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IUMS Daejeon 2020

Scientific Program

Nobel Lecture
[NL1] Immunology Taught by Bacteria and Viruses
Rolf M. Zinkernagel (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Keynote Lecture
[KL1] Epigenetic Memory over Geological Timescales
Hiten D. Madhani (University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA)
[KL2] Development of novel antivirals and vaccines against SARS-CoV-2
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
[KL3] Regulatory Wonders of Bacterial Stress Response
Jung-Hye Roe (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)

COVID-19 Special Symposium (Co-Organized by Daejeon Metropolitan City)
Special Lecture
[SL1] Transcriptome and Proteome of SARS-CoV-2
V. Narry Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
COVID-19 Special Sessions
[SS1] Viral ecology and characteristics of SARS-CoV-2
When an unknown viral pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2 which causing COVID-19, introduces to human being with public health threatening, the most important activity is understanding of the pathogenicity of the virus itself. These include host responses such as analyzing the immune status of the before and/or after infection of the pathogen. Scientific knowledge and experience with a new pathogen infection have never been explored when the virus identified. Accordingly, lessons from similar diseases that have been experienced are of useful to help understanding bran-new pathogen. In this session, the latest scientific knowledge will be discussed on the basic properties of these viruses and the characteristics of their host response to infection.
[SS1-1] COMPARATIVE PATHOGENESIS OF SARS, MERS and COVID-19.
Bart L. Haagmans (Erasmus University Medical Centre, Netherlands)
[SS1-2] Identification of Genes Differentially Expressed in Response to SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Non-human Primate Model for COVID-19
Eun-Young Kim (Northwestern University, USA)
[SS2] Medical interventions using vaccine and therapeutics
To respond to a disaster that has not been experienced, non-medical interventions such as social distancing and wearing masks have been making great contributions to defending against the COVID-19 so far. More importantly, ultimate disease control requires medical accessibility of appropriate therapeutics and preventive vaccines to establish host defense equipment through securing immunity. In this session, the latest scientific knowledge will be discussed on the basic properties of these viruses and the characteristics of their host response to infection. In this session, a review and scientific advances of the antiviral development accomplished by the drug-repurposing strategy and the cutting-edge platforms for vaccine development technology will be discussed.
[SS2-1] Current status of therapeutic and virological study of SARS-CoV-2
Jeong-Sun Yang (National Institute of Health, Korea)
[SS2-2] An inhaled corticosteroid ciclesonide is a potent blocker of SARS-CoV-2 replication
Shutoku Matsuyama (National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan)
[SS2-3] Spontaneous Particulate Presentation Enhances Immunogenicity of the SARS-CoV-2 RBD
Jonathan F. Lovell (University at Buffalo, USA)
[SS3] Diagnosis and response for the control of COVID-19
Securing fast and accurate identification of causative pathogen in order to provide scientific clues and direction in response of SARS-CoV-2 infection is the prerequisite factor for early response of the pandemic. After the identification strategy has been stable, various ways of public health response strategies have been implemented to prevent further transmission and spreading of the disease based on pathogen diagnosis and chasing. In this session, scientific bases of molecular diagnostics that played a major role in the pathogen recognition process and future direction of molecular diagnostic strategy will be discussed. In addition, successful plans and policies executed by public health authority will be pointed out in detail.
[SS3-1] Mass Screening in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Nackmoon Sung (Clinical Research Institute, Seegene Medical Foundation, Republic of Korea)
[SS3-2] Virologic characteristics of cases of COVID-19 in Northern Vietnam, January to May, 2020
Le Thi Quynh Mai (National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam)
[SS3-3] Strategy and response against COVID-19 in Korea
Jin Gwack (Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, Republic of Korea)
Forums for Companies (For Korean Only)
Daejeon Metropolitan City Bio Enterprise Growth Forums
[Forum 1] Strategy for Globalization of Diagnotics Companies in Daejeon
대전지역 코로나19 대응 진단기업의 글로벌 성장전략
Participating Companies (참여기업)
Bioneer, Inc. (Han O Park, CEO) / 바이오니아(박한오 대표)
Sugentech, Inc. (Mi Jin Son, CEO) / 수젠텍(손미진 대표)
Solgent,Co.,Ltd (Jae-Hyung You, CEO) / ㈜솔젠트 (유재형 대표)
RevoSketch, Inc. (Sungwoon Lee, CEO) / ㈜레보스케치 (이성운 대표)
[Forum 2] Global Development Trends of Anti—Cancer Immune Cell Therapy/Antibody Therapy and Company Support Strategy through Open Innovation
면역항암치료제/항체치료제 글로벌 개발 동향 및 오픈 이노베이션을 통한 기업 지원 전략
Participating Companies (참여기업)
Curocell (Gunsoo Kim, Founder & CEO) / 큐로셀(김건수 대표)
PharmAbcine (Jin San Yoo, Founder & CEO) / 파맵신(유진산 대표)
YBIOLOGICS (Young Woo Park, - Founder & CEO) / 와이바이오로직스(박영우 대표)
Orum Therapeutics (SJ Lee, Founder & CEO) / 오름테라퓨틱(이승주 대표)
Public Lecture (For Korean Only)
The past, present and future of COVID-19 based on the nature of virus and the history of the virus epidemic
바이러스의 속성과 전염병 역사를 통해 알아보는 코로나19의 과거와 현재, 그리고 미래
Yong Seok Jeong/정용석 (Kyung Hee University)/(경희대학교)

Bridging Sessions
[BS1] 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.
