Programme outline

 

Keynote Lecture:

 

Rodolphe Barrangou (North Carolina State University)

Functions and applications of CRISPR-Cas systems in lactic acid bacteria

 


MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

 

Danilo Ercolini (University of Naples) – Lactic acid bacteria from foods and from probiotic preparations: current knowledge on their link to the gut microbiome

Rachel J Dutton (UCSD) - Genetics, microbial communities and metabolism

 


FERMENTATION AND METABOLISM

 

Luc de Vuyst (Brussels University) – Microbial communities in food fermentations

Frank Bruggeman (VU Amsterdam) – Principles of microbial physiology

Michiel Kleerebezem (Wageningen University) – Growth rate and physiology of Lactococcus lactis

 


GENETICS AND GENOMICS

 

Lynette Cigelske (Stanford) - Solid state NMR for macromolecular assemblies (e.g. cell wall)

Jörn Piel (ETH Zurich) – Ribosomally synthesised peptides biodiversity

Jinzhong Xiao (Morinaga Milk Industry Co. Ltd) – Genomics and physiology of bifidobacteria

 


HOST-MICROBE INTERACTIONS

 

Dennis Nielsen (University of Copenhagen) – Probiotics

Catherine Stanton (APC, Ireland) – Gut microbiome, diet and mood

Beatriz Martinez (Dairy Research Institute IPLA-CSIC, Spain) - Cell wall homeostasis in LAB: insults and defenses

 


BACTERIOPHAGE AND ANTIMICROBIALS

 

Christophe Fremaux  (DuPont Nutrition and Health) - Dairy lactococcal and streptococcal phage-host interactions: industrial perspective in an evolving phage landscape

Karen Maxwell  (Toronto) - Chemical warfare in the phage-host evolutionary arms race