The Gordon Research Seminar on Physical Virology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. This seminar is organized by junior scientists with the goal of creating an exciting and unintimidating environment for others in the early stages of their careers. We hope this will be a valuable opportunity to network with peers, develop collaborations, and present work.
As physical virology is an inherently interdisciplinary field, this seminar will feature student presentations and posters from a wide variety of focus areas covering both fundamental viral and applied viral specialties. Researchers interested in fields including viral structure, super-macromolecular analysis, viral life cycles, viral immunity, viral materials, vaccine development, and viral engineering are encouraged to apply. This seminar will also feature a mentorship elements aimed at helping attendees elucidate job prospects.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Physical Virology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Session: Functional Biohybrid Crystals from Protein Cages and Synthetic Components|
|Discussion Leaders: Anna Czapar (Case Western Reserve University, USA) and Raphael Frey (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)|
|3:15 pm - 3:50 pm||Mauri Kostiainen (Aalto University, Finland)|
"Functional Biohybrid Crystals from Protein Cages and Synthetic Components"
|3:50 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Virus Assembly and Dynamics and Capsid Structure|
|Discussion Leader: Eita Sasaki (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Diana Born (Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany)|
"Spontaneous Assembly of Virophage Capsid Proteins Is Regulated by Proteolytic Processing of the Major Capsid Protein"
|5:50 pm - 5:55 pm||Discussion|
|5:55 pm - 6:15 pm||Sander Boonstra (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)|
"Probing Critical Interactions for Influenza Membrane Fusion by Hemagglutinin"
|6:15 pm - 6:20 pm||Discussion|
|6:20 pm - 6:40 pm||Nikea Pittman (University of Florida College of Medicine, USA)|
and Function Characterization of the Oncolytic Protoparvovirus LuIII"
|6:40 pm - 6:45 pm||Discussion|
|6:45 pm - 7:05 pm||Lione Willems (Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands)|
"Self-Assembly of Artificial Viral Capsid Proteins: Designing Packaging Signals"
|7:05 pm - 7:10 pm||Discussion|
|7:10 pm - 7:25 pm||Ville Liljestrom (Aalto University, Finland)|
"Cooperative Assembly of Helical Metal-Virus
|7:25 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Viruses as Materials:
Viruses as Materials in Nanotechnology + Viruses and Health|
|Discussion Leader: Patricia Lam (Case Western Reserve University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Claudia Koch (University of Stuttgart, Germany)|
"Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)-Based Biosensors Profiting from New Enzyme Nanocarrier Layouts"
|9:20 am - 9:25 am||Discussion|
|9:25 am - 9:45 am||Aijie Liu (University of Twente, The Netherlands)|
"Gold Loaded Virus Like Particles: Towards Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials"
|9:45 am - 9:50 am||Discussion|
|9:50 am - 10:10 am||Thomas Edwardson (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)|
"Engineered Protein Superstructures for Encapsidation of Nucleic Acid Therapeutics"
|10:10 am - 10:15 am||Discussion|
|10:15 am - 10:35 am||Samuel Jones (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)|
"Virucidal Broad-Spectrum Anti-Virals"
|10:35 am - 10:40 am||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am||Andrzej Pitek (Case Western Reserve University, USA)|
"Applications of Plant Virus-Protein Conjugates in Cancer and Thrombolytic Therapy"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Panel Discussion|
|Discussion Leader: Neetu Gulati (Case Western Reserve University, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Careers in Physical Virology"|
- Mavis Agbandje-McKenna (University of Florida, USA)
- Mauri Kostiainen (Aalto University, Finland)
- Tuli Mukhopadhyay (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|