Alumni Hall - Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Keynote Address

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Viral Noncoding RNAs: Insights into Evolution
Joan A. Steitz, Yale University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Sunday Symposium: July 12, 2015
I. An Inordinate Fondness for Viruses
Xiang-Jin Meng, Chair, (Virginia Tech)

8:30-9:05 a.m.
10e30 Viruses in the Sea: The kind that keep you alive
Curtis Suttle 1, University of British Columbia
9:05-9:40 a.m.
Insights into the Ecology and Epidemiology of MERS
Christian Drosten, University of Bonn, Germany
9:40-10:15 a.m.
The Ever-expanding Host Range of Hepatitis E Virus and Cross-species Infection
Xiang-Jin Meng 2, Virginia Tech
Break (20 minutes)
10:35-11:10 a.m.
Developing a Quantitative Understanding of Virus Community Activity in Marine Systems
Steven W. Wilhelm, University of Tennessee
11:15-11:30 a.m.
To Be Announced
ASV 2015 Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Awardee #1
11:35-11:50 a.m.
To Be Announced ASV 2015 Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Awardee #2
1 The John J. Holland Lecturer
2 The Maurice Hilleman Merck Research Laboratories Lecturer

Monday Symposium: July 13, 2015
II. The Kind that Make You Sick
Kanta Subbarao, Chair, (National Institutes of Health, NIAID)

8:30-9:05 a.m.
Molecular Determinants of Influenza Transmission
Kanta Subbarao 3, National Institutes of Health, NIAID
9:05-9:40 a.m.
Breaking Barriers: HIV-1 induced AIDS in monkeys
Theodora Hatziioannou, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Break (20 minutes)
10:00-10:35 a.m.
BST-2/Tetherin: At the Crossroads of Viral Pathogenesis and Oncogenesis
Chioma Okeoma, University of Iowa
10:35-11:10 a.m.
Ebola virus in West Africa - Different Strain or Different Circumstances?
Heinrich U. Feldman 4, National Institutes of Health, NIAID
11:15 a.m.
ASV Business Meeting
3 The Harold S. Ginsberg Lecturer
4 The Ho-Wang Lee Lecturer

Tuesday Symposium: July 14, 2015
III. Bucket of Bolts
Britt Glaunsinger, Chair, (University of California, Berkeley)

8:30-9:05 a.m.
RNA Destruction and Revival during Viral Infection
Britt Glaunsinger 5, University of California, Berkeley
9:05-9:40 a.m.
The Intricate Choreography of the Vaccinia Virus Life Cycle
Paula Traktman 6, Medical College of Wisconsin
9:40-10:15 a.m.
Virology meets Proteomics: Understanding Cellular Defense Mechanisms against Herpesvirus Infections
Ileana Cristea 7, Princeton University
Break (20 minutes)
10:35-11:10 a.m.
A Novel Paradigm for Retrovirus Assembly
Leslie J. Parent 8, Pennsylvania State University
11:10-11:45 a.m.
Immune and Autoimmune Responses to Cytosolic DNA
Zhijian 'James' Chen 9, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5 The American Society for Microbiology Lecturer
6 The Bill Joklik Lecturer
7 The Eli Lilly and Company Lecturer
8 The Sidney E. Grossberg Lecturer
9 The Bernard Fields Lecturer

Wednesday Symposium: July 15, 2015
IV. Virocentricity
Karen Mossman, Chair, (McMaster University)

8:30-9:05 a.m.
Virus-host Arms Races as the Key to the Evolution of Life
Eugene V. Koonin 10, National Institutes of Health, NCBI
9:05-9:40 a.m.
An Intricate Evolutionary Dance of Viruses, Plasmids and Transposons
Mart Krupovic, Institute Pasteur, France
9:40-10:15 a.m.
Viruses from Hell: Unique Viruses from Extreme Environments
Kenneth Stedman, Portland State University
Break (20 minutes)
10:35-11:10 a.m.
Rotavirus Strategies to Fight Back the Antiviral Responses of the Cell
Susana Lopez Charreton 11, UNAM, Mexico
11:10-11:45 a.m.
Novel Intrinsic Pathway in Recognizing the "Stress" of Virus Entry
Karen Mossman, McMaster University
10 The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Lecturer
11 The Lois K. Miller Lecturer
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