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Program

Keynote lectures from internationally renowned speakers, oral presentations, and poster sessions will highlight the latest, cutting-edge research on the molecular biology of bacterial and viral respiratory infections.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

13:00 – 13:15

Sven Hammerschmidt

(Greifswald, Germany)

Barbara M. Bröker

(Greifswald, Germany)

Thomas C. Mettenleiter

(Island of Riems, Germany)

Welcome

Virulence Strategies and Co-Infection

13:15 – 13:45

Sylvie van der Werf

(Paris, France)

Co-infections by respiratory pathogens in humans

13:45 – 14:00

Nadja Patenge

(Rostock, Germany)

A glycine riboswitch controls expression of a sodium:alanine symporter family protein gene in Streptococcus pyogenes

14:00 – 14:15

Mirijam Schäfer

(Rostock, Germany)

The influence of the HD-protein and the small RNA MOSES10 on the virulence of Streptococcus pyogenes

14:15 – 14:30

Laura M. Palma Medina

(Groningen, the Netherlands)

How Staphylococcus aureus takes advantage of the non-polarized state of lung epithelial cells

14:30 – 14:45

Alejandro Gómez-Mejia

(Greifswald, Germany)

Regulation of fitness and colonization factors by the pneumococcal two-component regulatory system 08

14:45 – 15:15

Daniela M. Ferreira

(Liverpool, United Kingdom)

 

Experimental human co-infection with live attenuated influenza virus and pneumococcus

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

 

Infection Immunology

15:45 – 16:15

Jeremy Brown

(London, United Kingdom)

Streptococcus pneumoniae interactions with host immune responses

16:15 – 16:30

Lucille van Beek

(Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

Mimicking in vivo growth conditions of Streptococcus pneumoniae

16:30 – 16:45

Nikolai Siemens

(Greifswald, Germany)

Biofilm in group A streptococcal necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections

16:45 – 17:15

Anca Dorhoi

(Island of Riems, Germany)

Novel cellular regulators of inflammation in tuberculosis

17:15 – 17:30

Sabine Stegemann-Koniszewski (Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany)

The local and systemic NK cell response following respiratory influenza A virus infection depends on TLR7-signalling

17:30 – 18:00

Johannes Hegemann

(Duesseldorf, Germany)

Finding its intracellular niche - Chlamydia pneumoniae hides in the recycling system

19:00

Welcome Reception


 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Infection Immunology

08:30 – 09:00

Dawn Bowdish

(Hamilton, ON, Canada)

Age and inflammation predispose to Streptococcus pneumoniae infection

09:00 – 09:15

Maria Nordengrün

(Greifswald, Germany)

S. aureus serine proteases are inducers of airway allergies

09:15 – 09:30

Vincent Péton

(Greifswald, Germany)

Drugs altering phagocytosis influence the survival of S. aureus

09:30 – 09:45

Johannes Dick

(Greifswald, Germany)

Differential antibody response to the bacterial lipases Sal1 and Sal2 sheds light on the in vivo behavior of Staphylococcus aureus

09:45 – 10:00

Tanja C. Meyer

(Greifswald, Germany)

Targeting the anti-staphylococcal antibody response using a bead-based array approach

10:00 – 10:30

Anna Norrby-Teglund

(Stockholm, Sweden)

Modelling staphylococcal pneumonia in a human 3D lung tissue model system

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

Virulence Strategies

11:00 – 11:30

Ursula J. Buchholz

(Bethesda, MD, USA)

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the airway epithelium - ways to move around while staying under the radar of the adaptive immune response

11:30 – 11:45

Doreen Muth

(Berlin, Germany)

Transgene expression in the genome of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus based on a novel reverse genetics system utilizing Red-mediated recombination cloning

11:45 – 12:15

John Ziebuhr

(Giessen, Germany)

Human coronavirus-encoded proteins involved in de novo and primer-dependent RNA synthesis and replication fidelity

