AC41 "Work in Progress" meeting on May 3, 2023

03 March 2023
Crédit : NIAID

The AC41 HIV "host/virus interactions" will meet on May 3, 2023 for its annual "Work in Progress" (WIP) meeting, where recent work by the group's young investigators is presented. The meeting will be held in person at PariSanté Campus. Two thesis prizes will be awarded with the French Society of Virology.


During this meeting, the 2022 thesis prizes will be jointly awarded by AC41 and the French Society of Virology to two winners, and this award ceremony will include a short presentation of the awarded thesis works.

Program to come soon.

Call for abstracts

A call for abstracts is open for short oral presentations. Young investigators will be invited to present their recent work (unpublished, in press, or very recently published), or their projects in the process of maturation, with no limit of themes (except those of the AC41, on HIV - host-virus interactions).
Closing date: March 17, 2023
Expected format: 500 words maximum with title, authors and affiliations.
Link to submit an abstract


Registration is now open and is free of charge but mandatory.
Closing date: April 26, 2023
Registration link

Thesis Award

The AC41/SFV Thesis Award aims to reward each year two young scientists whose research in the field of HIV basic sciences (including virology, immunology, vaccinology, pathogen/host interactions, modeling, inflammation, co-infections and treatment) has marked the field by its innovation, originality and high quality.

Young PhDs in the field of basic sciences who have obtained their French PhD degree in 2022 are eligible for this award. A submission to more than one of the prizes is disqualifying.

The jury is composed of members of AC41 and the French Society of Virology.
Thesis award ceremony
The announcement of the winners and the oral presentations of their thesis work will take place on May 3, 2023 during the annual meeting of AC41.
The prize consists of a certificate and 1 000 €.
Application Form
• The deadline to submit an application is midnight, March 10, 2023.
• Applications must be sent to
• In a single compressed file (.ZIP type), including all the required documents, in PDF format (the only acceptable format), named as follows: "NAME of the candidate-PhD award applicantAC41-2023", indicating in the subject line "NAME of the candidate-PhD award applicant AC41-2023".
• The application should include:
 - the abstract of the thesis ;
 - the reports on the manuscript and the defense;
 - a letter of motivation including a brief summary of the candidate's main scientific achievements during his/her doctoral thesis (two pages maximum);
 - a letter of recommendation (usually from the thesis director or at least from a close collaborator also working in the field of HIV);
- a curriculum vitae including, if applicable, the references of the support received from ANRS during the thesis (e.g. project/grant, CSSxxx AO-2018-xx-xxx).


Scientific and organizing committee:

Victor Appay, Anne Sophie Beignon, Florence Margottin-Goguet, Stéphane Emiliani, Michaela Müller-Trutwin.
ANRS | Maladie infectieuses émergentes : basic research Department