5th Annual Symposium - 2015

Register by May 29, 2015
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The 5th Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses will be held on Friday May 29, 2015 at the Li Ka Shing Center Auditorium, UC Berkley

The 5th Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses returns to the University of California Berkeley. The symposium promises to carry on the tradition of the last four years with an engaging line-up of plenary speakers and excellent networking opportunities. This year's symposium is made possible with the generous support of thethe Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND), Gilead, Alios BioPharma, Blood Systems Research Institute (BSRI), Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and Novartis. 

Registration is required but free. Register here.


8:00 am


9:00 am

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

9:15 am

Britt Glaunsinger (UC Berkeley)

Induction and Co-option of Retrotransposon-Derived Noncoding RNAs During Gamma-Herpesvirus Infection

9:45 am

Hadas Dvory-Sobol (Gilead Sciences)

Resistance Characterizations for the Novel Therapeutics Sofosbovir and Ledipasvir

10:15 am

Grad Student or Post-Doc Presentation (TBD)

10:30 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am

Roundtable Introduction

11:10 am

Jeffrey Glenn (Stanford)

Targeting Prenylation to Inhibit Hepatitis Delta Virus Infections

11:40 am

Graham Simmons (BSRI)

Protective Antibodies against Chikungunya Virus - Entry Neutralization and Budding Inhibition

12:10 pm

Grad Student or Post-Doc Presentation (TBD)

12:25 pm


2:00 pm

Andreas Jekle (Alios Pharma)

Discovery of a Novel Nucleoside Inhibitor of the Human Rhinovirus Polymerase

2:30 pm

Patricia Pesavento (UC Davis)

Coming Full Circle: Raccoon Polyomavirus

3:00 pm

Grad Student or Post-Doc Presentation (TBD)

3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:45 pm

Warner Greene (Gladstone Institutes)

HIV/AIDS and the Death of CD4 T Cells: A Little Murder and A Lot of Suicide

4:15 pm

Grad Student or Post-Doc Presentation (TBD)

4:30 pm

Poster Session/Cocktail Hour