Program Schedule


Time Wednesday Sep 21

9:00

Registration opens

11:30

Opening

11:45

Keynote: Andrea De Luca
The use of different data-mining techniques for the prediction of in vitro susceptibility and in vivo response of HIV-1 to antiretroviral drugs from viral genotypic data.
Istituto di Clinica delle Malattie Infettive, Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

12:35

Comprehensive bioinformatic analysis of HIV-1 protease specificity
Liwen You
Halmstad University, Sweden

13:00

Fold predictions of HIV-1 p1 RNA from therapy-naive and -experienced patients suggest contribution to drug resistance
Jens Verheyen
Institute for Virology, University of Cologne

13:25

Modelling in-vivo HIV evolutionary mutational pathways under AZT-3TC regimen through Markov Chains
Mattia Prosperi
Faculty of Computer Engineering - University of Roma TRE

14:00

Lunch

15:00

Keynote: Anne-Mieke Vandamme
HTLV and HIV molecular epidemiology: dating their zoonotic origin
Laboratory for Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

15:50

Virus dynamics: Basic and detailed models of influenza A virus replication in mammalian cells
Udo Reichl
Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany

16:15

Modelling molecular evolution of influenza
Richard A. Goldstein
National Institute for Medical Research

16:40

Coffee

17:10

Keynote: Alan Scott Lapedes
The analysis of antigenic data: Application to influenza.
Theoretical Division Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545

18:00

Posters

19:00

End

Time Thursday Sep 22

09:00

Keynote: Ralf Bartenschlager
Cell culture systems for hepatitis C virus: Useful for computational modeling of the viral life cycle?
Department of Molecular Virology, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 345, Heidelberg, Germany

09:50

Genetic variability and relatedness of hepatitis C virus strains and their effects on liver fibrosis progression
Xavier López-Labrador and Fernando Gonzalez-Candelas
“Cavanilles” Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, and Public Health Department, Generalitat Valenciana.

10:15

The European hepatitis C virus data base
Christophe Combet
Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines, Lyon France

10:40

Amino acid variations in HCV p7 and sensitivity to antiviral combination therapy with amantadine in chronic hepatitis C
Christoph Welsch
Klinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Germany

11:10

Coffee

11:40

Keynote: Sergio Abrignani
HCV infection disturbs adaptive B cell responses
National insitute of Molecular Genetics (INGM) Milan, Italy

12:30

Posters

14:00

Lunch

15:00

Keynote: Giovanni Migliaccio & the HCV antiviral team
HCV resistance to antiviral agents
IRBM P. Angeletti - Merck Research Laboratories, Pomezia (Roma) ITALY

15:50

viRgil: An integrated interdisciplinary European Network of Excellence
Ralf Bartenschlager
Department Molecular Virology, University Heidelberg, Germany

16:15

Detection and analysis of drug resistance mutations: Bioinformatics challenges and solutions.
Mahanandeeshwar Gattu
Research & Development, GlaxoSmithkline, USA & UK

16:40

Coffee

17:10

Keynote: Paul Ahlquist
Genome-wide identification of host functions in RNA virus replication.
Institute for Molecular Virology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA

18:00

Posters

19:00

End

Time Friday Sep 23

09:00

Keynote: Niko Beerenwinkel
Modeling the evolution of drug resistance in HIV
University of California, Department of Mathematics

09:50

Structure based analyses of HIV PI-resistance
Daniel Hoffmann and Oli Grober
Bingen University of Applied Sciences, Bioinformatics Project Group

10:15

Treatment history improves the accuracy of neural networks predicting virologic response to HIV therapy
Dechao Wang
HIV Resistance Response Database Initiative, London, UK

10:40

Probabilistic modeling of genetic barriers enables reliable prediction of HAART outcome at below 15% error rate
Martin Däumer
Institute of Virology, University of Cologne, Germany

11:10

Coffee

11:40

Keynote: Alexander E. Gorbalenya
Combining bioinformatics and experimental approaches to learn RNA viruses
Department of Medical Microbiology Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden The Netherlands

12:30

Panel

14:00

Lunch

15:00

End