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

Nico Boon (Ghent University) Experimental tools in microbial communities 

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) Quantitative biology and resource allocation 

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