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4th Bacterial Cell Biology Conference

#Bacterialcell23


12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

This meeting will proceed in-person. If you are currently unable to register due to temporary travel restrictions, you can sign up for updates here for this specific conference only. Our team will keep you updated regarding deadline reminders and grant opportunities. We hope this service is helpful if your organisation still restricts travel.

This will be the 4th Conference on Bacterial Cell Biology. In the last two decades there has been an explosion of interest in fundamental aspects of bacterial structure and function, based on advances in fluorescence and cryo-EM imaging. Quantitative and automated methods have brought about radical changes in the breadth and depth of questions that could be explored, while genome sequencing and genetic methods such as CRISPR-Cas9 and Tn-Seq have greatly expanded the range of organisms that can be studied incisively, enabling comparative studies of processes such as growth, morphogenesis and division, across diverse bacterial phyla. Many of these bacterial cell biology systems are being successfully reconstituted using purified components, leading to the discovery of molecular mechanisms underpinning cellular functions. The conference will bring together presentations illustrating the application of advanced cell and molecular biology methods to a wide range of basic functions in bacterial cells. Advances in understanding of the fundamentals of bacterial structure and function also create opportunities for the development of novel approaches to kill or modulate the growth and behaviour of bacterial cells.

Key Sessions

  • Cell growth and morphogenesis
  • Cell division
  • Chromosome replication and segregation
  • Cell biology of transcription and translation
  • Advances in imaging
  • Diversity in bacterial structure and function
  • Bacterial communities and signalling
  • Bacterial chemical biology

Early Career Researcher Bursary

We have set aside at least 20x $600 registration discounts for early career researchers. Interested parties should contact Jack Peters stating why the discount would be beneficial and submit an oral/poster abstract. The conference chairs will be reviewing the submissions on an ad hoc basis.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying academics can bring a student for only $890. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 12, 13, 14 February 2023 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Anjana Badrinarayanan (NCBS)
Melanie Blokesch (EPFL) *The EMBO Keynote Lecture*
MOLECULAR SECRETS OF PANDEMIC VIBRIO CHOLERAE
Pamela Brown (University of Missouri)
Eli Cohen (Imperial College London)
CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI EVOLVED AN EXTRA-LARGE BASAL DISK TO ESCAPE STICKY SITUATIONS
Jeff Errington (Newcastle University)
Ethan Garner (Harvard University)
Stephan Gruber (UNIL-Sorge District)
Christine Jacobs-Wagner (Stanford University)
DYNAMIC INTRACELLULAR ORGANIZATION IN ESCHERICHIA COLI
Sangjin Kim (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
BACTERIAL CELL BIOLOGY OF mRNA DEGRADATION
Tung Le (John Innes Centre)
MULTITUDES OF CTP-BINDING DOMAIN: BACTERIAL CHROMOSOME SEGREGATION, CELL DIVISION, AND GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION
Petra Levin (Washington University)
THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE SINGLE-CELL: INTRINSIC ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN THE ENTEROBACTERACEAE 
Martin Loose (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)
IN VITRO RECONSTITUTION OF ESCHERICHIA COLI DIVISOME ACTIVATION
Houra Merrikh (Vanderbilt University)
Cecile Morlot (Institut de Biologie Structurale)
Mariana Pinho (ITQB)
A NEW MECHANISM FOR COORDINATION OF BACTERIAL CHROMOSOME SEGREGATION AND DAUGHTER CELL SEPARATION
Kumaran Ramamurthi (NIH)
Nina Salama (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Henrik Strahl (Newcastle University)
LYSIS-INDEPENDENT KILLING BY CELL WALL-TARGETING ANTIBIOTICS
Sven van Teeffelen (Université de Montréal)
Xindan Wang (Indiana University)
ORGANIZATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE MULTIPARTITE GENOME IN AGROBACTERIUM TUMEFACIENS
Stephanie Weber (McGill University)
BACTERIAL CONDENSATES UNDER STRESS
Allison Williams (University of California, San Francisco)
Wenqi Yu (University of South Florida)
SPATIAL REGULATION OF SURFACE PROTEINS IN STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Target Audience

The conference will attract the major players in the bacterial cell biology field, of which there are probably 50 or so significant groups worldwide. It will also attract many microbiologists with a general interest in microbial cell function who would badge themselves as molecular biologists or microbial biochemists. Talks will cover a wide range of topics and PhDs, post-docs and group leaders will all benefit by being brought up to date with developments across the discipline. 

