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IUMS Daejeon 2020

Scientific Program

Nobel Lecture
NL01. Immunology Taught by Bacteria and Viruses
Rolf M. Zinkernagel (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Keynote Lecture
KL01. Epigenetic Memory over Geological Timescales
Hiten D. Madhani (University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA)
KL02. Universal Influenza Virus Vaccines
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
KL03. Regulatory Wonders of Bacterial Stress Response
Jung-Hye Roe (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)

Speacial Lecture
SL01. Transcriptome and Proteome of SARS-CoV-2
V. Narry Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)

COVID-19 Special Sessions
Coming Soon

Plenary Lectures
BAM
BAM PL 01. Systems Microbiology
BAM PL01-01. Toward Genome Engineering as a Discipline
Bernhard O. Palsson (University of California San Diego (UC San Diego), USA)
BAM PL01-02. Strategies for Systems Metabolic Engineering of Microorganisms
Sang Yup Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea)
BAM PL 02. Vaccines
BAM PL02-01. Antimicrobial Resistance, a Threat for Our Planet as Big as Climate Change, and the Role of Vaccines
Rino Rappuoli (GSK Vaccines, Italy)
BAM PL02-02. Mucosal Vaccines: Old or New Wisdom for Control of Infectious Diseases
Hiroshi Kiyono (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
BAM PL 03. Microbes and Climate Change
BAM PL03-01. The Importance of Microbial Enzymes in the Global Carbon Cycle – a Peatland Case Study
Chris Freeman (Bangor University, UK)
BAM PL03-02. The Use of Metagenomics to Investigate the Microbial Rhodopsin Space
Oded Beja (Faculty of Biology,Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
BAM PL 04. Frontiers in Bacterial Structural Biology
BAM PL04-01. Structural Basis of Bacterial Transcription - Translation Coupling
Richard H. Ebright (Rutgers University, USA)
BAM PL04-02. New Insights into the Transcriptional Organization and Cellular Economy of Bacteria
Carol A. Gross (University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA)
MEM
MEM PL 01. Protein Dynamics and Synthetic Biology in Yeast
MEM PL01-01. Regulated Protein Degradation via N-Terminal Modifications
Cheol-Sang Hwang (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
MEM PL01-02. Exploring Model and Non-model Yeasts as Cell Factories
Huimin Zhao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
MEM PL 02. Evolution and Pathogenesis of Eukaryotic Microorganisms
MEM PL02-01. Gene Flow in Microbial Eukaryotes
John M. Archibald (Dalhousie University, Canada)
MEM PL02-02. How Fungal Pathogen Micronutrient Scavenging Drives Pathogenicity
Duncan Wilson (University of Exeter, UK)
MEM PL 03. Fungal Biology, Genomics and Engineering
MEM PL03-01. RNA Editing during Sexual Reproduction in Filamentous Ascomycetes
Jin-Rong Xu (Purdue University, USA)
MEM PL03-02. Genome Editing to Fight with Post-genomics in Mushroom Fungi
Yoichi Honda (Kyoto University, Japan)
MEM PL 04. Interaction of Host Cells: Mycobiome Versus Fungal Virulence
MEM PL04-01. Role of the Mycobiome, Particularly Malassezia, in Human Health
Thomas Dawson (Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore)
MEM PL04-02. The Two Etiologic Agents of Cryptococcosis: Importance of Species Distinction at the Time of Diagnosis
K.J. Kwon-Chung (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), USA)
VIR
VIR PL 01. Viral Pathogenesis
VIR PL01-01. Working with Deadly Viruses
Yoshihiro Kawaoka (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
VIR PL01-02. Emerging Disease Preparedness: Can We Move towards Prediction?
Marion Koopmans (EMC, Netherlands)
VIR PL 02. Viral Evolution & Surveillance
VIR PL02-01. Post-pandemic Decade in Russia: Overview of Human Influenza Virus Surveillance and Evolution Data
Andrey V. Vasin (WHO National Influenza Center, Russia)
VIR PL02-02. Genomic Surveillance and Phylodynamics across the Pathogen Pyramid
Philippe Lemey (KU Leuven, Belgium)
VIR PL 03. Virus-host Interaction
VIR PL03-01. Strategies to Improve Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Vaccines
Kanta Subbarao (WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Australia)
VIR PL 04. Vaccines & Antivirals
VIR PL04-01. A Novel Series of Sialic Acid-based Influenza Virus Inhibitors that Target Influenza Virus Neuraminidase
Mark von Itzstein (Griffith University, Australia)
VIR PL04-02. Animal Model and Immunopathogenesis of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus
Jae U. Jung (University of Southern California, USA)

Bridging Sessions
BS 01. CRISPR and Designer Microbes
Presentation on the basic science and the targeted genome-editing technology of CRISPR-Cas systems. This session will cover the discovery, development, and application of genome-editing techniques using CRISPR-Cas systems including the bacterial immunity, some designed microbes, and new therapeutics for the human diseases.
BS01-01. The CRISPR-Cas Immune System: Exploration of Diversity for Genome Editing
Virginijus Šikšnys (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
BS01-02. Understanding CRISPR-based Immune Mechanisms through the Lens of a Virus
Blake Wiedenheft (Montana State University, USA)
BS01-03. Anti-CRISPRs Perform Amazing Tricks
Alan R. Davidson (University of Toronto, Canada)
BS 02. Preparedness for Disease X
Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and pandemic risks continue to pose a threat to public health around the world. Rapid urbanization increased mobility and global economic interdependence exacerbate this threat and add to the challenge of containment. Being adequately prepared to detect, manage and respond to emerging infectious disease outbreaks has never been so imperative.
