Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium
Thursdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UC San Diego, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Fung Auditorium
Complete schedule here

5th Annual Host-Pathogen Interactions: Circuits to Systems Symposium

Organized by: FluOMICs Consortium 

Co-sponsored by Program Project for the study of Innate Immune Responses and Vaccines Against Tumor-Associated Herpesviruses (P01 CA177322)

Please register here

Elucidating the molecular mechanisms that govern host-pathogen interactions is a subject of intense research in the field of infectious disease. National and local thought leaders will discuss current gaps in our understanding of how pathogens manage to evade host immune surveillance and establish acute and chronic infection states.

The 5th Annual Systems Biology and Host-Pathogen Interactions Symposium is FREE to attend, but registration is required for all attendees. A limited number of travel grants will be awarded.

Poster Session

We encourage abstract submission for posters. Four authors will be selected to speak about their work at the symposium. Abstracts must include:

  1. Poster title (up to 150 characters including spaces).
  2. Author’s full name and affiliation.
  3. Text only abstract (limit of 250 words).

Click here to submit your abstract. Please submit poster abstracts by January 19, 2019.

Travel Grants

Students and postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to apply for a travel grant. Please click here for the Travel Grant Application Form. Travel Grant is for maximum of $750.

Please submit travel grant applications by December 31, 2018.

List of confirmed speakers:

Jenny Ting, PhD, Department of Genetics, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill “Changes in the Genomic and Proteomic landscape During Viral Infection”

Benjamin Gewurz, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine/Infectious Disease, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University “Systematic Analysis of Epstein-Barr Virus/B-cell Interactions”

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “Modulation of Innate Immune Responses by Dengue Virus”

Sagi Shapira, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University “Dissecting Viruses: from cCell Circuits to First Drafts”

John Yates III, PhD, Department of Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research “Advances in Proteomics for Biological Discovery”

Andreas Pichlmair, PhD, Institute of Virology, Tecnische Universität München

Ian Mohr, PhD, Department of Microbiology, New York University Langone Health “Control of Innate Immunity by rRNA Accumulation and RNA m6A Modification Enzymes

Alexander Hoffmann, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles “Deciphering the Language of Immune Sentinel Cells”

Harm van Bakel, PhD, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology

Talks will be 20 minutes with 5 minutes for questions

Detailed schedule to be posted soon. Keep checking this website for updates.

Driving Directions

The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine is located at 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

Parking map

From the I-5 north or south, exit GeneseeTurn West on Genesee and turn left on North Torrey Pines Road at the light. Turn right at the second light onto Torrey Pines Scenic Drive.

From route 101 from Del Mar and other coastal locations north. Turn right at the light after Scripps Green Hospital to stay on Torrey Pines Drive after Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Research Institute. Turn right at the second light onto Torrey Pines Scenic Drive.


Event Parking Signs will be placed at the parking entrance directing you to the appropriate lot, and the appropriate spaces within that lot.