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Seventh Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses - MAY 2017

The Bay Area Symposium on Viruses is an annual one-day conference that aims to strengthen interactions among Bay Area scientists and clinicians who share a strong interest in virology. The symposium features presentations by leading Bay Area scientists, roundtable discussions, a poster session, and opportunities for networking.

Registration is required. For additional information including directions and the symposium program, please visit


Friday, May 19sth, 2017 — 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (reception and poster session to follow)
UC Berkeley, Li Ka Shing Center Auditorium, Room 245

Symposium Agenda

8:00 AM Registration Check-In

8:45 AM Introduction and Welcome Remarks

9:00 AM Matt Francis , UC Berkeley— "Chemically Modified Viral Capsids For The In Vivo Delivery of Drug and Imaging Cargo"

9:30 AM Alison Hogg , Gilead Sciences— "Development of GS-5734: An Adenine Nucleotide Prodrug with Broad Spectrum Antiviral Activity for Treatment of Ebola and Other Emerging Viral Diseases"

10:00 AM Judd Hultquist , Krogran Lab, UCSF— "High-throughput Genome Engineering in Primary Cells for the Study of Host-Pathogen Interactions"

10:15 AM --------Coffee Break--------

10:45 AM Taia Wang , Stanford University— "'Activating IgG Fc Domain Repertoire Predicts Severe Disease in Secondary Dengue Infection"

11:15 AM Satish Pillai , Blood Systems Research Institute— "Markers and Modulators of the Latent HIV Reservoir"

11:45 AM Micheal Vahey , Fletcher Lab, UC Berkeley— "The value of being different: phenotypic variability and plasticity in influenza A virus"

12:00 PM --------Lunch--------

12:30 PM ------Panel Discussion-----

2:00 PM Lark Coffey , UC Davis— "Zika virus infection dynamics in experimentally infected mosquitoes and pregnant macaques"

2:30 PM Shomyseh Sanjabi , Gladstone Institutes— "Antiviral Immunity to Zika Virus in the Female Reproductive Tract"

3:00 PM Paul Jordan , Alios BioPharma— "Role of the Priming Loop on RNA Synthesis and Capping Activities in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Polymerase"

3:15 PM --------Coffee Break--------

3:45 PM Amy Kistler , Chan Zuckerberg Biohub— "Genomics-based Platforms to Enable High Throughput Comparative Virology"

4:15 PM Emilia Vanni, Arvin Lab, Stanford University— "Latency-Associated Transcript Locus is a virulence factor for lytic Herpes Simplex Virus 1 infection in human skin"

4:30 PM Poster Session and Reception


Getting to UC Berkeley: Public transit | Driving

Downtown Bekeley BART: Li Ka Shing Center is 5-10 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley BART.

Public Parking garages:

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Street parking: Metered and two-hour street parking are available around campus, but it can be hard to find a spot. More information.

The 6th Annual Bay Area Viruses Symposium took place on Friday, May 27, 2016

Learn more about the 6th Annual Bay Area Viruses Symposium, please follow this link.

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