Jubilee symposium highlights world-leading infectious disease research
[2017-06-26] On 19 June, several of the world's leading scientists in the field of infectious diseases visited Umeå University for a jubilee symposium celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The altered spreading patterns of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance were among the topics discussed.
Photo: Molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler from Princeton University was one of the researchers that held a lecture during the symposium.
- Philippe Sansonetti, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France: Pathogens, commensals and the host mucosal surface: The discreet charm of the Ménage à trois
- Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA: Bacterial quorum sensing and its control
- Nelson O. Gekara, Umeå University: The role of DNA damage in innate immunity
- Stewart Cole, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland: Leprosy – zoonosis and anthroponosis
- Elaine Tuomanen, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA: Expanding bacterial signaling vocabulary from inflammation to neuroproliferation and brain repair
- Scott Hultgren, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA: UTI complexity defined by a diverse bacterial host interface
- Peter Sarnow, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA: Identification of viral Achilles heels during flavivirus infection
- Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany: CRISPR-CAS9: A bacterial immune system repurposed as a transformative genome engineering technology
- Panel discussion with the speakers. Staffan Nordmark, Karolinska Institutet gives introduction
Editor: David Meyers
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