Bacterial Signaling: from bench to clinical applications
In the week of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day
The conference on Bacterial Signaling is an initiative to mark the European Antibiotic Awareness Day. It will bring together experts in the field of bacterial communication to discuss possibilities for signaling interference as novel antimicrobial strategies. By sending out signals known as pheromones or ‘quorum-sensing signals’, bacteria can adapt quickly to their environment and control virulence expression. Is it possible for us to participate in bacterial conversation?
Our aim is to promote exchange of ideas and stimulate collaborative initiatives in the field. The themes covered will range from exciting discoveries on new bacterial pheromones to the development of compounds that switch off bacterial signaling.
9:00 Registration Open
9:10 Opening remarks
9:15 Ulf Dahle, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Dawn of the antibiotic era
9:40 Morten Lindbæk, Antibiotikasenteret for primærmedisin (ASP)
Antibiotic consumption and resistance in Norway
10:10 Donald Morrison, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
The challenge of antibacterial therapy: adaptable, evolving bacteria are naturally moving targets
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Rozenn Gardan, Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA), France
Short coding sequences in Gram-positive bacterial genomes: how many and what for?
12:00 Poster teasers*
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch / Poster session
13:00 Tom Defoirdt, Ghent University, Belgium
Quorum sensing disruption to control bacterial disease: aquaculture as a case study
13:45 Evelien Wynendaele, Ghent University, Belgium
Cross-talk between human microbiome and mammalian cells: quorum-sensing peptides do influence metastasis of cancer cells
14:30 Niels Høiby, University of Copenhagen, Danmark
Interference with biofilms and quorum sensing as targets to reduce chronic inflammation
15:20 Closing session
* The poster section will take place at lunch time. Research related to antimicrobial resistance and/or alternative strategies to fight infections are welcome! Before lunch, poster presenters will have the opportunity to have a 1-2 min presentation of their work in the "poster teaser" section.
Please register to the Conference by completing this form:
Professor Fernanda C. Petersen - firstname.lastname@example.org
With support from MLS and the Faculty of Dentistry, UiO