[BS1-1] The CRISPR-Cas Immune System: Exploration of Diversity for Genome Editing
Virginijus Šikšnys (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
[BS1-2] Understanding CRISPR-based Immune Mechanisms through the Lens of a Virus
Blake Wiedenheft (Montana State University, USA)
[BS1-3] Anti-CRISPRs Perform Amazing Tricks
Alan R. Davidson (University of Toronto, Canada)
[BS2] 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.
[BS2-1] Host Modulation by Excreted Proteins from the Extracellular Intestinal Parasite
Tomoyoshi Nozaki (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
[BS2-2] Pyroptosis-mediated Immune Defense
Feng Shao (National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China)
[BS2-3] mRNA Display with Library of Even-distribution Reveals Cellular Interactors of Influenza Virus NS1
Ren Sun (University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA)
[BS3] Deciphering human infections: from function to biogeography
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. 
[BS3-1] Deciphering Human Infections: from Function to Biogeography
Marvin Whiteley (Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT), USA)
[BS3-2] Symbiosis, Evolution, and Biodiversity
Takema Fukatsu (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)
[BS3-3] Viral-bacterial Interactions in the Respiratory Tract
Jennifer Bomberger (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
[BS4] 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.
[BS4-1] Harnessing our Dynamic Microbiomes to Understand Disease and Promote Lifelong Health
Rob Knight (University of California at San Diego (UC San Diego), USA)
[BS4-2] Multiomics Approach for Novel Microbiome Therapeutics
Gwangpyo Ko (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
[BS4-3] Gut Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Cancer
Jun Yu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Bacteriology Applied Microbiology
[BAM-PL] Systems Microbiology
[BAM-PL1-1] Toward Genome Engineering as a Discipline
Bernhard O. Palsson (University of California San Diego (UC San Diego), USA)
[BAM-PL1-2] Strategies for Systems Metabolic Engineering of Microorganisms
Sang Yup Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea)
[BAM-PL2] Vaccines
[BAM-PL2-1] Antimicrobial resistance, emerging infections, and the role of vaccines and human monoclonal antibodies
Rino Rappuoli (GSK, Italy)
[BAM-PL2-2] Mucosal Vaccines: Old or New Wisdom for Control of Infectious Diseases
Hiroshi Kiyono (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
[BAM-PL3] Microbes and Climate Change
[BAM-PL3-1] The Importance of Microbial Enzymes in the Global Carbon Cycle – a Peatland Case Study
Chris Freeman (Bangor University, UK)
[BAM-PL3-2] The Use of Metagenomics to Investigate the Microbial Rhodopsin Space
Oded Beja (Faculty of Biology,Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
[BAM-PL4] Frontiers in Bacterial Structural Biology
[BAM-PL4-1] Structural Basis of Bacterial Transcription - Translation Coupling
Richard H. Ebright (Rutgers University, USA)
[BAM-PL4-2] New Insights into the Transcriptional Organization and Cellular Economy of Bacteria
Carol A. Gross (University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA)
[BAM-DW1] 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 [BAM-DW1-1] Liping Zhao (Rutgers University, USA)
Foundation Guild of Gut Microbiota in Human Health and Diseases
[BAM-DW1-2] Heenam Kim (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Intergenerational Transfer of the Atopic-Disease Potential in the Mouse Model
[BAM-DW1-3] Ara Koh (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Microbial metabolites as inter-kingdom signaling messengers
[BAM-DW2] 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 [BAM-DW2-1] 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
[BAM-DW2-2] Jang-Cheon Cho (Inha University, Republic of Korea)
Cultivation studies on the most abundant freshwater bacteria, acI
[BAM-DW2-3] Paul Carini (The University of Arizona, USA)
High throughput dilution-to-extinction cultivation of bacteria from soil microbiomes
[BAM-DW3] 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 [BAM-DW3-1] Petra Dersch (Universität Münster, Germany)
Remodelling Yersinia-host interaction on the post-transcriptional level
[BAM-DW3-2] Sang Sun Yoon (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Symbiont-Pathogen Interactions inside Host Tissues
[BAM-DW3-3] Joon-Hee Lee (Pusan National University, Republic of Korea)
Extracellular proteases of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and their roles in host infection
[BAM-DW3-4] Tomoe Kitao (Gifu University, Japan)
Legionella manipulates non-canonical SNARE pairing using a bacterial deubiquitinase
[BAM-DW4] 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 [BAM-DW4-1] Rosalba Lagos (University of Chile, Chile)
The antibacterial activity of microcin E492, a pore-forming bacteriocin, is regulated by amyloid formation
[BAM-DW4-2] Franz Naberhaus (Ruhr University, Germany)
Pathogen adaptation to host body temperature
[BAM-DW4-3] Jean-Francois Collet (Institut de Duve, Belgium)
How bacteria deal with envelope stress
[BAM-DW4-4] Seung-Hyun CHO (Universite Catholique De Louvain, Belgium)
Revisiting lipoprotein sorting in Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli)
[BAM-DW5] 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 [BAM-DW5-1] Joseph Bondy-Denomy (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
How bacteriophages avoid CRISPR-mediated demise
[BAM-DW5-2] You-Hee Cho (CHA University, Republic of Korea)
Phage-inspired antipathogenic peptides targeting bacterial motility
[BAM-DW5-3] Karen Maxwell (University of Toronto, Canada)
Phage-mediated control of quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
[BAM-DW5-4] Eun Sook Kim (CHA University, Republic of Korea)
cDNA-derived RNA phage assembly reveals critical residues in the maturation protein of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa leviphage, PP7
[BAM-DW6] 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 [BAM-DW6-1] Michael Gillings (Macquarie University, Australia)
Integrons and antibiotic resistance: New ways of seeing mobile DNA elements
[BAM-DW6-2] Chang-Jun Cha (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Bacterial metabolic versatility is associated with antibiotic resistance via enzymatic inactivation, shaping the environmental resistome
[BAM-DW6-3] Edward Topp (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada)
Antimicrobial resistance in food production systems
[BAM-DW6-4] Amy K. Cain (Macquarie University, Australia)
Using functional genomic techniques to understand antibiotic resistant pathogens
[BAM-DW7] 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 [BAM-DW7-1] Sue Lin-Chao (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Why is the glycolytic enzyme enolase in the RNA degradosomes of Escherichia coli?
