NZR Symposium

Dear colleagues,

The Swiss National Center for Retroviruses/SNCR (Nationales Zentrum für Retroviren/NZR) turns 30 in 2015. A reason to look back and forward with Jörg Schüpbach upon his retirement in an afternoon of cutting edge science and reflections on April 23, 2015 at the University Hospital Zurich to which we cordially invite you. Please see the detailed program below. Program updates and further details on the symposium can be downloaded from our website http://www.virology.uzh.ch/newsd.html. We kindly ask you to register before March 15, 2015 by email to wiget.monika@virology.uzh.ch to help us plan the Apéro. We will send you a reminder closer to the time.

This symposium is recognized with 3 CME credits by the FAMH, Microbiology and the Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases.

We look forward to see you this spring.

Sincerely,

Alexandra Trkola

Program:
Admission:There is no admission fee
Registration:Please send an email to wiget.monika@virology.uzh.ch to register for the symposium
Lodging and travel:We kindly ask participants to organize travel and accommodation individually
Credits:This symposium is recognized with 3 CME credits by the FAMH, Microbiology and the Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases

Retroviruses are us:Three Decades of the Swiss National Center for Retroviruses

Looking back and forward with Jörg Schüpbach
University Hospital Zurich, Hörsaal West, April 23, 2015, 14.15-19.00h

Session I
Chair Chair: Alexandra Trkola
14h15Alexandra Trkola
Institute of Medical Virology, UZH
Welcome
14h20 - 14h30Jürg Böni
Institute of Medical Virology, UZH
A brief history of the NZR
14h30 - 14h45Huldrych Günthard
Division of Infectious Diseases
University Hospital Zurich
The coevolution of the SHCS and the NZR
14h45 - 15h30Philippe Lemey
Clinical and Epidemiological Virology
Rega Institute, KU Leuven
Evolutionary insights into the hidden history of HIV-1
15h30 - 15h55Coffee break
Session II
Chair: Huldrych Günthard
15h55 - 16h05Rainer Weber
Division of Infectious Diseases
University Hospital Zurich
The early days of HIV in Zurich – Brothers in arms: the NZR and the Division of Infectious Diseases
16h05 - 16h50Didier Trono
School of Life Sciences
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
The touch of zinc fingers: mobile elements and the genesis of species-specific transcriptional networks
16h50 - 17h00David Nadal
Division of Infectious Diseases
University Children’s Hospital of Zurich
MoCHIV and the NZR – A Swiss success story
17h00 - 17h45Roger Kouyos
Division of Infectious Diseases
University Hospital Zurich
Tour the force that paid off: The Swiss resistance database and what we can use it for
17h45 - 17h55Hans Lutz
Prof. em. Clinical Laboratory Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich
Welcome Jörg in the Next Generation!
17h55 - 18h00Alexandra Trkola
and Jörg Schüpbach
Closing
18h00 - 19h00ApéroFoyer Hörsaal West