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 Chan Shun Auditorium, in the Valley Life Sciences Building, 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.

We encourage participants to take public transit because parking is limited in Berkeley. The Chan Shun Auditorium is a short walk (about 10 minutes) from Berkeley Downtown BART station. See attached map.


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

Mark Kunitomi, postdoctoral fellow (Raul Andino Lab), University of California, San Francisco

piRNAs and Antiviral Immunity in Aedes aegypti

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

Desyree Jesus, postdoctoral fellow (Laura Hertel Lab), Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Dynamics of Human Cytomegalovirus Infection in CD34+ Progenitor Cells Maintained in Self-renewal or Differentiating Conditions

12:25 pm

Lunch/Roundtable Discussion: The Ebola Virus Outbreak

Dana Clutter, Stanford
David Persing, Cepheid
Art Reingold, UC Berkeley

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

Alexey Petrov, postdoctoral fellow (Joseph Puglisi Lab), Stanford University

Multiple Parallel Pathways of Translation Initiation on Cricket Paralysis Virus Internal Ribosome Entry Sites

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

Trever Greene, graduate student (Laurent Coscoy Lab), UC Berkeley

Epigenetic Perturbation by a Herpes Virus as a Novel Mechanism for Innate Recognition

4:30 pm

Poster Session/Cocktail Hour