Welcome!

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to participate to the 8th Swiss Virology Meeting that will be held from February 4th to February 5th, 2020 at the Freienhof Hotel in Thun, Switzerland.

The goal of this eighth 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 is now open. Deadline for registration and abstract submission is November 30, 2019.

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)
  • Stefan Kunz (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, February 4/5, Thun, Switzerland

Scope:
Basic and applied virology
Date:
February 4/5 2020
Tuesday February 4, 2020: 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday February 5, 2020: 9:00 - 16:30
Location:
Freienhof Hotel, Freienhofgasse 3, 3600 Thun - SWITZERLAND (Tel. 033/227.50.50)
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)
  • Stefan Kunz (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)




Preliminary Program of the 8th Swiss Virology Meeting, February 4/5 2020, Thun

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

10:00 – 10:25
Arrival and Welcome Coffee

10:25 – 10:30
Welcome Address
TBA & TBA

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

10:30 – 11:15
Amalio Telenti - Vir Biotechnology, USA
Title:To be announced

11:15 – 12:00
Jason Mercer - University College London, UK
Title:To be announced

12:00 – 13:00
Sandwich Lunch
Round-table discussion of Ph.D students & postdocs with plenary speakers (CUSO)

13:00 – 14:45
SESSION I: VIRUS LIFE CYLE (CUSO)
Chairs : TBA

13:00 – 13:30
Catherine Eichwald - University of Zurich
Title: To be announced

13:30 – 14:00
Maarit Suomalainen - University of Zurich
Title: To be announced

14:00 – 14:15
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

14:15 – 14:30
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

14:30 – 14:45
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

14:45 – 15:15
Coffee Break



15:15 – 17:00
SESSION II: VIRUS DISCOVERY AND EVOLUTION
Chairs: TBA

15:15 – 15:45
Jenna Kelly - University of Bern
Title: To be announced

15:45 – 16:15
Alban Ramette - University of Bern
Title: To be announced

16:15 – 16:30
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title: To be announced

16:30 – 16:45
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

16:45 – 17:00
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

17:00 – 19:00
Coffee Break and POSTER SESSION

19:00 – 21:00
Dinner



Wednesday, February 5, 2020

07:30 – 08:45
Breakfast (at hotel)

09:00 – 11:00
SESSION III: VIRUS AND HOST DEFENSE
ChairsTBA

09:00 – 09:30
Christian Münz - University of Zurich
Title: To be announced

09:30 – 10:00
Ben Hale - University of Zurich
Title: To be announced

10:00 – 10:15
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

10:15 – 10:30
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

10:30 – 10:45
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

10:45 – 11:00
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

11:00 – 12:30
Coffee Break and POSTER SESSION

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch at restaurant


14:00 – 16:00
SESSION IV: CLINICAL VIROLOGY
Chairs: TBA

14:00 – 14:30
Valeria Cagno - University of Geneva Medical School
Title: To be announced

14:30 – 15:00
Stefan Wieland - University of Basel
Title: To be announced

15:00 – 15:15
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

15:15 – 15:30
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

15:30 – 15:45
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

15:45 – 16:00
Selected abstract - University of xxx
Title:(abstract xx)

16:00 – 16:15
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: Deadline for registration and abstract submission is November 30, 2019.