Scientific Information

Invited Speakers

Pei-Jer Chen
Prof. Chen is a Professor at the Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital. His areas of expertise and research interests include Molecular Biology of Hepatitis Viruses, Liver carcinogenesis, prevention and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis.

Edward Gane
Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand; Chief Hepatologist, Transplant Physician and Deputy Director of the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit at Auckland City Hospital.
New Zealand

Jonathan Karn
Prof Karn is Reinberger Professor and Chairman, Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include epigenetic control mechanisms which regulate HIV transcription, latency in T-cells and microglial cells and HIV eradication strategy.

Gary Levy
Professor of Medicine Department at University of Toronto and University Health Network. His area of expertise and research interests include Hepatology, Live liver donation assessment, Immunology and Tolerance.

Wenhui Li
Investigator of National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing. Dr. Wenhui Li’s research interest has been on understanding mechanisms of viral infections and developing new antivirals. Currently his laboratory combines virology, biochemistry, immunology, animal studies and chemical biology to investigate molecular mechanisms of HBV/HDV infection.

Massimo Levrero
Professor Levrero is Professor of Medicine at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. He has recently joined the Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Lyon (CRCL) in Lyon, France, where he leads a Research Unit on ”Epigenetics and Epigenomics of Hepatocellular Carcinoma”, and the Service d’Hepatologie et Gastroenterologie - Hopital de la Croix Rousse - Hospices Civils de Lyon, France, where he continues his academic practice in hepatology. He serves as Associate Member and Director of the Functional Genomics platform at the IIT-Sapienza Center for Life NanoScience (CLNS) in Rome

Lim Seng Gee
Prof Lim is Director of Hepatology, Dept of Gastroenterology & Hepatology National University Hospital, Chairman of the Singapore Hepatitis Conference, Governing Council Member, International Association for Study of Liver; and Adjunct Principal Investigator, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, ASTAR

Stephen Locarnini
Prof Locarnini is a Head of Department at Research & Molecular Development, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, University of Melbourne, WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for Hepatitis B. His research interests include Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, public health, co-infection with HIV, pathogenesis, cure strategies.

Peter Revill
Professor Revill is a Senior Medical Scientist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), Section Head of the Molecular Virology Group, Division of Research and Molecular Development and the President of Australasian Centre for Hepatitis Virology.

Kumar Visvanathan
Prof. Kumar Visvanathan is a senior ID Physician and Clinical Director of Medicine and Emergency Services at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne (St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne). He was the first person to demonstrate the importance of Innate Immunity in HBV.