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 American Society for Virology (ASV)  - June 18-22, 2016 - Virginia Tech Campus -Blacksburg, Virginia

Program - Satellite Symposia

Medical Virology Club Satellite Symposium: “Emerging Infections: Vaccines, Therapies and More”

The Medical Virology Club Satellite Symposium will focus on four emerging virus infections: Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Influenza (H7N9), and Lassa Fever. Invited speakers will discuss pathogenesis, epidemiology, virology, therapeutics and vaccines. The satellite will be held Saturday, June 18th, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Participants must register in advance when submitting the meeting registration form. The finalized program and list of speakers will be available soon!

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Plant Virology Club Satellite Symposium: “Role of RNAi in the Infection of Viruses of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes”

This satellite will be held on Saturday, June 18th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Participants must register in advance when submitting the meeting registration form. Invited speakers and lectures are as follows:

Eugene Koonin (NIH), Evolution of RNA-based antivirus defense in prokaryotes and eukaryotes: the mosaic of common ancestry and convergence; Blake Wiedenheft (Montana State Univ.), A CRISPR immune response to viruses that infect bacteria; Hailing Jin (UC Riverside), Cross-kingdom RNAi in plant-microbial interactions; Peter Moffett (Univ. Sherbrooke, Canada), RNA silencing and processing components in plant antiviral defenses; Mikhail Pooggin (Univ. Basel, Switzerland), Mechanisms of biogenesis and function of viral siRNAs in plants; Jari Valkonen (Univ. Helsinki, Finland), Viral RNaseIII enzymes as suppressors of antiviral RNAi; Nobuhiro Suzuki (Okayama Univ., Japan), Fungal RNA silencing in antiviral defense and RNA recombination; Shou-Wei Ding (UC Riverside), Antiviral RNAi in plants and mammals; Vicki Vance (Univ. South Carolina), A novel chemopreventive strategy based on therapeutic microRNAs produced in plants; Bryan Cullen (Duke Univ.), Viral interactions with the RNAi machinery in mammalian somatic cells; Eva Gottwein (Northwestern Univ.), Targets and functions of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus miRNAs; and Kevin Myles (Virginia Tech), Small RNA-directed antiviral immunity in disease-vector mosquitoes

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Retrovirology Satellite Symposium: “Hot Topics in HIV and Retrovirology Research”

This satellite will be held on Saturday, June18th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants must register in advance when submitting the meeting registration form.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants for a satellite symposium must specifically register for this special event and pay the registration fee in addition to the registration fee required for the general ASV meeting.

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