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This meeting took place in 2012

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Cell Biology of Virus Entry, Replication and Pathogenesis (X7)

Organizer(s) Michael Farzan, Benhur Lee and Judith M. White
March 26—31, 2012
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 4, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 29, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 26, 2012

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.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Ryan S. Noyce
Dalhousie University, Canada

Helen Margaret Wise
Roslin Institute, UK

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Andres Chang

Djade Soumana
University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Scholarship Recipients

Sayantan Bose
Northwestern University, USA

Sarah Elliott
Wistar Institute, USA

Kathleen E. Fitzpatrick
University of California, San Diego, USA

Konstantine Halkidis
Thomas Jefferson University, USA

Amy Hulme
Northwestern University, USA

Tijana Ivanovic
Harvard Medical School, USA

Emily Happy Miller
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

Alissa Marie Pham
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA

Wendy Blay Puryear
Boston University, USA

Charles Jason Shoemaker
University of Virginia, USA

Frederic Vigant
University of California, Los Angeles, USA