Agenda

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
6:00 am Welcome & Introductions
Genetic Sequencing & Bioinformatics 
Session Chairs: Brittany Magalis & Carla Mavian
6:10 FPGA-BASED ACCELERATION OF PRIMER TRIMMING
*Behnam Khaleghi
6:35 NATURAL SELECTION AND TRANSMISSION ANALYSIS IN AN AGE OF CONTINUOUS SEQUENCE GENERATION
*Steven Weaver
7:00 ERROR RATE OF RT SEQUENCING SUGGESTS A SPEED-FIDELITY TRADEOFF IN HIV-1 EVOLUTION
*Adam Nitido
7:25 APPLYING V-PIPE TO SARS-COV-2
*Ivan Topolsky
Immunology, Vaccines & Escape Mutants 
Session Chairs: Bethany Dearlove & Joel Wertheim
7:50 ANALYSIS OF T-CELL RECOVERY AND LEVELS OF HIV PROVIRUSES DURING LONG-TERM ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY
*Matthew Adan
8:15 INTERFERON SENSITIVITY PROFILES OF HIV-1 TRANSMITTER FOUNDER VIRUSES OF SUBTYPES A, D AND AD RECOMBINANT IN UGANDA
*Omara Denis
8:40 CTL ESCAPE AT SIV TAT-SL8 EPITOPE DURING ANALYTICAL TREATMENT INTERRUPTION LEADS TO RAPID ESCAPE FOLLOWING SUBSEQUENT ART SUPPRESSION AND REACTIVATION
*Steffen Docken
9:05 Break 
Modeling of Virus Spread & Interventions
Session Chairs: Tanya Vasylyeva & Sarah Nadeau
9:15 FRAMEWORK TO SIMULATE HIV EPIDEMICS WITH MIGRATIONS
*Fabricia Nascimento
9:40 SARS-COV-2 SCREENING: OPTIMISING EFFECTIVENESS, RISK OF INCREASING TRANSMISSION
*Jordan Skittrall
10:05 ESTIMATING WITHIN-HOST R0 FOR SARS-COV-2 AND INFECTIOUSNESS OF ASYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS
*Ruian Ke
10:30 SARS-COV-2 GENOME SURVEILLANCE IN SWITZERLAND: CAN WE QUANTIFY THE EFFECTS OF POLICY?
*Sarah Nadeau
10:55 THE PREEMINENCE OF RAPID VACCINATION FOR COVID-19 SEEN THROUGH THE LENS OF MORRIS SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
*Chloe Bracis
11:20 EXCESS DEATHS REVEAL THE ENORMOUS IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MORTALITY AND THE ROLE OF NON-PHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS IN PREVENTING DEATHS IN ECUADOR,
*Leticia Cuellar
11:45 Break
SARS-COV-2 LINEAGES AND VARIANTS  
Session Chairs: Aine O’Toole & Jeffrey Joy
11:55 COVIZU: RAPID ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION OF THE GLOBAL DIVERSITY OF SARS-COV-2 GENOME VARIATION
*Art Poon
12:20 pm DETECTION OF SARS-COV-2 VARIANTS IN SWITZERLAND BY GENOMIC OF WASTEWATER SAMPLES
*Katharina Jahn
12:45 ESTABLISHMENT AND LINEAGE DYNAMICS OF THE SARS-COV-2 EPIDEMIC THE UK
*Louis du Plessis
1:10 RAPID ASSESSMENT OF SARS-COV-2 CLADES THROUGH MOLECULAR SEQUENCE ANALYSIS
*Alexander Lucaci
1:35 COV-SPECTRUM: AN INTERACTIVE WEB APPLICATION TO IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE NEW VARIANTS OF SARS-COV-2
*Chaoran Chen
2:00 KEYNOTE: Practical Phylogenetics for Public Health: Realising Research in Real-Time
*Emma Hodcroft
2:30 Adjourn 
Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:00 am Welcome and Introductions
Software, Tools & Methods
Session Chairs: Art Poon & Ben Murrell
6:10 ARE SKYLINE PLOT-BASED DEMOGRAPHIC ESTIMATES OVERLY DEPENDENT ON SMOOTHING ASSUMPTIONS
*Kris Parag
6:35 SIMULATING EVOLUTION OF OVERLAPPING READING FRAMES IN VIRUS GENOMES
Laura Munoz-Baena
7:00 PHYLODYNAMIC INFERENCE FROM LARGE DATASET WITH MANY DUPLICATE SEQUENCES,
Veronika Boskova
7:25 FUNDAMENTAL IDENTIFIABILITY LIMITS OF PHYLODYNAMIC BIRTH-DEATH MODELS
*Angela McLaughlin
