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Witte Lecture

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The 2021 Bruce Witte Lecture, "From New York to Stockholm: A Tale of Two Cities and Two Viruses,"  presented by Nobel Prize Laureate, Harvey Alter, PhD. 

The 2021 lecture was held on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. 

Watch the Witte Lecture here.


Nobel Prize Winner, Harvey Alter, PhD, delivered a lecture on the topic of his work with hepatitis B and other viruses. 

Dr. Alter received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with collaborators Michael Houghton, PhD, and Charles Rice, PhD.

Dr. Alter is the W. Thomas London Distinguished Scientific Advisor to the Hepatitis B Foundation and an Honorific Professor of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, which is the Foundation’s research arm. He received the Hepatitis B Foundation’s Distinguished Scientist Award in 2000.

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The Witte Lectureship was established by Hepatitis B Foundation Cofounders, Janine and Paul Witte, in remembrance of their son, to allow for a distinguished leader in the field to visit the Hepatitis B Foundation & Blumberg Institute to make a presentation and meet with scientists and public health leaders. It is the HBF's most important named lecture. Previous Witte Lecturers include: Frank Chisari, Charles Rice, John Taylor, John Gerin, Raymond Schinazi, Raymond Dwek, Rafi Ahmed, Adrian DiBisceglie, Steve Locarnini, Dennis Liotta, John Martin, Stanley Lemon and Marion Peters​​​​​​​.