Congrats to Kevin for winning the PhD Travel Award for the 3rd Annual Meeting of the European Virus Bioinformatics Center, sponsored by Viruses. Kevins abstract was selected among 12 out of 33 submissions for an oral presentation at the conference.
His research focuses on RNA secondary structures and their function in viruses. These structures are known to play important roles in viruses, since they can initiate and facilitate transcription, translation and replication. Previous work shows that a single nucleotide changing can disrupt the replication of a coronavirus completely. Thus, a deep understanding of conserved RNA structures is necessary to develop anti-viral therapies.
We wish Kevin a successful and fun meeting in Glasgow.