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Conference Programme

The conference will be held at the Emeleus Lecture Theatre.


Programme

Wednesday 14 September

8.00 – 8.30

Registration

8.30 – 9.00

Opening of the conference by Professor José Bengoechea (Queen’s University Belfast) and Martine Batoux (The National Agency of Research Projects for Science).  Welcome by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston, Queen’s University Belfast.

9.00 – 9.30

Systematic identification of antifungal drug targets by a metabolic network approach (AspMetNet) - Professor Sven Krappmann, University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg.

9.30 – 10.00

Co-infection as a cause of ovarian cancer (CINOCA) - Professor Thomas F. Meyer, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology.

10.00 – 10.30

Combining high-throughput and single-cell analyses to study RNA regulators important for the early steps of Campylobacter infection (CampyRNA) - Dr. Miguel Mano, University of Coimbra.

10.30 – 11.00

Refreshments

11.00 - 11.30

Subversive pro- and anti-inflammation trade-offs promote infection by Listeria monocytogenes (PROANTILIS) - Professor Trinad Chakraborty, Justus-Liebig University.

11.30 – 12.00

Anti-Bacterial Immune Regulation (Abir) - Dr. Jara Joedicke, The German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin, an institute of the Leibniz Association.

12.00 – 12.30

Dissection of the interplay between Klebsiella and alveolar macrophages – Sylviane Yoba, Queen’s University Belfast.

12.30 – 13.00

Early Determinants of DNA-Virus Lytic or Latent Infection (eDEVILLI) - Professor Luka Cicin-Sain, Helmholtz Centre For Infection Research. 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

Poster viewing (Infect-ERA) - Canada Room, Queen’s University Belfast.

14.00 – 14.30

IL-1 cytokines in S. pyogenes infection: new view of known players – Marton Janos, University of Vienna.

14.30 – 15.00

Bacterial interaction with the microvasculature, a target for therapeutic intervention during septicaemia (BactInfectERA) - Dr. Sandrine Bourdoulous, The National Health and Medical Research Institute, France.  

15.00 – 15.30

Evaluating antiviral properties of viral RNA/DNA Associated proteins across Species Evolution (ERASE) - Dr. Matthias Habja, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry.

15.30 – 16.00

Refreshments

16.00 – 16.30

Blockage of IFNgamma signaling by Helicobacter pylori in gastric epithelial cells - Dr. Pau Morey, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology.

16.30 – 17.00

TLR2-dependent type I interferon induction by bacteria in human monocytes - Jana Musilova, Trinity College Dublin.

17.00 – 17.30

Commensalism versus disease? Asymptomatic carriage or urosepsis (The nice bug) - Professor Catharina Svanborg, Lund University.

17.30 – 18.00

KEYNOTE – Principles and process of evaluation of an article - Professor Erzsébet Nagy, Editor of the “anaerobe” journal shares experiences in editorial policy.

18.00  - 19.00

Poster Presentation (Infect-ERA) -  Canada Room, Queen’s University Belfast.

20.00

Conference Dinner at The Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast.

 

Thursday 15 September 

8.30 – 9.00

Identification of host factors involved in Hepatitis C Virus assembly and characterization of their potential role in vivo (HCV-ASSEMBLY) - Dr. Jean Dubuisson, The National Health and Medical Research Institute, France – Centre for Infection and Immunity of Lille.

9.00 – 9.30

From fungal commensalism to pathogenicity: dissection of the colonization-to-infection shift of Candida albicans (FunComPath) - Professor Bernhard Hube, Hans Knöll Institute.

9.30 - 10.00

Pathophysiology of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis infections - Dr. Régis Tournebize Institut Pasteur.

10.00 – 10.30

Haploid embryonic stem cell screen to identify host factors essential for highly pathogenic RNA viruses (ESCential) - Professor Ali Mirazimi, National Veterinary Institute, Sweden.

10.30 – 11.00

Refreshments

11.00 – 11.30

KEYNOTENew regulators of innate immune signalling  - Professor Paul Moynagh, Queen’s University Belfast and The National University of Ireland Maynooth.

11.30 – 12.00

Eukaryotic genes in vacuolar pathogens and symbionts - Implications for virulence, metabolism and ecology (EUGENPATH) - Professor Hubert Hilbi, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich.

12.00 – 12.30

Investigation of innate immune cell recognition of intestinal helminths - Beatrice Volpe, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

12.30 – 13.00

Entamoeba histolytica-bacterium interaction and the role of this interaction in intestinal pathogenesis (AMOEBAC) - Professor Serge Ankri, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 14.30

Analysis of Klebsiella-dependent control of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like dependent processes - Kora Przybyszewska, Queen’s University Belfast.

14.30 - 15.00

Dissecting the bacterial recognition machinery in human cells using haploid genetics and CRISPR-mediated genome engineering (Haplo-Infect) - Dr Ivo Gomperts, Institut Pasteur.

15.00 – 15.30

Deciphering the role of type I interferon signaling in Klebsiella pneumoniae infection - Filipe Vasconcelos, Queen’s University Belfast.

15.30 – 16.00

Refreshments

16.00 – 16.30

Developing a PP7-based system to capture proteins involved in viral RNA recognition by RLRs - Francisco Dominguez, University of St Andrews.

16.30 – 17.00

Host factors in hepatitis B virus cccDNA formation as novel antiviral targets and biomarkers - identification, preclinical evaluation and impact for liver disease (hepBccc) - Professor Michael Nassal, University Hospital Freiburg.

17.00 - 17.30

Host and pathogen modulation of innate immune signalling - Professor Andrew Bowie, Trinity College Dublin.

17.30

CLOSE – Professor José Bengoechea, Queen’s University Belfast.

 

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