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Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus-Host Interactions

26/01/2016 - 28/01/2016, Basel, Switzerland
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Group Photo Participants of Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus-Host Interactions - 26–28 January 2016 Basel.



Participants at Viruses 2016 arriving at the Pharmacenter of the University of Basel.



Jesse Bloom, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Winner of the 2015 Viruses Young Investigator Award at the registration desk.



Welcome by Prof. Dr. Thomas Klimkait, University of Basel and Co-Chair Viruses 2016.



Welcome by Dr. Eric O. Freed, NIH, Editor-in-Chief Viruses and Chair Viruses 2016.



Ari Helenius's keynote on 'Viral and Cellular Factors in Capsid Uncoating', ETH Zurich, Switzerland.



Young Investigator Award Ceremony with Eric O. Freed and Jesse Bloom.



A full lecture hall during Ari Helenius's keynote on day one.



Joanna Parish's talk on 'CTCF Regulates Differentiation-Dependent HPV Gene Expression'.



Jens Kuhn's talk on 'Ebola Virus—Sex, Lies, and YouTube Videos'.



Thomas Klimkait's talk on 'From Therapy to Eradication of Chronic Virus Infections? About HIV, HCV, and Other Role Models'.



Andrea Cimarelli, Chair, Session 2: Antiviral Innate Immunity



Charles M. Rice's talk on 'Unraveling the Multifaceted Roles of Innate Antiviral Effectors'.



Eric M. Poeschla's talk on 'Broad Spectrum Antiviral Protection via RdRPMediated Stable Activation of MDA5-Dependent Innate Immunity'



Questions?



Ivan Marazzi's talk on 'Regulation of Influenza Virus Replication by Host Factors'



Andrew Mehle's talk on 'The Unexpected Pro-Viral Role of "Anti-Viral" Genes during Influenza Virus Infection'.



Full House on day 2.



Thomas Klimkait, Co-Chair, University of Basel and Franck Vazquez, MDPI.



Keskustelua suomeksi!



Time to rest!



Ben TenOever's talk on 'MicroRNA Biology in the Context of RNA Virus Infections'-



Maria Carla Saleh's talk on 'A New Dimension in Insect Antiviral Immunity'-



Shou-Wei Ding's talk on 'Mammalian siRNA Response to Virus Infection'.

Conference Dinner





































































Day 3



Yohei Yamauchi's talk on 'Mechanism of Influenza A Virus Uncoating During Host Cell Entry'.



Alexander Ploss's talk on 'Determinants of Host Range Restrictions of Human Hepatotropic Viruses'.



Gabrielle Vieyres talk on 'ABHD5/CGI-58, the Causative Protein for the Chanarin-Dorfman Syndrome, Consumes Lipid Droplets to Support Assembly and Release of the Hepatitis C Lipo-Viro-Particle'



Brett Lindenbach's talk on 'Bacterial Effectors as Cell Biological Probes to Study the Replication of Positive-Strand RNA Viruses'.



Ry Young's talk on 'The Role of Membrane Fusion in Phage Lysis'.



Margaret Kielian's talk on 'Alphavirus Budding: How Viruses Remodel the Cell during Exit'.



Eleni-Anna Loundras's talk on 'Identification of Novel Cis- and Trans-Activities of FMDV 3Dpol Necessary for the Formation of Viral RNA Replication Complexes'



Polly Roy's talk on 'Disassembly and Assembly of Bluetongue Virus 1'.



Terence S. Dermody's talk on 'Formation and Function of Reovirus Replication Organelles'.



Veronique Ziegler-Graff, Chair, Session 5: Replication Organelles

Closing remarks and 'Poster Award Winners Ceremony' with Eric O. Freed









See you again at Viruses 2018 in Barcelona, Spain?

Pictures from the Editorial Board Members Meeting during Viruses 2016
















Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the PharmaCenter of the University of Basel. The address is Klingelbergstrasse 70, Basel.

