On 14, 15 and 21 July 2015 seminars by prof. Anne-Mieke Vandamme and prof. Ricardo Camacho from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) took place in Rīga Stradiņš University. They visited A. Kirchenštein Institute of Microbiology and Virology as visiting lecturers within the frame of the project BALTINFECT. Their main fields of interest are related to HIV, HTLV and HCV molecular epidemiology, HIV and HCV drug resistance (genotyping, phenotyping) and bioinformatics (data mining, phylogenetic analysis) technology.

Seminars included such topics as

  • "Fundamentals of molecular evolution & Phylogenetic analysis", "Hypotesis testing: Molecular clock, selective preasure, phylogeography" conducted by professor Anne-Mieke Vandamme;
  • "HIV-1 genetic diversity and antiviral drug resistance", "HIV drug resistance to new antiretroviral", "HIV-2: diagnosis, therapy and monitoring" conducted by professor Ricardo Camacho.


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