Last year, for the first time, General Motors sold more cars in China than in the United States. It was also the first time that China’s economy grew to a size larger than Japan’s. This year will mark another first. ASBMB (the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) will be holding its first ever meeting in China. The ASBMB meeting, Recent Advances in Pathogenic Human Viruses www.asbmb.org/ASBMBMeetings/SpecialSymposia/symposia.aspx?mid=14 , will be held July 24 to 26, 2011, in Guangzhou, China. The meeting will be co-located in the Baiyun Convention Center, Guangzhou, in situ with a simultaneously-held larger molecular and cellular biology meeting www.SCBAmeeting2011.org hosted by the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA). Guangzhou, the third largest city in China, is beautifully situated on the Pearl River, within 100 miles of Hong Kong. The city is easily accessible through its modern and bustling international airport, as well as by fast train from Hong Kong.
The Keynote speaker for the ASBMB virology meeting will be Professor Michael MC Lai who is currently a distinguished investigator at Academia Sincia, Taiwan. Professor Lai was for many years a Howard Hughes Investigator at the University of Southern California, and he was also a long-standing editor of Virology. In addition to Lai, several other outstanding plenary speakers have also committed to attend. They will be periodically updated on the meeting webpage http://www.asbmb.org/ASBMBMeetings/SpecialSymposia/SymposiaPage.aspx?mid=14&id=11306 .
Ni hao! We encourage your participation at this meeting, and we look forward to seeing you July in Guangzhou.