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After a short administrative update, each meeting will include two Project updates (~ 45 mins / project) or 3 Core updates (25 mins / core). Each presentation is coordinated by the designated Project, Core, or CDP lead. The lead will consult with the PIs on their project/core and designate who will present and how the presentations will be constituted, preferably including a mix of senior and junior level presenters each month.

Teleconference meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each month at 10:00-11:30 AM PT.


January 19 – Invited Speaker

February 8-9 – Winter F2F Meeting

March 15 – Invited Speaker

April 19 – Cores 1 & 2 updates

May 17 – Cores 3 & 4 updates

June 24-26 – HIV Structural Biology Meeting and F2F Meeting

July 19 – Invited Speaker

August 16 – Project 1 updates

September 20 – Project 2 updates

October 18 – Updates from CDAs

November 15 – Project 3 updates

December 20 – No meeting, Happy Holidays!

B-HIVE Winter Face-to-Face Meeting

February 8-9, 2024

Emory Conference Center (ECC)


Arrival, Feb. 7

6:30 – 9:30 pm            Welcome reception, Wisteria Lanes, South Wing at ECC

Day 1, Feb. 8                         

8:00 – 8:45                  Continental Breakfast, Starvine Foyer

Poster setup, Peachtree Creek Room

8:45 – 9:00                  Welcome, Introductions, Plan for the Meeting, Starvine Ballroom

9:00 – 10:15                Project 1 – Dynamic HIV-1 core interactions with host factors and inhibitors from cytoplasm to nucleus, Co-Leads: Mamuka Kvaratskhelia and Stefan Sarafianos

10:15 – 10:45              Coffee break & Posters, Starvine Foyer and Peachtree Creek Room

10:45 – 12:00              Project 2 – Structural dynamics of HIV-1 nuclear trafficking, integration, and transition to transcription, Co-Leads: Alan Engelman and Vinay Pathak

12:00 – 12:40              Selected lightning talks for posters (no more than 3 mins + 1 min questions, 1 slide)

12:40 – 1:00                Group photo

1:00 – 2:15                  LUNCH (Dining Room) & Poster viewing (Peachtree Creek Room)

2:15 – 3:30                  Project 3 – The dynamics of HIV-1 packaging and assembly, Co-Leads: Wei-Shau Hu and Bruce Torbett

3:30 – 4:00                  Coffee break & Posters, Starvine Foyer and Peachtree Creek Room

4:00 – 4:30                  Core 1 – Computation and Chemical Biology, Co-Leads: Greg Voth and                                        Stefano Forli

4:30 – 5:00                  Core 2 – Structure, Co-Leads: Dmitry Lyumkis and Rob Dick

5:00 – 5:30                  Core 3 – Biophysics, Co-Leads: Greg Melikian, David Millar, Karin Musier-                                    Forsyth

5:30 – 7:00                  Posters, Peachtree Creek Room

5:30 – 6:00                  Project and Core Co-Leads meet to plan for Day 2 breakout session, Trillium                                Boardroom

7:00                             DINNER (Silverbell Pavillion)

Day 2, Feb. 9             

8:00 – 9:00                  Continental Breakfast, Starvine Foyer

9:00 – 9:30                  Core 4 – Sequencing & Bioinformatics, Co-Leads: Mary Kearney and Andrew                              Routh, Starvine Ballroom

9:30 – 9:40                  Core 5 – Development Core, Co-Leads: David Goodsell and Karen Kirby

9:40 – 10:25                CDP Awardee Presentations

9:40 – 9:55                   Sophie Harvey (2nd year)

9:55 – 10:10                Luiza Mendonça (2nd year)

10:10 – 10:25               Guochun Jiang (1st year)

Coffee and snacks, Starvine Foyer

10:30 – 11:45              Brief Introduction to Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1 – Projects, 3 breakouts, Starvine Ballroom and Trillium           Boardroom

11:45 – 1:00                Breakout Session 2 – Technologies – 4 breakouts, one for each scientific core,                             Starvine Ballroom and Trillium Boardroom

1:00 – 2:30                  LUNCH (Dining Room)

1:00 – 2:30                  Co-Directors meet with SAB and NIH (Trillium Boardroom)

Please remove all posters before 2:00 pm

2:30 – 4:00                  Open Group Discussion – Future Plans, Starvine Ballroom

4:00                             End of Meeting, those staying can coordinate into groups for dinner


Note to Project and Core Leads: Projects: 1-hour presentations, plan for 15 minutes of discussion; Cores 20-minute presentations, plan for 10 minutes of discussion. Cores, given that the majority of your studies will be presented throughout various Project presentations, please update the Center on new methodologies/technologies that may be of use to Center Members.

Project and Core Leads, please send us a list of presenters as soon as you have finalized your selections. Please also arrange for two junior persons (young faculty, postdoc, or staff scientist) to chair your session (to briefly introduce the session and speakers, keep time, and facilitate Q&A).

CDP awardees, please plan for 10 minute presentations with 5 minutes for questions.

B-HIVE Winter Training Retreat

February 7, 2024

Emory University, HSRB Auditorium (1760 Haygood Dr)


Wednesday, Feb. 7                          

9:00 – 9:15 am            Travel from Emory Conference Center to HSRB (by shuttle or car, meet in ECC main lobby for transportation)

9:30 – 10:00                Setup and Breakfast, HSRB Auditorium and Cafe

10:00 – 11:00              Stefano Forli, 1 hr presentation of methods and background: AutoDock Suite scoring functions and search algorithms; virtual screening and other advanced applications, HSRB Auditorium

Refreshments and snacks available in HSRB Cafe

11:00 – 1:00 pm          Demonstration by Forli group: Preparation of small molecules and target receptor structure; docking; visual inspection and analysis; Python scripting, HSRB Auditorium

1:00 – 2:00                  Lunch, HSRB Cafe

2:00 – 3:00                  Greg Voth, 1 hr presentation of key background: Molecular Dynamics method; enhanced sampling in MD, Markov State Models; QM/MM; Coarse-grained modeling (including “bottom-up” and “top-down” models and distinctions), HSRB Auditorium

3:00 – 5:00                  Demonstration by Voth group: Setting up and running MD for proteins (with Gromacs); visualization with VMD; coarse-grained model building and simulations (OpenMSCG and LAMMPS codes); some HIV applications, HSRB Auditorium

5:00 – 5:30                  End of training session, return to Emory Conference Center (by shuttle or car)

6:30 – 9:30 pm            Welcome reception for F2F Meeting, Wisteria Lanes, South Wing at ECC

The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases will host the annual HIV Structural Biology Meeting Monday, June 24th and Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 at the NIH Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. The meeting will feature presentations from the Centers for HIV Structural Biology program, invited lectures and short talks selected from submitted abstracts. Poster sessions will be held each day to encourage networking and collaboration among HIV Cellular, Molecular and Structural Biologists. The meeting is expected to attract over 300 participants from the extramural and intramural research community.

 This meeting is free and open to all. Registration and abstract submission will open in April.

The Summer B-HIVE F2F meeting will be held on June 26th, the Wednesday after the HIV Structural Biology meetings in Bethesda, MD. The format will follow the same as last year’s, with short presentations by grad students, fellows, CDPs, and staff.  The meeting site will be close to the NIH campus, however the location is currently to be determined.


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