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Symposium on respiratory virus infections

Respiratory viruses are a large group of pathogens that include paramyxoviruses and pneumoviruses. Recent reports have highlighted new mechanisms of direct cell-to-cell spread for some members of these families, including measles virus and human metapneumovirus. These mechanisms allow the viruses to spread more rapidly and efficiently. In this symposium we will discuss what we have learned about respiratory viruses cell-to-cell spread and why this is advantageous for the virus life cycle.

16:00 hrs: “How to exploit the host: cell biology taught by viruses” Roberto Cattaneo, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic, Department of Molecular Medicine, Rochester, USA

16:50 hrs: “To assemble or not to assemble: human metapneumovirus replication and cell to cell spread”
Nicolás Cifuentes-Muñoz, Ph.D. Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Santiago, Chile

Host: Nicole Tischler, PhD.
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Limited parking available on campus.

MARCH, THURSDAY 21st 2019 – 16:00 HRS | AUDITORIUM 4º
FLOOR | FUNDACIÓN CIENCIA & VIDA | ZAÑARTU 1482 – ÑUÑOA

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