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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Mouquet, Hugo; Schwartz, Olivier

Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS: July 2019 - Volume 14 - Issue 4 - p v
doi: 10.1097/COH.0000000000000561

Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS was launched in 2006. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The fields of HIV and AIDS are divided into nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned one or two Section Editors, leading authorities in the area, who identify the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.

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Hugo Mouquet

Dr Mouquet earned a BS in Biochemistry, a MS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Rouen, France. He performed his post-doctoral trainee in the laboratory of Michel C. Nussenzweig at the Rockefeller University, USA, where he studied B-cell antibody response to HIV-1, isolated and characterized HIV-1 bNAbs. In 2013, Hugo started his group as a young investigator in the immunology department of the Institut Pasteur, France, supported by an ERC starting grant award. He currently heads the laboratory of Humoral Immunology at the Institut Pasteur. His lab investigates the humoral responses to pathogens in humans with a focus on HIV-1, Hepatitis viruses and emerging infections, and a dual interest in basic and translational research.

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Olivier Schwartz

Prof. Olivier Schwartz has been head of the Virus & Immunity Unit at Institut Pasteur, France, since 2007. His work focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of HIV-1 replication, and on the interplay between the virus and the host immune system. He is also currently investigating how other pandemic pathogenic viruses, such as Zika viruses, spread and interact with their target cells. He is the former President of the Scientific Council of Institut Pasteur and former Director of the Virology Department.

He currently serves as the Scientific Director of Institut Pasteur. He is author of 167 scientific publications.

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