Symposium ICGEB-OPS-RELAB
Molecular Biology of Viruses

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
May 6th, 2004


- Tentative Program -


8:30-9:00 Initial remarks


Project 1: “Role of Dengue Virus untranslated regions on viral replication and pathogenesis”
9:00-9:30

PI: Andrea V. Gamarnik, Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA


9:30-9:45 Vanda Dolabela de Magalhaes, Centro de Pesquisa Experimental-CEP, São Paulo, SP, BRAZIL



Project 2: “Searching for defense proteins and peptides with anti-viral activity”

9:45-10:15

PI: Fábio C.L. Almeida, Centro Nacional de Ressonância Magnética Nuclear Jiri Jonas, Departamento de Bioquímica Médica, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL


10:15-10:30 José María Delfino, Departmento de Química Biológica, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA


10:30-10:50 Coffee Break

10:50-11:05 Jerson Silva, Laboratory of Thermodynamics of Proteins and Viruses Particles, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL


11:05-11:20 Ednildo Machado, Laboratory of Molecular Entomology, Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL


11:20-11:35 Eleonora Kurtenbach,Laboratory of Protein Over-Expression, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL


11:35-11:50 Marcia Soares,Mass Spectrometry Facility, Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL



11:50-13:30 Lunch



Project 3: Molecular epidemiology and studies on the molecular biology of astroviruses”

13:30-14:00

PI: Ernesto Méndez Salinas, Laboratory of Virology, Department of Genetics and Molecular Physiology, Institute of Biotechnology, UNAM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, MEXICO


14:00-14:15 María Fernanda Gutiérrez, Laboratorio de Virología, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., COLOMBIA


Project 4: Microarray and proteomic analysis of human cells infected with dengue”

14:15-14:45

PI: Mónica Montero-Lomelí, Departamento de Bioquímica Médica, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL


14:45-15:00 Andrea Da Poian, Departamento de Bioquímica Médica, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL


15:00-15:15 Jorge Ramírez-Salcedo, DNA Microarray Unit, Cellular Physiology Institute, Autonomous University of Mexico, México D.F., MEXICO



15:15-15:45 Coffee Break



Project 5: “Genetic variability of hepatitis C virus in the Latin American region”

15:45-16:15
PI: Juan Cristina Gheraldi, Centro de Investigaciones Nucleares, Facultad de Ciencias, Montevideo, URUGUAY


15:45-16:15 María Gabriela Muñoz, Laboratorio PCR-Gastroenterología, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, CHILE


16:15-16:30 Inés A. Vega, Instituto de Hematología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, CHILE


16:30-16:45 Silvia Vásquez, Instituto de Investigaciones Clínicas, Facultad de Medicina “San Fernando”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos-UNMSM, Lima, PERU


16:45 -17:00 Rodolfo H. Campos, Cátedra de Virología, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA


17:00-17:15 Flor Helene Pujol de Freychet, Laboratorio de Virología Molecular, Centro de Microbiología y Biología Celular, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas-IVIC, Caracas, VENEZUELA


17:15-17:30 María de los Angeles San Román, Laboratorio Clínico, Hospital San Juan de Dios, San José, COSTA RICA


17:30-17:45 Rolando Sánchez, Cátedra de Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Farmacéuticas y Bioquímicas, La Paz, BOLIVIA


17:45-18:30 Final Remarks