The Poster Awards winners. From left to right: Jennifer Moffat (Poster Award committee Co-Chair), Xin Liu, Jasper Chan, Marco Robello, Nora Constanze Fohrman, Tiffany Edwards, Ila Nimgaonkar, Carolina Sacramento, Crystal Swarbrick, and Brian Gentry (Poster Award committee Co-Chair)
This year’s ICAR poster award competition in Baltimore was highly competitive (as it always is)! The international team of judges included Graciela Andre, Andrea Brancale, Jinhong Chang, Leen Delang, Jose Este, Maaike Everts, Cybele Garcia, Brian Gentry (co-chair), Zlatko Janeba, Brent Korba, Chris Meier, Jennifer Moffat (co-chair), Ashish Pathak, Aruna Sampath, Luis Schang, Kathie Seley-Radtke, Pei Yong Shi, Enzo Tramontano, and Subhash Vasudevan. Seventy-nine posters registered to be judged in the three categories (undergraduate/graduate student, postdoctoral researcher and young investigator). Each category had many excellent posters in the running for both poster prizes and the opportunity to give a shotgun oral presentation.
The shotgun winners were Poster #3 “Chikungunya Virus is Susceptible to Sofosbuvir both in vitro and in vivo” by Carolina Sacramento, Poster #14 “Structural Investigation of the Effect of Pyrimidine Functional Groups of Fleximer Analogues on Antiviral Activity” by Mary Yates, Poster #89 “Identification of Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Protein-Dependent Lipidomic Reprogramming as a Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Target” by Jasper Chan, Poster #91 “Evaluation of Sex as a Variable for Influenza Virus Infection and Treatment with Oseltamivir in Mice” by Brett Hurst, and Poster #104 “From Oxetane to Thietane: Extending the Antiviral Spectrum of 2’-Deoxy-2’spirocyclic Uridine Derivatives by Substituting Oxygen for Sulfur” by Tim Jonckers. The shotgun oral presentations were given on Wednesday, May 15th in a session was co-chaired by Justin Julander and Ila Nimgaonkar (the PechaKucha Event winner).
The winner of the Young Investigator category was Poster #89 “Identification of Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Protein-Dependent Lipidomic Reprogramming as a Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Target” by Jasper Chan, who received $1,000 and a publication fee waiver to Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy for one publication within the next year.
The winner of the Post-Doctoral category was Poster #3 “Chikungunya Virus is Susceptible to Sofosbuvir both in vitro and in vivo” by Carolina Sacramento (prize of $1,000). The second place winner in this category was Poster #35 “Studies towards Pan-Flaviviral Protease Inhibitors” by Crystall Swarbrick (prize of $750). And the third place winner was Poster #107 “Mercaptobenziamide Thioesters as HIV Inactivators: SAR Evaluation, Computational Modeling, and Thermodynamic Studies” by Marco Robello (prize of $500).
The winner of the Graduate Student category was Poster #140 “Neuraminidase-Targeted Immunotherapy of Influenza: Repurposing Zanamivir as a Targeting Ligand for Delivery of an Attached Immunogenic Hapten to Virus/Virus-Infected Cells” by Xin Liu (prize of $1,000). The second place winner was Poster #165 “Development of Novel hDHODH Inhibitors as Potent Broad Spectrum Antiviral Agents” by Nora Constanze Fohrmann (prize of $750). Finally, there was a tie for third place – Poster #52 “Identification and Characterization of Inhibitors of Hepatitis E Virus Replication” by Ila Nimgaonkar and Poster #178 “Advances in HBV Ribonuclease H Drug Development” by Tiffany Edwards (both received $500).
16 July 2019
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