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The preliminary program of the Viruses 2018 - Breakthroughs in Viral Replication conference in Barcelona, is now available (download the pdf or see the details below). The final program will be fully available by January 2018.

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Program Structure - Viruses 2018: Breakthroughs in Viral Replication, 7-9 February 2018, Barcelona (Spain)

 

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Thursday 8 February 2017

Friday 9 February 2018

 

 


 

Morning

Check-in

 Program Overview and Introduction

Chairs: Eric O. Freed and Albert Bosch 

S1. General Topics in Virology 

S3. Virus Replication
Compartments 

S5. Genome Packaging and Replication/Assembly 

Coffee Break 

S1. General Topics in virology

S3. Virus Replication
Compartments 

S5. Genome Packaging and Replication/Assembly  

           Lunch

 

 

 
Afternoon

S2. Structural Virology

S4. Replication and Pathogenesis of RNA Viruses

S6. Antiviral Innate Immunity and Viral Pathogenesis

Coffee Break

 

Apéro and Poster Session

Conference Group Photograph 

Coffee Break

 

S2. Structural Virology

S6. Antiviral Innate Immunity and Viral Pathogenesis 

 Closing Remarks  

Conference Dinner

 

 

Session Start

Wednesday 7 February 2018: 08:00 12:30 / 14:00 - 18:00 / Conference Dinner: 20:30 
Thursday 8 February 2018: 08:30 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 18:30  
Friday 9 February 2018: 08:30 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 18:15 

Detailed Program

Day 1: Wednesday 7 February 2018

08:00 – 08:45 Check-in
08:45 – 09:00 Program Overview and Introduction - Eric O. Freed and Albert Bosch

Session 1: General Topics in Virology

09:00 – 09:30 Ralf Bartenschlager: "New insights into Flaviviridae – host cell interactions"
09:30 – 10:15 Oral communications (3)

10:15 – 10:45  Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 Daniel Douek: "Mechanisms of HIV Reservoir Maintenance"
11:15 – 11:45 Michael S. Diamond
11:45 – 12:30 Oral communications (3)

12:30–14:00 Lunch

Session 2: Structural Virology

14:00 – 14:30 Alasdair Steven: "Conformational Switches Controlling Herpesvirus Maturation"
14:30 – 15:00 Felix A. Rey
15:00 15:45 Oral communications (3)

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45 Leo James: "Viral genome hide and seek; encapsidation versus host immunity"
16:45 – 17:15 Andrew Ward: "Structure, function, and immune recognition of the enigmatic HIV envelope glycoprotein"
17:15 – 18:00 Oral communications (3)

20:30 Conference Dinner

Day 2: Thursday 8 February 2018

Session 3: Virus Replication Compartments

08:30 – 09:00 Sandra Weller: "Roles of UL12 and ICP8 in the production of Herpes Simplex Virus DNA that can be packaged into infectious virus"
09:00 – 09:30 Sara Sawyer: "Spillover: How viruses adapt at the animal - human interface"
09:30 – 10:15 Oral communications (3)

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 Clodagh O’shea
11:15 – 11:45 Elena I. Frolova: "Assembly of viral replication complexes: Roles for viral and host proteins"
11:45 – 12:30 Oral communications (3)

12:30–14:00 Lunch

Session 4: Replication and Pathogenesis of RNA viruses

14:00 – 14:30 Amelia Nieto: "Epigenetic control of influenza virus: role of H3K79 methylation in interferon-induced antiviral response"
14:30 – 15:00 Ian Goodfellow: "Identification of trans acting factors involved in the norovirus life cycle."
15:00 – 16:15 Oral communication (5)

16:15 – 16:30 Conference Group Photograph

16:30 – 18:30 Apéro and Poster Session

Day 3: Friday 9 February 2018

Session 5:  Genome Packaging and Replication/Assembly

08:30 – 09:00 K. Andrew White: "Intra-genomic RNA-based Regulation in a Plus-strand RNA Virus"
09:00 – 09:30 Adam Zlotnick: "Assembly and disassembly of HBV: biology recapitulates physics"
09:30 – 10:15 Oral communications (3)

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 Eric O. Freed: "HIV-1 Assembly, Release, and Maturation"
11:15 – 11:45 Don C. Lamb "Using fluorescence microscopy to illuminate Virus entry and assembly"
11:45 – 12:30 Oral communications (3)

12:30–14:00 Lunch

Session 6: Antiviral Innate Immunity and Viral Pathogenesis

14:00 – 14:30 Carolyn Coyne
14:30 – 15:00 Sara Cherry: "Harnessing genomic approaches to explore the interface between viruses and hosts"
15:00 – 15:30 Urs Greber "Towards Understanding ‘Cell-to-Cell’ Variability of Viral Gene Expression"
15:30 – 15:4Oral communications (1)

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45 Frank Kirchhoff
16:45 – 17:15 Alain Kohl "Arboviruses and antiviral RNAi pathways in mosquito cells: progress in understanding regulation and effectors"
17:15 – 18:00  Oral communications (3)

18:00 – 18:15 Closing Remarks

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