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Microbiology
 
December 7 - 11
Milton Costa, Nuno Empadinhas

milton@bioq.uc.pt, numenius@cnc.uc.pt
Microbiology
7-11 December 2009
Coordinators: Milton Costa/Nuno Empadinhas
 
Schedule
Monday, 7
10:30 – 12:30 Microbial diversity (Milton Costa)
12:30 –            Lunch break
14:30 – 16:30 Extreme environments and extremophiles (Milton Costa)
 
Wednesday, 9
10:30 – 11:30 MGLP biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: searching for new targets to fight TB (Nuno Empadinhas)
11:30 – 13:00 MLST, the definitive typing system or the end of the clonal
paradigm. Lessons from Legionella pneumophila (António Veríssimo)
13:00 –      Lunch break
15:00 – 16:00 The Planctomycetes: versatile and enigmatic compartmentalized bacteria (Joana Costa)
 
Thursday, 10
10:30 – 11:30 Oil bioremediation - problems and potential solutions (Eliora Ron)
11:30 – 12:30 Septicemic E. coli: human and avian pathogens (Eliora Ron)
12:30 –            Lunch break
14:30 – 15:30 Bacterial response to heavy metal pandemonium: chromium resistance and reduction  (Paula Morais)
15:30 – 16:30 Introduction to the microbiology of beer (Paula Morais)
                       
Beer brewery tour
 
Friday, 11
10:30 – 11:30 Towards a database-based microbial taxonomy (Ramon Rosselló-Mora)
11:30 – 12:30 Salinibacter ruber, an extremely halophilic member of the domain Bacteria (Ramon Rosselló-Mora)
12:30 –            Lunch break
16:00 – 17:00 
Seminar: The energy crisis - what can bacteria do for us? (Eliora Ron)
 
Lecturers:
Milton S. da Costa
FCTUC and CNBC, University of Coimbra.
milton@ci.uc.pt
Nuno Empadinhas
CNBC, University of Coimbra. numenius@cnc.uc.pt
António Veríssimo
FCTUC and CNBC, University of Coimbra. averiss@ci.uc.pt
Joana Costa
CNBC, University of Coimbra. jcosta@cnc.uc.pt
Eliora Ron
Dep. Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel.  eliora@post.tau.ac.il
Web: http://www.tau.ac.il/lifesci/departments/biotech/members/ron/ron.html
Paula Morais
FCTUC, University of Coimbra. pvmorais@ci.uc.pt
Ramon Rosselló-Mora
Institut Mediterrani d’Etudis Avançats (CSI-UIB), Esporles, Illes Balears, Spain.
rossello-mora@uib.es

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