GRS Meetings 2003

Meeting number 11
Date 09/12/03
Topic Thymus and VIH
Organizer Michaela Müller-Trutwin
Chairperson Antonio Freitas

Mike McCune
UCSF Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, San Francisco, CA, USA
HIV effects on thymopoiesis

Nicole Israel
Unité de Biologie des Rétrovirus, I.P.
Effect of thymus infection of the physiopathology of HIV infection: possibility of IL-7 immunotherapy ?

Rémi Cheynier
Unité des Virus Lents, I.P.
Homeostatis of recent thymic emigrants an HIV infection

Meeting number 10
Date 18/11/03
Topic HIV Vaccines
Organizer Frederic Tangy
Chairperson Jean-Paul Levy

Simon Wain-Hobson
Unité de Rétrovirologie Moléculaire, I.P.
A novel way to attenuate SIV while conferring a "good" protective effect

Ara Hovanessian
Unité de Virologie et d'Immunologie Cellulaire, I.P.
A synthetic B-cell epitope vaccine candidate for HIV

Anne Laure Puaux
Unité Carcinogénèse Hépatique et Virologie Moléculaire
Control of pathogenic SHIV89.6 infection in rhesus macaques immunized with hybrid HBsAg DNA and recombinant MVA

Meeting number 9
Date 14/10/03
Topic HIV entry
Organizer Lisa Chakrabarti
Chairperson Fernando Arenzana

Fabrizio Mammano
Inserm U552, Hôpital Bichat, Paris
Primary VIH: tropism, antibody neutralization, and sensitivity to entry inhibitors

Jenny Valladeau
Inserm U346, Hôpital Ed. Herriot, Lyon
Mechanism of HIV transmission through the vaginal mucosa: contribution of models of reconstituted immunocompetent human mucosa

Meeting number 8
Date 07/07/03
Topic Control and prevention of HIV-1 maternal transmission
Organizer Michaela Müller-Trutwin et Elisabeth Menu

Laurence Baril et Arnaud Fontanet
Unité de Recherche et d'Expertise Epidémiologie des Maladies Emergentes, I.P.
Summary of present therapies and future strategies

Ahidjo Ayouba
Centre Pasteur du Cameroun, Yaounde, Cameroun
Development of a Public Health pilot program for the prevention of HIV-1 maternal transmission - Studies of HIV / Malaria coinfections

Elisabeth Menu
Unité de Biologie des Rétrovirus, IP
Studies of a natural barrier againt HIV-1 transmission: the placenta

Meeting number 7
Date 27/06/03
Topic HIV genetic diversity: consequences on diagnostics and therapeutics
Organizer Jacques Thèze

François Simon
Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Sénégal
Consequences of HIV variants on diagnostics and therapeutic choices

Françoise Brun-Vezinet
Hôpital Bichat, Paris
HIV resistance to antiretrovirals

Meeting number 6
Date 03/06/03
Topic HIV nuclear import and integration
Organizer Frédéric Tangy
Chairperson Simon Wain-Hobson

Pierre Charneau
Groupe de Virologie Moléculaire et de Vectorologie, I.P.
Nuclear import of HIV

Ulf Nehrbass
Unité de Biologie Cellulaire du Noyau, I.P.
HIV: coming across in a different way ?

Jean-François Mouscadet
CNRS UMR8532, ENS Cachan
Recent advances inn the development of HIV integrase inhibitors

Meeting number 5
Date 08/04/03
Topic Mucosal immunity
Organizer Jacques Thèze
Chairperson Geneviève Milon

Nadine Cerf-Bensussan
INSERM EMI 0212, Faculté Necker
The gastrointestinal lymphoid system and HIV infection

Richard Ferrero
Unité de Pathogénie Bactérienne des Muqueuses, I.P.
Interactions between the extracellular pathogen Heelicobacter pylori and the gastric mucosa

Morgane Bomsel
Département de Biologie Cellulaire, Institut Cochin, Paris
Humoral mucosal immunity and HIV

Meeting number 4
Date 11/03/03
Topic Abnormal T cell activation inn AIDS: lessons from primate models
Organizer Michaela Müller-Trutwin

Jérôme Estaquier
Unité de Recherche et d'Expertise Physiopathologie des Infections Lentivirales, I.P.
Apoptosis and T cell turnover in the course of SIVmac infection

Bruno Vaslin
CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses
Proliferation of mononuclear cells in the course of SIVmac infection

Meeting number


Date 21/01/03
Topic How do efficient antiviral vaccines work ? Lessons from a few examples
Organizer Frédéric Tangy
Chairperson Claude Leclerc

Philippe Desprès
Unité Postulante Interactions Moléculaires Flavivirus-Hôtes, I.P.
Yellow fever vaccine

Sylvie Van der Werf
Unité de Génétique Moléculaire des Virus Respiratoires, I.P.
Polio and Influenza vaccines

Frédéric Tangy
Unité Virus Lents, I.P.
Measles vaccine