Viruses at Multiple Levels of Complexity (GRC Physical Virology)

Januar 22, 2023 - Januar 27, 2023


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The topics, speakers, and discussion leaders for the conference sessions are displayed below. The conference chair is currently developing their detailed program, which will include the complete meeting schedule, as well as the talk titles for all speakers.

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From Virus Dynamics and Mechanics to Breaking Symmetry

Discussion Leaders
  • Roya Zandi (University of California, Riverside, United States)
  • Juan Perilla (University of Delaware, United States)
  • Wouter Roos (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Audray Harris (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, United States)

Virus Inspired Designs: From Materials to Other Organisms

Discussion Leaders
  • Danielle Tullman-Ercek (Northwestern University, United States)
  • Fasseli Coulibaly (Monash University, Australia)
  • Seth Fraden (Brandeis University, United States)
  • Tobias Giessen (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, United States)
  • Cheryl Kerfeld (Michigan State University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States)

Biomedical Applications

Discussion Leaders
  • Reidun Twarock (University of York, United Kingdom)
  • Laura Palomares (Instituto de Biotecnologia. UNAM, Mexico)
  • Antonette Bennett (University of Florida, United States)
  • Priscilla Yang (Stanford University School of Medicine, United States)

Principles that Govern Virus Assembly and Disassembly

Discussion Leaders
  • Jodi Hadden-Perilla (University of Delaware, United States)
  • Carolyn Teschke (University of Connecticut, United States)
  • Shee-Mei Lok (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)
  • Vikram Jadhao (Indiana University Bloomington, United States)

How Viruses Capture and Release Cargo

Discussion Leaders
  • Paul van der Schoot (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Mauricio Comas-Garcia (Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico)
  • Tuli Mukhopadhyay (Indiana University Bloomington, United States)
  • Robijn Bruinsma (University of California, Los Angeles, United States)

From Viruses and Host Immune Interactions to Better Vaccines

Discussion Leaders
  • Tobias Beck (University of Hamburg)
  • Arup Chakraborty (MIT, United States)
  • Hanneke Schuitemaker (Janssen Vaccines & Prevention of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, The Netherlands)
  • Aleksandra Walczak (Laboratoire de Physique, École Normale Supérieure, CNRS, France)

Virus-Host Protein Interaction Networks

Discussion Leaders
  • Kelly Lee (University of Washington, United States)
  • Alfredo Castello (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
  • Philippe Lemey (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Viruses and Membraneous Compartments

Discussion Leaders
  • Nicole Tischler (Fundación Ciencia & Vida – Universidad San Sebastián, Chile)
  • Margaret Johnson (Johns Hopkins University, United States)
  • Montserrat Barcena (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
  • Stefanie Barbirz (MSB Medical School Berlin)
  • Urs Greber (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Keynote Session: Connecting Fundamental and Applied Physical Virology

Discussion Leaders
  • Rudolf Podgornik (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Stephen Harrison (Harvard Medical School, United States)
  • Chantal Abergel (UMR7256 CNRS-AMU)

The GRC Power Hour™

  • Johnna Frierson (Duke University of School of Medicine, United States)