Location & dates Virtual 3 Jul 2020
Deadlines Registration closed

EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.


Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.


More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.

Programme

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  • All talks will be live-streamed unless otherwise indicated, with Q&A sessions after each talk and a roundtable discussion will take place at the end of the conference.
  • Information on the live stream and access to the discussion platform will be provided shortly before the start of the event.
  • Access to the recorded talks will be available for 1 week after the start of the event.

The following times are used in the programme below:

  • Central European Summer Time (CEST): eg. Berlin, Amsterdam Paris
  • Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): eg. New York, Quebec
Day 1 - Friday 03 July 2020
TimeSpeaker

08:45-09:00 (CEST)
02:45-03:00 (EDT)

Opening remarks: Pascale Cossart - Institut Pasteur, France, Jean-Eric Paquet - European Commission, Belgium &  Nassos Typas - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

09:00-10:35 (CEST)
03:00-04:35 (EDT)

Session 1 - Dissecting host-pathogen interactions: from structural to cell biology
Chairs:
Pedro Beltrao - EMBL-EBI Hinxton, UK & Pascale Cossart - Institut Pasteur, France

09:00-09:20 (CEST)
03:00-03:20 (EDT)

Coronavirus biology: features common to all coronaviruses (pre-recorded)
Susan R. Weiss - University of Pennsylvania, USA

09:20-09:45 (CEST)
03:20-03:45 (EDT)

A SARS-CoV-2 protein interaction map reveals targets for drug repurposing
Nevan Krogan - University of California San Francisco, USA

09:45-10:10 (CEST)
03:45-04:10 (EDT)
The coronavirus spike protein: proteolytic activation and conformational changes
Félix A. Rey - Institut Pasteur, France
10:10-10:35 (CEST)
04:10-04:35 (EDT)

Interactions between non-structural protein 3 and host-cell components
Rolf Hilgenfeld - German Center for Infection Research

10:35-11:00 (CEST)
04:35-05:00 (EDT)

Break

11:00-12:45 (CEST)
05:00-06:45 (EDT)

Session 2 - Fundamental Research Towards new Therapautics & Vaccines
Chairs:
Dirk Heinz - Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany & Nassos Typas - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

11:00-11:25 (CEST)
05:00-05:25 (EDT)

Structural insights into the transcription mechanism and drug-targeting of influenza polymerase
Stephen Cusack - EMBL Grenoble, France

11:25-11:50 (CEST)
05:25-05:50 (EDT)

Insights into the SARS-CoV-2 replication cycle and implications for antiviral therapy
Ralf Bartenschlager - Heidelberg University, Germany

11:50-12:15 (CEST)
05:50-06:15(EDT)

COVID-19 mRNA vaccine candidates
Ugur Sahin - Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

12:15-13:30 (CEST)
06:40-07:30 (EDT)

Break

13:30-15:35 (CEST)
07:30-09:35 (EDT)

Session 3 - Tracing infections and epidemics
Chairs:
Pedro Beltrao - EMBL-EBI Hinxton, UK & Dirk Heinz - Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

13:30-13:55 (CEST)
07:30-07:55 (EDT)

Data sharing and data science in the fight against COVID19
Ewan Birney - EMBL-EBI Hinxton, UK

13:55-14:20 (CEST)
07:55-08:20(EDT)

Virological diagnostics: implications for outbreak control
Christian Drosten - DZIF German Center for Infection Research, Germany 

14:20-14:45 (CEST)
08:20-08:45 (EDT)

Epidemic control : Preparing for Season 2
Arnaud Fontanet - Institut Pasteur, France

14:45-15:10 (CEST)
08:45-09:10 (EDT)

tracking of SARS CoV2 in The Netherlands
Marion Koopmans - Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

15:10-15:35 (CEST)
09:10-09:35 (EDT)

Digital Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) for the pandemic response
Gérard Krause - Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

15:35-16:00 (CEST)
09:35-10:00 (EDT)

Break

16:00-17:40 (CEST)
10:00-11:40 (EDT)

Session 4 - Unravelling the context and complextiy of infection
Chair:
Pascale Cossart - Institut Pasteur, France & Nassos Typas - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

16:00-16:25 (CEST)
10:00-10:25 (EDT)

Malaria riddle
Elena Levashina - Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany

16:25-16:50 (CEST)
10:25-10:50 (EDT)

Proteolysis in pathogens
Eric Rubin - Harvard University, USA

16:50-17:15 (CEST)
10:50-11:15 (EDT)

Antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19
Alison Holmes - Imperial College London, UK

17:15-17:40 (CEST)
11:15-11:40 (EDT)

Pathogens and commensals at mucosal surfaces, the new dimension of microbe-host interactions
Philippe Sansonetti - Institut Pasteur, France

17:40-18:15 (CEST)
11:40-12:15 (EDT)

Break

18:15-19:15 (CEST)
12:15-13:15 (EDT)

Round table discussion
Chairs:
Pascale Cossart - Institut Pasteur, France & Thomas Lemberger - EMBO, Germany
Ewan Birney - EMBL-EBI Hinxton, UK
Rino Rappuoli - GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, Italy
Eric Rubin - Harvard University, USA
Gisou van der Goot - EPFL, Switzerland
Susan R. Weiss - University of Pennsylvania, USA

End of the conference - Continued access to networking and discussion platforms, pre-recorded talks