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International Course

"Molecular Biology of Viral Diseases"


March 20th to 26th, 2011
La Capilla Hotel, Punta del Este
Maldonado, Uruguay

Sunday 20th, March 1de 3

Arriving to La Capilla Hotel

Monday 21st, March

09:00-10:00 Meeting Inauguration and Presentation. Words of National Authorities. - Ph.D. Juan
Cristina

10:00-11:00 Lecture: “Linking genetic diversity to virus evolution: implications for pathogenesis
and antiviral strategies” - Ph.D. Raúl Andino

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Lecture to be confirmed: - Ph.D. Marco Vignuzzi

12:30-13:00 Questions

13:00 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Lecture to be confirmed: - Ph.D. Javier Martín-González

15:30-16:00 Questions

16:30-17:30 Lecture: “Coalescence theory and population dynamics of viruses” - Ph.D. Héctor
Romero

17:30-19:30 Coffee Break and Poster Section 1

22:00 Dinner

Tuesday 22nd, March

09:00-10:00 Lecture: “Molecular evolution of hepatitis viruses in Latin America” - Ph.D. Flor Pujol

10:00-11:00 Lecture: “Molecular epidemiology of Noroviruses in the Latin American region” -


Ph.D. Matías Victoria

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break


11:30-12:30 Lecture: “An update on Hepatitis A virus biology” - Ph.D. Juan Cristina

12:30 13:00 Questions

13:00 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Lecture: “Molecular epidemiology of rotavirus A in Latin America” - Ph.D. José Paulo
Leite

15:30-16:30 Lecture: “Diversification of Hepatitis B Virus Genotype F in South America” - Dr.


Rodolfo Campos
2de 3
16:30-17:00 Questions

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break and Poster Section 2

17:30-18:00 Practical Approach: “Phylogenetic inference of viral systems” - Ph.D. Héctor Romero,
M.Sc. Gonzalo Moratorio and Ph.D. Pilar Moreno

22:00 Dinner

Wednesday 23rd, March

09:00-10:00 Lecture: “Membrane fusion mediated by paramyxovirus F proteins” - Ph.D. José


Antonio Melero

10:00-11:00 Lecture to be confirmed: - Ph.D. Judith Frydman

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Lecture: “miRNA as a strategy for developing attenuated virus vaccines” - Ph.D. Raúl
Andino

12:30-13:00 Questions

13:00 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Lecture: “Translation factors and virus replication” - Ph.D. Rodney Colina

16:30-17:30 Practical Approach: Coalescence theory and population dynamics of RNA viruses
using BEAST - Ph.D. Héctor Romero, M.Sc. Gonzalo Moratorio and Ph.D. Pilar Moreno

17:30 - 19:30 Coffee Break and Poster Section 3

22:00 Asado Criollo - Asador: Ph.D. Juan “Gaucho” Cristina and his gauchos.

Thursday 24th, March

09:00-10:00 Lecture: “Bioinformatic approaches for new sequencing technologies - Ph.D. Hugo
Naya
10:00-11:00 Lecture: “Codon usage and viruses” - Ph.D. Héctor Musto
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Lecture: “Development of new techniques to improve deep sequencing technology:


Towards to decoding RNA Viral quasispecies, a project of the Andino lab.” - M.Sc.
Gonzalo Moratorio

12:30-13:00 Questions

13:00 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Lecture: “Molecular evolution of Influenza A virus in the South American region:
antivirals and vaccine strain match” - M.Sc. Natalia Goñi 3de 3

15:30-16:00 Questions

16:30-17:30 Practical Approach: Phylogenetic inference of viral systems - Ph.D. Héctor Romero,
M.Sc. Gonzalo Moratorio and Ph.D. Pilar Moreno

17:30 - 19:30 Coffee Break and Poster Section 4

22:00 Dinner

Friday 25th, March

09:00-10:00 Lecture: “Molecular evolution of Dengue viruses in the Latin American region” -
M.Sc. Álvaro Fajardo

10:00-10:30 Questions

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-13:00 Lecture: to be confirm Rodolfo Campos

13:00-13:30 Questions

13:30 Lunch

14:30-16:30 Visit to “Museo del Mar”

16:30-17:30 Practical Approach: Data analysis brought by participants - Ph.D. Héctor Romero,
M.Sc. Gonzalo Moratorio and Ph.D. Pilar Moreno

17:30 - 18:00 Coffee Break

18:30 Course Closure and Remarks

22:00 Dinner

Saturday 26th, March

10:00 Return to Airport and Harbor