BS02-01. Host Modulation by Excreted Proteins from the Extracellular Intestinal Parasite
Tomoyoshi Nozaki (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
BS02-02. Pyroptosis-mediated Immune Defense
Feng Shao (National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China)
BS02-03. mRNA Display with Library of Even-distribution Reveals Cellular Interactors of Influenza Virus NS1
Ren Sun (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
BS 03. Polymicrobial Host Interaction - Getting to Know Each Other
It is being recognized that the majority of microbial infections are associated with interactions of various types of microbial pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites in the same host. The interaction between the different microbes, polymicrobial interactions, often influences disease progress and severity, as well as drug susceptibility of the microbe and the host. This session aims to promote exchanging information and to recognize the significance regarding recent research about polymicrobial interactions with the host. 
BS03-01. Deciphering Human Infections: from Function to Biogeography
Marvin Whiteley (Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT), USA)
BS03-02. Symbiosis, Evolution, and Biodiversity
Takema Fukatsu (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)
BS03-03. Viral-bacterial Interactions in the Respiratory Tract
Jennifer Bomberger (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
BS 04. Microbiome - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Presentation on basic, applied, and translational research on the functions and underlying mechanism of virome, bacteriome, and mycobiome. This session will provide the state-of-art lectures on basic understanding complicated host-microbes interaction and potential application to biomedical sciences.
BS04-01. Harnessing our Dynamic Microbiomes to Understand Disease and Promote Lifelong Health
Rob Knight (University of California at San Diego (UC San Diego), USA)
BS04-02. Multiomics Approach for Novel Microbiome Therapeutics
Gwangpyo Ko (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
BS04-03. Gut Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Cancer
Jun Yu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Division Workshops
BAM
BAM DW01. Human Microbiome and Health
Human microbiota has been recognized as an essential components of incidence of multiple chronic human diseases. In this session, we will explore host-microbes interaction from different points of view and understand the specific role of microbiota in developing chronic diseases.
Chairs Liping Zhao (Rutgers University, USA)
Speakers B0101. Liping Zhao (Rutgers University, USA)
TBD
B0102. Huinam Kim (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
B0103. Ara Koh (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Microbial metabolites as inter-kingdom signaling messengers
BAM DW02. Domestication of the ‘As-Yet-Uncultured’
Cultivating microorganisms that represent abundant and important microbial lineages in diverse habitats provides foundation for omics-based researches and opportunities for novel discovery. In this session, recent progresses in the cultivation of 'as-yet-uncultured' microbes will be presented, focusing on methodologies and applications to diverse environments.
Chairs Michaela M Salcher (Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic)
Jang-Cheon Cho (Inha University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B0201. Michaela M Salcher (Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic)
Tackling the “uncultivated majority” in lakes by high-throughput isolation of the most abundant freshwater microbes
B0202. Jang-Cheon Cho (Inha University, Republic of Korea)
Genome-based cultivation of the predominant freshwater bacterioplankton, acI clade
B0203. Paul Carini (The University of Arizona, USA)
High throughput dilution-to-extinction cultivation of bacteria from soil microbiomes
BAM DW03. Host-Pathogen Interaction
Elucidating molecular events at the interface between host and pathogenic invaders is crucial to come up with better strategies for infection control. This session will discuss mechanisms by which host immunity responds to bacterial infection and commensal microbes residing at the infection sites affect host responses against infection.
Chairs Petra Dersch (Universität Münster, Germany)
Sang Sun Yoon (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B0301. Petra Dersch (Universität Münster, Germany)
Remodelling Yersinia-host interaction on the post-transcriptional level
B0302. Sang Sun Yoon (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Symbiont-Pathogen Interactions inside Host Tissues
B0303. Joon-Hee Lee (Pusan National University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
BAM DW04. Gene Expression and Regulation
Gene expression regulation is a key process for bacterial adaptation to dynamic environmental changes in their habitats. This session will focus on the molecular mechanisms of bacterial posttranslational regulation including protein folding, polymerization, and proteolysis during growth and survival under complex conditions.
Chairs Rosalba Lagos (University of Chile, Chile)
Eun-Jin Lee (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B0401. Rosalba Lagos (University of Chile, Chile)
The antibacterial activity of microcin E492, a pore-forming bacteriocin, is regulated by amyloid formation
B0402. Franz Naberhaus (Ruhr University, Germany)
Pathogen adaptation to host body temperature
B0403. Jean-Francois Collet (Institut de Duve, Belgium)
How bacteria deal with envelope stress
BAM DW05. New Insights into Phage-Bacteria Interactions
It has been long been known that phages reprogram the cellular machinery of bacteria during infection. The topics discussed in this session will include the molecular mechanisms by which the phages trick bacterial cells or hijack bacterial proteins into their own survival.
Chairs Joseph Bondy-Denomy (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
You-Hee Cho (CHA University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B0501. Joseph Bondy-Denomy (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
TBD
B0502. You-Hee Cho (CHA University, Republic of Korea)
Phage-inspired antipathogenic peptides targeting bacterial motility
B0503. Karen Maxwell (University of Toronto, Canada)
Phage-mediated control of quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
BAM DW06. Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial resistance has been one of the most serious global health issues these days. This session will focus on the "environment resistome", which is a reservoir of AMR to be disseminated to clinical settings by horizontal gene transfer.
Chairs Michael Gillings (Macquarie University, Australia)
Chang-Jun Cha (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B0601. Michael Gillings (Macquarie University, Australia)
Integrons and antibiotic resistance: New ways of seeing mobile DNA elements
B0602. Chang-Jun Cha (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
B0603. Edward Topp (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada)
TBD
B0604. Amy K. Cain (Macquarie University, Australia)
Using functional genomic techniques to understand antibiotic resistant pathogens
BAM DW07. Gene Regulation and RNA Biology
RNA molecules should be monitored for integrity during bacterial growth. In this session, molecular mechanism by which bacteria monitor and degrade nonfunctional RNAs and its implication in pathogenesis will be discussed.