[BAM-DW7-2] Kangseok Lee (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Revisiting Specialized Ribosomes
[BAM-DW7-3] Joel G. Belasco (NYU Langone Health, USA)
Mechanism of action of dinucleoside tetraphosphate alarmones
[BAM-DW7-4] Minju Joo (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Endoribonucleases-mediated modulation of hns mRNA stability enhances Salmonella Typhimurium pathogenicity in the host environment
[BAM-DW8] 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 [BAM-DW8-2] Yeo Joon Yoon (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Engineered biosynthesis of novel natural products with improved therapeutic potential
[BAM-DW8-3] Pinghua Liu (Boston University, USA)
Biosynthesis of Ergothioneine: a Longevity Vitamin
[BAM-DW9] 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 [BAM-DW9-1] Hal Alper (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Microdroplet-enabled Metabolic Engineering and Directed Evolution
[BAM-DW9-2] Sung Ho Yoon (Konkuk University, Republic of Korea)
Systems biotechnology of the industrial microbe, Escherichia coli BL21(DE3)
[BAM-DW9-3] Deithard Mattanovich (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
Metabolic engineering of Pichia pastoris for autotrophic growth on CO2
[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 [BAM-DW10-1] Itzik Mizrahi (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Lecture Title: Determinants of microbiome plasticity - lessons from cows and fish
[BAM-DW10-2] Youn-Sig Kwak (Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea)
From soil to sky: territorial expansion of Streptomyces
[BAM-DW10-3] 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 [BAM-DW11-1] Ramon Rossello-Mora (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, Spain)
Towards a pragmatic and stable taxonomy of prokaryotes
[BAM-DW11-2] Jongsik Chun (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Database-driven Taxonomy and Metagenomics of Bacteria
[BAM-DW11-3] 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 [BAM-DW12-1] Sang Hoon Rhee (Oakland University, USA)
Loss of phosphatase and tensin homologue (Pten) alters gut microbiome to promote intestinal inflammation
[BAM-DW12-2] Robert J. Mitchell (UNIST, Republic of Korea)
"Bdell"-ving deeper into the mechanisms of bacterial predation against pathogenic carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
[BAM-DW12-3] Eun-Soo Kwon (Aging Research Center, Republic of Korea)
Bacteria-derived metabolite, methylglyoxal, modulates the longevity of C. elegans through TORC2/SGK-1/DAF-16 signaling
[BAM-DW12-4] Hiroshi Kanazawa (University Of Tsukuba, Japan)
Degradation of riboflavin and lumichrome by actinobacteria consortium
[BAM-DW12-5] Parker Smith (Oregon State University, USA)
Antiactivators and population-level transitions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing
[BAM-DW12-6] Sunguk Shin (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Detection of mutually exclusive relationships using exclusive correlation value
[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 [BAM-DW13-1] Eliora Z. Ron (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
The Threat of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Beyond Covid-19
[BAM-DW13-2] Eun-Kyeong Jo (Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Autophagy and Host Defense against Mycobacterial Infection
[BAM-DW13-3] Anat A. Herskovits (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Active lysogeny in Listeria monocytogenes - a bacteria-phage cooperative interaction
[BAM-DW13-4] Hyunmin Kim (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
Molecular basis for effector protein recognition by the Dot/Icm Type IVB coupling protein complex
[BAM-DW13-6] Hyo Jung Kim (Woosuk Univeristy, Republic of Korea)
The grease trap: uncovering the mechanism of the hydrophobic lid in Cutibacterium acnes lipase
[BAM-DW13-7] In-Young Chung (CHA University, Republic of Korea)
Artemisinin displays antibacterial activity via copper-mediated DNA damage
[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 [BAM-DW14-1] Francisco Rodriguez-Valera (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain)
The hidden modulators revealed
[BAM-DW14-2] Sung-Keun Rhee (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
Novel viruses infecting marine ammonia-oxidizing Thaumarchaeota
[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 [BAM-DW15-1] Huimin Zhao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Expanding the Boundary of Biocatalysis
[BAM-DW15-2] Seung-Goo Lee (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Republic of Korea)
Screening and directed evolution of enzymes using genetically-encoded biosensor circuits
[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 [BAM-DW16-1] Uri Gophna (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Mobile elements and horizontal gene transfer in halophilic Archaea
[BAM-DW16-2] Jihyun F. Kim (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Genome dynamics of bacteria during natural or experimental evolution
[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 [BAM-DW17-1] Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown (Arizona State University, USA)
