Positive Strand RNA Viruses

Originally initiated as a 1986 Keystone Symposia meeting, and later continued by Dr. Margo Brinton as primary organizer, for more than 25 years the triennial International Symposium on Positive Strand RNA Viruses has provided an international forum for recent research on human, animal, plant, insect, and bacterial viruses with positive-strand RNA genomes. These pathogens constitute the largest group of viral agents, including for example, Poliovirus, Dengue and West-Nile virus, SARS-coronavirus, Chikungunya virus, and human hepatitis viruses, such as HAV and HCV. The diseases these viruses cause are of major medical, veterinary, agricultural, and economic importance. In this meeting, now back under the roof of Keystone Symposia, basic research, the foundation of the fight against viral diseases, will be amalgamated with sessions focusing on immunological or pharmacological control of disease and new technological advances. This will create an outstanding forum for dissemination of the latest research advances among leading virologists worldwide, also creating possibilities for exciting and productive collaborations between academic and corporate scientists. Plenary sessions will be organized around themes highlighting the similarities between diverse virus systems and aim to increase discourse and interactions among researchers working on a wide variety of viruses. The different backgrounds of participants will require speakers to start with an overview of their research area before presenting their own recent data. The meeting’s traditional informal and stimulating environment will be an excellent experience for young investigators. This symposium is renowned for its large and highly interactive poster sessions, a prominent feature allowing all participants to present their work and receive feedback.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 28

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration


MONDAY, APRIL 29

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/28/2013

Herbert (Skip) W. Virgin IV, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
The Virome and Disease Susceptibility: More Than One Way to Be a Pathogen (or a friend)

09:30—11:45
Innate Immunity: Sensing and Defending
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/28/2013

Takashi Fujita, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University, Japan
Sensing Viral RNA and Antiviral Responses

John Schoggins, Rockefeller University, USA
Antiviral Type I Interferon Effectors Targeting RNA Viruses

Margo A. Brinton, Georgia State University, USA
West Nile Virus-Host Interactions

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

10:10—10:30
Coffee Break

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing


On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Evolution of Viruses in the Environment
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/28/2013

Marco Vignuzzi, Pasteur Institut, France
Virus Micro-evolution and Subpopulations within the Infected Host

Marilyn Roossinck, Pennsylvania State University, USA
The Big Unknown: Plant Virus Biodiversity and Ecosystem Impacts

Raul Andino, University of California, San Francisco, USA
RNA Virus Evolution

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, APRIL 30

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

08:30—11:30
Systems Biology of +RNA Virus-Host Interaction
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/28/2013

Carolyn B. Coyne, University of Pittsburgh, USA
siRNA Screens for Enteroviruses

Peter D. Nagy, University of Kentucky, USA
Reprogramming Cellular Pathways by Tombusviruses to Facilitate Replication

Ralf Bartenschlager, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Host Factors in Flavivirus Replication

Lucas Pelkmans, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Systems Biology of Virus-Host Interaction

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing


On Own for Lunch and Recreation

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Entry and Assembly
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/28/2013

Sara R. Cherry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Alphavirus Entry

William M. Gelbart, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Assembly of Bromo and Alpha Viruses and their Hybrids

Glenn C. Randall, University of Chicago, USA
Mechanisms of Hepatitis C Virus Assembly and Egress

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

08:30—11:30
Adaptive Immunity and Vaccines
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/28/2013

Kim Y. Green, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Norovirus Pathogenesis and Vaccines

Robert Thimme, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
Failure of Adaptive Immunity to Clear Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Christian W. Mandl, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc, USA
Alphavirus-Vectored Vaccines

Diane E. Griffin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Alphavirus Encephalitis: Mechanisms of Virus Clearance

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing


On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
RNA Structure and Function
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/28/2013

Andrea Gamarnik, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Argentina
Dynamics, Plasticity and Functions of the Dengue Virus Genome

Peter Sarnow, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
MicroRNAs and their Role in Regulating Hepatitis C Virus Replication

Ian Brierley, University of Cambridge, UK
Translational Gymnastics of RNA Viruses

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, MAY 2

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

08:30—11:30
Replication Enzymes and their Inhibition
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/28/2013

Bruno Canard, CNRS and University of Marseille, France
The Interplay of RNA Synthesis, Fidelity and RNA Capping in Coronaviruses

Eric J. Snijder, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
The Versatility of Arterivirus NSP2

Nuria Verdaguer, Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona (CSIC), Spain
Foot and Mouth Disease Virus RNA polymerase: Structure and Fidelity

John O. Link, Gilead Sciences Inc, USA
Inhibitors of Hepatitis C Virus Replication: Viral and Host Cell Targets

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break


On Own for Lunch and Recreation

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Pathogenesis (Includes UPR, Stress Responses, Autophagy)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/28/2013

Beth Levine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Selective Autophagy in Antiviral Immunity

Stanley M. Lemon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Pathogenesis of Hepatitis C Virus and Hepatitis A Virus

Jari Valkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Plant RNA Virus-Host Interactions

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

20:00—23:00
Entertainment


FRIDAY, MAY 3


Departure


*Session Chair †Speaker invited, not yet responded.

28 Apr - 3 May 2013
Boston
United States of America
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