The KT Jeang Retrovirology prize 2017

Retrovirology awards the annual KT Jeang Retrovirology Prize to recognise outstanding achievements in the field by mid-career scientists, older than 45 but younger than 60. Nominees are evaluated by the Retrovirology Editors in what is always a very tight contest. The winner, who receives a trophy and a cheque of 2000 GBP, is announced in the journal with an accompanying editorial that briefly outlines the winner's achievements. Although we maintain strict confidentiality about nominees who did not win, many of them are also outstanding scientists who may well receive the prize in the future, testament to how much the Retrovirology Prize is truly valued by our community.

Past winners are: S. Goff (2005), J. Sodroski (2006), K. Beemon (2007), B. Berkhout (2008), T. Heidman (2009), M. Malim (2010), M. Matsuoka (2011), M. Benkirane (2013), P. Bieniasz (2015) and F. Kirchhoff (2016).

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2017 winner: Michael Emerman.

Read this year's Editorial or view all previous winners.

26 June 2017


  1. Obituary

    Tribute to Mark Wainberg

    Eric J. Arts, Anne Gatignol, Andrew J. Mouland, Chen Liang, Matthias Götte and Hugo Soudeyns

    Published on: 28 June 2017

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  1. Short report

    A novel acute HIV infection staging system based on 4thgeneration immunoassay

    Jintanat Ananworanich, James LK Fletcher, Suteeraporn Pinyakorn, Frits van Griensven, Claire Vandergeeten, Alexandra Schuetz, Tippawan Pankam, Rapee Trichavaroj, Siriwat Akapirat, Nitiya Chomchey, Praphan Phanuphak, Nicolas Chomont, Nelson L Michael, Jerome H Kim and Mark de Souza

    Published on: 29 May 2013

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Aims and scope

Retrovirology is an open access, online journal that publishes stringently peer-reviewed, high-impact articles on basic retrovirus research. Retroviruses are pleiotropically found in animals. Well-described examples include avian, murine and primate retroviruses. Two human retroviruses are especially important pathogens. These are the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, and the human T-cell leukemia virus, HTLV. HIV causes AIDS while HTLV-I is the etiological agent for adult T-cell leukemia. Retrovirology intends to cover these areas of human and animal retrovirus research.