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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.
- 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.
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
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.
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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