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10th World Congress on Virology and Mycology

Singapore City, singapore

Limin Chen


Limin Chen

University of Toronto, Canada

Biography

Dr. Limin Chen, a professor with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC)and also an affiliated scientist with the University of Toronto, now is the director and chief scientific officer of the center for transfusion transmitted diseases, Institute of Blood Transfusion (IBT), CAMS/PUMC, Member of the American Association for Studies of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and Canadian Association for Studies of Liver (CASL). He obtained his MD, MSc in biochemistry and molecular biology in China, PhD in molecular genetics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Chen obtained his postdoctoral training both at the Merck Research Laboratories and at the Harvard Medical School . Currently Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the virus-host interaction of the hepatitis viruses, especially HCV.  He pioneered the work on identification of the response signature and proposed a novel mechanism on how HCV exploits host innate immune response to benefit its persistent infection and resistance to interferon-based therapy.

Abstract

Abstract : Novel insights into the molecular mechanisms of interferon resistance of hepatitis C and B viruses based on gene expression profiling