Chairs Sue Lin-Chao (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Kangseok Lee (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B0701. Sue Lin-Chao (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
TBD
B0702. Kangseok Lee (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Revisiting Specialized Ribosomes
B0703. Joel G. Belasco (NYU Langone Health, USA)
TBD
BAM DW08. Secondary Metabolism
Most secondary metabolites are typically synthesized by multi-enzyme complexes encoded in secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) in microbes. Recent genomic studies have indicated that individual microbial species generally possess many BGCs, which have a vast potential to produce a diverse array of metabolites and were 'silent' in laboratory growth conditions. Understanding the secondary metabolism in the microbes has attracted major attention due to the rapid rise in antibiotic-resistant pathogens. This session will highlight the most recent research on all aspects of microbial secondary metabolism, including natural and synthetic systems.
Chairs Zixin Deng (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Yeo Joon Yoon (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B0801. Zixin Deng (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
SynBio-Driven Biosystems Design for the Innovative Bio-industrialization
B0802. Yeo Joon Yoon (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Engineered biosynthesis of novel natural products with improved therapeutic potential
B0803. Pinghua Liu (Boston University, USA)
TBD
BAM DW09. Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology
Metabolic engineering can be defined as the practice of developing microbial cell factories through rational reengineering of cellular networks. Synthetic biology creates biological tools and parts that can be used to reconstruct metabolic pathways. In this session, we will discuss the development of metabolic engineering strategies promoted by synthetic biology.
Chairs Hal Alper (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Sung Ho Yoon (Konkuk University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B0901. Hal Alper (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Microdroplet-enabled Metabolic Engineering and Directed Evolution
B0902. Sung Ho Yoon (Konkuk University, Republic of Korea)
Molecular and cellular interaction of vivax malaria parasite to reticulocyte
B0903. Deithard Mattanovich (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
TBD
BAM DW10. Non-Human Microbiomes
Earth is the world of microbes and all living creatures on earth have complex connection with the microbes, but much less attention has been focused on the roles of the microbes. Recent state of the art tools, such as NGS, multi-omics analyses and deep learning algorithms are allowed to investigate the microbial community and find keystone taxa with biological functional roles in ecology systems. This session will look at the most recent discovering in microbiome system and function in various ecosystem including soil, plant, ocean environments.
Chairs Itzik Mizrahi (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Youn-Sig Kwak (Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1001. Itzik Mizrahi (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Lecture Title: Determinants of microbiome plasticity - lessons from cows and fish
B1002. Youn-Sig Kwak (Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea)
From soil to sky: territorial expansion of Streptomyces
B1003. Thomas C. G. Bosch (Kiel University, Germany)
Nature´s oldest neurons interact with microbes
BAM DW11. Phylogenomics of Prokaryotic Diversity
The framework for modern bacterial taxonomy has been shifted from 16S rRNA gene to whole genome sequences. Using the simple and robust bioinformatics tools, the classification and identification have never been more objective. However, the lack of high-quality genome sequences for both cultured and uncultured species hampers the use of genome data in metagenomics. In this session, the speakers will discuss the future of bacterial taxonomy and phylogenomics in light of new methods and concepts.
Chairs Ramon Rossello-Mora (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, Spain)
Jongsik Chun (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1101. Ramon Rossello-Mora (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, Spain)
Towards a pragmatic and stable taxonomy of prokaryotes
B1102. Jongsik Chun (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
B1103. Kostas T. Konstantinidis (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
The Microbial Genomes Atlas (MiGA) project: Expanding the catalogued genomic diversity of Archaea and Bacteria
BAM DW12. Microbial Interactions within Diverse Populations
Microbe interacts with each other in a complex and ever-changing environment. In this session, current idea of molecular mechanism of signal transduction in various microbial communities including biofilm will be discussed. Non-growing or persistent bacteria are emerging threats in microbial infection and antibiotic therapy. In this session, signaling molecules and genetic mechanisms of bacterial persistence and its implication in virulence will be discussed.
Chairs Sang Hoon Rhee (Oakland University, USA)
Robert J. Mitchell (UNIST, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1201. Sang Hoon Rhee (Oakland University, USA)
TBD
B1202. Robert J. Mitchell (UNIST, Republic of Korea)
"Bdell"-ving deeper into the mechanisms of bacterial predation against pathogenic carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
B1203. Eun-Soo Kwon (Aging Research Center, Republic of Korea)
Inter-species genetic regulation of longevity: Bacteria derived methylglyoxal modulate C. elegans longevity through TORC2/SGK-1/DAF-16 pathway
BAM DW13. Molecular Basis for Bacterial Pathogenesis
Pathogenic bacteria utilize diverse mechanisms to induce a variety of host responses. Understanding the molecular basis of the nature of pathogen and host interaction is critical for prevention and treatment of infections. In this session, we will explore the molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, strengthening host responses to bacterial pathogens, and modulation of immune responses by pathogens.
Chairs Eliora Z. Ron (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Eun-Kyeong Jo (Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1301. Eliora Z. Ron (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
The Threat of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Beyond Covid-19
B1302. Eun-Kyeong Jo (Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Autophagy and Host Defense against Mycobacterial Infection
B1303. Anat A. Herskovits (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
TBD
BAM DW14. Going Viral: Hidden Modulators of Biodiversity
Viral metagenomics is the study of viral genetic material sourced directly from the environment rather than from a host or natural reservoir. In this session, viral diversity in the environment that is often missed in studies targeting specific potential reservoirs will be discussed.
Chairs Francisco Rodriguez-Valera (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain)
Sung-Keun Rhee (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1401. Francisco Rodriguez-Valera (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain)
The hidden modulators revealed
B1402. Sung-Keun Rhee (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
Viruses infecting ammonia-oxidizing marine thaumarchaea
B1403. Rotem Sorek (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Beyond CRISPR: the immune system of bacteria
BAM DW15. Biocatalysts and Protein Engineering
Biocatalysts refers to the use of enzymes and whole cells with particular catalytic activities. It has been widely exploited in the fine and bulk chemical, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, textile, pulp, and paper industries. Given the advances in enzymatic techniques, the rise of green and sustainable chemical manufacturing has been taken more seriously. In this session, we will discuss about the recent advances in biocatalysts development and also new technologies to speed up the protein engineering processes.
