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Save the date:  JUNE 7th 2019, for the 9th Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses!

The Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses aims to strengthen the network of scientists in the San Francisco Bay Area working on virology, host-pathogens interactions, and control of human and animal viral infections. The symposium also serves as the annual meeting for the Bay Area Virus Network.

When: Friday, June 7th, 2019, 9 am - 6 pm

Where: Li Ka Shing Center Auditorium (Room 245), University of California, Berkeley


Speaker list includes:

Daniel Fletcher, UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering

Nadia Roan, UC San Francisco Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology

Leonard Chavez, Vitalant Research Institute

Leslie Goo, CZ Biohub

Rebecca M. DuBois, UC Santa Cruz Jack Basin School of Engineering

Steven Yant, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Samuel L. Diaz-Muñoz, UC Davis Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics


Register on our Eventbrite!


Last year's symposium:




Friday June 1, 2018

245 Li Ka Shing Center,  UC Berkeley

Registration check-in: 8AM - 9AM

Symposium: 9AM - 5PM

Networking and poster session: 5PM - 6PM


The Schedule:

8:00am Registration Check-in & Breakfast
8:45am Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Kimberly Seed, UC Berkeley

Fighting with phages: how epidemic Vibrio cholerae defends against viral attack


Andrea Gramatica, Greene Lab, Gladstone

Identification of a Promising New Class of HIV-Latency Reversing Agents


Priya ShahUC Davis

Understanding virus replication and pathogenesis through comparative flavivirus-host protein-protein interaction mapping


Melanie Ott (Gladstone)

Cynthia Bolovan-Fritts Award

10:25am Coffee Break

Jerome Deval, AliosBioPharma

Innovation and trends in the development and approval of antiviral medicines: 1987-2017 and beyond


Karim Majzoub, Carette Lab, Stanford

An RNA-Centric Dissection of Host Complexes Controlling Flavivirus Infection


Jing Jin, Blood Systems Research Institute

One stone, three birds: antiviral mechanisms for multi-functional antibodies

12:15pm Lunch, Poster, and Networking Session

Alan FrankelUC San Francisco

Evolution, interactions, and modifications of the HIV Tat and Rev regulatory proteins


Matthew Gardner, Glaunsinger Lab, UCB

The KSHV protein ORF68 is a proteasome-manipulating nuclease required for DNA packaging


Elena BekermanGilead Sciences

TLR7 agonists for HIV


Fabio Zanini, Quake Lab, Stanford

viscRNA-Seq: Single cell transcriptional dynamics of virus infections

3:30pm Coffee Break

Marius Walter, Verdin Lab, Buck Institute

A New therapeutic Strategy against herpesviruses


Karla KirkegaardStanford

Differential and convergent utilization of autophagy components by positive-strand RNA viruses


Lisa Kronstad, Blish Lab, Stanford

Discovering how Natural Killer cells catch the Flu

5:00pm Best Poster Award

Poster Session and Reception