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Program of ICoVax 2012

News: the final publications of the workshop can be found HERE in the BioMed Central.



  • Time: October 13 (Saturday), 2012
  • Venue: Medical Building (医学楼) Room 1101, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Please check the detail of how to get to the venue in the Venue page.
  • Advertisement: See the ads provided by Dr. Zhiwei Cao's group: Ad page 1, page 2.
  • The authors with bold font highlight in the author lists are the paper presenters.
  • In a morning break of the workshop, all attendees got together and showed up in the Photo of ICoVax 2012 Attendees.


ICoVax 2012 Program

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome Introduction

  • Self-introductions of all attendees
  • Zhiwei Cao and Yognqun "Oliver" He: briefly introduce the whole day schedule with any possible updates 

9:10 - 10:10 am
Session 1: Immunoinformatics Software Programs
Chair:   Zhiwei Cao

10:10 – 10:35 am  Break and Poster Session

10:35–12:00 am
Session 2: Vaxign Vaccine Design Application and Vaxign software Demo
Chair:  Jing Li
Paper presentation (10:35 – 11:00 am):

Vaxign Software Demo (11:00am – 12:00 noon):
Topic: Introduce and demonstrate how to use Vaxign program -- by: Allen Xiang and Oliver He [Slides] [Hands-on Document]
Note: Also, check the Vaxign tutorial and Vaxign documentation web pages for more information.

  • Basic introduction of the program (10 minutes)
  • Introduction of use cases and data (5 minutes)
  • A website demo and instruction (15 minutes)
  • Hands on exercises by trainees (30 minutes)

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Lunch Break and Poster Session

1:30 pm – 3:30 noon
Session 3: 3D protein structure-based predictions: B-cell conformational epitope prediction and protein-ligand binding region predictions
Chair:  Yongqun He

SEPPA – A conformational B-cell epitope prediction tool: (35 min)

3:30 - 3:45 pm Break
3:45–4:20 am
Session 4: More Computational Vaccinology Applications
Chair:  Jian Huang

4:20 – 5:00 pm
Session 5: General Discussion
Moderators: Zhiwei Cao, Oliver He
Topic: Challenges and opportunities    

  • Current achievements and challenges
  • Future directions
  • International community collaborations
  • How to next year?
  • Other open issues for discussion

5:00 pm Workshop ends


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