Microbiota transfer therapy for autism: multi-omic approaches and lessons learned
[BAM-DW17-2] Jin-Woo Bae (Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea)
Longitudinal evaluation of FMT for ameliorating calf diarrhea
[BAM-DW17-3] Omry Koren (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
Several stories on the pregnancy and infancy microbiomes
[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 [BAM-DW18-1] Michael Sauer (BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
Diversity of Lactic Acid Bacteria, useful for Industrial Chemical Production
[BAM-DW18-2] Nam Soo Han (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
Leuconostoc citreum as starter for foods fermentation and its functional improvement by bioengineering
[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 [BAM-DW19-1] David Prangishvili (Institut Pasteur, France)
How to protect DNA: lessons learned from viruses of hyperthermophilic archaea
[BAM-DW19-2] Sung Gyun Kang (Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Republic of Korea)
Versatile energy metabolism of Thermococcus and implications for hydrogen production
[BAM-DW19-3] Takuro Nunoura (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan)
Biogeography of Archaea and Bacteria across the Pacific Ocean
[BAM-DW19-4] Xiao Deng (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia)
Oxidative stress severely lowers bacterial activity during extracellular electron uptake process
[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 [BAM-DW20-1] Yoichi Kamagata (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
Methanogenic degradation of aromatic compounds
[BAM-DW20-2] 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
[BAM-DW20-3] Jianzhong He (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Role of bifunctional reductive dehalogenases in complete debromination of tetra- and penta-brominated diphenyl ethers
[BAM-DW20-4] Jigwan Son (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Biodegradation of BTEX compounds by Massilia aromaticivorans ML15P13 isolated from Arctic soil
[BAM-DW20-5] Jinhyun Kim (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
The introduction of Spartina anglica and Phragmites australis in tidal marsh enhanced methane emission through distinct microbial mechanisms

Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology
[MEM-PL1] Protein Dynamics and Synthetic Biology in Yeast
[MEM-PL1-1] Regulated Protein Degradation via N-Terminal Modifications
Cheol-Sang Hwang (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
[MEM-PL1-2] Exploring Model and Non-model Yeasts as Cell Factories
Huimin Zhao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
[MEM-PL2] Evolution and Pathogenesis of Eukaryotic Microorganisms
[MEM-PL2-1] Gene Flow in Microbial Eukaryotes
John M. Archibald (Dalhousie University, Canada)
[MEM-PL2-2] How Fungal Pathogen Micronutrient Scavenging Drives Pathogenicity
Duncan Wilson (University of Exeter, UK)
[MEM-PL3] Fungal Biology, Genomics and Engineering
[MEM-PL3-1] RNA Editing during Sexual Reproduction in Filamentous Ascomycetes
Jin-Rong Xu (Purdue University, USA)
[MEM-PL3-2] Genome Editing to Fight with Post-genomics in Mushroom Fungi
Yoichi Honda (Kyoto University, Japan)
[MEM-PL4] Interaction of Host Cells: Mycobiome Versus Fungal Virulence
[MEM-PL4-1] Role of the Mycobiome, Particularly Malassezia, in Human Health
Thomas Dawson (Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore)
[MEM-PL4-2] 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)
[MEM-DW1] 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 [MEM-DW1-1] Jean-Marc Daran (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae for biotin prototrophy in presence and absence of oxygen
[MEM-DW1-2] Ji-Sook Hahn (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Efficient production of (R)-acetoin in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
[MEM-DW1-3] YONG-SU JIN (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Efficient and complete conversion of hemicellulose fractions into value-added products by engineered yeast
[MEM-DW1-4] Jon Magnuson (Joint BioEnergy Institute, USA)
Engineering of organic acid production in Aspergillus species
[MEM-DW1-5] Nick Wierckx (Institute of Bio- and Geosciences IBG-1: Biotechnology, Germany)
Engineering Ustilago for itaconic acid production
[MEM-DW1-7] Soo Rin Kim (Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea)
Transcriptomic changes induced by de-activation of lower glycolysis and its advantage on pentose sugar metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
[MEM-DW2] 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 [MEM-DW2-1] Gustavo Goldman (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Aspergillus fumigatus signal transduction mechanisms for secondary metabolism production and self-protection
[MEM-DW2-2] Yong-Hwan Lee (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Systems biology for the rice blast fungus: Magnaporthe oryzae
[MEM-DW2-3] Wieland Meyer (University of Sydney, Australia)
Has metagenomics a place in clinical diagnosis of invasive fungal diseases?
