Complete Program

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Program At A Glance

Friday March 29, 2013

9:00-noon             Registration, West Lobby, Memorial Union

10:00-12:00          Keynote Speaker – Peter Simmonds, Gallery Room, Memorial Union

Dr. Peter Simmonds, The Roslin Institute and Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The evolution of RNA viruses and the discovery of unexpected constraints on virus sequence change

                              Session 1 – Virus Replication and Pathogenesis

12:00-1:15             Lunch,  Sun Room, Memorial Union

1:15-4:45               Gallery Room, Memorial Union

                              Session 2 – Immune Response and Vaccines

                              Session 3 – Treatment, Evolution and Ecology

5:00-7:00               Poster Session and Reception, Campanile Room, Memorial Union

7:00-8:00               Banquet, Sun Room, Memorial Union

8:00                       Keynote Speaker – Michael Strand

Dr. Michael R. Strand, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Polydnaviruses: Beneficial Symbionts and Nature's Genetic Engineers


Saturday March 30, 2013

8:30                       Breakfast Buffet, Sun Room, Memorial Union

9:00-12:15             Keynote Speaker – Alan Frankel,   Sun Room, Memorial Union

Dr. Alan Frankel, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

Assembly of HIV RNA export complexes

                              Session 4 – Virus Gene Expression

                              Session 5 – Virus Entry and Spread


The program and abstract book will be in registration packets to be collected at the symposium site on Friday, March 29.