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.
Recent developments in the study and applications of viruses and virus-like particles have shown their potential in diverse fields such as nanotechnology, biomedicine, and materials science. Working at the interface of chemistry, physics, and biology, investigators develop virus-based nanoparticles as addressable platforms for therapeutics and vaccines, as cargos for inorganic materials, and as dynamic self-assembling models, to name a few of many applications.
This meeting offers a stimulating and non-intimidating environment for young scientists from these different disciplines to present and discuss their research in oral and poster presentations. Furthermore, the meeting will provide a mentorship component allowing participants to interact with experienced faculty members that will provide help and advice regarding future career prospects.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Lecture|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Marianne Manchester (University of California San Diego)
"Viral Nanoparticles as Scaffolds for Targeted Therapeutics"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Protein Cages and Cargos|
|Discussion Leaders: Trevor Douglas (Montana State University) and Alison O'Neil (Montana State University)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Gregory Bedwell (University of Alabama Birmingham)
"Biotemplated Mineralization of Crystalline TiO2 Inside of the Bacteriophage P22"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Joost Snijder (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
"Cargo encapsulation induces a stability switch in the virus-like bacterial nano-compartment Encapsulin"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Jeff Glasgow (University of California, Berkeley)
"Encapsulation of Enzymes in Bacteriophage MS2 Viral Capsids"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Benjamin Schwarz (Montana State University)
"Metabolic Pathway Encapsulation in a P22 Virus-Like Particle"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Mentorship Component|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Vijay Reddy (The Scripps Research Institute)
"The world of VIPERdb"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||M.G. Finn (The Scripps Research Institute)
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Host-Pathogen Interactions|
|Discussion Leaders: Nicole Steinmetz (Case Western Reserve University) and David Morris (University of Alabama Birmingham)|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Cora Woodward (California Institute of Technology)
"Electron cryo-tomography studies of assembled ESCRT-III complexes"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Gouri Rani Banik (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
"Electron microscopy characterisation of Dientamoeba fragilis virus life cycle"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Virus Structure, Assembly, and Dynamics|
|Discussion Leaders: Peter Prevelige (University of Alabama Birmingham) and Alessandro Rizzo (University of Connecticut)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Maria Aznar (University of Barcelona, Spain)
"Relevance of capsid structure in the buckling and maturation of spherical viruses"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Lassi Liljeroos (University of Helsinki, Finland)
"Paramyxoviral ultrastructures studied by electron cryotomography"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 1 R13 AI104198-01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Last Updated: January 8, 2013