Detailed Agenda - 10th International Symposium on Neurovirology

Saturday, 16 Oct


8:30 am - 10:00 am

Session XI

Prion diseases



Session chairs: Amanda Brown and Giorgio Palu

8:30 am

Adriano Aguzzi (plenary)

Molecular biology of mammalian prions

9:00 am

Giorgio Palu (plenary)

A Drosophila melanogaster model for human inherited prion diseases

9:30 am

Laura Manuelidis

Prion protein appears to function in neuron differentiation, nanotube contacts, and cell-to-cell transmission of TSE agents

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Special Lecture

Neurological Infections Lectureship



Introduction: Avindra Nath

10:00 am

James Kronstad

Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii: Sugar-coated agents of fungal meningitis

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break


11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Multiple sclerosis



Workshop Chairs: Pasquale Ferrante and Steven Jacobson

11:00 am

Antonio Uccelli

Stem cell transplantation in neurodegeneration

11:30 am

Bjorn Nexo

Involvement of the endogenous HERV-F(c)1 retroviral locus on the human X chromosome in the etiology of multiple sclerosis

11:45 am

Enrico Fainardi

Relevance of intrathecal oligoclonal anti-EBV antibodies in multiple sclerosis

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Session XII

Molecular therapeutics



Session chairs: Lena Al-Harthi and Joseph Steiner

12:00 pm

Premlata Shankar (plenary)

RNAi as a molecular weapon against HIV

12:30 pm

Samantha S. Soldan

La Crosse Virus replication and LACV-induced neuronal damage is decreased in minocycline treated primary rat neuronal cultures

12:45 pm

Jessica L. Reynolds

Targeted nanoparticles for gene silencing: HIV-1 and drugs of abuse

1:00 pm

Sara Louise Cosby

Measles virus regulation of suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins in the CNS

1:15 pm

Closing Remarks


Saturday, 16 Oct