At the DNA Tumor Virus meeting held in Birmingham, UK on July 17-22, 2017, IPVS sponsored an award for the best oral presentation (prize value 500 EUR), as part of its mission to promote and support education about papillomaviruses and career development in all aspects of papillomavirus-related research including basic science.

IPVS also supported young members of the IPVS, who submitted an abstract to DNA TV Conference to attend the forthcoming 32nd International Papillomavirus Conference IPVC2018 in Sydney, by awarding 2 sponsorship prizes for young investigators. This meritorious award will fund registration fees for the upcoming meeting.


 “The conference was a great success and we were very grateful for the generous support from the IPVS.”

Dr Sally Roberts – Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences


The three lucky winners received their awards from Professor Denise Galloway at the conference banquet:

Dr Rachel Katzenellenbogen (University of Washington, Seattle, US) received the IPVC 2018 Sponsorship Prize for her abstract entitled “NFX1-123 increases life span of HPV16 E6 expressing keratinocytes”.


Dr Koenraad Van Doorslaer (University of Arizona, US) received the IPVC 2018 Sponsorship Prize for his abstract entitled “Genomic plasticity near the root of the papillomavirus evolutionary tree”.



Daniel Hurdiss (University of Leeds, UK) was selected for “the Best Oral Presentation Prize” for his presentation entitled: “High-resolution cryo-EM as a tool to study vision assembly and cellular entry of BK polyomavirus”


“The standard of presentation at this meeting was very high and choosing the awardees a challenge.  The presentation from Daniel Hurdiss was quite outstanding and the award well deserved.”

– Margaret Stanley, IPVS President-Elect