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Microbiology
 
December 12 - 16
Milton Costa, Nuno Empadinhas
Microbiology
12-16 December 2011
Coordinators: Milton Costa/Nuno Empadinhas

Schedule:

Monday, 12
10:00 – 10:15  Introduction
10:15 – 11:30     Towards a database-centered taxonomy of prokaryotes (Ramon Rosselló-Móra)
11:45 – 13:00     Microbial life in extreme halophilic environments (Ramon Rosselló-Móra)

Tuesday, 13
10:00 – 12:00     Why is Mycobacterium tuberculosis a real and present threat? (Nuno Empadinhas)
12:00 –     Break
14:00 – 16:00    Methylglucose lipopolysaccharides as new targets to fight TB: unraveling gene function (Nuno Empadinhas)

Wednesday, 14
10:00 – 12:00     Pathogenic E. coli from cucumbers to sepsis (Eliora Ron)
12:30 –     Break
16:00 – 17:00     Seminar - Bacteria: the good the bad and the ugly (Eliora Ron)

Thursday, 15
10:30 – 12:00     Making a cozy niche: The unusual intracellular Legionella-Containing vacuole (Joana Costa)
12:00 –     Break
14:30 – 16:00 Legionella pneumophila: Population genetics, phylogeny and genomics
        (Joana Costa)

Friday, 16
14:30 – 15:30    Extreme environments and extremophiles (Milton Costa)
15:30 – 16:30 Biology of compatible solutes in bacteria and archaea (Milton Costa)


Speakers:

Ramon Rosselló-Móra – Institut Mediterrani d’Etudis Avançats, Spain. ramon@imedea.uib-csic.es
Eliora Ron – Tel Aviv University, Israel. eliora@post.tau.ac.il
Joana Costa – UC – jcosta@cnc.uc.pt
Nuno Empadinhas – UC – numenius@cnc.uc.pt
Milton S. da Costa – UC – milton@ci.uc.pt
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