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Programme

Woods-Scawen Room, Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick

26-27 September 2013


DAY 1


26 September 2013
12:00-12:45 Registration, buffet lunch and exhibition visit

 

12:45-13:00

Welcome  

Professor Peter Winstanley, Dean, Warwick Medical School
Professor Mark Pallen
, Head of Division, Microbiology and Infection


Session 1:

Chair: Professor Mark Pallen
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

 

13:00-14:00

Professor Mark Achtman
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Population genetics of genetically monomorphic bacterial pathogens

 

14:00-14:20
Dr Nick Waterfield
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
A systems biology level analysis of human host adaptation of the nematode symbiont Photorhabdus asymbiotica
 
14:20-14:40

Dr Meera Unnikrishnan
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Mechanisms of host cell manipulation by bacterial pathogens


14:40-15:00

Dr Jacqueline Chan
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Uncovering Past Human Infections – Sequencing Tuberculosis from Hungarian Mummies


15:00-15:30 Refreshment break and exhibition visit
   


Session 2:


Chair: Professor Mark Achtman
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

 

15:30-15:50 Dr Emma Denham
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

Transcription to Translation and some of the bits in-between

 

15:50-16:10 Dr Esther Robinson
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick and Heartlands NHS Trust

Comparative phylogenetics of the ICEHin1056 family reveals deep evolutionary relationships of mobile genetic elements

 
16:10-17:10

Keynote Address Professor Gad Frankel
Cell and Molecular Biology, Imperial College London
The interplay between the Escherichia coli type III secretion system effectors

 

17.10-18.30

Baba Brinkman
Exclusive performance : 'Rap Guide to Infection'

 

19:00 Dinner at Scarman
   


DAY 2


27 September 2013

08:15-08:50


Registration and refreshments

Session 3:

Chair: Dr Chrystala Constantinidou
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

 

09:00-10:00

Professor Mark Pallen
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Adventures in translational genomics and metagenomics

 
10:00-10:30

Dr Emily Adams
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick and
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Simplifying molecular diagnostics for tropical diseases

 

10:30-11:00

Professor Elizabeth Wellington
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick
Mycobacterial pathogens in the environment: indicators of infection and potential reservoirs of disease

 
11:00-11:30 Refreshment break
   


Session 4:


Chair: Professor Elizabeth Wellington


11:30-11:50

Dr Andrew Millard
Microbiology and Infection, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Cyanophage psbA – differential expression, intron splicing and an antisense RNA

 

11:50-12:30 Dr Katherine Denby
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

Elucidating gene regulatory networks mediating plant defence

 

12:30-12:40

Closing Remarks
Professor Mark Pallen

 

12:40 Lunch