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Medical Microbiology
 
November 26 - 30
(Teresa Gonçalves - tmfog@ci.uc.pt, Nuno Empadinhas, Susana Alarico, Vítor Mendes, Chantal Fernandes)
Medical Microbiology

Coordinators: Teresa Gonçalves/Nuno Empadinhas
26-30 November 2012
Schedule

Monday, 26

10:00 – 10:30 Introduction (Teresa Gonçalves, Nuno Empadinhas)
10:30 – 12:00 Peptidoglycan metabolism: Searching for new chinks in the armour
(Anthony Clarke – University of Guelph)
12:00 –  Break
14:00 – 16:00 The fungi: the enemy within (Teresa Gonçalves – CNC/FMUC)

Tuesday, 27

10:00 – 11:00 TB or not TB in the XXI century (Nuno Empadinhas – CNC/IIIUC)
11:00 – 12:00 The unique mycobacterial methylated polysaccharides (Nuno Empadinhas)
12:00  Break
14:00 – 15:00 Non-homologous isofunctional enzymes in mycobacteria (Susana Alarico, CNC)
15:00 – 16:00 From gene function to drug discovery: The Mycobacterium tuberculosis paradigm
(Vitor Mendes – CNC/University of Cambridge)

Wednesday, 28

CEV/Converde – Biocant
10:00 – 10:30 Da bancada ao mercado global: como agarrar a sorte (Virgílio Loureiro – CEV/Converde)
10:30 – 11:00 A new approach to fight fungal pathogens (Sara Monteiro – CEV/Converde)
11:00 – 12:00 Visit to CEV/Converde production Plant
12:00 –  Break
14:00 – 15:00 Microbial heavy metal tolerance in the environment: a perfect storm for antibiotic resistance or a new opportunity for biotool design? (Paula Morais – IMAR/FCTUC)
15:00 – 16:00   Applied microbiology – the science behind beer brewing (Paula Morais)

Thursday, 29

09:00 – 10:30 Should we care about the thymus during mycobacterial infections?
(Margarida Correia-Neves – ICVS/3B’s/University of Minho)
10:30 – 12:00 The metabolic basis of mycobacterial pathology
(Rui Appelberg – IBMC/ICBAS/University of Porto)
12:00 –  Break
14:00 – 15:00 Biofilm formation as a social trait (Isabel Miranda – FMUP)
15:00 – 16:00 Approaches to study the regulation and synthesis of fungal cell walls and their impact on pathogenesis (Carol Munro – University of Aberdeen)

Friday, 30

9:00 – 10:00 CHS and FKS genes and the modulation of Alternaria infectoria cell wall
(Chantal Fernandes – CNC)
11:00 – 12:00 Antifungal resistance: a comprehensive approach (Cidália Pina-Vaz - FMUP)
12:00 –  Break
16:00 – 17:00 SeminarFungal cell wall remodelling, drug tolerance mechanisms and virulence (Carol Munro – University of Aberdeen)

Speakers:
Anthony Clarke (a.clarke@exec.uoguelph.ca)
Carol Munro (c.a.munro@abdn.ac.uk)
Chantal Fernandes (xantal@gmail.com)
Cidália Pina-Vaz (cpinavaz@yahoo.com)
Isabel Miranda (imiranda@med.up.pt)
Margarida Correia-Neves (mcorreianeves@ecsaude.uminho.pt)
Nuno Empadinhas (numenius@cnc.uc.pt)
Paula Morais (pvmorais@bioq.uc.pt)
Rui Appelberg (rappelb@ibmc.up.pt)
Susana Alarico (salarico@cnc.uc.pt)
Teresa Gonçalves (tmfog@fmed.uc.pt)
Virgílio Loureiro (virgilioloureiro@gmail.com)
Vitor Mendes (vgm23@cam.ac.uk)
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