12:15 – 12:30

Clara Marie Ihling

(Heidelberg, Germany)

Genetic diversification of respiratory syncytial virus amongst hospitalized children in Heidelberg/Germany between 2014 and 2017

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

OMICS & Infection

13:30 – 14:00

Sven Hammerschmidt

(Greifswald, Germany)

In vivo proteome analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae during CSF infections deciphers mechanisms of adaptation

14:00 – 14:15

Sabryna Junker

(Greifswald, Germany)

Protein arginine phosphorylation in Staphylococcus aureus

14:15 – 14:30

Solomon Mekonnen

(Groningen, the Netherlands)

The missing links between staphylococcal epidemiology and intracellular survival – a quest for new diagnostic features

14:30 – 14:45

Anna Nagel

(Greifswald, Germany)

Inhibition of the transcription termination factor Rho by bicyclomycin affects expression of SaeSR-dependent virulence factor genes in Staphylococcus aureus

14:45 – 15:00

Nicolas Gisch

(Borstel, Germany)

Identification of the Lipoteichoic Acid Ligase in Streptococcus pneumoniae

15:00 – 15:30

Wolfgang Eisenreich

(Munich, Germany)

Metabolism meets virulence: Isotopologue profiling of intracellular pathogens and their host cells

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Poster Session

17:30

Departure to Conference Dinner at the Darwineum, Rostock Zoo (Bus Shuttle)

 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Therapeutics and Vaccines

08:30 – 09:00

Anders P. Håkansson

(Lund, Sweden)

Virus-induced transition from pneumococcal biofilm colonization to infection provides leads to novel vaccine strategies

09:00 – 09:15

Svenja Mamerow

(Island of Riems, Germany)

Novel Double-Attenuated Influenza A Live Vaccines in Swine

09:15 – 09:30

Jeroen D. Langereis

(Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

Visualization of Haemophilus influenzae sialic acid theft from primary human bronchial epithelial cells and selective inhibition with sialic acid-based inhibitor abrogates serum resistance

09:30 – 09:45

Franziska Voß

(Greifswald, Germany)

Intranasal vaccination with lipoproteins confers protection against pneumococcal colonization

09:45 – 10:00

Jolien Seinen

(Greifswald, Germany)

Antimicrobial activity in sputum from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients

10:00 – 10:30

Martin Witzenrath

(Berlin, Germany)

Therapeutic perspectives in pneumococcal pneumonia: From molecule to treatment

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

Zoonoses

11:00 – 11:30

Vincent Munster

(Hamilton, MT, USA)

The ecology of MERS-CoV: From host reservoir to disease

11:30 – 11:45

David Scheibner

(Island of Riems, Germany)

Virulence determinants of recent German avian influenza isolates subtype H7N7 in different host species

11:45 – 12:00

Donata Hoffmann

(Island of Riems, Germany)

Pathogenesis and transmission of the novel highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 2016 virus in ferrets and mice.

12:00 – 12:15

Sven Hammerschmidt

(Greifswald, Germany)

Barbara M. Bröker

(Greifswald, Germany)

Thomas C. Mettenleiter

(Island of Riems, Germany)

Farewell

12:15

Flying Lunch

 

The following speakers confirmed their participation:

Prof. Dawn Bowdish (McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, Canada)

Prof. Jeremy S. Brown (University College London, London, United Kingdom)

Dr. Ursula Buchholz (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

Prof. Dr. Anca Dorhoi (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald - Insel Riems, Germany)

Prof. Wolfgang Eisenreich (Technical University Munich, Garching, Germany)

Dr. Daniela Ferreira (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Prof. Anders P. Håkansson (Lund University, Lund, Sweden)

Prof. Johannes Hegemann (University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany)

Dr. Vincent Munster (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

Prof. Anna Norrby-Teglund (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden)

Prof. Sylvie van der Werf (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)

Prof. Martin Witzenrath (Charité, Berlin, Germany)

Prof. John Ziebuhr (Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany)