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2018 BayViro
The deadline to submit a poster is Friday, May 25. All are welcome to submit a poster. New this year is $500 cash award for the best poster in memory of Cynthia Bolovan-Fritts who dedicated her career  to training and mentoring undergraduate and post-baccalaureate  researchers . 
See below for the full agenda.


8th 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 & breakfast
8:45am Introduction and Welcome Remarks
9:00am Leor Weinberger (Gladstone Institutes)
Cynthia Bolovan-Fritts Award
9:10am Kimberly Seed (UCB)
Fighting with phages: how epidemic Vibrio cholerae defends against viral attack
9:40am Priya Sha (UCD)
Understanding virus replication and pathogenesis through comparative flavivirus-host protein-protein interaction mapping
10:10am Graduate/Postdoc Speaker -TBD
10:30am Coffee Break
10:50am Jerome Deval (Alios/Janssen)
Innovation and trends in the development and approval of antiviral medicines: 1987-2017 and beyond
11:20am Jing Jin (BSRI)
One stone, three birds: antiviral mechanisms for multi-functional antibodies
11:50pm Graduate/Postdoc Speaker -TBD
12:10pm Lunch and Poster Session
2:00pm Alan Frankel (UCSF)
Evolution, interactions, and modifications of the HIV Tat and Rev regulatory proteins
2:30pm Elena Bekerman (Gilead)
TLR7 agonists for HIV
3:00pm Graduate/Postdoc Speaker – TBD
3:15pm Coffee Break
3:45pm Karla Kirkegaard (Stanford)
Differential and convergent utilization of autophagy components by positive-strand RNA viruses
4:15pm Graduate/Postdoc Speaker -TBD
4:30pm Best poster award
4:35pm Poster Session and Reception
WHEN: Friday, June 1, 2018
 9am – 5pm Symposium
5pm – 6pm Poster and Networking session 
WHERE: Li Ka Shing Center Auditorium (Room 245), University of California, Berkeley  


Poster Submission Deadline is May 23

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 .