applications are now being accepted for
*VIZIER / SPINE2 Workshop on Structural Virology*
taking place 14th - 16th July, 2008, Vienna, Austria
Viruses are a major class of major human pathogens and represent most of
the etiological agents of newly emerging diseases, however our
understanding of the basic processes involved in virus/host-cell
interactions remains limited.
This workshop will cover recent advances in our understanding of viral
entry, assembly, replication and pathogenesis principally, but not
exclusively, based upon information derived from structural studies. The
planned sessions are on viral assembly, double-stranded RNA viruses, the
flavivirus replication machinery, the coronavirus replication machinery,
virus/host interactions including aspects of viral entry, negative
strand RNA viruses and viruses of prokaryotes and archea.
In addition to the invited speakers, oral presentations will be selected
from the submitted abstracts. The sessions are not exclusive and any
topic relevant to the structural biology of viruses will be considered
for a poster or oral presentation. For this reason early registration
and abstract submission is strongly encouraged.
The workshop is part of the training and dissemination activities of the
Vizier and Spine2Complexes projects. Department of Biomolecular
Structural Chemistry, Max F. Perutz Labs at University of Vienna is a
Training and Dissemination Centre for the EU 6th Framework VIZIER
project (http://www.vizier-europe.org <http://www.vizier-europe.org/>).
INVITED SPEAKERS INCLUDE*:
Alasdair Steven (NIAMS)
*Double-stranded RNA viruses*:
Jon Grimes (Oxford), B.V.V. Prasad (Baylor College of Medicine)
*Flavivirus replication machinery*:
Martino Bolognesi (Milano), Bruno Canard (Marseilles), Hongmin Li (NY
State Dept. of Health)
*Coronavirus replication machinery*:
Rolf Hilgenfeld (Lubeck)
*Viral entry/Virus host interactions*:
Felix Rey (Institute Pasteur), Katsumi Maenaka (Fukuoka), Winfried
*Negative strand RNA viruses*:
Rob Ruigrok (IVMS Grenoble), Stephen Graham (Oxford), Zihe Rao (Tsinghua)
*Viruses infecting bacteria and archea*:
Herman van Tilbeurgh (Orsay), Denis Bamford (Helsinki)
The number of participants is limited to 100, the applicants will be
accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
More information on this Workshop (all details, description,
registration) are available at:
******Deadline for abstract submission and registration is 15th June 2008.
We strongly encourage you to register soon, even if you do not have all
registration details in hand, and BOOK a hotel ASAP! Vienna is a busy
city in summer.
You can complete/confirm your registration afterwards, until the
deadline June 15th, 2008, using the link that will be sent to you via
Please forward this email to whom it may concern.
Looking forward to seeing you in Vienna.
The organising Committee*
Paul Tucker (EMBL Hamburg Outstation)
Kristina Djinovic (Vienna)
Stephen Graham (Oxford)
Martino Bolognesi (Milano)
David Stuart (Oxford)
Kristina Djinovic Carugo
Department for Biomolecular Structural Chemistry
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
University of Vienna
Campus Vienna Biocenter 5
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