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AIAS event: Guest Lecture by Dr. Jacob Estes, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, USA

HIV Persistence: Unraveling the Hidden Virus from Beautiful Images

2015.08.13 | AIAS

Date Wed 09 Sep
Time 14:00 15:00
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C

In this presentation I will take you on a microscopic tour of tissues found throughout the body that are impacted by HIV/SIV infections through different stages of disease. I will discuss the histologic tools utilized to understand the anatomic and cellular structures in tissues and the immunopathology associated with AIDS virus disease.  

In addition, I will discuss new sensitive next-generation in situ hybridization approaches that begin to provide additional insight into viral persistence, reservoir establishment, tissue compartmentalization and reservoir phenotype in their local in vivo environment and how they provide a deeper understanding of the reasons why HIV and SIV are capable of residing within specific organ structures without being destroyed by the host immune system.

My laboratory’s primary research areas:

  • understanding the causative processes and pathological consequences of chronic inflammation and immune activation in AIDS virus infections
  • understanding the impact of inflammation and immune activation on the process of viral establishment and persistence in vivo

Jacob Estes' webpage:


The talk is open to all and registration is not necessary. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Organiser and contact

AIAS Fellow Paul W. Denton
Phone: +45 87153773

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
8000 Aarhus C