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We invite you to our ViBrANT2021 conference on the interdisciplinary research into viral and bacterial adhesion, organised by the Early Stage Researchers of the MSCA-ITN ViBrANT network.

ViBrANT2021 offers an online platform to dive into the world of pathogen adhesion, to boost science, and to create new collaborations. Moreover, invited experts will guide us through various topics regarding their specific research field as keynote speakers.

Viral and bacterial infections pose a growing threat to not only our health, but also to our current way of living as proven by both the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the ever slumbering increase in bacterial antibiotic resistance. Adhesion is a key step in all infection processes and can be used in the development of drugs and vaccines, diagnostic devices, or detection tools. The conference will thus include the main topics of ViBrANT: microbiology, structural biology, virology, diagnostics, and bioinformatics.

ViBrANT groupt gathered in Leeds

Keynote speakers

BioMérieux, France
Dr. Magali Jaillard
BioMérieux, France
Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble, CEA, Grenoble, France
Dr. Wing Ying Chow
Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble, CEA, Grenoble, France
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Dr. Ursula Neu
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Prof. Dr. Andrei N. Lupas
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
Professor Arben Merkoçi
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
University of Münster, Germany
Prof. Dr. Joachim Jose
University of Münster, Germany
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Professor Martin Andersson
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Mart Saarma
Mart Saarma
University of Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Magali Jaillard – Opening the black box of k-mer-based machine learning algorithms for the prediction of microbial phenotypes

Dr. Wing Ying Chow – Collagen dynamics and perspectives of adhesin interactions by solid-state NMR

Prof. Dr. Andrei N. Lupas – Structural principles of fiber formation in trimeric autotransporters

Professor Arben Merkoçi – Nanobiosensors for diagnostics

Prof. Dr. Joachim Jose – Advanced autotransporters: from single peptide display to cell surface factories

Professor Martin Andersson – Surface design to avoid biomaterial associated infection

Want to participate?

Are you a scientist or a curious student who wants to learn more about the world of adhesins? Do you want to collaborate, contribute and participate in the discussions or poster session? Do you want to experience the latest developments in adhesion research from the first row?

Register now, it’s free! The deadline for registration is 01 July 2021 (12:00 CET).

We hope you join us for this exciting online (Zoom) come together.
The size of the conference will be limited to 100 participants.

Participants (64/100)

Conference Programme

 

Poster session

Posters will be available to view for all conference participants. A live poster session on each day will give you the opportunity to either present or discuss posters with their respective authors in separate virtual rooms.

Deadline for poster submission is 02 July 2021 (12:00 CET)!

 

Some poster design guidelines:

  • PDF-file
  • A0 – Landscape
  • Single page
  • >300 ppi resolution
  • No multimedia content
  • Title at the top of your poster in capital letters (>80 point font size)
  • Below the title, place the authors’ names and affiliations (>36 point font size)
  • Use sans-serif typeface (i.e. Arial, Helvetica, Calibri).
  • Self-explanatory (as much as possible)
  • Minimize text – maximize use of images, figures, and tables

Questions? Please contact us via mail on arno.thibau@kgu.de

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