Chairs Huimin Zhao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Seung-Goo Lee (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1501. Huimin Zhao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
TBD
B1502. Seung-Goo Lee (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Republic of Korea)
TBD
B1503. Jiangyun Wang (Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
TBD
BAM DW16. Bacterial Evolution and Gene Transfer
Current understanding of bacterial evolution is indebted to thousands of completely sequenced genomes. Streamlined by adaptive evolution, bacterial genomes reflect the history of complex interactions and coevolution between bacteria and hosts, between bacteria, and between bacteria and the environment. Horizontal gene transfer is an important mechanism for prokaryotic genome evolution with respect to functional innovation and fitness. In the session, various aspects of bacterial genome evolution, natural or experimental, will be presented and discussed.
Chairs Uri Gophna (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Jihyun F. Kim (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1601. Uri Gophna (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
The Threat of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Beyond Covid-19
B1602. Jihyun F. Kim (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
B1603. TBA
TBD
BAM DW17. Translational Microbiome Research
The microbiome is an integral part of our body. In the session, the consequent discoveries of human microbiome studies, i. e. next-generation probiotics and pharmabiotics with pharmacological efficacies, natural or genetically modified, will be discussed. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is an innovative treatment that has resolved between 80 and 91 percent of infections caused by recurrent C. difficile that does not respond to antibiotics. In this session, some other benefical effects of FMT as well as C. difficile treatment will be discussed.
Chairs Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown (Arizona State University, USA)
Jin-Woo Bae (Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1701. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown (Arizona State University, USA)
TBD
B1702. Jin-Woo Bae (Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea)
Longitudinal evaluation of FMT for ameliorating calf diarrhea
B1703. Omry Koren (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
TBD
BAM DW18. Food Bacteriology and Lactic Acid Bacteria
Lactic acid bacteria play an important role in foods for flavor enhancement or health promotion but also other areas of industrial microbiology. This session will cover recent discoveries and achievements in biotechnology of lactic acid bacteria for example as food starter cultures, probiotics, and drug-delivery systems, but also their importance for industrial chemical production will be highlighted.
Chairs Michael Sauer (BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
Nam Soo Han (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1801. Michael Sauer (BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
Diversity of Lactic Acid Bacteria, useful for Industrial Chemical Production
B1802. Nam Soo Han (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
B1803. TBA
TBD
BAM DW19. Extremophiles and Archaea
Extremophiles survive and thrive in extreme environment of pH, temperature, salt concentration, pressure, etc. The sesseion will highlight recent advances and insights on extremophile research, including viruses of extremophile, ecology, molecular biology, physiology, and biotechnology.
Chairs David Prangishvili (Institut Pasteur, France)
Sung Gyun Kang (Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B1901. David Prangishvili (Institut Pasteur, France)
How to protect DNA: lessons learned from viruses of hyperthermophilic archaea
B1902. Sung Gyun Kang (Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Republic of Korea)
Versatile energy metabolism of Thermococcus and implications for hydrogen production
B1903. Takuro Nunoura (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan)
Microbial diversity and geography from sea surface to hadal depth in the Pacific Ocean
BAM DW20. Biodegradation and Bioremediation
Microorganisms have been, for long, harnessed for remediation of environments contaminated with various xenobiotic substances. Over years, the focus has been shifted from use of axenic cultures to more holistic, ecological approaches, and the list of target pollutants have been expanded to include a much broader array of substances. This session will discuss such recent advances in microbial biodegradation and bioremediation technologies.
Chairs Yoichi Kamagata (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
Sukhwan Yoon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
Speakers B2001. Yoichi Kamagata (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
Methanogenic degradation of aromatic compounds
B2002. Sukhwan Yoon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
Cometabolic vinyl chloride degradation at acidic pH catalyzed by acidophilic methanotrophs isolated from alpine peat bogs
B2003. Jianzhong He (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Role of bifunctional reductive dehalogenases in complete debromination of tetra- and penta-brominated diphenyl ethers
MEM
MEM DW01. Fungal Metabolic Engineering
This session covers recent advances in the directed modulation of metabolic pathways in yeasts and filamentous fungi for enhanced production.
Chairs Jean-Marc Daran (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Ji-Sook Hahn (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M0101. Jean-Marc Daran (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
TBD
M0102. Ji-Sook Hahn (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
High-yield production of (R)-acetoin in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
M0103. YONG-SU JIN (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Efficient and complete conversion of hemicellulose fractions into value-added products by engineered yeast
M0104. Jon Magnuson (Joint BioEnergy Institute, USA)
TBD
M0105. Nick Wierckx (Institute of Bio- and Geosciences IBG-1: Biotechnology, Germany)
Engineering Ustilago for itaconic acid production
M0106. Irina Borodina (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Engineering yeasts for the production of fine chemicals
MEM DW02. Fungal Genomics
This session covers recent research trends to investigate physiology and diversity of fungal organisms having importance in medicine, agriculture, and industry using cutting-edged genomics approaches.
Chairs Gustavo Goldman (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Yong-Hwan Lee (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M0201. Gustavo Goldman (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Aspergillus fumigatus signal transduction mechanisms for secondary metabolism production and self-protection
M0202. Yong-Hwan Lee (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
M0203. Wieland Meyer (University of Sydney, Australia)
TBD
MEM DW03. Algal Symbiosis
This symposium focuses on the evolutionary genomics and the evolution of symbiotic interactions (mutualism, parasitism or commensalism) between microbial eukaryotes and their partners.
Chairs Cheong Xin Chan (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Hwan Su Yoon (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M0301. Cheong Xin Chan (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Evolutionary genomics of dinoflagellates: the transition from free-living to symbiotic
M0302. Hwan Su Yoon (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Paulinella micropora KR01 genome reveals dominant host contribution and role of novel genes in primary plastid endosymbiosis
M0303. Takuro Nakayama (Tohoku University, Japan)
Adaptive genome evolutions of cyanobacteria in symbioses with protists
MEM DW04. Fungal Systems and Synthetic Biology
This session introduces state-of-the-art topics on both basic and applied research for integrated genomics and synthetic biology by top-notch yeast and fungal scientists.
