Viruses affect all forms of life, from plants and bacteria to humans and undergo co-evolution together with their hosts. They may cause disease, or even assist in gene and antimicrobial therapies. Virus particles are ‘passive substances’ lacking energy providing processes, whereas virus infected cells are ‘active substances’ providing and consuming energy. They give rise to new self-organized structures, such as viral replication domains in the infected cells. A major challenge in the field is to understand how viruses utilize host cell functions for their multiplication, and how viruses are held in check by immunity at the cellular and systems levels. The meeting brings together scientists discussing different virus-host systems, ranging from latent, persistent to lytic infections. Participants explore how host factors that restrict or facilitate specific steps in infections can be identified, and how RNA viruses dynamically use pro- and antiviral factors in the course of error-prone replication. Deep knowledge of virus-host interactions provides a basis for the development of antiviral therapies. It also furthers a broader conceptional understanding of cell functions, based on the notion that viruses do interact with thousands of proteins in an infected cell, and are major drivers of host adaption in evolution. The meeting will host advanced graduate students, post-docs and established scientists, and provide a free and interactive atmosphere for scientific exchange and discussions.

Local Organizer: Jessica Bazzoli, University Residential Centre of Bertinoro – jbazzoli@ceub.it; +39 0543 446500

REGISTRATION FEES:

  • € 330,00

It includes accommodation in double room to be shared with another participant from May 29th to 31st (2 nights) at the guesthouse of the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (or in hotels nearby the course venue, if needed), all meals, coffee breaks, transportation from and to Bologna airport.

During the registration procedure, please specify in the field note the name of your roommate. Otherwise the secretary office will arrange the combination

  • 380,00

It includes accommodation in single room from May 29th to 31st (2 nights) at the guesthouse of the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (or in hotels nearby the course venue, if needed), all meals, coffee breaks, transportation from and to Bologna airport.

  • € 250,00 RESERVED TO STUDENTS

It includes accommodation in double room to be shared with another participant from May 29th to 31st (2 nights) at the guesthouse of the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (or in hotels nearby the course venue, if needed), all meals, coffee breaks, transportation from and to Bologna airport.

  • € 0,00 RESERVED TO INVITED SPEAKERS

It includes accommodation in single/double room from May 29th to 31st (2 nights) at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (or in hotels nearby the course venue, if needed), all meals, coffee breaks, transportation from and to Bologna airport. Please specify in the field note of your booking if you travel alone or with a guest.

For any accompanying person (who will not attend the seminar) the accommodation costs are € 200,00 to be paid on site. In this case please inform jbazzoli@ceub.it

THE SHUTTLE SERVICE WILL BE SCHEDULED WITH THE FOLLOWING TIMETABLE (to be confirmed):

FRIDAY, MAY 29nd FROM BOLOGNA AIRPORT TO THE COURSE VENUE at 14:00;

SUNDAY, MAY 31st FROM THE COURSE VENUE TO BOLOGNA AIRPORT at 12:30 (arrival time to Bologna airport at approx. 14:00).

PLEASE INFORM jbazzoli@ceub.it ABOUT YOUR ARRIVAL TIME TO BOLOGNA AIPORT ON FRIDAY, YOUR FLIGHT NUMBER, YOUR MOBILE AND YOUR DEPARTURE TIME FROM BOLOGNA AIRPORT ON MAY 31ST.

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