Agenda at a glance

 
Day  1 – October 2, 2017
  07h30 – 9h00 Registration & Welcoming
  08h55 Welcome Address
  09h00 – 9h30

General Introduction: How to overcome and combat antibiotic resistance in 2017?

 9h30 – 10h30

Session 1: Phage Therapy 2017: recent advances & challenges

Bacteriophage therapy for lung infections: recent scientific advances
Sandra Wienhold,
Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Impact of virulent bacteriophages on vibrio cholerae infection and their use in preventing cholera
Minmin Yen, Tufts University, USA

  10h30 – 11h00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  11h00 – 12h30

Fighting multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae by using lytic phages
Marco Maria D’Andrea, Università di Firenze and Università di Siena, Italy

Do phages or phage-based products select for less virulent bacterial population?
Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Control of catheter associated biofilms through efflux inhibition
Brian Jones, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom


  12h30 – 14h00 Lunch Break & Poster Session

  14h00 – 15h30

Phage therapy of infectious biofilms
Joana Azeredo,
CEB – University of Minho, Portugal


Characterisation and genome sequence of the lytic Acinetobacter baumannii bacteriophage
Mark Sutton,
National Infections Service, Public Health England, United Kingdom


Development of infection-responsive surface coatings for bacteriophage delivery in the catheterised urinary tract

Jonathan Nzakizwanayo, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

  15h30 – 16h15 Coffee Break & Poster Session

  16h15 – 17h00 Call for Short Oral Presentations

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  18h30  End of the first day
  20h00

Targeting Phage & Antibiotic Resistance Dinner

To participate, please register online before September 12th.

Day  2 – October 3, 2017
  08h55 Opening of the second day
  09h00 – 10h30

Session 2: Innovations against antibiotic resistance

Lytic bacteriophages in the treatment of biofilm-forming bacteria involved in prosthetic joint infections
Mariagrazia Di Luca, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Hospital, Germany

Antimicrobial discovery from extreme halophiles
Brendan Gilmore, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom

General overview on the transmission of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Qian Gao, Fudan University, China
  10h30 – 11h00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  11h00 – 12h00

Focus on the new generation of antibiotics

New generation antibiotics from old antibiotic classes
Gian Maria Rossolini, University of Florence, Italy

Microarray patches for prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and their potential for reducing antibiotic resistance
Ryan Donnelly, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom

12h00 – 12h45

Call for Short Oral Presentations

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  12h45 – 14h00 Lunch Break & Poster Session

  14h00 – 15h30

Focus on the strategic role of microbiota to overcome antibiotic resistance

  15h30 – 16h00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  16h00 – 17h00 Call for Short Oral Presentations

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  17h00 – 17h45 Round Table Discussion & Concluding Remarks 
 17h45 – 18h00

Targeting Phage & Antibiotic Resistance Awards

  18h00 End of Targeting Phage & Antibiotic Resistance 2017