7:50 REVIEW OF COMPUTER LANGUAGE AND DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES OF OPEN-SOURCE CODEBASES OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MODELS OF COVID19
*William Probert
Transmission Bottlenecks & Founder Viruses  
Session Chairs: Christian Julian Villabona-Arenas & Matthew Hall
8:15 Break
8:25 REANALYSIS OF DEEP-SEQUENCING DATA FROM AUSTRIA POINTS TOWARDS A SMALL SARS-COV-2 TRANSMISSION BOTTLENECK ON THE ORDER OF ONE TO THREE VIRIONS
*Michael Martin
8:50 SARS-COV-2 WITHIN-HOST DIVERSITY AND TRANSMISSION
*Tanya Golubchik 
9:15 MOLECULAR IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSMITTED FOUNDER HIV-1 ENVELOP GLYCOPROTEINS OF SUBTYPES A, D & AD RECOMBINANT VIRUSES
Natwijuka Fortunate
9:40 INFERRING THE MULTIPLICITY OF FOUNDER VARIANTS INITATING HIV-1 INFECTION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META ANALYSIS
*James Baxter
Transmission Dynamics & Transmission Clusters
Session Chairs: Kate Grabowski & Deogratius Ssemwanga
10:05 CHARACTERISTICS OF SOURCES AND RECIPIENTS IN HIV TRANSMISSION PAIRS FROM THE POPART STUDY
*Matthew Hall
10:30 OPTIMIZED PHYLOGENETIC CLUSTERING FOR PUBLIC HEALTH APPLICATIONS
*Connor Chato
10:55 APPLICATION AND PERFORMANCE OF HIV TRANSMISSION HISTORY INFERENCE UTILIZING BOTH GENETIC SEQUENCE AND BIOMARKER DATA
*Erik Lundgren
11:20 Break
11:30 QUANTIFYING THE ABILITY TO INFER DIRECTION OF HIV-1 TRANSMISSION USING VIRAL PHYLOGENIES
*Christian Julian Villabona Arenas
11:55 CHARACTERISING HIV-1 INFECTIONS IN THE EAST AFRICA SEARCH TRIAL
*Emma Pujol Hodge
12:20 pm ORIGINS AND DISSEMINATION OF SARS-COV-2 IN CANADA
*Angela McLaughlin
12:45 SMALL NUMBER OF INTRODUCTION EVENTS DURING SPRING BREAK IGNITE WIDESPREAD TRANSMISSION OF SARS-COV-2 IN QUÉBEC, CANADA
*Carmen Murall
1:10 POSTER SESSION
2:10 Adjourn
Friday, May 7, 2021
6:00 am Welcome & Introductions
Viral Origins & Evolutionary History
Session Chairs: Heather Grant & Joshua Herbeck
6:10 DETECTION OF RECOMBINANT BREAKPOINTS IN HIV-1/M USING A COMMUNITY DETECTION METHOD
*Abayomi S. Olabode
6:35 FULL-LENGTH, DEEP SEQUENCED HISTORICAL HIV GENOMES FROM UGANDA
*Heather Grant
7:00 GENETIC EVOLUTION OF CORONAVIRUSES SUGGESTS EXTENSIVE DIVERSITY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PAN-CORONAVIRUS VACCINE COVERAGE
*Eric Lewitus
7:25 TIMING THE SARS-COV-2 INDEX CASE IN HUBEI PROVINCE
*Jonathon Pekar
8:15 EXPLORING THE NATURAL ORIGINS OF SARS-COV-2 THROUGH RECOMBINATION SIGNATURES
*Spyros Lytras
8:40 TIMING HSV-2 MIGRATION OUT OF AFRICA USING AN UNDETECTABLE MOLECULAR CLOCK
*Jennifer Havens
9:15 Break
Within-Host Dynamics, Pathogenesis & Drug Resistance
Session Chairs: Morgane Rolland & Alison Hill
9:25 ESTIMATING VARIANT FITNESS FROM IN VIVO STUDIES OF VIRAL EVOLUTION
*Brent Allman
9:50 THE CONTRIBUTION OF REVERSIONS TO WITHIN AND BETWEEN HOST HIV-1 EVOLUTION
*Valentin Druelle
10:15 EARLY-TREATED INFANTS LIVING WITH HIV TYPICALLY RECOVER THEIR CD4+ T-CELL COUNTS BUT NOT THEIR CD4+ T-CELL PERCENTAGES
*Juliane Schröter
10:40 LIMITED EVIDENCE FOR A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIV-1 GLYCAN SHIELD FEATURES IN EARLY INFECTION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEUTRALIZATION BREADTH
*Yifan Li
11:05 BUILDING A MECHANISTIC MODELING PLATFORM FOR HIV CURE DRUG DEVELOPMENT
*Laura Liao
11:30 Final Adjournment

Agenda last updated: May 6, 2021

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