COVID-19 Summit

La Jolla Immunology Conference
COVID-19 Summit

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us on October 14th, 2021 for a virtual COVID-19 Summit. This is a special one-day virtual event organized by the La Jolla Immunology Conference (LJIC), where prominent experts will present their most recent COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 research. 

 

Event Program

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Hilde Cheroutre, Ph.D.

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Opening Keynote - Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.
"Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2"

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Jane Burns, M.D.

10:30 - 11:00 AM

John Shyy, Ph.D.
"S protein, ACE2, and Endothelial Function"

11:00 -11:15 AM

Break

11:15 - 11:45 AM

Andrew Ward, Ph.D.
"Mapping polyclonal immune responses to seasonal and pandemic Coronaviruses"

11:45 - 12:15 PM

Erica Saphire, Ph.D.
"Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 A Global Collaboration"

12:15 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Special Lecture - Bette Korber, Ph.D.
“Tracking the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants”

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Joel Wertheim, Ph.D.
"Timing the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China"

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Sujan Shresta, Ph.D.
"The impact of the pre-existing cross-reactive immune response in protecting against SARS-CoV-2"

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 - 3:45 PM

Ian Wilson, Ph.D.
"Structural insights into antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern"

3:45 - 4:15 PM

Alessandro Sette, Ph.D.
"Adaptive immunity and memory to SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19 RNA vaccines"

4:15 - 4:45 PM

Shane Crotty, Ph.D
"Understanding the targets of adaptive responses to SARS Cov2 and VOCs in natural immunity and vaccination"

4:45 - 5:00 PM

Break

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Closing Keynote - Stanley Perlman, M.D., Ph.D.
"Animal Models of COVID-19."

6:00 - 6:15 PM

Closing remarks

Li Fan Lu, Ph.D.

Keynote Speakers

Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Special Lecture

Speakers

Sujan Shresta, Ph.D.

Professor Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI). Member of the LJI Coronavirus Task Force.

Alessandro Sette, Ph.D.

Professor Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI). Member of the LJI Coronavirus Task Force.

Shane Crotty, Ph.D.

Professor Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI). Member of the LJI Coronavirus Task Force.

Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.

Professor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI). Member of the LJI Coronavirus Task Force.

Jane Burns, M.D.

Professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Director of the Kawasaki Disease Clinic at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at UC San Diego.

Ian Wilson, Ph.D.

Hansen Professor of Structural Biology and the Chair of Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at Scripps Research.

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COVID-19 Summit