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

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)

Tentative Title: “Chlamydia trachomatis – a candidate carcinogenic bacterium



Dr. Tobias Oelschlager (University of Wurzburg, Germany)

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


Dr. Thomas Romig (Universität Hohenheim, Germany)

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


 Dr. Staffan Bensch (Lund University, Sweden)

Tentative Title: “Evolution and Ecology of Avian Malaria Parasites


Dr. Marc Eloit (Pasteur Institute, France)

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


Dr. Gregory Melikian (Emory University, USA)

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)

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


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

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


Dr. Jean Pieters (University of Basel, Switzerland)

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


Dr. Christoph Tang (University of Oxford,UK)

Tentative Title: “Immune evasion by the meningococcus


IUBMB Lecture

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

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


 Dr. David Bikard (Institute Pasteur, France)

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


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

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


Dr. Haig Eskandarian (EPFL, Switzerland)

Topic & Title of Lecture: “Live-Cell Time-Lapse Atomic Force Microscopy: A Technique for a “New Microbiology


Dr. Mariagrazia Pizza(Novartis Vaccines, Italy)

Topic & Title of Lecture: “Reverse vaccinology: from the discovery to the development of new vaccines”