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Lecturers & Speakers

Dr. Tobias Bollenbach (Institute of Science and Technology, Austria)


Address: Am Campus 1, A – 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria

E-mail: tobias.bollenbach@ist.ac.at


Scientific Interest: Mechanisms of drug interactions; Cellular responses to environmental stimuli

Tentative Title: “Bacterial responses to antibiotic combinations”; “Using drugs to control bacterial gene expression”



Dr. Thomas F. Meyer (Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany)


Address: Charitéplatz 1, D-10117 Berlin, Germany

E-mail: meyer@mpiib-berlin.mpg.de


Scientific Interest: Pathogen-host cell interactions; Chlamidya, Neisseria and Helicobacter.

Tentative Title: “Chlamydia trachomatis – a candidate carcinogenic bacterium”



Dr. Tobias Oelschlager (University of Wurzburg, Germany)


Address: Josef-Schneider-Str. 2/D15, D-97080 Würzburg, Germany

E-mail: tobias.oelschlaeger@uni-wuerzburg.de


Scientific Interest: Bacterial attachment to host surfaces; Development of phytopharmaceuticals inhibiting bacterial attachment and internalization.

Tentative Title: “Bacterial attachment: ligands, receptors and effects”



Dr. Thomas Romig (Universität Hohenheim, Germany)


Address: Emil-Wolff-Str. 34, Inst.Zool./Parasitologie, 118, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany

E-mail: Thomas.Romig@uni-hohenheim.de


Scientific Interest: Ecology of parasites; Echinococcus

Tentative Title: “Recent advances in research on echinococcosis and cysticercosis”




Dr. Staffan Bensch (Lund University, Sweden)


Address: 221 00 Lund, Sweden

E-mail: staffan.bensch@biol.lu.se


Scientific Interest: Host-parasite evolution; diversity of avian malaria.

Tentative Title: “Evolution and Ecology of Avian Malaria Parasites”



Dr. Marc Eloit (Pasteur Institute, France)


Address: 25-28 rue du docteur roux 75015 Paris, France

E-mail: marc.eloit@pasteur.fr


Scientific Interest: Human and animal pathogen discovery; Next generation sequencing.

Tentative Title: “Identification and discovery of pathogens by Whole Genome-Next Generation Sequencing”



Dr. Gregory Melikian (Emory University, USA)


Address: 2015 Uppergate Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

E-mail: gmeliki@emory.edu


Scientific Interest: Mechanisms of enveloped virus entry; HIV.

Tentative Title: “Mechanism of enveloped virus entry into cells: from receptor binding to release of nucleocapsid”; “Insights into HIV entry from studies of single virus imaging and fusion intermediates”



Dr. Monsef Benkirane (Institute of Human Genetics, France)


Address: CNRS UPR 1142, Montpellier, France

E-mail: monsef.benkirane@igh.cnrs.fr


Scientific Interest: Pathogen-host cell interactions; HIV.

Tentative Title: Interaction between HIV and its Host: Cell resistance and HIV persistence”



Dr. Yolanda Revilla (Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Spain)


Address: C/ Nicolás Cabrera n 1, 28049, Madrid, Spain

E-mail: yrevilla@cbm.csic.es


Scientific Interest: Virus-cell interaction; African swine fever virus.

Tentative Title: “African swine fever virus: mechanisms of cell interaction”



Dr. Jean Pieters (University of Basel, Switzerland)


Address: Klingelbergstrasse 50 / 70, CH – 4056 Basel, Switzerland

E-mail: jean.pieters@unibas.ch


Scientific Interest: Signal transduction mechanisms in leukocytes; immunity and host response.

Tentative Title: “Activation of macrophages and T cells—a question of survival for the host and the pathogen”



Dr. Petr Broz (University of Basel, Switzerland)


Address: Klingelbergstrasse 50 / 70, CH – 4056 Basel, Switzerland

E-mail: petr.broz@unibas.ch


Scientific Interest: Innate immune response against intracellular bacteria; Salmonella typhimurium.


Tentative Title: “Recognition of intracellular bacterial pathogens by inflammasome complexes”



Dr. Bryce Chakerian (University of New Mexico, USA)


Address: Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA

E-mail: bchackerian@salud.unm.edu


Scientific Interest: Vaccines; Virus-like particles.

Tentative Title: “Developing new vaccines using Virus-Like Particles”



Dr. David Bikard (Institute Pasteur, France)


Address: 25-28 rue du docteur roux 75015 Paris, France

E-mail: david.bikard@pasteur.fr


Scientific Interest: Genetic engineering; CRISPR.

Tentative Title: “Studying and fighting bacteria with the help of CRISPR”



Dr. Zaven Karalyan (Institute of Molecular Biology, Armenia)


Address: 7 Hasratyan Str., 0014, Yeravan, Armenia

E-mail: z_karalyan@mb.sci.am


Scientific Interest: Animal viruses; Immunopathology

Tentative Title: “Immune response and immunopathology during African swine fever virus”


Nomination of one IUBMB Speaker


Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian (Caltech, USA)


Address: Caltech, 18B – Bio Stockrm, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125

E-mail: sarkis@caltech.edu


Topic & Title of Lecture: The intestinal microbiome in health and disease