[MEM-DW2-4] Joo-Yeon Lim (Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Mannitol-1-phosphate dehydrogenase, MpdA, is involved in hyphal branching and sexual development in Aspergillus nidulans
[MEM-DW3] 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 [MEM-DW3-1] Cheong Xin Chan (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Evolutionary genomics of dinoflagellates: the transition from free-living to symbiotic
[MEM-DW3-2] 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
[MEM-DW3-3] Takuro Nakayama (Tohoku University, Japan)
Adaptive genome evolutions of cyanobacteria in symbioses with protists
[MEM-DW3-4] Dongseok Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Unusual mitochondrial genome expansion in three Porphyridium species (Rhodophyta)
[MEM-DW3-5] Chung Hyun Cho (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Rapid mitochondrial genome evolution may explain the adaptation of thermoacidophilic Galdieria (Rhodophyta) to extreme environments
[MEM-DW3-6] Louis Graf (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Heterokont algal tree of life: history, recent updates and future developments
[MEM-DW4] 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 [MEM-DW4-1] 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
[MEM-DW4-2] 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
[MEM-DW4-3] Ulrich Kück (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
The STRIPAK signaling complex controls a wide range of fungal developmental processes
[MEM-DW4-4] Jun-ichi Maruyama (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Genome editing-facilitated strain development in the industrial filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae
[MEM-DW4-5] Xinqing Zhao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Improved bioproduction efficiency using yeast cell factory by metabolic engineering of stress tolerance
[MEM-DW4-6] Subin Jeong (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Examination of environmental factors affecting fungal bioluminescence
[MEM-DW5] 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 [MEM-DW5-1] Aaron Mitchell (University of Georgia, USA)
Unraveling the diversification of Efg1 regulatory networks in C. albicans clinical isolates
[MEM-DW5-2] Yong-Sun Bahn (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Genome-wide functional analysis of signaling networks governing the brain infection and pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans
[MEM-DW5-3] Andrew Alspaugh (Duke University School of Medicine, USA)
"How to sense a host": Microbial avoidance of immune recognition
[MEM-DW5-4] Eun Jung Thak (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
Extension of O-linked glycans is essential for cell wall integrity signaling and pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans
[MEM-DW6] 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 [MEM-DW6-1] Juergen Polle (Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA)
Domestication of the green algae Dunaliella salina and Scenedesmus obliquus
[MEM-DW6-2] Eon Seon Jin (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
Domestication of the Green Algae Dunaliella salina and Scenedesmus obliquus
[MEM-DW6-3] Choul-Gyun Lee (Inha University, Republic of Korea)
Efficient Genetic Engineering of Microalgae toward Biotechnology
[MEM-DW6-4] I-Son Ng (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Genome editing and metabolic engineering of microalgae
[MEM-DW6-5] Han Min Woo (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Engineering of cyanobacteria for CO2 conversion from the lab to the field
[MEM-DW6-6] Won-Kyu Lee (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
Role of inorganic micronutrients on cell growth, photosynthetic pigments and biochemical enrichment of Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima
[MEM-DW7] 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 [MEM-DW7-1] Chang Hyun Khang (University of Georgia, USA)
Insights into how fungal effector genes are transcriptionally and epigenetically regulated during plant infection
[MEM-DW7-2] Jaehyuk Choi (Incheon National University, Republic of Korea)
The membrane-bound protein MoAfo1 is involved in sensing diverse signals from different surfaces in the rice blast fungus
[MEM-DW7-3] Cong Jiang (Northwest A&F University, China)
GPCR-mediated signaling of pathogenesis and sexual development in Fusarium graminearum
[MEM-DW8] 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 [MEM-DW8-1] Zhonghua Ma (Zhejiang University, China)
Chemical and biological control of Fusarium head blight and mycotoxins
[MEM-DW8-2] Hokyoung Son (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Understanding Fungal Sexual Reproduction in the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Fusarium graminearum
[MEM-DW8-3] Jisuk Yu (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
The ORF2 protein of Fusarium graminearum virus 1 contributes to limit host antiviral responses by suppression of the transcription of FgDICER2 and FgAGO1
[MEM-DW8-4] Hyunjung Chung (National Institute Of Crop Science, Republic of Korea)
Comparative analysis and transition of pathogenicity in Magnaporthe oryzae and related species
[MEM-DW9] 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 [MEM-DW9-1] Laurent Rénia (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore)
Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes induce secretion of IGFBP7 to form type II rosettes and escape phagocytosis
[MEM-DW9-2] Eun-Taek Han (Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea)
Molecular and cellular interaction of vivax malaria parasite to reticulocyte
[MEM-DW9-3] Bruce Russell (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Absence of knob formation and cytoadherence in malaria-infected red cells from clinical isolates in the Asia Pacific.
[MEM-DW9-4] Jin-Hee Han (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Label-free tomographic imaging and quantifications of Plasmodium species asexual developments in their appropriate host erythrocytes
[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 [MEM-DW10-1] Dora Corzo-Leon (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Host skin response to Malassezia sympodialis using an ex-vivo human skin model
[MEM-DW10-2] Won Hee Jung (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea)
A novel virus alters gene expression and vacuolar morphology in Malassezia cells and induces a TLR3-mediated inflammatory immune response
[MEM-DW10-3] Hao Li (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Targeted sequencing of skin microbial secreted hydrolases reveals microbial metabolic dysbiosis in atopic dermatitis
[MEM-DW10-4] Joon Kim (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Regulation of virulence related genes and drug development in Candida albicans
[MEM-DW10-5] Riko Mishima (Kyushu University, Japan)
The succession of gut mycobiota in Japanese infants at first 3 years of life
[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 [MEM-DW11-1] Jos Houbraken (CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Netherlands)
Recent developments in the (infrageneric) classification of Aspergillus, Penicillium and related genera
[MEM-DW11-2] 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
[MEM-DW11-3] Cobus Visagie (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Exploring Penicillium species diversity from a biodiversity hotspot
[MEM-DW11-4] Jens C. Frisvad (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Profiles of exoenzymes and secondary metabolites are highly species specific in Penicillium and Aspergillus
[MEM-DW11-5] Takashi Yaguchi (Chiba University, Japan)
Classification of Aspergillus fumigatus related species in Japan and their antifungal susceptibilities
[MEM-DW11-6] Frantisek Sklenar (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
Reassessment of species limits in economically and clinically significant species of Aspergillus section Nidulantes
[MEM-DW12] Mushroom Genomics and Engineering 
The session speakers will deliver current advances in the mushroom science, mushroom genomics and emerging new applications.