Chairs Hiroshi Takagi (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Hyun Ah Kang (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M0401. Hiroshi Takagi (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
High-level production of functional amino acids and its application to industrial brewing based on integrative genomics and synthetic biology in yeast (2/28) Improvement of fermentation ability and product qualityin industrial yeast by “functional amino acid engineering”
M0402. Hyun Ah Kang (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Unraveling novel features of Met4p-mediated sulfur metabolic and regulatory networks in the methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha by system-wide analysis
M0403. Ulrich Kück (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
STRIPAK, a conserved signaling complex, controls a wide range of fungal developmental processes
M0404. Jun-ichi Maruyama (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Genome editing-facilitated strain development in the industrial filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae
M0405. Xinqing Zhao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Improved bioproduction efficiency using yeast cell factory by metabolic engineering of stress tolerance
MEM DW05. Clinical Mycology
This session covers recent research trends to elucidate molecular and pathobiological mechanisms of major and emerging human fungal pathogens causing superficial and systemic mycosis and their clinical implications.
Chairs Aaron Mitchell (University of Georgia, USA)
Yong-Sun Bahn (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M0501. Aaron Mitchell (University of Georgia, USA)
Candida albicans strain variation: challenges and opportunities
M0502. Yong-Sun Bahn (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Fungal kinases and transcription factors governing brain infection in Cryptococcus neoformans
M0503. Andrew Alspaugh (Duke University School of Medicine, USA)
"How to sense a host": Microbial avoidance of immune recognition
MEM DW06. Microalgal Biotechnology
This session will cover several key topics on biotechnology of microalgae, including bioprospecting, testing of strains in mass cultivation, and various genomics efforts, along with recent metabolic engineering strategies.
Chairs Juergen Polle (Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA)
Eon Seon Jin (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
Choul-Gyun Lee (Inha University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M0601. Juergen Polle (Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA)
TBD
M0602. Eon Seon Jin (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
M0603. Choul-Gyun Lee (Inha University, Republic of Korea)
Blue Bioenergy from Marine Microalgae using Floating Ocean Culture Systems and Feasibility of Productivity Enhancement by CRISPR-Cas9 RNP
M0604. I-Son Ng (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Genome editing and metabolic engineering of microalgae
M0605. Han Min Woo (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Engineering of cyanobacteria for CO2 conversion from the lab to the field
MEM DW07. Signal Pathway in Host-Fungi Interaction
This session covers recent advance for studying molecular signaling in host-fungal pathogen interactions.
Chairs Chang Hyun Khang (University of Georgia, USA)
Jaehyuk Choi (Incheon National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M0701. Chang Hyun Khang (University of Georgia, USA)
Insights into how fungal effector genes are transcriptionally and epigenetically regulated during plant infection
M0702. Jaehyuk Choi (Incheon National University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
M0703. Cong Jiang (Northwest A&F University, China)
GPCR-mediated signaling of pathogenesis and sexual development in Fusarium graminearum
MEM DW08. Plant Pathogenic Fungi
This session covers recent advances in molecular genetics and pathogenesis of important plant pathogenic fungi.
Chairs Zhonghua Ma (Zhejiang University, China)
Hokyoung Son (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M0801. Zhonghua Ma (Zhejiang University, China)
Chemical and biological control of Fusarium head blight and mycotoxins
M0802. Hokyoung Son (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Understanding Fungal Sexual Reproduction in the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Fusarium graminearum
M0803. Huiquan Liu (Northwest A&F University, China)
TBD
MEM DW09. Host-Plasmodium Interactions
Biology and host interaction of Plasmodium.
Chairs Laurent Rénia (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore)
Eun-Taek Han (Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M0901. Laurent Rénia (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore)
Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes, IGFBP7 and type II rosettes
M0902. Eun-Taek Han (Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
M0903. Bruce Russell (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
TBD
MEM DW10. Mycobiome and Commensal Fungi in Human
The session focuses on what is currently known about the mycobiome (the fungal microbiome) and the commensal fungi, which are the parts of the mycobiome in health and disease.
Chairs Carol Munro (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Won Hee Jung (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M1001. Carol Munro (University of Aberdeen, UK)
TBD
M1002. Won Hee Jung (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
A novel mycovirus in Malassezia
M1003. Soo-Chan Lee (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
A differential dysbiosis in the gut mycobiomes in ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome
M1004. Hao Li (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore)
Skin fungal secreted hydrolases in health and disease
MEM DW11. Taxonomy and Application of Trichocomaceae
Modern taxonomy and biotechnology of Trichocomaceae including Penicillium, Aspergillus, Monascus etc.
Chairs Jos Houbraken (CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Netherlands)
Seung-Beom Hong (National Institute of Agricultural Science, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M1101. Jos Houbraken (CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Netherlands)
TBD
M1102. Amanda Chen (Microbiome Research Center, Moon (Guangzhou) Biotech Ltd., China)
New taxa of Aspergillus and Talaromyces in China revealed by a large scale investigation and their application in promoting plant growth
M1103. Cobus Visagie (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Exploring Penicillium species diversity from a biodiversity hotspot
M1104. Jens C. Frisvad (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Profiles of exoenzymes and secondary metabolites are highly species specific in Penicillium and Aspergillus
M1105. Takashi Yaguchi (Chiba University, Japan)
Classification of Aspergillus fumigatus and relative species and their antifungal susceptibilities in Japan
M1106. Vit Hubka (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
TBD
MEM DW12. Mushroom Genomics and Engineering 
The session speakers will deliver current advances in the mushroom science, mushroom genomics and emerging new applications.
