International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting 2024 » Programme Schedule

Monday, 27. May 2024

19:00 Welcome Get Together
MALZ, Brusselsestraat 51, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Tuesday, 28. May 2024

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and opening remarks
Manja Marz (EVBC Director)
Jelle Matthijnssens, Philippe Lemey, Simon Dellicour (Local Organizers)
09:30 – 10:00 Opening talk invited by VIROINF
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Alexander Gorbalenya | Leiden University, Netherlands
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
Session 1 Viral Evolutionary History
10:30 – 11:00 Keynote talk
Disentangling the evolutionary history of varidnaviruses
Mart Krupovic | Institut Pasteur, France
11:00 – 11:20 Phylogenetic Evidence for Viral Eukaryogenesis
Sangita Karki | Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, United States
11:20 – 11:40 Proir consideratoins for tests of temporal signal in ancient pathogen genomics
Sebastian Duchene | Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
11:40 – 12:00 Exploration of the Updated Diversity of Helicase Superfamilies 1 and 2 Reveals New Families and Presence of Multiple Transfer Events Between Viruses and Cells
Anamarija Butkovic | Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:00 Poster Pitches A
14:00 – 15:30 Poster Session A
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
Session 2 Evolution of Human Viruses
16:00–16:30 Keynote talk
Anellovirus in humans, do we live happily ever after?
Lia van der Hoek | University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
16:30 – 16:50 The prevalence of back-and-forth substitutions in the evolutionary landscape of human viruses
Florian Poulain | University of Liege, Liège, Belgium
16:50 – 17:10 Characterization of HIV-1 Genome in A Long-Term Experimental Evolution Study
Ali Movasati | University of Zurich / University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Wednesday, 29. May 2024

09:30 – 10:00 Keynote talk
Unleashing molecular lego inspired by bacteriophage evolution
Yves Briers | Ghent University, Belgium
Session 3 Viral Protein Structure
10:00 – 10:20 Phold: Using Protein Structural Homology & Protein Language Models to Enhance Phage Genome Annotation
George Bouras | The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
10:20 – 10:40 Mapping glycoprotein structure reveals defining events in the evolution of the Flaviviridae
Jonathon Mifsud | University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
10:40 – 11:00 Characterisation and monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 and future emergent viruses using protein language models
Kieran Lamb | MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Glasgow, Scotland
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
Session 4 Machine Learning for Viral Proteomics
11:30 – 11:50 Adapting broad protein language models to viruses
Spyros Lytras | University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
11:50 – 12:10 Explaining Influenza A Neuraminidase Classification Results from a Biological Perspective using Interpretable Machine Learning Models
Lynn V. Reuss | University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Mittweida, Germany
12:10 – 12:30 Improved prediction of protein-protein interactions using a next sentence cross-encoder
Dan Liu | University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30 Poster Pitches B
14:30 – 16:00 Poster Session B
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
Session 5 Virus-host-interaction
16:30–17:00 Keynote talk
A system view on phage-host interactions using transcriptomics and acetyl-proteomics
Vera Van Noort | KU Leuven, Netherlands
17:00 – 17:20 Decoding the blueprint of filovirus entry through large-scale binding assays and machine learning
Gorka Lasso | Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, United States
17:20 – 17:40 The Intriguing World of Unknowns: exploration of Polycipiviridae genomes, Phylogenetics and Host Specificity
Ingrida Olendraite | University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
19:00 Conference Dinner
Restaurant Mykene, Muntstraat 44, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Thursday, 30. May 2024

Session 6 Surveillance / Epidemiology I
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote talk
Towards a global virus genomic surveillance system
Nathan Grubaugh | Yale School of Public Health, United States
10:00 – 10:20 Shotgun metagenomics on air: Longitudinal surveillance of viruses in a daycare center
Mustafa Karatas | KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
10:20 – 10:40 Molecular characteristics of a localized influenza A(H1N1) pdm09 outbreak in South Africa, 2020
Dikeledi Kekana | National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa
10:40 – 11:10 Coffee break
Session 7 Viral sequence analysis
11:10 – 11:30 Representative full-genome alignments of viral clades – a semi-automated approach incorporating amino acids, nucleotides & RNA secondary structures
Sandra Triebel | Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
11:30 – 11:50 detectEVE: Illuminating the hidden viral footprint in genomic data
Nadja Brait | University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
11:50 – 12:10 varVAMP: automated pan-specific primer design for tiled full genome sequencing of highly diverse viral pathogens
Jonas Fuchs | Institut für Virologie, Universtitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, Deutschland
12:10 – 13:50 Lunch break
Session 8 Surveillance / Epidemiology II
13:50 – 14:20 Keynote talk
CLIMADE: Pandemic Preparedness for Arboviruses in a time of Climate Change
Houriiyah Tegally | Stellenbosch University, South Africa
14:20 – 14:40 Hendra virus in Australian bats show a diffuse spatio-temporal structure
Claude Yinda Kwe | NIAID/NIH, Hamilton, USA
14:40 – 15:00 Sequencing error inspires novel phylogenetic approaches to sequence data
Chris Illingworth | MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Glasgow,UK
15:00 – 15:45 Annual Meeting of the EVBC
15:45 – 16:15 Closing ceremony / awards