Symposium on Systems Biology of Influenza

06/17/2011 09:00
06/17/2011 18:00
America/New York

Date: June 17, 2011

Time: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Location: Park Street Auditorium 201, Smilow Cancer Center, Yale University, 55 Park Street, New Haven, CT
Organizers: Juilee Thakar and Steven H. Kleinstein

This symposium will cover recent advances in the development and application of systems biology approaches to understand influenza infection and vaccination at the molecular, cellular, organism and population levels.

9.00 - 9.15am          Introduction
        Juilee Thakar and Steven H. Kleinstein, Yale University
9:15 - 10:00am        Cross-scale epidemiological and evolutionary dynamics of influenza
        Bryan Grenfell, Princeton Universit
10:00 - 10:45am      Natural selection in the evolution of human influenza
        Sergey Kryazhimskiy, Harvard University
10:45 - 11:30am        Antigenicity of H1N1 influenza viruses
        Adolfo Garcia Sastre, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
11:30am - noon      Comparative genomics using the Influenza Research Database (IRD)
        Richard H. Scheuermann, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
12:00 - 1:30pm          Lunch (on your own) and poster viewing
1:30 - 2:15pm          
        Bali Pulendran, Emory Vaccine Center
2:15 - 3:00pm          Modeling influenza virus kinetics
        Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
3:00 - 3:45pm         Systems-based analysis of influenza host-pathogen interactions
        Sumit Chanda, Burnham Institute
3:45 - 4.30pm          Influenza infection in vitro:how math can teach viral assays new tricks
        Catherine Beauchemin, Ryerson University

4:30 - 6:00pm      Poster session

May 2, Poster abstract and travel scholarship deadline
June 1, Advance registration requested. Please email Anne Marie Berrios ( to register.

Limited number of travel/lodging scholarships are available.

All applications must include:
• A CV including name, address, email, phone, current position, current institution (two pages max.)
• A short cover letter outlining how the symposium will help achieve your research goals
• An poster abstract

Please send your applications to Anne Marie Berrios (

More information about Yale and the surrounding area can be found here. Please visit New Haven hotel website to arrange for the lodging.
Further questions regarding the symposium should be addressed to Juilee Thakar (
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