Chairs Hyeon-Su Ro (Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers [MEM-DW12-1] Hyeon-Su Ro (Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea)
Transformation and genome editing for functional study and new functionality of mushrooms
[MEM-DW12-2] Ursula Kües (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Fruiting body development of the model mushroom Coprinopsis cinerea
[MEM-DW12-3] Hojin Ryu (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
Identification and functional characterization of ABL1 in light induced brown film formation of Letinula edodes
[MEM-DW12-4] Peng Wang (Jilin Agricultural University, China)
Study on hereditary of fruiting body color of Auricularia cornea
[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 [MEM-DW13-1] 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
[MEM-DW13-2] Hyang Burm Lee (Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Mycotoxins Associated with Alternaria Species
[MEM-DW13-3] Naresh Magan (Cranfield University, UK)
Climate change and mycotoxins in cereals: impact on metabolomic profiles and quality
[MEM-DW13-4] Giancarlo Perrone (ISPA-CNR, Italy)
New insights on fungi and mycotoxins in cured meat products
[MEM-DW13-5] Simon Avery (University of Nottingham, UK)
Tackling fungal contamination and food spoilage
[MEM-DW13-6] 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 Cheol-Won Yun (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers [MEM-DW14-1] Cheol-Won Yun (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
The role of zinc on pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus
[MEM-DW14-2] Kang-Lok Lee (Gyeongsang University, Republic of Korea)
Regulation of zinc 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 Soon-Jung Park (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Speakers [MEM-DW15-1] Soon-Jung Park (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Functional role of PLK, poli-like kinase in cell cycle control of Giardia lamblia
[MEM-DW15-2] Juri Kim (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea)
Phosphorylation of Giardia lamblia end-binding 1 protein by Giardia lamblia aurora kinase is important in Giardia cytokinesis
[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 [MEM-DW16-1] Rob Samson (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Netherlands)
Sexual morphs of Aspergillus
[MEM-DW16-2] Hyang Burm Lee (Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Diversity and phylogeny of three basal fungal phyla (Chytridiomycota, Mucoromycota, and Mortierellomycota) from Korea
[MEM-DW16-3] Gareth Wyn Griffith (Aberystwyth University, UK)
Phylogeny and ecology of anaerobic fungi (Neocallimastigomycota)
[MEM-DW16-4] Sybren de Hoog (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Netherlands)
Evolution of pathogenic fungi on the human host
[MEM-DW16-5] Kerstin Voigt (University of Jena, Germany)
The taxonomy of basal lineage fungi revisited: a journey from the past towards the futur
[MEM-DW16-6] Andre Santiago (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil)
Diversity of zygosporic fungi from the Brazilian upland rainforest
[MEM-DW16-7] Lei Cai (Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Where are the missing fungi, thoughts in molecular era
[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)
Speakers [MEM-DW17-1] Andriy Sibirny (Institute of Cell Biology, Ukraine)
Thermotolerant methylotrophic yeast Ogataea polymorpha as promising organism for production of the 2nd generation fuel ethanol
[MEM-DW17-2] Deithard Mattanovich (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
Yeast methylotrophy as a chassis for synthetic carbon dioxide assimilation
[MEM-DW17-3] Akihiko Kondo (Kobe University, Japan)
Development of engineering tools for methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris and their applications to small antibody secretory production
[MEM-DW17-4] Volkmar Passoth (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
Lipids and carotenoids from lignocellulose using oleaginous yeasts
[MEM-DW17-5] Michael O. Agaphonov (Research Center of Biotechnology RAS, Russia)
Protein glycosylation in the Golgi apparatus and phosphate transport control in the yeast Ogataea polymorpha
[MEM-DW17-6] Sun-Mi Lee (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
Engineering yeasts to maximize product yields in lignocellulosic biorefinery

Virology
[VIR-PL1] Viral Pathogenesis
[VIR-PL1-1] Working with deadly viruses
Yoshihiro Kawaoka (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
[VIR-PL1-2] Emerging disease preparedness: can we move towards prediction?
