Keynote lectures:

The EMBO Keynote Lecture – Rino Rappuoli – GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

Mario C. Raviglione – University of Milan, Italy


Session 1: Diversity of bacterial toxins and their functions

Sophie Helaine – Imperial College London, UK – Altering translation to persist

Alain Filloux – Imperial College London, UK – The Type VI Secretion System: A bacterial Killing Machine

Christopher S. Hayes – UC Santa Barbara, USA – Concealed weapons: toxin delivery during anti-bacterial contact-dependent growth inhibition (CDI)

Ulla Bonas – Martin Luther University, DE

Session 2: Mechanisms of toxin secretion

Vassilis Koronakis – University of Cambridge, UK

Tracy Palmer – Newcastle University, UK

Susan M. Lea – University of Oxford, UK – Pulling type three secretion systems apart to put them back together – High resolution views of complexes from flagellar and non-flagellar type three systems

Samuel Wagner – Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany

Session 3: Toxin structures and mode of action

Ivan Dikic – Goethe University Frankfurt, DE – Bacterial toxins and Unconventional Serine Ubiquitination

Craig Roy – Yale University, USA

Anne Müller – University of Zürich, CH

Giampietro Schiavo – University College London, UK

Session 4: Toxin receptors and intracellular trafficking

Rongsheng Jin – University of California Irvine, USA

Victor Torres – New York University School of Medicine, USA

Ilan Rosenshine – Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, IL

Session 5: Bacterial pathogenesis host response and immunity

Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg – Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, USA

Carmen Buchrieser – Institut Pasteur, FR 

Petr Broz – Université de Lausanne, CH

Teresa Frisan – Umeå University, SE – Influence of the microenvironment on the immune editing properties of bacterial genotoxins

Session 6: Technological advance, novel approaches

Martin Pilhofer – ETH-Zürich, CH – Multiscale models of bacterial cell-cell interactions

Jost Enninga – Institut Pasteur, FR

Nigel Minton – University of Notthingham, UK – Genome Editing in Clostridial Pathogens

John McKinney – EPFL, Switzerland – Microtechnologies for real-time single-cell analysis of host-pathogen interactions


7:00 – 9:00Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30Session 1 – Diversity of bacterial toxins and their functionsSession 3 – Toxin receptors and intracellular traffickingSession 4 – Toxin structures and mode of actionSession 6 – Technological advances, novel approaches
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30Session 1Session 3Session 4Session 6
12:30 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 16:00Welcome ApéroPoster Session IMeet the speaker
Poster Session II
16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00

Welcome address

Keynote I – The EMBO Keynote Lecture – Rino Rappuoli – GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

Session 2 – Mechanisms of toxin secretionFreeSession 5 – Bacterial pathogenesis, host response and immunity
18:00 – 19:30Dinner
19:30 – 21:00

Keynote II – 

Mario C. Raviglione – University of Milan, Italy


Session 2FreeSession 5