Bay Area Viruses Symposium

1st Annual Symposium - 2011

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The first ever Bay Area Symposium on Viruses aimed to strengthen interactions between scientists who share a strong interest in virology. Chaired by Laurent Coscoy, this one-day conference featured presentations by leading Bay Area university and industry scientists, as well as innovative networking sessions and partnership opportunities. The symposium was held May 18th in Stanley Hall Auditorium.


9:00 am    

Jay Levy, UCSF

HIV/AIDS: Background, Past Achievements and Future Directions

9:30 am

Eva Harris, UCB

Viral and Immunological Determinants of Dengue Virus Fitness and Disease Severity

10:00 am

Jan Carette. Stanford

Global Gene Disruption in Human Cells to Connect Genes to Disease

10:30 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am

Melanie Ott, UCSF

Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Lipid Droplets: a New Connection via DGAT1

11:30 am

Raul Andino, UCSF

Virus Diversity, Robustness and Evolvability.

12:00 pm

Jerome Deval, Alios BioPharma

How to Break a Swiss Army Knife - Strategies for Targeting Virus Polymerases with Small Molecules

12:30 pm

Andrew Mehle, UCB

Jumping Species: How the Influenza Virus Polymerase Regulates Tropism


Lunch & Poster Session Roundtable

2:30 pm

Peter Sarnow, Stanford

Modulation of Hepatitis C Virus and Insig 1 by a Specialized microRNA 122 Complex

3:00 pm

Britt Glaunsinger, UCB

Means to an End: Roles for γ-Herpesvirus-Induced mRNA Destruction in Viral Pathogenesis

3:30 pm

Nevan Krogan, UCSF

Global Analysis of Host-Pathogen Interaction Maps

4:00 pm

Coffee Break

4:30 pm

Michel Brahic, Stanford

The Long (Axonal) Journey from Theiler's Virus to Parkinson's Disease

5:00 pm

Mini Balakrishnan, Gilead

HIV Cure: Pushing Beyond Antivirals

5:30 pm

Closing Panel

6:00 pm