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Out of public health concerns and given the current travel restrictions and lab closures worldwide because of COVID-19, the 27th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses (HCV2020), scheduled to take place July 6 – 9, 2020 in Montreal, Canada has been postponed to July 6 - 9, 2021 and will now be delivered Virtually.



Laurent Chatel-Chaix

Assistant Professor
National Institute of Scientific Research

Dr. Laurent Chatel-Chaix obtained his PhD of Biochemistry from the University of Montréal (Canada). He carried out his first postdoctoral training at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer and the Centre Hôspitalier de l’Université de Montréal (Montréal, Canada) during which he discovered novel virus/host interactions required for the infection with hepatitis C virus. Then, he carried on with his postdoctoral training at the Molecular Virology Department of the University of Heidelberg (Germany) to work on the molecular biology of flaviviruses, including dengue virus, Zika virus and West Nile virus. In 2016, Dr Chatel-Chaix joined the faculty at the Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie of the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS, Laval, Canada) as assistant professor. With the aim to better understand flavivirus pathogenesis and to identify new promising antiviral targets, his research team focuses on the identification of flavivirus/host interactions engaged in the viral hijacking of cellular machineries important for the infection. He has received the 2016 Bhagirath Singh Early Career Award in Infection and Immunity from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Since 2018, he is a junior research scholar of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec en Santé.