The Covid-19 pandemic caused by SARS CoV-2 showed that a deadly virus poses a systemic threat to our modern society. The viral life cycle provides many examples of out-of-equilibrium physics at work. A virus remains dormant unless it encounters a potential host. It then infects the host by overcoming both physical and immunological barriers.
This interdisciplinary satellite workshop will bring together theoreticians and experimentalists working on viruses and protein nano-containers, to stimulate collaborations in the following areas:
1. Design principles of natural and artificial protein containers
2. Kinetics of protein container assembly
3. Cargo/genome packaging and release
4. Evolutionary optimisation of container geometry
5. Applications in virus nanotechnology
Speakers include :
David Bhella , University of Glasgow
Cheryl Kerfeld , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Michigan State University
Jonathan Heddle , Jagiellonian University
Mike Hagan , Brandeis University
Seth Fraden , Brandeis University
Paul van der Schoot , Eindhoven University of Technology
Rees Garmann , San Diego State University
David Wales , University of Cambridge
Bill Gelbart , University of California Los Angeles
Wouter Roos , University of Groningen
Peter Stockley , University of Leeds
Jen McManus , University of Bristol
Wilson Poon , University of Edinburgh
Danielle Tullman-Ercek , Northwestern University
Roya Zandi , University of California Riverside
Alan Rein , National Institutes of Health
Carol Teschke , University of Connecticut
Charlotte Uetrecht , Centre for Structural Systems Biology, Hamburg
Edward Hutchinson , University of Glasgow
Joe Grove , University of Glasgow
Orlando Guzman , Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa
Bogdan Dragnea , Indiana University
Don Hilvert , ETH Zürich
Shenshen Wang , University of California Los Angeles
Eric Dykeman , University of York
Richard Bingham , University of York
Ulrich Schwarz , University of Heidelberg
Marco Vignuzzi , Agency for science, technology and research
Dek Woolfson , University of Bristol
Ard Louis , University of Oxford
Alena Khmelinskaia , Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Guillaume Tressett , Université Paris-Saclay
Juan Perilla , University of Delaware
Jodi Hadden-Perilla , University of Delaware
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