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This meeting took place in 2006

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Cell Biology of Virus Entry, Replication and Pathogenesis (C4)

Organizer(s) Herbert W. Virgin, Robert A. Lamb, Richard W. Compans, Robert W. Doms and Michael B.A. Oldstone
February 24—March 1, 2006
Eldorado Hotel & Spa • Santa Fe, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 17, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 25, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 23, 2005

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The elucidation of the molecular interactions between viral components and cells, and how this determines the outcome of infection is the most exciting area of modern virology. New advances in structural biology, genetics, and molecular virology have speeded the pace of discovery in this area and led to significant insights into virology, immunology and cell biology. The new NIH emphasis on mechanisms of viral infection provides new support and excitement for this already fertile area. The pivotal areas to be covered are (i) the cell biology of virus entry, uncoating, protein traffic, assembly, budding and release, (ii) the defensive mechanisms that cells and organisms use to combat viruses, (iii) strategies of viral immune evasion. These areas impact significantly on fundamental issues in cell biology, cell and species tropism, and pathogenesis of viral diseases. The meeting will once again provide a cross disciplinary forum for discussing novel insights into cell biology of virus infection and the relationship of these findings to pathogenesis and defense. Each session covers a topic rather than a virus family in order to foster discussion across virus family-boundaries. Our topic oriented program has been very successful in the many successful meetings organized since 1988.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 25, 2005 (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.


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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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