Marion Koopmans (Erasmus MC, Netherlands)
[VIR-PL2] Viral Evolution & Surveillance
[VIR-PL2-1] Post-pandemic decade in russia: overview of human influenza virus surveillance and evolution data
Andrey V. Vasin (WHO National Influenza Center, Russia)
[VIR-PL2-2] Genomic surveillance and phylodynamics across the pathogen pyramid
Philippe Lemey (KU Leuven, Belgium)
[VIR-PL3] Virus-host Interaction
[VIR-PL3-1] Adaptive changes in the influenza hemagglutinin: Implications for transmissibility and vaccine development
Kanta Subbarao (Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza, Russia)
[VIR-PL -4] Vaccines & Antivirals
[VIR-PL4-1] Sulfonated sialic acid-based influenza virus inhibitors that target influenza virus neuraminidase
Mark von Itzstein (Griffith University, Australia)
[VIR-PL4-2] Overview of immunopathogenesis, animal molde, vaccine and antiviral of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus
Jae U. Jung (Cleveland Clinic, USA)
[VIR-DW1] 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 [VIR-DW1-2] Shibadas Biswal (Cambridge, USA)
Two years of efficacy surveillance of Takeda’s tetravalent dengue vaccine in healthy children and adolescents
[VIR-DW1-3] W.A. Gayan Chathuranga (Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Efficacy of recombinant OVM-AVM vaccine candidate against foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype O and A in pig and cattle
[VIR-DW2] 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 [VIR-DW2-2] 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 agents
[VIR-DW2-3] Mayuri Sharma (Cambridge, USA)
Detailed characterization of immune responses to a live-attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccine
[VIR-DW2-4] Ju Hwan Jeong (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
Antiviral efficacy evaluation of the approved 4 NAIs against multiple NAIs-resistant avian influenza virus in a mouse model
[VIR-DW2-5] Kyoung Jin Lee (University Of Ulsan College Of Medicine, Republic of Korea)
Real-time monitoring of oncolytic VSV in 3D in vitro microphysiological system
[VIR-DW3] 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 [VIR-DW3-1] Zhi-Ming Zheng (National Institute of Health, USA)
KSHV inhibits innate immunity by ORF57 disruption of host RNA granule formation
[VIR-DW3-2] Jin Hyun Ahn (Sungkyunkwan University of School of Medicine, Republic of Korea)
HCMV regulation of ubiquitin pathways
[VIR-DW3-3] Timothy F. Kowalik (University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA)
Diving deep into CMV evolution: population genetics views
[VIR-DW3-4] Moon Jung Song (Korea University College of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Republic of Korea)
Viral strategies for targeting poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 conserved among gammaherpesviruses
[VIR-DW4] 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 [VIR-DW4-1] Inga Zerr (University of Goettingen, Germany)
Aggregation assays to study prion- and prion-like disorders
[VIR-DW4-2] Eun-Kyoung Choi (Hallym University, Republic of Korea)
New insights into the role of prion citrullinome
[VIR-DW4-3] Chongsuk Ryou (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
In vitro prion protein (PrP) aggregation assay as an anti-prion drug screening platform
[VIR-DW4-4] Sota Inoue (Kobe University, Japan)
The influence of the transcriptional regulatory motifs within the 5′ upstream region of mouse prion protein gene on the transcriptional activity.
[VIR-DW5] 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 [VIR-DW5-2] Jin Il Kim (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Molecular evolution and pathogenic potential of swine and avian influenza A viruses
[VIR-DW5-3] Anice Lowen (Emory University, USA)
Influenza A virus collective interactions augment viral replication in a host-dependent manner
[VIR-DW6] 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 [VIR-DW6-1] Kyongmin Kim (Ajou University, Republic of Korea)
An Alternatively Spliced Sirtuin 2 Isoform 5 Inhibits Hepatitis B Virus Replication from cccDNA
[VIR-DW6-2] Jae Myun Lee (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
p53, a key regulator in gemcitabine-induced Epstein-Barr virus lytic activation in EBV-associated cancer
[VIR-DW6-3] Kyun-Hwan Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
HDAC6 is required for HBV-induced autophagy and viral replication
[VIR-DW7] 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 [VIR-DW7-1] Edward Holmes (University of Sydney, Australia)
Viral Metagenomics at the Human-Animal Interface
[VIR-DW7-2] Nam-Hyuk Cho (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Epidemiology and biological effect of co-infection of SFTSV and scrub typhus
[VIR-DW8] 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 [VIR-DW8-1] Lin-Fa Wang (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)
Lessons from bat immunology in the context of their unique viral reservoir status
[VIR-DW8-2] Eui-Cheol Shin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Republic of Korea)
Immune landscape analysis of severe COVID-19
[VIR-DW8-3] 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-DW8-4] Kiramage Chathuranga (Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Negative regulation of the NEMO signaling by MARCH2
[VIR-DW8-5] Ngoc Khanh Nguyen (Universite De Nantes, France)
Characterization of BK-specific monoclonal antibodies in kidney transplant recipients after BK reactivation
[VIR-DW9] 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 [VIR-DW9-1]Wendy Barclay (Imperial College, UK)
Consequence of ANP32 variation on influenza virus susceptibility
[VIR-DW9-2] Young-Ki Choi (Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea)
A novel neuraminidase-dependent Hemagglutinin cleavage mechanism allow for the systemic spread of a 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 [VIR-DW10-1] Paul Young (University of Queensland, Australia)
Rapid Vaccine Development in the Age of COVID-19: Disease X ver1.0
[VIR-DW10-2] Joo-Yeon Lee (Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Republic of Korea)
Development and evaluation of therapeutic monoclonal antibody against MERS-CoV
[VIR-DW10-3] Kosuke Oda (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Significance of the association of the C protein with alix for the budding of Sendai virus on the basis of the crystal structure
[VIR-DW10-4] Gil Loewenthal (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdown: response time is more important than its strictness
[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 [VIR-DW11-1] Peter Daszak (EcoHealth Alliance, USA)
[VIR-DW11-2] Keun Hwa Lee (Hanyang University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea)
Epidemiology of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus
[VIR-DW11-3] Stefan Fernandez (Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences,Thailand)
Evidence of stable endemicity of chikungunya virus in Southern Thailand
[VIR-DW11-5] Lyre Anni Murao (University Of The Philippines Mindanao, Philippines)
Genome-based local dynamics of rabies virus epidemiology, transmission, and evolution in Davao city, Philippines
[VIR-DW11-6] Chwan-Chuen King (National Taiwan University College Of Public Health, Taiwan)
Unique epidemiological characteristics from Taiwan’s experiences to help global health policies and strategies to fight against COVID-19
[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 [VIR-DW12-1] Richard Yanagihara (University of Hawaii, USA)
Genetic diversity and geographic distribution of bat-borne loanviruses and mobatviruses
[VIR-DW12-2] Jin-Won Song (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Active Targeted Surveillance to Identify Sites of Exposure for Hantaviruses in Korea
[VIR-DW12-3] Shee-Mei Lok (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
The interplay between dengue morphological diversity and host antibody response.
