Interferon: The epicenter of virus control and immune response regulation

Interferon: The epicenter of virus control and immune response regulation

A symposium in memory of Jean Lindenmann

Dear colleagues,

Jean Lindenmann, the previous head of our institute, passed away in 2015. To honor him we organize a one day meeting on August 25, 2016 to reflect his discoveries and provide insight in current cutting edge topics of interferon research. Please reserve the date. We look forward to seeing you in August in Zurich.

Alexandra Trkola
Institute of Medical Virology
University of Zurich

Program committee:Benjamin Hale, Jovan Pavlovic, Silke Stertz, Alexandra Trkola
Institute of Medical Virology, University of Zurich
Congress language:English
Registration:Register per email until July 31, 2016 at: Tel +41 44 634 2653
No admission fee
Program updates and further details on the symposium:
Credits:FAMH, Microbiology and the Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases


University of Zurich, Lecture Hall Y15-G-60, August 25th, 2016, 9:30 am-6:00 pm

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Coffee  
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome Alexandra Trkola
Session 1   Conveners: Otto Haller and Ben Hale
10:05 - 10:45 Dr. Charles Weissmann Paths intertwined
10:45 - 11:25 Prof. Mike Malim
Kings College London
Interferon-mediated control of HIV-1
11:25 - 12:05 Prof. Peter Staeheli
University of Freiburg
Influenza viruses carrying nucleoproteins with human signature escape restriction by interferon-induced MxA protein
12:05 - 12:25 PD. Dr. Jovan Pavlovic
University of Zurich
New insights into the antiviral breath and function of human Mx proteins
12:25 - 13:25 Lunch  
Session 2   Conveners: Annette Oxenius and Walter Schaffner
13:30 - 14:10 Prof. Andrea Ablasser
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Intracellular DNA sensing during infection and beyond
14:10 - 14:30 Prof. Silke Stertz
University of Zurich
Restriction of influenza virus entry by the interferon-induced IFITM proteins
14:30 - 14:50 Prof. Benjamin Hale
University of Zurich
A perspective on influenza virus NS1 proteins: Master regulators of the interferon system
14:50 - 15:20 Coffee break  
Session 3   Conveners: Huldrych Günthard and Silke Stertz
15:20 - 16:00 Prof. Annette Oxenius
ETH Zürich

Regulation of antiviral T cell responses by type I IFNs

16:00 - 16:40 Prof. Markus Heim
University Hospital Basel
25 years of interferon-based treatment of chronic hepatitis C: an epoch coming to an end
16:40 - 17:20 Prof. Yanick Crow
Paris Descartes –
Sorbonne Paris Cité University
Human type I interferonopathies
17:20 - 18:00 Closing and Apero Alexandra Trkola