Symposium: Virus (meta)genomics at the cross-road to clinical use

Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure to invite you to the symposium - Virus (meta)genomics at the cross-road to clinical use - which is organized in the frame of the CRPP Viral infectious diseases
http://www.viralinfectiousdiseases.uzh.ch/index.html.

Program:
Admission:There is no admission fee.
Registration:Registration is required. Please e-mail your registration by Thursday, January 29th, 2015 to: katharina.enggist@usz.ch.
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.

Sincerely,

Alexandra Trkola
On behalf of the program committee

Program committee
Michael HuberInstitute of Medical Virology, University of Zuricha
Nicolas MüllerDivision of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Zurich
Huldrych GünthardDivision of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Zurich & Institute of Medical Virology, University of Zurich
Alexandra TrkolaInstitute of Medical Virology, University of Zuricha

Program

Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 14:00 – 18:00
Great Lecture Hall WEST, UniversityHospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, Zurich

14:00Welcome and introduction
Alexandra Trkola, PhD.
Institute of Medical Virology, University of Zurich

Part I: Genomics – Chair: Huldrych Günthard, MD. Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology
UniversityHospital Zurich

14:05How to best measure the latent HIV-reservoiri
Joseph Wong, MD. San Francisco VA Medical Center,
University of California San Francisco
14:45Full length and haplotype reconstruction for minority variants of HIV-1 sequences: what is possible today?
Niko Beerenwinkel, PhD.
Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (BSSE), ETH Zurich
15:25 Coffee break

Part II: Metagenomics – Chair: Nicolas Müller, MD. Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, UniversityHospital Zurich Transplant Center

16:00Viral metagenomics – (Re-)Emerging viral infections
Saskia Smits, PhD.
Department of Viroscience, Erasmus Medical Center,
Rotterdam, and Viroclinics Biosciences, Rotterdam
16:40From banana virus to TTV: the difficult life of clinical virologists
Laurent Kaiser, MD.
Division of Infectious Diseases and Laboratory of Virology. University Hospital of Geneva and Faculty of Medicine
17:20Closing remarks
Alexandra Trkola
17:30Apéro