4th Uppsala Transposon Symposium gone virtual

In the light of recent events, we have adjusted the 2020 edition of the free yearly Uppsala Transposon Symposium series to be fully virtual, aiming to connect the international transposon and retrovirus community in these difficult times. We welcome abstracts on topics related to transposons, viruses, and genetic conflicts!

4th Uppsala Transposon Symposiumhighlighting transposon and retrovirus research during Covid19

September 30 – October 02, 2020, from 15:00-19:00 CEST each day

Registration is free and includes the opportunity to present your research as a regular talk (5+3 minutes) or a lightning talk (2 minutes) with poster. Welcome!

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Important dates

  • August 11: Registration is open! Please register here and submit your abstract.
  • September 13: Abstract submission deadline.
  • September 16: Notification of abstract selection via email.
    [From the contributed abstracts, 14 will be selected for regular talks and up to 60 for lightning talks with posters.]
  • September 27: Registration deadline.
  • September 30 – October 02: Virtual symposium.

Venue

Zoom (links to be provided to registered participants).

Motivation

Recent events have highlighted the global importance of basic and applied research, and at the same time made it difficult for the international scientific community to hold urgently needed international conferences. The 4th Uppsala Transposon Symposium aims at bringing together experts in transposon and retrovirus research under these circumstances, with a special focus on giving early-career participants the chance to present their research in a regular talk or lightning talk to a virtual audience.

Invited speakers:

Virtual format!

To accommodate as many time zones as possible and limited attention spans during virtual meetings, the symposium will run from 15:00-19:00 CEST on each of the three symposium days. There will be 9 invited talks (15+5 minutes) and 14 regular talks (5+3 minutes) will be selected from abstracts. All other selected abstracts will be in the format of lightning talks followed by a poster presentation. Each lightning talk will serve as an appetizer for the poster session, and we have space for up 60 lightning talk/poster presentations. Each poster session will take place in multiple parallel Zoom rooms for participants to move between. Each symposium day will be concluded by a round table discussion with the speakers and the audience, followed by the opportunity for open discussions and socializing. Please bring your own beverages!

Preliminary programme

September 30, 2020

Time Speaker/Activity
15:00-15:10 Opening remarks
15:10-15:30 Invited talk: Irina Arkhipova
15:30-15:40 Regular talk
15:40-15:50 Regular talk
15:50-16:00 Regular talk
16:00-16:20 Coffee break in random breakout rooms
16:20-16:40 Invited talk: Kenji Kojima
16:40-16:50 Regular talk
16:50-17:10 Lightning talks
17:10-17:15 Short break
17:15-18:05 Poster session in parallel rooms
18:05-18:10 Short break
18:10-18:30 Invited talk: Arian Smit
18:30-19:00 Round table discussion
19:00- Open discussion and socializing

October 01, 2020

Time Speaker/Activity
15:00-15:20 Invited talk: John Coffin
15:20-15:30 Regular talk
15:30-15:40 Regular talk
15:40-15:50 Regular talk
15:50-16:00 Regular talk
16:00-16:20 Coffee break in random breakout rooms
16:20-16:40 Invited talk: Rita Rebollo
16:40-16:50 Regular talk
16:50-17:10 Lightning talks
17:10-17:15 Short break
17:15-18:05 Poster session in parallel rooms
18:05-18:10 Short break
18:10-18:30 Invited talk: Aris Katzourakis
18:30-19:00 Round table discussion
19:00- Open discussion and socializing

October 02, 2020

Time Speaker/Activity
15:00-15:20 Invited talk: Molly Hammell
15:20-15:30 Regular talk
15:30-15:40 Regular talk
15:40-15:50 Regular talk
15:50-16:00 Regular talk
16:00-16:20 Coffee break in random breakout rooms
16:20-16:40 Invited talk: Nathan Springer
16:40-16:50 Regular talk
16:50-17:10 Lightning talks
17:10-17:15 Short break
17:15-18:05 Poster session in parallel rooms
18:05-18:10 Short break
18:10-18:30 Invited talk: Alice Eunjung Lee
18:30-18:55 Round table discussion
18:55-19:00 Concluding remarks
19:00- Open discussion and socializing

Organizing committee