Chairs Arend Van Peer (Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands)
Hyeon-Su Ro (Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M1201. Arend Van Peer (Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands)
Interruption of an MSH4 Homolog Blocks Meiosis in Metaphase I and Eliminates Spore Formation in Pleurotus ostreatus
M1202. Hyeon-Su Ro (Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea)
Characterization of stress-response genes in mushrooms through genome editing technology
M1203. Ursula Kües (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
TBD
M1204. Hojin Ryu (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
Identification and functional characterization of ABL1 in light induced brown film formation of Letinula edodes
MEM DW13. Food Mycology
This session covers recent research trends to understand diverse roles of fungi in daily food, focusing on food safety and fungal biotechnology.
Chairs Ludwig Niessen (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Hyang Burm Lee (Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M1301. Ludwig Niessen (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Application of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) as a tool for diagnosis of mycotoxin producing fungi in food
M1302. Hyang Burm Lee (Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Some case studies of fungal metabolites with bioactive potential in bioindustry
M1303. Naresh Magan (Cranfield University, UK)
Climate change and mycotoxins in cereals: impact on metabolomic profiles and quality
M1304. Giancarlo Perrone (ISPA-CNR, Italy)
New insights on fungi and mycotoxins in cured meat products
M1305. Simon Avery (University of Nottingham, UK)
Tackling fungal contamination and food spoilage
M1306. Emilia Rico (BCN Research Laboratories, Inc., USA)
Role of biofilm from drinking water systems on the spoilage of thermal-processed beverages by heat-sensitive fungi
MEM DW14. Metals in Fungal Physiology and Virulence
This session is focused on the role of metal homeostasis in fungal physiology and virulence of pathogenic fungi.
Chairs Dennis J. Thiele (Duke University School of Medicine, USA)
Cheol-Won Yun (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M1401. Dennis J. Thiele (Duke University School of Medicine, USA)
Exploiting the copper homeostasis machinery to combat fungal meningitis
M1402. Cheol-Won Yun (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
The role of zinc in pathogenicity of Aspergillus fumigatus
M1403. Ling Lu (Nanjing Normal University, China)
TBD
M1404. Kang-Lok Lee (Gyeongsang University, Republic of Korea)
Regulation of zinc and iron homeostasis in Streptomyces coelicolor
MEM DW15. Functional Genomic Analysis of Pathogenic Protozoa
This session presents recent progresses in genomic analysis of pathogenic protozoa including Trichomonas, Acanthamoeba, Giardia, and Toxoplama.
Chairs Petrus Tang (Chang Gung University, Taiwan)
Soon-Jung Park (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M1501. Petrus Tang (Chang Gung University, Taiwan)
Reannotation of the Trichomonas vaginalis genome based on ultra-deep and long-read RNA sequencing
M1502. Soon-Jung Park (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Functional role of PLK, poli-like kinase in cell cycle control of Giardia lamblia
M1503. Wei-Chen Lin (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Comparative transcriptomics reveals drug tolerance in Acanthamoeba
MEM DW16. Fungal Taxonomy
This workshop covers recent research trends of fungal diversity, systematics and phylogenomics of fungi.
Chairs Rob Samson (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Netherlands)
Hyang Burm Lee (Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M1601. Rob Samson (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Netherlands)
Sexual morphs of Aspergillus
M1602. Gareth Wyn Griffith (Aberystwyth University, UK)
Phylogenetics and taxonomy of anaerobic fungi (Neocallimastigomycota)
M1603. Sybren de Hoog (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Netherlands)
Evolution of pathogenic fungi on the human host
M1604. Kerstin Voigt (University of Jena, Germany)
The taxonomy of basal lineage fungi revisited: a journey from the past towards the future
M1605. Andre Santiago (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil)
Diversity of zygosporic fungi from the Brazilian Upland Rainforest
M1606. Lei Cai (Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Where are the missing fungi?
MEM DW17. Non-Conventional Yeasts
This workshop covers recent research trends of functional genomics, physiology, and industrial application of various non-Sacchromyces yeasts.
Chairs Andriy Sibirny (Institute of Cell Biology, Ukraine)
Jung Hoon Sohn (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Republic of Korea)
Speakers M1701. Andriy Sibirny (Institute of Cell Biology, Ukraine)
TBD
M1702. Jung Hoon Sohn (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Republic of Korea)
TBD
M1703. Deithard Mattanovich (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
TBD
M1704. Akihiko Kondo (Kobe University, Japan)
TBD
M1705. Volkmar Passoth (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
Lipids and carotenoids from lignocellulose using oleaginous yeasts
M1706. Michael O. Agaphonov (Research Center of Biotechnology RAS, Russia)
Protein glycosylation in the Golgi apparatus and phosphate transport control in the yeast Ogataea polymorpha
VIR
VIR DW01. Vaccines & Viral Vectors
Much progress has been made towards the development of novel vaccines and vaccination approaches. Viral vectors have been studied as potential tools to deliver vaccines as they present advantages over traditional vaccines in that they stimulate a broad range of immune responses including cell mediated immunity. This session will cover the advancements of current vaccination strategies and new trials of viral vectored vaccines in preclinical and clinical studies.
Chairs Dan H. Barouch (Harvard Medical school, USA)
Man Ki Song (International Vaccine Institute, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V0101. Dan H. Barouch (Harvard Medical school, USA)
TBD
V0102. TBA
TBD
VIR DW02. Antivirals & Gene Therapy
Antivirals and gene therapy provide comprehensive measures of the broader field of chemicals and nucleic acid and their use in treating viral infections. In this session, participants will discuss how antivirals and gene therapy may bridge the gap between basic science and important clinical applications of the technology, providing a systematic, integrated review of the advances in nucleic acid-based antiviral drugs and the potential advantages of new technologies over current treatment options.
