Oxford University

Program

September 22-25, 2012

Location: University of Oxford
Christ Church & Examination Schools
Oxford, England

 All sessions & breaks, unless otherwise stated, will be held in Oxford’s largest city centre conference venue, the historic Oxford University Examination Schools. This is an exquisite Victorian Grade II listed building located on the High Street in the heart of the medieval city of Oxford, just a few minutes walk from Christ Church. The Welcome reception, banquet and accommodations will be in Christ Church.

Saturday, September 22, 2012
2:00 - 6:30 pm Meeting Registration ~ Examinations Schools
3:30 - 3:35 pm Opening Remarks:
Mala Maini & John Casey
3:35 - 3:45 pm Welcome:
Professor Raymond Dwek, DPhil, DSc, FRS
3:45 5:30 pm Session I: Viral Entry, New Models and Variants
Chairs: Maura Dandri & Dieter Glebe
5:30 6:15 pm Keynote Presentation I - Mike Malim
"Exploiting Replication Deficiencies to Illuminate HIV: Host Interactions"
6:15 - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception ~ Tom Quad, Christ Church
Sunday, September 23, 2012
8:30 10:15 am Session II: cccDNA Function and Transcription
Chairs: Dan Loeb & Haitao Guo
10:15 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 12:30 pm Session III: Reverse Transcription, Assembly, Morphogenesis
Chairs: Jianming Hu & Chiaho Shih
12:30 – 1:45 pm Buffet Lunch
1:45 3:30 pm Session IV: Regulatory Proteins and Host Factors
Chairs: Michael Bouchard & Reinhild Prange
3:30 4:00 pm Tea
4:00 5:45 pm Session V: HCC and Carcinogenesiss
Chairs: Ourania Andrisani & James Ou
5:45 - 7:30 pm Poster Session I: Sessions I - V
Free Evening with recommendations for restaurants and pubs in Oxford
Monday, September 24, 2012
8:30 10:15 am Session VI: Pathogenesis
Chairs: Ulrike Protzer & Luca Guidotti
10:15 - 10:35 am Break
10:35 12:20 pm Session VII: Innate Immune Responses
Chairs: Kumar Visvanathan & Andrea Woltman
12:20 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch
1:30 - 3:15 pm Session VIII: Adaptive Immune Responses
Chairs: Robert Thimme & Percy Knolle
3:15 pm Free Afternoon ~ River Punting, Tour Oxford Colleges
6:00 pm Evensong ~ Christ Church Cathedral
7:45 pm Banquet in Hall, Christ Church
9:30 - 11:30 pm Jazz Band and bar, AnteHall
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
8:30 – 9:15 am Keynote Presentation II - Caetano Reis e Sousa
"Translating Virus Detection Into Adaptive Immunity"
9:15 10:00 am Keynote Presentation III - Luca Guidotti
"Visualizing and Manipulating the Traffic of Pathogenic CD8+ T Cells Within the Liver"
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 12:30 pm Workshop: Immunotherapeutic Horizons for HBV
  • Chair and Intro
    Maryline Mancini-Bourgine, Michael Roggendorf
  • New Virological Approaches for HBV
    Stephen Locarnini
  • Therapeutic Vaccination: Lessons from HCV
    Ellie Barnes
  • TLR7 Agonists for HBV
    Simon Fletcher
  • Other New Immunological Approaches for HBV
    Antonio Bertoletti
  • Discussion led by Frank Chisari and Discussants from University of Oxford:
    Paul Klenerman, Tao Dong, Persephone Borrow
12:30 2:30 pm Buffet Lunch with Poster Session II: Sessions VI - X
2:30 4:15 pm Session IX: Antivirals and New Therapeutic Approaches
Chairs: Fabien Zoulim & Stephan Urban
4:15 End of Meeting
4:30 pm Cream Tea in Hall ~ Christ Church