Basel

Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland and is located in the Northeast of the country, on the border of France and Germany. It is an important economic center in Switzerland and offers a rich cultural life. It is home to the Museum of Fine Arts, which holds the most significant and largest collection of art in Switzerland, the Foundation Beyeler, the Theater Basel and the Musical Theater Basel.

Located on the bank of the Rhine and situated only a few kilometers from the German Black Forest and French Vosges, it also offers great possibilities for excursions in the nature.

University of Basel

The University of Basel was founded in 1460 and is the oldest university in Switzerland. It prides itself in its tradition of over five hundred years of excellence in teaching, learning, and research, during which it has adopted a forward-looking approach to new developments in science to provide high-quality education and underpin its well-deserved reputation as a university capable of attracting staff and students from all over the world. Located in the heart of Basel, and drawing on innovation anchored in tradition, the University of Basel is dynamic and innovative. Research at the University of Basel focuses on the life sciences and culture. Both core areas comprise a wide range of projects, involving research staff and scientists committed to interdisciplinary work and a cross-faculty approach to advancing the knowledge of life and the workings of culture. The University of Basel is committed to providing state-of-the-art education and to facilitating outstanding research. (Adapted from www.topuniversities.com).

Accomodation

Accomodation

Basel Tourismus

Basel Tourismus kindly offers participants of the Viruses 2016 Conference the possibility to use their booking system to obtain the best rates for Hotels in Basel. Click the link to the booking system to reserve a room.

Travel & Registration Information

Registration Information

To register with this conference, please follow this link. If you need assistance, please e-mail the Conference Secretariat.

Registration Fees (in Swiss Francs)

Early Registration (until 30 September 2015)
Academic 700 CHF
Scientific Board Members of Viruses 350 CHF
MDPI Author* or Reviewer** 650 CHF
Student 550 CHF
Non-academic 1000 CHF
Late Registration (from 1 October to 31 December 2015)
Academic 800 CHF
Scientific Board Members of Viruses 400 CHF
MDPI Author* or Reviewer** 700 CHF
Student 600 CHF
Non-academic 1100 CHF

The registration fee must be paid latest one month after registration and includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, participation in the conference dinner on 27th January 2016, conference bag and program book. Other dinners are not included and are left at the convenience of attendees

For onsite registration, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

* First and last authors of articles published in 2013 or later will enjoy a discount.
**Reviewers who provided timely review reports in in 2013 or later will enjoy a discount.

Prices are in CHF (Swiss Francs)

Cancellation Policy

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited, once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participantsd, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:
> 2 months before the conference Full refund but 100 CHF are retained for administration
> 1 month before the conference Refund 50% of the applying fees
> 2 weeks before the conference Refund 25% of the applying fees
< 2 weeks before the conference No refund

Visa Requirements

Citizens of the EU and the EFTA and their family members

  • Citizens of EU and EFTA countries must present valid personal identification, an ID card or a passport. No visa required.
  • Regardless of their citizenship, family members of EU and EFTA citizens must present a valid passport and they must have a specific residence permit from a Schengen country (no visa required). Otherwise a visa must be obtained.

For more information, see https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/en/home/themen/einreise/kurzfristig/eu-efta-buerger.html.

  • EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • EFTA Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
  • Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Citizens of the USA and Canada

A valid travel passport is required. No visa required for stays of up to 90 days.

Third-Country Nationals

A valid travel passport is required and in some cases a visa must be obtained prior to entering Switzerland. For more information, check the column "Visa required for stays of up to 90 days" for your country in the Overview of ID and visa provisions according to nationality from the Swiss Office for Migration.

Traveling to Basel

For a complete overview, see wikitravel.org.

  • By Plane: Basel can easily be reached by direct flights from many cities within Europe to the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (IATA airport codes: MHL/BSL/EAP). Inter-continental travel to Basel is recommended via Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris or London airports. Remember to use the “Swiss Exit”, not the exit to France.
    Basel is readily connected within 30 minutes via the airport bus line 50 or by taxi.
    Another airport in the area includes Zurich International (ZRH).
  • By Train: reachable from most major cities in France (via Strasbourg or Mulhouse), Germany (via Frankfurt a. M. or Mannheim) and Italy (via Milan). The two train stations Basel SBB and Basel Bad. are both conveniently connected with the city public transports (BVB). A mobility ticket for free use of public transport is provided by many hotels in Basel.

