Welcome!

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to participate to the 10th Swiss Virology Meeting that will be held from January 28th to January 29th, 2025 at the Ambassador Hotel in Bern, Switzerland.

The goal of this tenth 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 Bern.

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)
  • Grégory Mathez (University of Lausanne)
  • 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 28 & 29, Bern, Switzerland

Scope:
Basic and applied virology
Date:
January 28 & 29, 2025
Tuesday January 28, 2025: 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday January 29, 2025: 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)
  • Grégory Mathez (University of Lausanne)
  • 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)




Program of the 10th Swiss Virology Meeting January 28 & 29, 2025, Bern

Tuesday, January 28, 2025

10:00 – 10:25
Arrival and Welcome Coffee

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

10:30 – 12:00
KEYNOTE LECTURES (CUSO)
Introduction: Caroline Tapparel – Jérôme Gouttenoire

10:30 – 11:15
Timothy Tellinghuisen - Roche (Abstract Nr)
Virology at Roche

11:15 – 12:00
Gisa Gerold - Institute of Biochemistry, Foundation of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany (Abstract Nr)
Title to be announced


12:00 – 14:00
Lunch and Poster Viewing
Round-table discussion of Ph.D students & postdocs with Invited Keynote Speakers


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 – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

14:15 – 14:30
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA


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

14:30 – 15:00
Charaf Benarafa – University of Bern (Abstract Nr)
Proteolysis in SARS-CoV-2 infections: a mixed blessing

15:00 – 15:30
Daniel Kaufmann – Lausanne University Hospital (Abstract Nr)
Title to be announced

15:30 – 15:45
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

15:45 – 16:00
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

16:00 – 16:15
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

16:15 – 16:30
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA


16:30 – 17:00
Coffee Break

17:00 – 19:00
POSTER SESSION

19:00 – 21:00
Dinner and Poster Viewing


Wednesday, January 29, 2025

07:30 – 08:45
Breakfast (at hotel)

09:00 – 11:00
SESSION II: VIRUS-HOST INTERACTIONS: THE HOST SIDE
Chairs: Two scientific committee members, TBA

9:00 – 9:30
Selma Dahmane – University of Basel (Abstract Nr)
Cryo-electron tomography journey of enterovirus-infected cells

9:30 – 10:00
Vibhu Prasad - University of Geneva (Abstract Nr)
Title to be announced

10:00 – 10:15
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

10:15 – 10:30
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

10:30 – 10:45
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

10:45 – 11:00
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
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 members, TBA

14:00 – 14:30
Aleksandar Antanasijevic – EPFL (Abstract Nr)
Title to be announced

14:30 – 15:00
Katharine Röltgen – Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Abstract Nr)
B cell and functional antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 and other human coronaviruses in African compared to European and US populations

15:00 – 15:15
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

15:15 – 15:30
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

15:30 – 15:45
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

15:45 – 16:00
Selected talk from abstracts – (Abstract Nr)
TBA

16:00 – 16:30
Closing Lecture: Urs Greber – (Abstract Nr)
TBA


16:30 – 16:45
Farewell Address





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: Registration opens on October 1, 2024. Deadline for registration and abstract submission is November 1, 2024.