrated areas for research
scientists in France. Please …
Dr Kuan-Teh Jeang, Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology and Associate Editor for Cell & Bioscience (as well as editorial board member of BMC Biology and BMC Medicine) recently delivered the 2012 NIH George Khoury lecture. The George Khoury lecture is an NIH “named” lectures and represents a high recognition of scientific research. Previous Khoury lecturers included David Baltimore, Phil Sharp, Robert Tjian, Bert Vogelstein, Robert Weinberg amongst others. Dr Jeang spoke on his work regarding HTLV-1 and Adult T-cell leukemia. A videocast of his lecture can be accessed here.
Presentation made by the NIH Director for Intramural Research, Dr Michael Gottesman, to Dr Jeang at the Khoury lecture.
Li Wu wrote the following for me to post on the Retrovirology Blog:
Because of rapid research progress and advances in the techniques in studying HIV interactions with host cells and factors, there is a critical need for a book on HIV interactions with dendritic cells. Two editorial broad members of Retrovirology, Dr. Li Wu (The Ohio State University, USA) and Dr. Olivier Schwartz (Institut Pasteur, France), have edited a new book entitled HIV Interactions with Dendritic Cells Infection and Immunity.
The book has been published by Springer (New York) in September 2012, which Systematically addresses HIV interactions with dendritic cells with emphasis on HIV infection and immunity; Features state-of-the-art research on HIV interactions with dendritic cells using virological and immunological approaches; Provides …
New young group leader opportunities in microbiology and virology available at Pasteur Institute, Paris. Please see the following link for more information. IBEID call Pasteur
Pat Green and Li Wu have asked me to post the following job announcement of an opening available at Ohio State University. Please visit the web link if you are interested:
If you have job announcement that you would like to post at Retrovirology, please feel free to contact me.