May 27, 2011
Wang Center, Stony Brook University
8:45am – 5:05 pm

A symposium in honor of the 75th birthday of Dr. Eckard Wimmer, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

The fascinating world of viruses will be discussed in relation to proliferation, pathogenesis and prevention of disease.

Speakers will include:

Vadim Agol Akio Nomoto Hans-Georg Kräusslich Emilio Emini Steffen Mueller Sung Key Jang
Michael Rossman Bert Semler Richard Kuhn Steven Skiena Olen Kew  

Schedule(currently tentative) of the symposium

A block of rooms have been reserved at the East Wind Inn & Spa at a discounted rate of $119/$139 on a first come first serve basis.  Shared rooms are welcomed.  Please mention “Viruses Forever” when making your reservation.  Transportation to and from the conference will be provided.

To check availability of individual rooms in other hotels in the Stony Brook area, please see below:

Hampton Inn - Islandia

Hyatt Regency Long Island

Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook

Reception and Banquet:
A welcoming reception will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 26th at the home of Astrid and Eckard Wimmer in Old Field, New York (631-751-2189).  Additionally, there will be a Banquet Dinner on Friday, May 27th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the Old Field Club in Setauket, New York.  For those that stay on, please join the Wimmers for a Saturday morning brunch at their house from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Registration and payment:
If you interested in attending the conference, please complete the registration form and FAX it to (631) 632-9797.  Payment may be made by credit card using this secure on-line system.   Please, no personal checks.

If you would like to make a donation in support of this symposium, please make your check payable to "Stony Brook Foundation Acct #960400" and send it to the attention of Dr. Aniko Paul at the address below.

Contact and questions:
Please contact Anita Crowley, secretary to Dr. Wimmer at (631) 632-8787 or email