8th National Infection Biology/Microbiology – Programme

14-15th of October 2019, Aronsborg (Bålsta) at Aronsborgs Konferenshotell in Bålsta (between Stockholm and Uppsala).


Monday, 14 October

Bus transport from Arlanda 09.00-09.45

Keira Melican
Chair Swedish Society for Microbiology (SFM), Karolinska Institutet
Åke Forsberg
Director NDPIA, Umeå University

10.30-12.15  Session I

Chairpersons: Keira Melican and Åke Forsberg

Staphylococcus aureus and Atopic Dermatitis – understanding the molecular basis of skin colonisation
Joan Geoghegan
Department of Microbiology, Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, School of Genetics and Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Bacteria-derived hydrogen peroxide suppresses inflammasome-dependent innate immunity
Saskia Erttmann
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

Helicobacter species infections cause glycosylation changes which affects the Helicobacter binding ability mucins from pig and human stomachs
Sara Lindén
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology,  University of Gothenburg

Immune resolution dilemma: Host antimicrobial factor calprotectin induces tissue damage in a peritonitis infection model
Nathalie Uwamahoro
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umea University

Streptococcal sagA activates a pro-inflammatory response in mast cells by a  sublytic mechanism
Christopher Von Beek
Department of Medical Biochemistry and  Microbiology, Uppsala University

Modulation of competence for natural transformation by pneumococcal bacteriophages
Geneviève Garriss
Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet

12-13.30  Lunch plus free poster viewing
Meet the experts
(sign up for the meeting, more information will come)

13.30- 15.00 Session II

Chairpersons Mikael Sellin and Åsa Sjöling

Subversion of infection associated macropinosomes by Shigella and Salmonella determines their distinct intracellular niches
Jost Enninga
Institute Pasteur, Paris, France

Barcoded consortium infections resolve cell type-dependent Salmonella  host cell invasion mechanisms
Maria Letizia Di Martino
Department of Medical Biochemistry and  Microbiology, Uppsala University

Exploring the host reaction to a new host-targeting, small molecular inhibitor against Zika virus
Aleksandra Pettke
Department of Onkology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet

Biofilm expression patterns to microenvironmental ques
Ferdinand Xiankeng Choong
Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

DNA methylation during encystation of Giardia intestinalis
Laura Rojas
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, BMC, Uppsala University

15.00  Coffee – poster session
Poster walks in 10 groups (see separate programme)

From ca 16.00: Free poster viewing (even numbers at posters first 30 min, odd numbers at posters second 30 min)

17.00-18.45 Session III

Chairpersons: Staffan Svärd and Helen Wang

High-throughput phenotyping of Leishmania knockout mutants in vitro and in vivo
Eva Gluenz
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford,  Oxford, UK

Biology of Cryptosporidium, a leading global cause of diarrhea in children
Boris Striepen
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine,  Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

An interplay between inflammation, oxidative stress and cellular aging in a controlled human malaria challenge study
Aurelie Miglar
Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

Designing a systematic screen for fertility genes in Plasmodium berghei
Claire Sayers
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå Universitet

To understand pregnancy malaria is to understand epigenetic regulation in  parasites
Madle Sirel
Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC),  Karolinska Institutet

19.00  Pre-dinner mingle

19.30  Dinner – followed by networking /poster viewing/open bar

Tuesday, 15 October

08.45 – 10.30 Session IV

Chairpersons: Barbara Sixt and Fredrik Kahn

Chlamydia hijacks regulators of the actin cytoskeleton to remodel epithelial cell-cell junctures
Raphael Valdivia
Duke University School of Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Durham, NC, U.S.A.

The Chlamydia inclusion membrane protein CpoS recruits Rab GTPases to subvert the host cellular surveillance system
Karsten Meier
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

A novel antibacterial compound with antibiotic effect in Chlamydia infected mice
Åsa Gylfe
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University

Dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes from antibiotic producers to pathogens
Xinglin Jiang
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustain, Technical  University of Denmark

Panacea – a universal antitoxin domain
Gemma Atkinson
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

Quantification of low-abundance proteins by targeted mass spectrometry reveals dynamics of bacterial toxin-antitoxin systems
Niilo Kaldalu
Institute of Technology, University of Tartu, Estonia

10.30-11.30 Coffee, networking and poster viewing

11.30-13.00   Session V

Chairpersons: Søren Molin and Debra Milton

Pseudomonas aeruginosa adaptation in cystic fibrosis airways
Helle Krogh Johansen
Dept of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Transcriptional profiling of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections
Susanne Häußler
Dept of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Within-host adaptation mediated by intergenic evolution in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
S.M. Hossein Khademi
Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

Blood, fat and smears: apolipoprotein E as an endogenous alternative to antibiotics against Gram negative infections?
Malin Elvén
Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

13.00-14.15   Lunch  – Meet the Experts
Meet the experts (keynote speakers) opportunity for NDPIA members

14.15-15.30 Session VI

Chairpersons: Oliver Billker and Susanne Häussler (tbc)

Discreet Salmonella typhimurium invasion of the murine gut absorptive  epithelium
Mikael Sellin
Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University

The transcriptional regulator CsvR controls the modulation of      Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli virulence by bile salts
Enrique Joffré
Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet

Infection with genotoxin-producing Salmonella enterica synergises with loss of the tumor suppressor APC in promoting genomic instability in colonic epithelial cells
Anna Bergonzini
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

Practical and effective detection of bio-aerosols carrying mycobacteria using a novel, ionization-based air sampler
Nuno Sousa
Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC),  Karolinska Institutet

15.30: Closing of the meeting

16.00: Bus to Arlanda