The 2011 Lectures in Biology : Basic And Applied Virology


Harald zur Hausen
Professor, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany
Nobel Prize (2008) in Medicine

Karen Beemon
Professor, Johns Hopkins University,Department of Biology, Baltimore, USA

Elliot Kieff
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Eva Klein
Em.Professor, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

George N. Pavlakis
Chief, Human Retrovirus Section, Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute, Maryland, USA

Naomi Rosenberg
Professor, Vice Dean for Research, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA

Philip N. Tsichlis
Professor, Director of Molecular Oncology Research Institute, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, USA
Monday 11 July 09:00 - 09:45R e g i s t r a t i o n
09:45 - 10:00Welcome
10:00 - 11:15 "Mouse Retroviruses and Solving Mysteries Surrounding Human Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia"
Prof. Naomi Rosenberg
11:15 - 11:45B r e a k
11:45 - 13:00 "The AIDS pandemic: History, present, and prospects for AIDS vaccines"
Prof. George N. Pavlakis
13:00 - 14:30L u n c h   B r e a k
14:30 - 15:45 "HIV/AIDS: Molecular Biology and pathogenesis"
Prof. George N. Pavlakis
Tuesday 12 July09:30 - 10:45"Infectious Agents linked or suspected to be linked to Human Cancers"
Prof. Harald zur Hausen
10:45-11:15B r e a k
11:15 - 12:30"Vaccination for Cancer Prevention"
Prof. Harald zur Hausen
12:30 - 14:00L u n c h  B r e a k
14:00 - 15:15 "Retroviruses as Gene Therapy Vectors; Promise and Problems"
Prof. Naomi Rosenberg
Wednesday 13 July09:30 - 10:45 "Our equilibrated coexistence with Epstein Barr Virus and its disturbances" PART I
Prof. Eva Klein
10:45 - 11:15B r e a k
11:15 - 12:30 "Our equilibrated coexistence with Epstein Barr Virus and its disturbances" PART II
Prof. Eva Klein
12:30 - 14:00L u n c h   B r e a k
20:00 "Roots and Developments in Understanding the Role of Infectious Agents in Human Cancers"
Public Lecture by Prof. Harald zur Hausen
Thursday 14 July09:30 - 10:45 "Role of Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Proteins in Lymphocyte Transformation"
Prof. Elliot Kieff
10:45 - 11:15B r e a k
11:15 - 12:30 "Comparison of EBV conversion of B-lymphocytes to Lymphoblasts with Notch conversion of T Lymphocytes to Leukemia"
Prof. Elliot Kieff
12:30 - 14:00L u n c h   B r e a k
14:00 - 15:15 "From viruses to cancer and from cancer back to viruses. Oncogenes activated by retroviruses give clues on the epigenetic regulation of virus replication"
Prof. Philip N. Tsichlis
Friday 15 July09:30 - 10:45 "Retroviruses:Key to discovery of oncogenic microRNAs"
Prof. Karen Beemon
Johns Hopkins University, USA
10:45 - 11:15B r e a k
11:15 - 12:30 "Retroviral RNA stability"
Prof. Karen Beemon
Johns Hopkins University, USA
12:30 - 14:00L u n c h   B r e a k
14:00 - 15:15 "Oncogenes involved in the induction and progression of retrovirus-induced T cell lymphomas as probes of normal and neoplastic cell function"
Prof. Philip N. Tsichlis
15:15 - 15:30Closing Remarks
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