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Bacteriophage 2016: 19th -21st January 2016



Following on from last years successful event this event will discuss the roles of bacteriophages, ranging from fundamental biological research to their use in medical and industrial biotechnologies.


A late registration fee applies after Nov 20th 2015

This event has an open abstract session.

Abstracts can be submitted on any subject related to Bacteriophages
The Deadline for abstract submissions for oral presentation is October 10th 2015
Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event
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Who should attend This event is aimed at those working in the field surrounding bacteriophages, Postgraduate students, those in industry and those interested in the uses of bacteriophages in biotechnology. This includes, but is not limited to those interested in Phage Therapy, medical research and pharmaceutical professionals.

This event has CPD accreditation

Talks Include

  • Structure of the SPP1 bacteriophage and its function:

    Professor Elena Orlova, Department of Biological Sciences ISMB, Birkbeck College, London, UK

  • Bacteriophages and their endolysins for the biocontrol of Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile:  

    Dr Aidan Coffey, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown Cork, Ireland

  • Interaction of lysis protein E from bacteriophage phiX174 with translocase MraY on the bacterial peptidoglycan biosynthetic pathway:

    Professor Timothy DH Bugg, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK

  • The enemy insight: tectiviruses preying on the Bacillus cereus group:

    Dr Annika Gillis, Université Catholique de Louvain, Laboratory of Food and Environmental Microbiology, Belgium

  • Bacteriophages and antibiotic resistance genes in the environment: 

    Dr. Maite Muniesa, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain

  • The Ecoli phage shock protein (psp) response-what does it sense and do :

    Professor Martin Buck, Dept Life Sciences, Imperial College London, UK

  • We’re all in this together: bacterial population defence against viral predators through suicidal abortive infection systems

    Professor George Salmond, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

  • Filamentous phage – applications from nano to metagenomic scale:  

    Dr Jasna Rakonjac, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

  • Recombinant antibodies displayed on filamentous bacteriophage for single cell proteomics:

    Dr Peter Kristensen, Aarhus University, Department of Engineering, Denmark

  • Research activities at the DSMZ – more than a collection:

    Dr Johannes Wittmann, Leibniz-Institut DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen and Zellkulturen GmbH, Germany

  • Phage-host interactions of dairy lactococcal phages:

    Dr Jennifer Mahony, School of Microbiology, University College Cork, Ireland

  • Insights into protein-primed genome replication of temperate phage Bam35:

    Dr Modesto Redrejo Rodríguez, Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM), Spain

  • Molecular mechanism of action of the bacteriolytic E protein from bacteriophage phiX174:

    Professor Tim Bugg, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK

  • Location of the unique integration site on an Escherichia coli chromosome by bacteriophage lambda DNA in vivo:

    Dr Rinat Arbel Goren, Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

  • Selective pressure imposed on Pseudomonas aeruginosa by virulent bacteriophages: the importance of pseudolysogeny:

    Libera Latino, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay cedex, France

  • Phage-like chromosomal islands alter global transcription patterns in Streptococci:

    Dr. Michael McShan, University of Oklahoma HSC, College of Pharmacy CPB307, Oklahoma City, United States

  • Endolysin-based antimicrobials for control of bacterial pathogens:

    Dr Mathias Schmelcher, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Engineering Thermal Stability to Phage-encoded Bacteriolytic Enzymes:

    Associate Professor Daniel C. Nelson, Ph.D., Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, Rockville, MD, United State

  • Bacteriphages infecting the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare in aquaculture:

    Dr Lotta-Riina Sundberg, Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biological and Environmental Science and Nanoscience Center, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

  • Artilysins, a novel class of enzyme-based antibacterials:

    Dr Yves Briers, Department Applied Biosciences, Ghent University – Campus Schoonmeersen, Gent, Belgium

  • Phages limited dependence on host non-essential functions: the bacteriophage SPP1 case

    Dr Paulo Tavares, I2BC, Department of Virology, Campus CNRS de Gif-sur-Yvette, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa Mu-like bacteriophages: genomic diversity and mechanism of replicative transposition.

    Dr Christine Pourcel, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay cedex, France

  • Biology and genetics of telomere phages

    Dr Stefan Hertwig, Diagnostik, Genetik und Erregercharakterisierung, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung Berlin, Germany

  • Bacteriophage -host inteaction at the cell surface of S aureus- an essential role for the baseplate protein Gp45 in phi11 adsorption t

    Dr. Guoqing Xia, Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, Institute of Inflammation & Repair, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Phagonaute: a tool to predict phage protein functions by distant homology searches

    Marie-Agnès Petit, INRA, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Jouy en Josas, France

  • Structural insights into the functional roles of phage coat protein accessory domains

    Professor Andrei Alexandrescu, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, United States

  • China, challenges and opportunities for the use of Bacteriophage and Derived Proteins

    Dr David Trudil, NHDetect Corp & Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Reisterstown, United States

  • Through a viral membrane:genome delivery and packaging in the double-stranded DNA phage PRD1

    Dr Hanna Oksanen, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

  • GMP production of bacteriophages

    Dr. Laurent Bretaudeau, Clean Cells, Boufféré , France

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