Chairs Mark von Itzstein (Griffith University, Australia)
Jae-Ouk Kim (International Vaccine Institute, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V0201. Mark von Itzstein (Griffith University, Australia)
TBD
V0202. Meehyein Kim (Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Republic of Korea)
Application of the multimodal single-molecule single-particle (SMSP) imaging strategy for identification of anti-influenza viral reagents
VIR DW03. Herpesvirus
Herpesviruses are ubiquitous in nature and infect a range of animals, from oysters to humans. Over 100 herpesvirus species have so far been identified, but considering that at least one herpesvirus has been discovered in each mammalian species investigated, it is very likely that hundreds other herpesviruses will eventually be revealed. In humans, these large dsDNA viruses cause some well-known conditions, including chickenpox, cold sores, and genital herpes, and also include viruses that can lead to cancer. This session will discuss comprehensive aspects of herpesviruses.
Chairs Zhi-Ming Zheng (National Institute of Health, USA)
Jin Hyun Ahn (Sungkyunkwan University of School of Medicine, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V0301. Zhi-Ming Zheng (National Institute of Health, USA)
KSHV inhibits innate immunity by ORF57 disruption of host RNA granule formation
V0302. Jin Hyun Ahn (Sungkyunkwan University of School of Medicine, Republic of Korea)
HCMV regulation of ubiquitin pathways
V0303. Timothy F. Kowalik (University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA)
Diving deep into CMV evolution: population genetics views
VIR DW04. Prion & Neurotopic Viruses
A neurotropic virus is said to be neuroinvasive if it is capable of accessing or entering the nervous system and neurovirulent if it is capable of causing disease within the nervous system. This session will discuss in detail the mechanisms of replication and spread to the nervous system of neurotropic viruses.
Chairs Inga Zerr (University of Goettingen, Germany)
Eun-Kyoung Choi (Hallym University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V0401. Inga Zerr (University of Goettingen, Germany)
Aggregation assays to study prion- and prion-like disorders
V0402. Eun-Kyoung Choi (Hallym University, Republic of Korea)
New insights into the role of prion citrullinome
VIR DW05. Influenza Virus: Pathogenesis & Transmission
Influenza viruses are a highly contagious respiratory pathogen and infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs of many different animal hosts including humans. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death to humans. This session will focus on the mechanisms of influenza pathogenesis and transmission in detail.
Chairs Yoshihiro Kawaoka (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Man-Seong Park (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V0501. Yoshihiro Kawaoka (University of Wisconsin, USA)
TBD
V0502. Man-Seong Park (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
TBD
V0503. Anice Lowen (Emory University, USA)
Influenza A virus collective interactions augment viral replication in a host-dependent manner
VIR DW06. Hepatitis & DNA Viruses
• Hepatitis: This session will discuss both basic and medical aspects of the biology of hepatitis viruses. Basic research topics of inerest include all aspects of the viral life cycle (e.g. viral entry, intracellular capsid transport and disassembly, viral gene expression/regulation, protein processing/regulation, viral genome replication, particle assembly and egress) and viral-host interactions. Medical research topics of interest include but are not limited to viral pathogenesis, epidemiology, immunology, therapies and emergence of drug-resistant variants.
• DNA Viruses: This session will discuss public health impacts of DNA viruses that cause severe diseases in hosts. Topics of interest include but are not limited to mechanisms of virus entry, assembly, protein translation, transcription and replication, pathogenesis, immunology, ecology, epidemiology, and the development of preventive vaccines and antiviral drugs.
Chairs Kyongmin Kim (Ajou University, Republic of Korea)
Jae Myun Lee (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V0601. Kyongmin Kim (Ajou University, Republic of Korea)
An Alternatively Spliced Sirtuin 2 Isoform 5 Inhibits Hepatitis B Virus Replication from cccDNA
V0602. Jae Myun Lee (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
p53, a key regulator in gemcitabine-induced Epstein-Barr virus lytic activation in EBV-associated cancer
V0603. Kyun-Hwan Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
HDAC6 is required for HBV-induced autophagy and viral replication
VIR DW07. SFTS & Emerging Viruses
This session will discuss public health impacts of emerging viruses that cause severe and/or lethal diseases in humans and animals. Topics of interest include but are not limited to virus discovery, mechanisms of virus entry, assembly, protein translation, transcription and replication, pathogenesis, immunology, ecology, and epidemiology. Basic and translational research on the development of preventive vaccines and antiviral drugs and therapeutic interventions is also welcome.
Chairs Edward Holmes (University of Sydney, Australia)
Nam-Hyuk Cho (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V0701. Edward Holmes (University of Sydney, Australia)
Using Metagenomics to Understand Viral Emergence
V0702. Nam-Hyuk Cho (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Epidemiology and biological effect of co-infection of SFTSV and scrub typhus
VIR DW08. Innate & Adaptive Immunity
• Innate : The innate immune system is one of the two main immunity strategies found in vertebrates (the other being the adaptive immune system). The innate immune system is an older evolutionary defense strategy, relatively speaking, and it is the dominant immune system response found in plants, fungi, insects, and primitive multicellular organisms.
• Adaptive Immunity : During viral infection, adaptive immunity contributes to the elimination of viruses and the termination of the infection. Moreover, successful adaptive immune responses result in protective immunity with long-term memory. In this session, topics on anti-viral adaptive immunity will be presented and discussed, including antibodies, B cells, helper T cells, and cytotoxic T cells.
Chairs Lin-Fa Wang (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)
Eui-Cheol Shin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V0801. Lin-Fa Wang (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)
Lessons from bat immunology in the context of their unique viral reservoir status
V0802. Eui-Cheol Shin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Republic of Korea)
Immune landscape analysis of severe COVID-19
V0803. Sang-Jun Ha (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Functional alteration of bone marrow-derived dendritic cells and peripheral T cells during chronic virus infection
VIR DW09. Influenza Virus: Virus-host Interaction
Like all viruses, influenza viruses rely on the host cellular machinery to support their life cycle. In recent years, much effort has been made to discover the virus–host protein interactions and understand the underlying mechanisms. Accordingly, identification of the host functions co-opted for viral replication is of interest to understand the mechanisms of the virus life cycle and to find new targets for the development of antiviral compounds. In this session, the recent advances in our understanding of IAV–host interactions will be discussed.
