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Second Annual QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Diseases



8:00 AM-10:30 AM

Organized by Drs. Nevan Krogan, Shaeri Mukherjee, Gerald Spaeth, Carmen Buchreiser, and Julia Chamot-Rooke, the Second Annual QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Disease will be held online in a two-part series on October 13 and 14 from 8:00 am - 10:30 am PDT. 

The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) seeks transformative results in biomedicine by supporting fundamental quantitative research in the biological sciences. The Institut Pasteur thrives on increasing its global health impact through the strengthening of essential biomedical research activities and their translation into biomedical innovations and technologies. The Quantitative Biology program of the Institut Pasteur intends to facilitate research innovation at the interface of infectious biology and quantitative sciences. The Host-Pathogen Map Initiative, which was jointly formed by QBI and CEND (Center for Emerging and Neglected Disease) at UC-Berkeley, aims to study the host-pathogen interface systematically. In support of these missions, the symposium will focus on using innovative and quantitative approaches to study the host-pathogen interface.

The Second Annual QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Disease aims to continue facilitating collaborative relationships between scientists from both institutions. 

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Confirmed Speakers:

Paola Arimondo, Institut Pasteur

Carmen Buchrieser, Institut Pasteur

Julia Charmot-Rooke, Institut Pasteur

Jeffery Cox, QBI/UC Berkeley

Joanne Engel, QBI/UCSF

Robyn Kaake, QBI/UCSF

Nevan Krogan, QBI/UCSF

Shaeri Mukherjee, QBI/UCSF

Melanie Ott, QBI/UCSF

Javier Pizaro-Cerda, Institut Pasteur

Oren Rosenberg, QBI/UCSF

Judy Sakanari, QBI/UCSF

Olivier Schwartz, Institut Pasteur

Kevan Shokat, QBI/UCSF

Gerald Spaeth, Institut Pasteur

Danielle Swaney, QBI/UCSF

Sylvie van der Werf, Institut Pasteur

Marco Vignuzzi, Institut Pasteur

Matthijn Vos, Institut Pasteur


Day 1: October 13, 2020

8:00 PST, 5:00 CEST Intro remarks by Nevan Krogan, Professor, UCSF; Director, Quantitative Biosciences Institute at UCSF and Christophe d'Enfert, Professor, Pasteur; Head of the Fungal Biology and Pathogenicity Unit; Chair, Dept of Mycology

8:10 PST, 5:05 CEST Opening Remarks by Frederic Jung, French Consul General

8:15 PST, 5:10 CEST Opening remarks by Reed Shabman, Program Officer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

SESSION I: Chair: Félix Rey, Pasteur 

8:20 PST, 5:20 CEST Olivier Schwartz, Pasteur, Professor; Head of Virus & Immunity Unit

“Modulation of SARS-CoV2 fusion”

8:35 PST, 5:35 CEST Jeff Cox, QBI/UCSF, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Endocrinology; Professor, Dept of Immunology and Pathogenesis

“Host Pathogens Interactions: Using Global Proteomics to Discover New Anti-TB Pathways of Macrophages”

8:50 PST, 5:50 CEST Paola Arimondo, Pasteur, Head of the Department of Structural Biology and Chemistry

“Why use chemical tools? Design of a epigenetic chemical toolbox to reprogram cells and its applications from cancer to malaria”

9:05 PST, 6:05 CEST Shaeri Mukherjee, QBI/UCSF, Associate Professor, Dept Microbiology and Immunology

“How to make a home in the ER: Legionella shows the way”

9:20 PST, 6:20 Julia Chamot-Rooke, Pasteur, Senior Scientist, CNRS; Head of the Mass Spectrometry for Biology Laboratory 

“A simplified in vivo cross-linking mass spectrometry (XL-MS) strategy for deciphering bacterial pathogen interactome”

9:35-9:45 PST, 6:35-6:45 CEST Break

SESSION II: Chair: Jost Enninga, Pasteur

9:45 PST, 6:45 CEST Joanne Engle, QBI/UCSF, Professor, Dept of Medicine; Director, Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense Program

“Chlamydia is a master cell biologist”

10:00 PST, 7:00 CEST Carmen Buchrieser, Pasteur, Professor; Director, Biology of Intracellular Bacteria Unit

“Legionella pneumophila small RNAs: a transkingdom communication tool”

10:15 PST, 7:15 CEST Judy Sakanari, QBI/UCSF, Professor, Dept of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

"Discovering new drugs to treat two neglected tropical diseases: river blindness and lymphatic filariasis”

10:30 PST, 7:30 CEST Germano Cecere, Pasteur, Group Leader, Dept of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

“The role of small RNAs during SARS-CoV-2 infection”

10:45 PST, 7:45 CEST Kevan Shokat, QBI/UCSF, Professor and Vice-Chair, Dept of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF; Professor, Dept of Chemistry at UC Berkeley; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

“Leveraging New Insights from Cancer Drug Discovery to Target Viral Host Factors”

11:00 PST, 8:00 CEST End of Symposium Day 1

Day 2: October 14, 2020

8:00 PST, 5:00 CEST Intro Remarks

SESSION I: Chair: Christophe Zimmer, Pasteur

8:05 PST, 5:05 CEST Nevan Krogan, Professor, QBI/UCSF, Professor, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF; Director, Quantitative Biosciences Institute at UCSF; Investigator, Gladstone Institute


8:20 PST, 5:20 CEST Matthijn Vos, Pasteur, Head of NanoImaging Core Facility

“Cryo-EM @ Institut Pasteur”

8:35 PST, 5:35 CEST Melanie Ott, Professor, QBI/UCSF, Dept of Medicine, Senior Investigator at Gladstone Institutes, Director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology

“Viral infections of human organoids”

8:50 PST, 5:50 CEST Javier Pizaro-Cerda, Pasteur, Head of Yersinia Research Unit

“Yersinia species: instrumental models of bacterial pathogen evolution”

9:05 PST, 6:05 CEST Danielle Swaney, QBI/UCSF, Assistant Professor, Dept of Cellular Molecular Pharmacology

“The Global Phosphorylation Landscape of SARS-CoV-2 Infection”

9:20-9:30 PST, 6:20-6:30 CEST Break

SESSION II: Chair: Mélanie Hamon, Pasteur

9:30 PST, 6:30 CEST Sylvie van der Werf, Pasteur, Professor, University Paris Diderot; Head of the Molecular Genetics of RNA Viruses Unit

“SARS-CoV-2 proteins proximal interactome”

9:45 PST, 6:45 CEST Oren Rosenberg, QBI/UCSF, Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine

“Structural Studies of Endogenous Proteins”

10:00 PST, 7:00 CEST Gerald Spaeth, Pasteur, Associate Professor

"Targeting the macrophage epigenome for anti-leishmanial drug discovery”

10:15 PST, 7:15 CEST Robyn Kaake, QBI/UCSF, Assistant Professor, Dept of Cellular Molecular Pharmacology

“A Cross-linking Mass Spectrometry (XL-MS) Pipeline for Studying Host-Pathogen Interactions”

10:30 PST, 7:30 CEST Closing Remarks

10:45 PST, 7:45 CEST End of Symposium Day 2

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