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Scientific program

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Opening lecture

Bacterial virulence factors as targets for new antibacterials. An overview

Ariel Blocker, Bristol, UK

Welcome Aperitif



Monday, 5 October 2009

Commensal flora and intestinal homeostasis

Morning session: plenary lectures


N. Cerf-Bensussan, INSERM – Paris, F
L. Engstrand, Swedish Institute of Infectious Diseases, SE


Microbiota and intestinal immunity

Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, Paris, FR

Large-scale studies of the gut microbiota using an epidemiological approach

Lars Engstrand, Stockholm, SE

The composition of the commensal microbiota: a metagenomic approach

Joël Doré, Paris, FR

Finding the molecules that make probiotics work

Peter Bron, Amsterdam, NL

Afternoon session:
abstract presentations and discussion around the poster boards

Multiplex PCR, PCR-RFLP and PFGE analysis for the molecular detection and characterization of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli strains S. Bouzari, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Prevalence of enterotoxins in E. coli clinical isolates causing urinary tract infection and bacteraemia S. M. Soto, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, ES

Characterization and location of the blaCTX-M-15 gene in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli causing traveller’s diarrhoea E. Guiral-Vilalta, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, ES

Administration of capsule-selective endosialidase E minimises changes in organ gene expression induced by experimental systemic infection with Escherichia coli K1 P. Taylor, School of Pharmacy, London, UK

Efflux plays a key role in conferring high-level fluoroquinolone resistance in a Salmonella Typhimurium mutant decreasing to nearly susceptible levels in the presence of PAßN A. Fabrega, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, ES

Overexpression of a marA homolog detected in a high-level fluoroquinolone resistant Yersinia enterocolitica mutant that shows an up-regulation of AcrA A. Fabrega, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, ES

Virulence blockers affect flagellar assembly and inhibit flagella-mediated virulence traits of Campylobacter jejuni A. Veenendaal, Utrecht University, Utrecht, NL

HutB a periplasmic hemin-binding protein is essential in Aeromonas salmonicida to grow with hemin as unique source of iron M. Najimi, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

Acinetobacter baumannii pathogenesis: interaction and induction of host cell death Y. Smani, University Hospitals Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, ES

A new MFS efflux pump associated with chloramphenicol resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii “CraA” P. Espinal, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, ES


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Enteroinvasive microorganisms

Morning session: plenary lectures


M. Lecuit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, F
J. P. Nataro, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA


Entero-aggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC): pathogenesis and genomics

James Nataro, Baltimore, US

Invasive enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Gad Frankel, London, UK

Campylobacter jejuni binding to fibronectin is essential for host colonization

Michael E. Konkel, Pullman, US

Listeria crossing of the intestinal barrier and beyond

Marc Lecuit, Paris, FR


Afternoon session:
abstract presentations and discussion around the poster boards

Protein Interaction Networks of Human Pathogens S. Blasche, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, DE

Comparative proteomic analysis of collection and clinical-isolate strains of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia M. Ferrer-Navarro, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, ES

AntiPathoGN: a FP7 project for the discovery of new drug targets in Gram-negative bacteria X. Daura, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, ES
Epicatechin gallate sensitises methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to ß-lactam antibiotics P. Bernal, School of Pharmacy, London, UK

Modelled microgravity alters expression of virulence determinants by Staphylococcus aureus H. Rosado, University of London, London, UK 

The New Applications for Peptide-PNA Treated Bacteria in Immunology A. Nikravesh, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

Antimicrobial effects of different aquatic and organic extracts of Cichorium intybus L against some gram positive and gram negative bacterial and Candida albicans M. Hakemi vala, Institute Pasteur of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Statistical molecular disign and consensus QSAR modelling of salicylidene acylhydrazides, type III secretion inhibitors in gram-negative bacterium Yersinia C. Lundvall, Umeå University, Umeå, SE

Plenary lecture

Inhibitors of quorum sensing

Vanessa Sperandio, Dallas, US


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Developing of antivirulence drugs: Clinical and therapeutic aspects 

Morning session: plenary lectures


A. Blocker, University of Oxford, UK
A. Dalhoff, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Kiel, DE


Antibacterials as signalling agents

Axel Dalhoff, Kiel, DE

Type III secretion system inhibitors

Pia Keyser, Umea, SE

Efflux pump inhibitors to restore antibiotic efficacy

Françoise Van Bambeke, Brussels, BE

Round table and conclusion


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