Antiviral Defense Mechanisms Symposium
Wageningen, October 8, 2014
Viruses are a threat to all living cells on this planet. This symposium will highlight some of the recent advances made in our molecular understanding of cellular defense mechanisms that protect cells from viral invasion. The 1-day symposium will have a special focus on the structural biology, biochemistry and evolution of virus-host interactions. Furthermore, the revolutionary possibilities to edit genomes using the CRISPR-derived Cas9 nuclease will be presented.
The symposium covered a broad range of topics such as Bacteriophage therapy of antibiotic resistant Bacteria, RNA-guided immune systems such as CRISPR-Cas, the DNA-guided Argonaute defense system, RNA interference in eukaryotes and its suppression by viruses.
- Dr. Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State University, USA.
- Sam Sternberg MSc, University of California Berkeley, USA.
- Prof. Dr. Rob Lavigne, University of Leuven, Belgium.
- Dr. Ronald van Rij, Radboud University, Netherlands.
- Daan Swarts MSc, Wageningen University, Netherlands.
- Dr. Stan Brouns, Wageningen University, Netherlands.
- Dr. David Bikard, Pasteur Institute, France.
- Dr. Gorben Pijlman, Laboratory of Virology, Netherlands
When: October 8, 2014 - 9AM to 5PM
Where: Wageningen, Orion building
Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University
Stan J.J. Brouns, Daan C. Swarts, Tim Kunne, Marnix Vlot
Netherlands Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NVBMB)