Educational Need

Bacterial cell biology underpins important applied research areas such as infectious disease, antimicrobial discovery and development, and synthetic biology, but it is rarely taught as a discipline in its own right, especially with the decline of offered degrees in microbiology. The modern discipline, which has emerged in the last 20 or so years, covers a wide range of technical methods and can be highly quantitative, encompassing a diversity of organisms and mechanistic problems. The conference presentations will collectively provide a comprehensive grounding in all major facets of the field, bringing new participants to field at all levels (pre- and post-doctoral, as well as group leaders switching fields).

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4th Bacterial Cell Biology Conference

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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:00 with opening comments on 12th February 2023. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 15th February 2023.


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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1923 $1973 $716 $216 $303 $72
Industry $1923 $1973 $716 $216 $303 $72
Student $1649 $1699 $716 $216 $303 $72

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (12, 13, 14 February 2023) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours 
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (12, 13, 14 February 2023) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying guests are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (12, 13, 14 February 2023) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun). Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events.

Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact your Conference Manager for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

Our extra night fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel:

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: The extra night price is only applicable 1 night pre/post the conference dates. If you wish to extend your stay further, this is possible to book via Fusion, but please contact your Conference Manager for assistance and prices. Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun).

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4th Bacterial Cell Biology Conference

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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

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Fiesta Americana Condesa CancĂșn All Inclusive Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5 Zona Hotelera 77500 Cancun Q.R. Mexico
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

This stylish hotel features contemporary Mexican architecture, including one of the largest and most impressive thatched-roof "palapas" in the entire country. There are cultural activities, arts and crafts and sports programs to keep you constantly entertained, plus time to relax and enjoy the Mayan culture, soak up the Caribbean sunshine and revel in the international ambiance that settles in after the sun goes down.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the aromatic Asian delights at Kaumbu, traditional fare at El Mexicano, delicious international cuisine at Kalmia Buffet or perhaps sample the sumptuous Italian dishes at Rosato. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Pizzeria, Sushi Corner, pool and lounge bar areas. The Gala Night with either a Mayan or Caribbean theme takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and amazing local entertainment.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

Lagoon Pool
Extensive Health Club and Spa
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas

Location

Cancun is a delightful combination of natural beauty, islands, ecological reserves and white sandy beaches. However, besides sun, sand and sea, this destination also offers an infinite variety of underwater activities to choose from: the diving, snorkelling and fishing here are outstanding and you will find an undersea world packed with tropical fish that live on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Sports enthusiasts might choose one of the many eco-tourism activities, such as cycling or hiking through the tropical forest or kayaking through mangroves, or something a little more adventuresome, like zip lining through the treetops.

Apart from the more well-known ancient Mayan archealogical sites such as Tulum, Cobá and Chichén Itzá you may like to visit the Aktun Chen caverns, voted one of the Top 10 underwater walks by National Geographic described as a truly magical experience.

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4th Bacterial Cell Biology Conference

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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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Transportation

Cancun International airport is just a short 20 minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights on a daily basis.

Airport tansfer information will be available shorlty.

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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

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Local Activities

Several activities are available within the resort. Timetables vary daily so please check with the hotel for the latest activities program.

  • Daily fitness activities: yoga, zumba, beach workout
  • In the water: water aerobics, pool volley
  • Workshops: making sushi, art with rice and towels, margaritas, paella making, pizza making (fiesta kids)
  • Classes; dance, spanish lessons
  • Friendly competitions; beach volley, beach soccer, cornhole

There are also many other activities, trips and excursions to consider in and around the local area, depending on the time you have available. Please find a few suggestions below:

  • AQUA World, situated across the street from the hotel. They provide a vast array of water based activites including diving, fishing, snorkeling, hoverboards and boat tours. Take a look at their website for inspiration: https://aquaworld.com.mx/en
  • Trips to Mayan historical sites such as Tulum and Chichen Itzá
  • Arts and crafts markets
  • Jungle tours and eco parks such as Xcaret
  • Golfing at 2 18-hole, par 72 courses: Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus (less than 30 minutes away)

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4th Bacterial Cell Biology Conference

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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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Group Activities

Details will be available soon.

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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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Childcare

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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

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12 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Cancun, Mexico

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Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

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