ORAL PRESENTATIONS: click here to download the detailed program (updated may 19th)
POSTER PRESENTATIONS: posters should be printed in A0 format (84.1 cm x 118.1 cm) and portrait orientation.
Click here to download the detailed program of pster presentations (updated June 2nd).
Dr Delphine Destoumieux-Garzon -University of Montpellier- Montpellier, France
Dr Philippe Bulet -University Joseph Fourier- Grenoble / Archamps, France
Towards an integrated view of AMP diversity, functions and applications.
Prof. Nita Salzman -Medical College of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, USA
Two sides to intestinal homeostasis: Roles for both host and microbial AMPs.
SESSION A. Discovery of novel AMPs through rational design, genome mining and exploration of the biodiversity.
Prof. Jörn Piel -ETH Zürich, Institute of Microbiology- Zürich, Swizterland
Peptide-hypermodifying enzymes from an uncultured bacterium.
Dr. Stéphane Cociancich -CIRAD- Montpellier, France
Multidisciplinary approaches shed light on biosynthesis and unusual structural features of the antimicrobial hybrid NRPS/PKS-synthesized albicidin.
SESSION B. Linking AMP structures and mechanisms of action to microbial resistance.
Dr. Axel Innis -University of Bordeaux- Bordeaux, France
Antimicrobial peptides and the ribosome: mode of action and prospectives for drug design.
Prof. William M. Shafer -Emory University- Atlanta, USA
Clinical and biological implications of AMP resistance mechanisms expressed by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
SESSION C. Evolution of AMPs: from sequence and structural diversity to functional divergence.
Dr Robert Unckless -Cornell University- Ithaca, USA
Convergent evolution in insect antimicrobial peptides.
Dr. Lluis Quintana-Murci -Pasteur Institute- Paris, France
Evolutionary genetics dissection of innate immunity in humans.
SESSION D. Multiple functions of AMPs and novel applications.
Dr Philippe Normand -University of Lyon- Lyon, France
Physiological effects of Alnus glutinosa defensins on the actinorhizal symbiont Frankia.
Dr Karin Thevissen -KU Leuven- Leuven, Belgium (CLOSING LECTURE)
Mode of action of antifungal plant defensins and their synergy with conventional antimycotics.