Innate Immunity to Viral Infections

Organized by Caetano Reis e Sousa of Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, Kate A. Fitzgerald of University of Massachusetts Medical School and Charles M. Rice of Rockefeller University, the conference will:
• Highlight the similarities and differences in antiviral defense across vertebrate and non-vertebrate species;
• Bring together specialists in virology, immunology and pathogenesis to discuss the mechanisms involved in virus/host discrimination, the effector responses involved in restricting virus spread and the impact of innate antiviral immunity on disease;
• Further contribute to the development of an integrated view of viral disease, immunity and pathogenesis through the joint pairing with the meeting on “Pathogenesis of Respiratory Viruses.”

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Keynote Speakers: (Joint)
Jean-Laurent Casanova, Rockefeller University, USA
Human Factors Contributing to Infectious Diseases
Peter M. Palese, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Influenza Virus

Luciano Marraffini, Rockefeller University, USA
The Side Effects of the CRISPR-Cas Adaptive Immune System of Prokaryotes

Olivier Voinnet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Antiviral RNAi: From Plants to Mammals

Jean-Luc Imler, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, France
Sensing and Signaling Viral Infection in Drosophila

Ian A. Wilson, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Structural Basis of Influenza HA Function and Neutralization

James E. Crowe, Jr., Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Host-Virus Interactions during RSV Infection

Robert A. Lamb, Northwestern University, USA
Budding of Respiratory Negative Strand RNA Viruses

Sara R. Cherry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Autophagy and Antiviral Defenses

Michael Gale, Jr., University of Washington, USA
Talk Title to be Determined

Andrew G. Bowie, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Role of PYHIN Proteins in Anti-Viral Responses

Yoshihiro Kawaoka, University of Wisconsin/University of Tokyo, USA
Influenza Virus Pathogenesis and Transmission

Ursula Buchholz, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Subversion of Host Responses by RSV

J. Kenneth Baillie, University of Edinburgh, UK
Host Genetic Susceptibility and Viral Pathogenesis

Yong-Jun Liu, Baylor Research Institute, USA
Virus Sensing by Dendritic Cells

Teunis B.H. Geijtenbeek, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
C-Type Lectin Receptors as Virus Sensors

Kate A. Fitzgerald, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
DNA Sensing in the Cytoplasm

Stephen Cusack, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, France
Structural Studies of RIG-I Like Helicases

Zhijian 'James' Chen, HHMI/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
MAVS Prions

Glen Barber, University of Miami, USA
STING at the Crossroads of Cell-Intrinsic DNA Sensing

Veit Hornung, University Hospital, University of Bonn, Germany
Inflammasomes in Antiviral Responses

Peter Staeheli, University of Freiburg, Germany
Role of IFN in Influenza Virus Defense

Cecilia Johansson, Imperial College London, UK
Interferons in Paramyxovirus Infections

Deborah J. Lenschow, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Regulation of the Host Response to Viral Infection by ISG15

Miriam Merad, Mount Sinai Medical Center, USA
Dendritic Cells as Initiators of Antiviral Lung Immunity

Tracy Hussell, University of Manchester, UK
Airway Immune Homeostasis

Harry B. Greenberg†, Stanford University, USA
Talk Title to be Determined

Caetano Reis e Sousa, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, UK
Recognition of Cell Death in Immunity to Respiratory Viruses

Stephen P. Goff, Columbia University, USA
Silencing of Retroviral Genomes in Embryonic Stem Cells

Jeremy Luban, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
TRIM Proteins

Jan Rehwinkel, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
Cell-Intrinsic Restriction of Retrovirus Replication

Peter J.M. Openshaw, Imperial College London, UK
RSV Immunity

Rino Rappuoli, Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, Italy
Respiratory Virus Vaccines

Alexander (Sasha) Tarakhovsky, Rockefeller University, USA
Epigenetic Regulation of Antiviral Immunity

Andreas Pichlmair, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Global Analysis of Viral Immune Modulators

Charles M. Rice, Rockefeller University, USA
Antiviral Activities of Interferon Stimulated Genes

Michael S. Diamond, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Cell-Intrinsic Immune Gene Control of Viral Infections

Adolfo García-Sastre, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Subversion of Innate Pathways by Influenza Virus

Thomas J. Braciale, University of Virginia, USA
Immunity and Autoimmunity in Respiratory Virus Infection

Menno de Jong, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pathogenesis of Human Influenza Virus Infections

Jonathan A. McCullers, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Cross-Talk of Bacteria and Viruses during Respiratory Infections

Yanick Crow, University of Manchester, UK
Human Type I Interferonopathies

Carla V. Rothlin, Yale University, USA
Negative Regulation of Type I Interferons

Roland W. Kolbeck, MedImmune, LLC, USA
New Approaches to the Treatment of Interferon-Driven Autoimmunity

Bali Pulendran, Emory University, USA
Immunoregulatory Networks

Bruce D. Levy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators Promote The Resolution of Pathogen-Mediated Inflammation

19 Jan - 24 Jan 2014
United States of America
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