Visa Requirements

Citizens of the EU and the EFTA and their family members

  • Citizens of EU and EFTA countries must present valid personal identification, an ID card or a passport. No visa required.
  • Regardless of their citizenship, family members of EU and EFTA citizens must present a valid passport and they must have a specific residence permit from a Schengen country (no visa required). Otherwise a visa must be obtained.
For more information, see https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/en/home/themen/einreise/kurzfristig/eu-efta-buerger.html.

  • EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • EFTA Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
  • Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Citizens of the USA and Canada

A valid travel passport is required. No visa required for stays of up to 90 days.


Third-Country Nationals

A valid travel passport is required and in some cases a visa must be obtained prior to entering Switzerland. For more information, check the column "Visa required for stays of up to 90 days" for your country in the Overview of ID and visa provisions according to nationality from the Swiss Office for Migration.

Traveling to Basel

For a complete overview, see wikitravel.org.
  • By Plane: Basel can easily be reached by direct flights from many cities within Europe to the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (IATA airport codes: MHL/BSL/EAP). Inter-continental travel to Basel is recommended via Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris or London airports. Remember to use the “Swiss Exit”, not the exit to France.
    Basel is readily connected within 30 minutes via the airport bus line 50 or by taxi.
    Another airport in the area includes Zurich International (ZRH).
  • By Train: reachable from most major cities in France (via Strasbourg or Mulhouse), Germany (via Frankfurt a. M. or Mannheim) and Italy (via Milan). The two train stations Basel SBB and Basel Bad. are both conveniently connected with the city public transports (BVB). A mobility ticket for free use of public transport is provided by many hotels in Basel.

Conference Schedule

The abstract book containing the precise schedule of the conference and all abstracts is available here.

Posters:
Each presenter will be provided with an A0 vertical poster board (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in). Please print your poster prior to the conference.
A plan of the poster session will be circulated later on. Posters should be set up the first day of the conference (26 January) between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm and remain up until the last poster session (28 January - 4:30 pm). The same day, posters must be removed by 6:30 pm, the posters remaining after this time will be removed and recycled.

Short talks:
Short talks will be 20 min long including questions. The typical presentation should be an up to 12-15-minute talk. Please bring your presentation to the desk 30 min before the start of your session.

Programme Schedule
Tuesday 26 January Wednesday 27 January Thursday 28 January

Morning


Check-in

S2. Antiviral Innate Immunity

S4. Interactions Between Viruses
and Membranes

Coffee Break & Poster Session
(even numbers)
Coffee Break & Poster Session
(odd numbers)

S2. Antiviral Innate Immunity

S4. Interactions Between Viruses
and Membranes

Lunch

Lunch & Poster Session
(odd numbers)

Lunch & Poster Session
(even numbers)

Afternoon
Introduction

S3. Non-Coding RNAs

S5. Replication Organelles

S1. General Topics in Virology

Coffee Break & Poster Session
(odd numbers)

Coffee Break & Poster Session
(even numbers)
Coffee Break

S1. General Topics in Virology

S3. Non-Coding RNAs

S5. Replication Organelles
Conference Dinner Closing Remarks
Session Start

Tuesday 26 January 2016: 13:00–18:00
Wednesday 27 January 2016: 08:30–13:20 / 14:20–18:30
Thursday 28 January 2016: 08:30–13:20 / 14:20–18:15

Conference SpeakersSession 1: General Topics in Virology

Dr. Ari HeleniusViral and Cellular Factors in Capsid Uncoating
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Jesse BloomNext-Generation Approaches to Mapping the Constraints on Influenza Evolution
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA , USA
*2015 Young Investigator Viruses Prize winner

Dr. Jens KuhnEbola virus – Sex, Lies, and YouTube Videos
NIH/NIAID/IRF-Frederick
Frederick, MD, USA