[VIR-DW12-4] Won-Keun Kim (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Active targeted phylogeographic surveillance to exposure sites of Hantaan orthohantavirus in Republic of Korea
[VIR-DW12-5] Seungchan Cho (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Comprehensive assessment of target-enrichment methods for whole-genome sequencing of Hantaan orthohantavirus
[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.
Speakers [VIR-DW13-1] Christida Estu Wastika (Hokkaido University, Japan)
A salivary protein of Aedes aegypti promotes dengue-2 virus replication and transmission
[VIR-DW13-2] Pathum Ekanayaka (Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea)
Functional characterization of exoribonuclease-resistant structure in insect-specific flaviviruses isolated from Culex mosquitoes in Zambia
[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 [VIR-DW14-1] W. Ian Lipkin (Columbia University, USA)
GIDEoN: a path for global biosecurity through equity and transparency
[VIR-DW14-2] Daesub Song (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
Nanobiotechnology for Diagnosis, Vaccine and Treatment against Disease X : Unexpected Viral Diseases
[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 Seong Tae Jeong (Agency of Defense Development, Republic of Korea)
Speakers [VIR-DW15-1] Seong Tae Jeong (Agency of Defense Development, Republic of Korea)
Comparative Genomics from Hantaan to COVID-19
[VIR-DW15-2] Marc Lecuit (Institut Pasteur, France)
Insight in the pathogenesis of chikungunya and Zika viruses
[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 [VIR-DW16-1] Tilahun Yilma (University of California, Davis, USA)
Strategies for Enhancing the Safety & Efficacy of Recombinant Vaccines: Technology Transfer in Molecular Biology to Developing Countries
[VIR-DW16-2] Hae-Eun Kang (Animal and plant quarantine agency, Republic of Korea)
Current situation of African swine fever in Korea
[VIR-DW16-3] Jumpei Uchiyama (Azabu University, Japan)
Analysis of hindgut microbiome in cows infected with bovine leukemia virus
[VIR-DW16-4] Kozue Matsuda (Kobe University, Japan)
Long-term surveillance of EHDV in beef cattle (Japanese black) after 2015 EHDV-6 outbreak
[VIR-DW17] Viral ecology and characteristics of SARS-CoV-2
When an unknown viral pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2 which causing COVID-19, introduces to human being with public health threatening, the most important activity is understanding of the pathogenicity of the virus itself. These include host responses such as analyzing the immune status of the before and/or after infection of the pathogen. Scientific knowledge and experience with a new pathogen infection have never been explored when the virus identified. Accordingly, lessons from similar diseases that have been experienced are of useful to help understanding bran-new pathogen. In this session, the latest scientific knowledge will be discussed on the basic properties of these viruses and the characteristics of their host response to infection.
Speakers [VIR-DW-17-1] Bart L. Haagmans (Erasmus University Medical Centre, Netherlands)
COMPARATIVE PATHOGENESIS OF SARS, MERS and COVID-19.
[VIR-DW-17-2] Eun-Young Kim (Northwestern University, USA)
Identification of Genes Differentially Expressed in Response to SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Non-human Primate Model for COVID-19
[VIR-DW18] Medical interventions using vaccine and therapeutics
To respond to a disaster that has not been experienced, non-medical interventions such as social distancing and wearing masks have been making great contributions to defending against the COVID-19 so far. More importantly, ultimate disease control requires medical accessibility of appropriate therapeutics and preventive vaccines to establish host defense equipment through securing immunity. In this session, the latest scientific knowledge will be discussed on the basic properties of these viruses and the characteristics of their host response to infection. In this session, a review and scientific advances of the antiviral development accomplished by the drug-repurposing strategy and the cutting-edge platforms for vaccine development technology will be discussed.
Speakers [VIR-DW-18-1] Jeong-Sun Yang (National Institute of Health, Korea)
Current status of therapeutic and virological study of SARS-CoV-2
[VIR-DW-18-2] Shutoku Matsuyama (National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan)
An inhaled corticosteroid ciclesonide is a potent blocker of SARS-CoV-2 replication
[VIR-DW-18-3] Jonathan F. Lovell (University at Buffalo, USA)
Spontaneous Particulate Presentation Enhances Immunogenicity of the SARS-CoV-2 RBD
[VIR-DW19] Diagnosis and response for the control of COVID-19
Securing fast and accurate identification of causative pathogen in order to provide scientific clues and direction in response of SARS-CoV-2 infection is the prerequisite factor for early response of the pandemic. After the identification strategy has been stable, various ways of public health response strategies have been implemented to prevent further transmission and spreading of the disease based on pathogen diagnosis and chasing. In this session, scientific bases of molecular diagnostics that played a major role in the pathogen recognition process and future direction of molecular diagnostic strategy will be discussed. In addition, successful plans and policies executed by public health authority will be pointed out in detail.
Speakers [VIR-DW-19-3]Nackmoon Sung (Clinical Research Institute, Seegene Medical Foundation, Republic of Korea)
Mass Screening in the COVID-19 Pandemic
[VIR-DW-19-3] Le Thi Quynh Mai (National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam)
Virologic characteristics of cases of COVID-19 in Northern Vietnam, January to May, 2020
[VIR-DW-19-3] Jin Gwack (Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, Republic of Korea)
Strategy and response agains COVID-19 in Korea

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