The DNA Tumor Virus Meeting (DNA TVM) brings together a diverse group of researchers with common research interests in the study of DNA tumor viruses.
These viruses include the polyomaviruses, papillomaviruses, and adenoviruses. These DNA viruses have served as invaluable models towards understanding the process of cancer. In some cases the DNA tumor viruses are also clinically important pathogens that cause cancer in humans. The most notable examples are the human papillomaviruses (HPVs) that are the cause of essentially all cervical cancers. Among the human polyomaviruses are ones that cause certain skin cancers. Research on HPVs and other DNA tumor viruses continue to progress rapidly and this meeting is a major forum for the dissemination of these findings. The DNA tumor virus meeting has occurred yearly for over four decades and over the years has showcased extraordinary breakthroughs in molecular biology of these viruses and the cancers they cause. We especially encourage predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees to participate and present their work.
This year’s conference will be held at the Memorial Union on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from July 31st – August 4th, 2018.
Please note: The DNA TVM is being held at the same venue as this year’s joint EBV and KSHV meeting, which occurs from July 28th – August 1st, 2018. Thus we will have together researchers studying both large and small DNA Tumor Viruses. Joint sessions will be held on the evening of July 31st and during the day on August 1st. If you are interested in registering for both meetings, then there is a slight discount in the combined registration costs – see on the Fees & Payment page.