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7th Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses  

The Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses aims to strengthen the network of scientists in the San Francisco Bay Area working on virology, host-pathogen interactions, and control of human and animal viral infections. The symposium also serves as the annual meeting for BayViro, the Bay Area Virus Network.  

8:00am: Registration check-in
8:45am: Introductions and welcome remarks
9:00am: Matt Francis, UC Berkeley
Chemically Modified Viral Capsids For The In Vivo Delivery of Drug and Imaging Cargo
9:30am: Alison Hogg, Gilead Sciences 
Development of GS-5734: An Adenine Nucleotide Prodrug with Broad Spectrum Antiviral Activity for Treatment of Ebola and Other Emerging Viral Diseases
10:00am: Judd Hultquist, Krogan Lab, UC San Francisco
High-throughput Genome Engineering in Primary Cells for the Study of
Host-Pathogen Interactions
10:15am: Coffee Break
10:45am: Taia Wang, Stanford University
Activating IgG Fc Domain Repertoire Predicts Severe Disease in Secondary Dengue Infection
11:15am: Satish Pillai, Blood Systems Research Institute
Markers and Modulators of the Latent HIV Reservoir
11:45am: Michael Vahey, Fletcher Lab, UC Berkeley
The value of Being Different: Phenotypic Variability and Plasticity in Influenza A Virus
12:00pm: Lunch
12:30pm – I:30pm: Panel Discussion
Science and the Media: Effective Communication to Engage the Public and Influence Policy
Mike Eisen (UC Berkeley), Charles Chiu (UC San Francisco), Danielle Venton

(KQED), Bob Sanders (UC Berkeley), Moderator: Phillip Norris (BSRI)

2:00pm: Lark Coffey, UC Davis
Zika Virus Infection Dynamics in Experimentally Infected Mosquitoes and Pregnant Macaques


, Gladstone Institutes

Antiviral Immunity to Zika Virus in the Female Reproductive Tract
3:00pm:  Paul Jordan, Alios Biopharma
Role of Priming Loop on RNA Synthesis and Capping Activities in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Polymerase
3:15pm: Coffee break
3:45: Amy Kistler, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
Genomics-based Platforms to Enable High Throughput Comparative Virology
4:15pm: Emilia Vanni Stanford University
Latency-Associated Transcript Locus is a Virulence Factor for Lytic Herpes
Simplex Virus 1 Infection in Human Skin
4:30pm: Poster Session and reception
WHEN: Friday, May 19, 2017
 9am – 5pm symposium and panel discussion
5pm – 6pm poster and networking session 
WHERE: Li Ka Shing Center Auditorium (Room 245), University of California, Berkeley 
Poster Submission Deadline is May 15
A poster session will be held during the event’s evening reception.  All attendees are encouraged to submit a poster for presentation. 
Please submit a poster title and short description with your registration .

If you missed the 6th Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses, please check out the videos from the event on the BayViro Website .

The 7th Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses is sponsored by the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases (CEND), the Center for AIDS Research, Blood Systems Research Institute and Gilead Sciences. 

If you are interested in joining BayViro as a sponsor, please contact CEND.