Calendar of Events
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:00am to 4:00pm
About this Event
Biophysical Approaches to the Development of Therapies for Infectious Disease
This Virtual Networking Event will provide a forum for the discussion of the development of infectious disease therapeutics based on biophysical analysis of microbial targets and the interaction of peptides, lipids, glycans and small molecules with these targets. Topics will also include unconventional approaches, including bacteriophages and nanotechnology.
Biophysicists interested in this networking event are encouraged to submit a short abstract (100 words or so) to Nejat Düzgüneş at email@example.com by October 10, 2020
Gary R. Whittaker
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University, USA
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Ian A Wilson
Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, USA
Departments of Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, USA
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
8-9 am: Gary R Whitaker - "Structural modeling of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein"
9-10 am: Narcis Fernandez-Fuentes - "Design of peptides to target SARS-CoV-2-ACE2 interaction: The Pep/-Covid19 database"
10-11 am: Sebastian Pomplon - "Design of peptide inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 S protein-mediated fusion"
11 am - 12 pm: Peter Kasson - "Mechanisms of influenza virus fusion"
12 - 1 pm: Networking and short presentations
1-2 pm: Ian A Wilson - "Structural insights into the design of novel anti-influenza therapies"
2-2:30 pm: Nejat Düzgüneş - "A universal and versatile anti-influenza medicine"
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Luis Schang - "Antiviral molecules acting on virion lipids via biophysical mechanisms of action"
3:30 - 4:00 pm: Discussion and future directions