CMBI staff, fellows and students welcome you to the first CMBI Symposium where we will be discussing the Centre’s ongoing research in infection biology and antimicrobial resistance.
Dr Elizabeth Ledger “The host environment triggers tolerance of antibiotics and the immune system in Staphylococcus aureus“.
Dr Alex McCarthy “CEACAM1 is the key bacterial receptor in puerperal sepsis”
Dr Julie McDonald “Gut microbiota-mediated colonisation resistance and intestinal pathogen colonisation”.
Ms Rekha Panwar “Rationally designed probiotic approaches to combat antibiotic-associated diarrhoea”
Prof José Penades “Redefining mobility in bacterial genetics”
Dr Brian Robertson “A BCG Skin Challenge Model for Assessing TB Vaccines”
Dr Julia Sanhez-Garrido “Bacterial effectors during infection: an intersection of pathogenic and cellular networks”
Dr Avinash Shenoy “Pathogen-sensing by inflammasomes: all’s well if it ends well”
Dr Teresa Thurston “How Salmonella co-opts a kinase to drive macrophage polarisation”
Ms Ashima Wadhawan “E. faecalis acquires resistance to antimicrobials and insect immunity via common mechanisms”
External Keynote Speaker:
Professor Melanie Blokesch, EPFL
“The hidden molecular secrets of pandemic Vibrio cholerae”