Chairs Wendy Barclay (Imperial College, UK)
Young-Ki Choi (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V0901.Wendy Barclay (Imperial College, UK)
Variants of ANP32 proteins differ in their ability to support influenza virus replication
V0902. Young-Ki Choi (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
A novel neuraminidase-dependent hemagglutinin cleavage mechanism enables the systemic spread of an H7N6 avian influenza virus
VIR DW10. Coronavirus & Paramyxovirus
With recent discovery of human metapneumovirus and novel coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, paramyxoviruses and coronavirus are considered as human pathogens of potential pandemic. This session will cover topics of mechanisms of pathogenesis and transmission and ecology of paramyxoviruses and coronavirus.
Chairs Paul Young (University of Queensland, Australia)
Joo-Yeon Lee (Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V1001. Paul Young (University of Queensland, Australia)
TBD
V1002. Joo-Yeon Lee (Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Republic of Korea)
TBD
VIR DW11. Viral Epidemiology
Viral epidemiology is the scientific discipline concerned with the study of the incidence and spread of viruses in populations over time. Host, virus and environmental factors are monitored to determine the dynamics of viral infections, the ultimate goal of which is to devise intervention strategies (ref. nature). In accordance with the paradigm shift in biomedical science, viral epidemiology that is the study of the relationships among viruses and their hosts begins adopts evolutionary methods of various information technologies. Based on computer modeling using big data genomic information, viral epidemiology may provide a more real-time and distinct view of outbreaks in the respective of the mode of transmission, transmissibility, environmental condition, and viral characteristics. In this session, cutting-edge topics of classical and molecular epidemiology will be discussed.
Chairs Peter Daszak (EcoHealth Alliance, USA)
Keun Hwa Lee (Hanyang University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V1101. Peter Daszak (EcoHealth Alliance, USA)
TBD
V1102. Keun Hwa Lee (Hanyang University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea)
Epidemiology of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus in Korea
V1103. Stefan Fernandez (Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences,Thailand)
CHIKV Virus in Southern Thailand
VIR DW12. Hanta Viruses & Arbo Viruses
Hantaviruses are enzootic viruses that maintain persistent infections in their rodent hosts without apparent disease symptoms. The spillover of these viruses to humans can lead to one of two serious illnesses, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. In recent years, there has been an improved understanding of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and natural history of these viruses following an increase in the number of outbreaks in the Americas. In this session, current concepts regarding the ecology of and disease associated with these serious human pathogens are discussed including other aspects of arbovirus infection, such as an integration of the ecology and evolution of host-virus ecosystems through modeling and hypothesis-driven research with the risk of emergence, host switching/spillover, and disease transmission to humans.
Chairs Richard Yanagihara (University of Hawaii, USA)
Jin-Won Song (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V1201. Richard Yanagihara (University of Hawaii, USA)
TBD
V1202. Jin-Won Song (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Active Targeted Surveillance to Identify Sites of Exposure for Hantaviruses in Korea
V1203. Shee-Mei Lok (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
The interplay between dengue morphological diversity and host antibody response.
VIR DW13. RNA Viruses
RNA viruses reproduce less accurately. They usually lack proofreading and have the highest mutation rates of any organisms on Earth. These mutation rates mean that a large complex genome is not possible because their high error rates would cause offspring requiring a large gene set to be nonfunctional. RNA viruses therefore have small genomes and fewer genes. The advantage of such a high error rate is that RNA viruses are capable of rapidly outmaneuvering the host immune system. This session will cover all aspects of the fundamental biology of RNA viruses.
Chairs TBA
TBA
Speakers TBA
TBD
VIR DW14. Advanced Sequencing & Diagnostics
Genetic sequencing and diagnostics technologies has evolved over the last decade to include application of omics technologies to improve diagnosis and subsequent cares of viral infectious diseases. In this session, the diagnostic and clinical feasibility of these technologies will be discussed in terms of further applications of genome sequencing and omics approaches to assess ongoing and potential hazards of viral pathogens and clinical diseases in humans.
Chairs W. Ian Lipkin (Columbia University, USA)
Jeong-Ki Kim (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V1401. W. Ian Lipkin (Columbia University, USA)
A Staged Strategy for Pathogen Discovery Surveillance and Diagnostics
V1402. Daesub Song (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Bio hybrid system for prevention and treatment of viral infections
VIR DW15. Biodefense Measures
A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs to cause illness or death. These germs are often found in nature. These biological agents, such as anthrax, botulism, Ebola and other hemorrhagic fever viruses, plague, or smallpox, spread through the air, water, or in food. Sometimes, they can be very hard to detect. This session will discuss medical measures to protect people against bioterrorism.
Chairs TBA
Seong Tae Jeong (Agency of Defense Development, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V1501. Seong Tae Jeong (Agency of Defense Development, Republic of Korea)
Comparative Genomics from Hantaan to COVID-19
V1502. Marc Lecuit (Institut Pasteur, France)
TBD
VIR DW16. Veterinary Viruses
Main topics in this session cover outbreak of African swine fever in Korea, eradication of historical rinderpest, elephant herpesvirus and PRRSV. Poster session will deal with new members of animal viruses from avian influenza viruses to new pestiviruses (Flaviviridae), novel mosquito-borne orthobunyaviruses, hepatitis E virus (Hepeviridae) in swine, avian gyrovirus, and novel hepaciviruses in dogs, horses, and rodents, all animal viruses having zoonotic potential and their public health impact will be subjects in this session.
Chairs Tilahun Yilma (University of California, Davis, USA)
Joong-Bok Lee (Konkuk University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers V1601. Tilahun Yilma (University of California, Davis, USA)
Strategies for Enhancing the Safety & Efficacy of Recombinant Vaccines: Technology Transfer in Molecular Biology to Developing Countries
V1602. Hae-Eun Kang (Animal and plant quarantine agency, Republic of Korea)
Current situation of African swine fever in Korea

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