The Global Virus Network Action Activities

GVN’s Three Action Platforms

1. Support for cutting edge research
GVN supports its scientists through small grants that allow new lines of research to move forward. To ensure that medical virologists are in place to address future, yet unimagined viral challenges, GVN provides training fellowships for tomorrow’s leaders. GVN scientists share ideas and information to avoid duplicative research. And, in outbreak situations, GVN experts stand ready to provide critical insights that will be integral for containment and prevention measures.

2. Public education
GVN provides authoritative science-driven information to the public and policymakers about viruses and vaccines through a spectrum of outreach initiatives and digital forums.

3. Advocacy
GVN works with governments and research funding agencies worldwide to ensure that budgets for research and training are increased to meet the critical demands of today and to prepare for tomorrow

For further information visit the GVN website at

Franco Buonaguro

Dr Buonaguro is the Editor-in-Chief of Infectious Agents and Cancer. He is currently the Director of Molecular Biology and Viral Oncology Unit, in the Department of Experimental Oncology at the Natl Cancer Institute “Fondazione Pascale”, Naples - Italy.

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