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Cell Biology of Virus Entry, Replication and Pathogenesis
joint with Frontiers in HIV Pathogenesis, Therapy and Eradication
Organizer(s): Michael Farzan, Benhur Lee and Judith M. White
Date: March 26 - 31, 2012
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada
Sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc. and MedImmune
Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will highlight recent advances in virus infection pathways, and in the cellular responses to viral infection. The meeting features multiple stages of the viral lifecycle analyzed using a broad array of techniques and levels of analysis. A novel feature of this meeting is that it will be held concurrently with the Keystone Symposia meeting on Frontiers in HIV Pathogenesis, Therapy and Eradication and will, therefore, focus on maximizing exchange between the HIV community and the broader community of virologists. An explicit goal is to bring together and promote potential synergies among researchers who might not otherwise interact in more specialized meetings. A classic, almost paradigmatic, example of the power of this cross-talk is the contribution of studies of influenza A virus hemagglutinin to our understanding of the HIV-1 entry process, and the subsequent contribution of both systems to our understanding of type I fusion, type II fusion and the entry processes of non-enveloped viruses. Accordingly, two common sessions will focus on the retroviral entry process and its inhibition, followed by talks featuring a broader survey of viral entry, replication, structural and systems approaches to virology, host immune evasion and therapeutics.
Scholarship Deadline: November 29 2011
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 29 2011
Abstract Deadline: January 4 2012
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 26 2012
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Gilead Sciences, Inc.MedImmune
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
ImQuest BioSciences
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

MedImmune

Merck Research Laboratories


Wen Chang, in memory of Frank Fenner
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI098314-01
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