Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2008

For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list, or search for a meeting.

Cell Biology of Virus Entry, Replication and Pathogenesis (D6)

Organizer(s) Robert W. Doms, Beth Levine, Herbert (Skip) W. Virgin IV, and Robert A. Lamb
April 13—18, 2008
Fairmont Empress Victoria / Victoria Conference Centre • Victoria, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Dec 13, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 14, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 13, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 13, 2008

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Advances in structural biology have provided great insight into virus entry and assembly. The increasing use of whole genome screens, such as RNAi screens, has greatly accelerated the discovery of host factors needed for virus replication. Mechanisms underlying innate immunity and how viruses evade immune responses continue to be identified and provide fascinating insights into viral pathogenesis. Putting everything together to understand viral pathogenesis remains a central goal in this field. This meeting brings together experts on all facets of viral life cycles to develop insights into how viruses cause disease, and how this may be prevented.

View Meeting Program


Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: December 13, 2007 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


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

Application Process

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

Click here to start a scholarship application.

  See the Scholarship FAQ's

Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships are also available...
Please Click Here for more information about Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship.

  See the Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship FAQ's

If you have any questions, please contact