Welcome!

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to participate to the 9th Swiss Virology Meeting that will be held from January 31st to February 1st, 2023 at the Ambassador Hotel in Bern, Switzerland.

The goal of this ninth national meeting in virology is again to bring together in Switzerland a maximum number of research groups working in fundamental virology to promote interaction, exchange of ideas, and collaborations in an informal and collegial atmosphere.

The program will cover all aspects of research in fundamental virology including virus life cycle, virus discovery and evolution, virus and host defense, and clinical virology. The format of the meeting will consist in selected plenary lectures combined with short talks selected from submitted abstracts and poster sessions.

The meeting webpage for registration and abstract submission will be open soon.

Thank you for your active participation and we are looking forward to seeing you in Thun.

Sincerely,


Organizing and Scientific Committee
  • Angela Ciuffi (University of Lausanne)
  • Cornel Fraefel (University of Zurich)
  • Jérôme Gouttenoire (University of Lausanne)
  • Ben Hale (University of Zurich)
  • Karin Metzner (University Hospital of Zurich)
  • Daniel Pinschewer (University of Basel)
  • Philippe Plattet (University of Bern)
  • Mirco Schmolke (University of Geneva)
  • Matthias Schweizer (University of Bern)
  • Caroline Tapparel Vu (University of Geneva)
  • Volker Thiel (University of Bern)
  • Stefan Wieland (University of Basel)





General Information

Swiss Virology Meeting, January 31/February 1, Bern, Switzerland

Scope:
Basic and applied virology
Date:
January 31/February 1, 2023
Tuesday January 31, 2023: 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday February 1, 2023: 9:00 - 16:30
Location:
Ambassador Hotel, Seftigenstrasse 99, 3007 Bern - SWITZERLAND (Tel. 031/370.99.99)
Registration fees:
CHF 250.- for PhD students (MSc, PhD, MD, other)
CHF 350.- for Research Technicians, Post-docs and Principal Investigators
The registration fee includes meeting registration, accommodation and all meals.
(Cancellation policy: no reimbursement possible)
Contact:
contact@swissvirology.ch

Oral Presentations

  • Plenary talk Swiss Virology abroad : 45 minutes (35 minutes + 10 minutes discussion)
  • Plenary talks (senior group leaders) : 30 minutes (25 minutes + 5 minutes discussion)
  • Plenary talks (junior group leaders) : 20 minutes (15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion)
  • Short talks (from selected abstracts) : 15 minutes (12 minutes + 3 minutes discussion)

Poster sessions

Two poster sessions will be held during coffee breaks. Posters will be presented by postdocs and graduate students. To ensure maximum visibility of posters, all posters will stay mounted throughout the meeting. Poster size: 90 cm wide x 120 cm high.

Organizing and scientific committee (in alphabetical order)

  • Angela Ciuffi (University of Lausanne)
  • Cornel Fraefel (University of Zurich)
  • Jérôme Gouttenoire (University of Lausanne)
  • Ben Hale (University of Zurich)
  • Karin Metzner (University Hospital of Zurich)
  • Daniel Pinschewer (University of Basel)
  • Philippe Plattet (University of Bern)
  • Mirco Schmolke (University of Geneva)
  • Matthias Schweizer (University of Bern)
  • Caroline Tapparel Vu (University of Geneva)
  • Volker Thiel (University of Bern)
  • Stefan Wieland (University of Basel)

Steering Committee

  • Angela Ciuffi (University of Lausanne)
  • Cornel Fraefel (University of Zurich)
  • Jérôme Gouttenoire (University of Lausanne)
  • Matthias Schweizer (University of Bern)
  • Caroline Tapparel Vu (University of Geneva)




Preliminary Program of the 9th Swiss Virology Meeting January 31 & February 1, 2023, Bern

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

10:00 – 10:25
Arrival and Welcome Coffee

10:25 – 10:30
Welcome Address
Steering committee member TBA

10:30 – 12:00
PLENARY TALK SWISS VIROLOGIST ABROAD (CUSO)
Introduction : Caroline Tapparel

10:30 – 11:15
Yorgo Modis - University of Cambridge, UK
Endogenous viruses: new biological activities and evolutionary insights from our genomic dark matter

11:15 – 12:00
Second Invited Keynote LectureInvited speaker (outside Switzerland), TBA


12:00 – 14:00
Sandwich Lunch and Poster Viewing
Round-table discussion of Ph.D students & postdocs with plenary speakers (CUSO)


14:00 – 14:30
STUDENT SESSION (CUSO): Session from and by the students
Chairs : Committee of PhD students

14:00 – 14:15
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

14:15 – 14:30
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA


14:30 – 16:30
SESSION I: VIRUS-HOST INTERACTIONS: THE VIRUS SIDE
Chairs : Two scientific committee member, TBA

14:30 – 15:00
Yohei Yamauchi - ETH Zurick
Title TBA

15:00 – 15:30
Jérôme Gouttenoire - Lausanne University Hospital
A journey into unknown territory: the hepatitis E virus life cycle

15:30 – 15:45
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

15:45 – 16:00
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

16:00 – 16:15
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

16:15 – 16:30
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA


16:30 – 17:00
Coffee Break

17:00 – 19:00
POSTER SESSION

19:00 – 21:00
Dinner and Poster Viewing


Wednesday, February 1, 2020

07:30 – 08:45
Breakfast (at hotel)

09:00 – 11:00
SESSION II: VIRUS-HOST INTERACTIONS: THE HOST SIDE
Chairs : Steering committee member, TBA

9:00 – 9:30
Fifth Lecture - Local speaker, TBA

9:30 – 10:00
Mirco Schmolke - University of Geneva
Using cell surface proximity ligation to identify novel host entry factors for influenza A virus entry

10:00 – 10:15
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

10:15 – 10:30
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

10:30 – 10:45
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

10:45 – 11:00
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA


11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30
POSTER SESSION

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch and Poster Viewing


14:00 – 16:00
SESSION III: CLINICAL VIROLOGY: VACCINES AND ANTIVIRALS
Chairs : Two scientific committee member, TBA

14:00 – 14:30
Volker Thier - University of Bern
Title TBA

14:30 – 15:00
Arnaud Didierlaurent - University of Geneva
Response to SARS-CoV2 mRNA vaccines in immunocompromised patients

15:00 – 15:15
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

15:15 – 15:30
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

15:30 – 15:45
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA

15:45 – 16:00
Selected talk from abstracts - TBA


16:00 – 16:15
Farewell Address
Chairs : Steering committee member, TBA





Registration

With the link below, you will be redirected to the University of Zurich for the registration, this should take only a few seconds.


(If the above button does not work, please use Google Chrome or copy the link below :
http://www.vetvir.uzh.ch/de/impressum/registrationform.html  )


Reminder: Deadline for registration and abstract submission is December 15, 2022.