Bay Area Viruses Symposium

3rd Annual Symposium - 2013

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

9am - 4:30pm: Symposium

4:30pm - 6pm: Poster Session and Cocktail Hour

245 Li Ka Shing Center, UC Berkeley

The symposium aims to strengthen interactions among Bay Area scientists who share a strong interest in virology. Chaired by a committee composed of Laurent Coscoy (UC Berkeley), Paul Luciw (UC Davis), Melanie Ott (Gladstone), Peter Sarnow (Stanford), and Philip Norris (Blood Systems Research Institute), this one-day conference will feature presentations by leading Bay Area scientists, as well as a session of postdoc/grad student talks, roundtable discussions, a poster session, and opportunities for networking. 

  Symposium Schedule

8:00am - 9:00am Registratration check-in
9:00am  Introductions and welcome remarks, Steve Martin, Dean Biological Sciences
9:15am 

Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley

The fate of viral genomes: folding and detection of viral nucleic acids in cells

9:45am

Eric Delwart, BSRI

Viral discovery using metagenomics

10:15am 

Usha Lingappa, Prosetta Antiviral

Anti-rabies drug discovery targetting host-virus protein-protein interactions

10:30am  Coffee break
11:00am  Introduction to Rountable Topics
11:10am 

Dennis Hartigan O'Connor, UC Davis

HIV in context: the immunologic foundation of successful vaccination, treatment and eradication

11:40am 

Don Ganem, Novartis

A novel transcriptional program in KSHV infection of primary endothelial cells: implications for the pathogenesis and treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma

12:10pm 

Gregory Camus, Gladstone

Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase-1 Localizes Hepatitis C Virus NS5A Protein to Lipid Droplets and Enhances NS5A Interaction with the Viral Capsid Core
 
12:25pm

Lunch/ Roundtable Discussions

  • Industry Career Roundtable - hear from scientists who have built a career in industry and interact with colleagues working outside the typical academic setting.  
  • Global Health Roundtable -  will explore ways for academic scientists to engage in global health-related research and  explore career opportunities in global health outside academia.  
  • DIYbio (Do-It-Yourself bio) Roundtable -  spark ideas with the East Bay DIYbio network, which is opening a community lab and educational space for all amateur and trained scientists to implement their DIYbio ideas, community projects and teach classes for the community outside industry and academia.
 
2:00pm

Eric Verdin, Gladstone

Molecular mechanisms for HIV latency

2:30pm

Catherine Blish, Stanford

Defining the human NK cell repertoire for improved antiviral strategies

3:00pm 

Lisa Kronstad, UC Berkeley

Dual Upstream Open Reading Frames Control Translation of a KSHV Polycistronic mRNA

3:15pm  Coffee break
3:45pm

George Kemble, 3-V Biosciences

Developing broad spectrum antiviral drugs by inhibiting specific cellular proteins; a FASN-ating case study

4:15pm

Cecilia Sedano, Stanford

Exoribonuclease XRN2 as a Novel Antiviral Factor against Hepatitis C Virus

4:30pm - 6:00pm Poster Session/ Cocktail Hour

 

Registration is closed.