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This meeting took place in 2010

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Cell Biology of Virus Entry, Replication and Pathogenesis (B5)

Organizer(s) Margaret Kielian, Peter Sarnow, Terence S. Dermody and Paul D. Bieniasz
February 16—21, 2010
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 19, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 16, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 19, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 16, 2009

Sponsored by Santaris Pharma A/S

Summary of Meeting:
The Keystone Symposia meeting on the Cell Biology of Virus Entry, Replication and Pathogenesis emphasizes key aspects of virus infection pathways and cellular responses. A central goal is the identification of critical virus-cell crosstalk during these processes. Rather than dividing viruses into separate “categories” such as positive-sense RNA viruses and DNA viruses, the meeting highlights common aspects of virus lifecycles among different virus groups. The multi-disciplinary nature of the proposed meeting is important in bringing together investigators using structural, molecular, cell biological, immunological and epidemiological methods. This emphasis on shared themes and multiple experimental approaches will continue to be critical to future advances in virology. While there has been spectacular recent progress in our understanding of virus lifecycles, we are still very far from being able to design antiviral strategies, and unexpected novel aspects of virus cell biology are constantly being discovered. Plenary sessions will cover the most important aspects of virus interactions with cells. Day 1 will include cutting-edge structural virology studies and imaging methods to follow single virus particles during entry. Day 2 will focus on the entry mechanisms of enveloped and non-enveloped viruses and the roles of cellular proteins in virus infection. Day 3 will cover viral and cellular aspects of virus replication and cellular antiviral responses. The last day will focus on the important areas of virus assembly and pathogenesis. Late-breaking exciting developments in this fast-moving field will be incorporated by short presentations and afternoon workshop sessions drawn from the submitted abstracts.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 19, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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