2013 Zürich

SMIDDY 2013 was organized by the Theoretical Biology group of the Institute for Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, the Biostatistics division, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, and the Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich. The meeting took place at the ETH Zurich on Friday, 13 September 2013.

09:30 Welcome address
09:40 Dynamics of HIV in the cell in replication and in latency
Prof. Dr. Amalio Telenti
Institute of Microbiology, University Hospital of Lausanne, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
10:10 Do protective HLA-B alleles confer partial tolerance against HIV?
Dr. Roland Regoes
Theoretical Biology, Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 The long-term impact of viral load monitoring and tracing patients lost to follow-up on the HIV epidemic: a mathematical modelling study
Dr. Jane Estill
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
11:20 Determinants of viral persistence and clearance during HIV and HCV infections (Slides)
Dr. Christian Althaus
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
11:40 Pre-existence and emergence of viral drug resistance (Slides)
Helen Alexander
Theoretical Biology, Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
12:00 Lunch
13:30 On modelling heterogeneity in the acquisition of infectious diseases (Slides)
Prof. Dr. Niel Hens
Interuniversity Institute of Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Belgium
14:00 Modelling power-law spread of infectious diseases (Slides)
Sebastian Meyer
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
14:20 Coffee break
14:50 Recent Developments in Identifying Transmission Routes of Healthcare Associated Infections using Whole Genome Sequence Data (Slides)
Dr. Theodore Kypraios
Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK
15:20 Phylogeographic analysis of infectious disease agents based on birth–death processes (Slides)
Denise Kühnert
Theoretical Biology, Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
15:40 Coffee break
16:00 Global Haplotype Reconstruction of HIV-1 (Slides)
Francesca Di Giallonardo & Armin Töpfer
Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
16:20 Viral Quasispecies Theory and Deep Sequencing Data
David Seifert
Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
16:40 Estimating the dynamics of Plasmodium vivax infections in a cohort of children in Papua New Guinea
Dr. Amanda Ross
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, Switzerland
17:00 Closing address
17:10 Apero