Dr. Thomas KlimkaitFrom Therapy to Eradication of Chronic Virus Infection? About HIV, HCV, and Other Role Models
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Dr. Julie PfeifferHow Gut Microbes Enhance Enteric Virus Infectivity
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA

Session 2: Antiviral Innate Immunity

Dr. Eric M. Poeschla Broad Spectrum Antiviral Protection via RdRP-Mediated Stable Activation of MDA5-Dependent Innate Immunity
University of Colorado School of Medicine,
CO, USA

Dr. Charles M. Rice Unraveling the Multifaceted Roles of Innate Antiviral Effectors
The Rockefeller University,
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Ivan Marazzi Regulation of Influenza Virus Replication by Host Factors
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Pierre Boudinot Evolution of Antiviral Immunity : Insights From Comparison Between Fish and Mammals
INRA Jouy-en-Josas, France

Dr. Eva HarrisNew insights into dengue pathogenesis: How dengue virus NS1 protein triggers endothelial permeability and vascular leak
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Session 3: Non-coding RNAs

Dr. Benjamin TenOeverMicroRNA Biology in the Context of RNA Virus Infections
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY , USA

Dr. Carla SalehA New Dimension in Insect Antiviral Immunity
Pasteur Institute
Paris, France

Dr. Shou-Wei DingMammalian siRNA Response to Virus Infection
University of California
Riverside, CA, USA

Dr. Bryan R. CullenProduction of Functional Small Interfering RNAs by Human Dicer
James B. Duke Professor
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA

Dr. Joan A. SteitzViral Noncoding RNAs: Insights Into Evolution
Yale University/HHMI
New Haven, CT, USA

Session 4: Interactions Between Viruses and Membranes

Dr. Eric O. Freed HIV Assembly and Maturation
National Cancer Institute, NIH,
Frederick, MD, USA

Dr. Ry YoungThe Role of Membrane Fusion in Phage Lysis
Center for Phage Technology, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, USA

Dr. Alexander PlossDeterminants of Host Range Restrictions of Human Hepatotropic Viruses
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA
*2015 Young Investigator Viruses Prize runner-up

Dr. Yohei YamauchiMechanism of Influenza A Virus Uncoating During Host Cell Entry
University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Margaret KielianAlphavirus Budding: How Viruses Remodel the Cell during Exit
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY, USA

Session 5: Replication Organelles

Dr. Paul AhlquistProtein, RNA and Membrane Interactions in Postive-Strand RNA Virus Genome Replication
University of Wisconsin - Madison,
Madison, WI, USA

Dr. Peter D. NagyInsights into the Assembly of the Tombusvirus Replicase: the Role of co-opted Host Proteins and Lipids
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, USA

Dr. Terence S. Dermody Formation and Function of Reovirus Replication Organelles
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN, USA

Dr. Polly RoyDisassembly and Assembly of Bluetongue Virus, a Complex Multi-capsid Particle
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, UK

Conference Organizers

Chair

Dr. Eric O. Freed Dr. Eric O. Freed
National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA

Co-Chair

Prof. Thomas Klimkait Prof. Thomas Klimkait
University of Basel, Switzerland

Committee Members

Prof. Paul Ahlquist Prof. Paul Ahlquist
University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA

Dr. Jens H. Kuhn Dr. Jens H. Kuhn
NIH/NIAID, USA

Prof. Peter D. Nagy Prof. Peter D. Nagy
University of Kentucky, USA

Prof. Charles M. Rice Prof. Charles M. Rice
The Rockefeller University, USA

Prof. Eric M. Poeschla Prof. Eric M. Poeschla
University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA

Prof. Ryland F. Young III Prof. Ryland F. Young III
Texas A&M University, USA

Conference Secretariat

Dr. Franck Vazquez
Dr. Delphine Guérin
Matthias Burkhalter
Cornelia Bauer
Delia Mihaila

E-mail: viruses2016@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 35

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E-mail: viruses2016@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34

Mailing Address

MDPI AG
Viruses 2016 Secretariat
Klybeckstrasse 64
4057 Basel
Switzerland
www.mdpi.com

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