Brucella Biology Meeting

  • When Sep 06, 2017 05:00 PM to Sep 08, 2017 12:00 PM (Europe/Brussels / UTC200)
  • Where UNamur, CH01 auditorium
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The University of Namur (UNamur) and the Research Unit in Biology of Microorganisms (URBM) have the great pleasure to invite you to a scientific meeting on Brucella biology, which will be held on September 6-8, 2017.



This meeting is organized in the honor of Jean-Jacques Letesson, who will be appointed Professor Emeritus on the 1st of October 2017. He was head of the URBM and devoted his research to the study of Brucella central metabolism and to the understanding of Brucella virulence and immune response in the infected host. 

Jean-Jacques Letesson's Research Group

Conference topics

- Brucella strains : diagnosis, vaccines and genomics
- Brucella infection models
- Hijacking of host cells by Brucella
- Brucella adaptation in host

Guest speakers
Prof. Sascha Al-Dahouk, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Germany)
Prof. Emeritus José Maria Blasco, Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (Spain)
Prof. Clayton Caswell, Virginia Tech (USA)
Prof. Jean Celli, Washington State University (USA)
Prof. Diego Comerci, National University of San Martin (Argentina)
Dr. Raquel Conde, University of Navarra (Spain)
Prof. Sean Crosson, University of Chicago (USA)
Prof. Jacques Godfroid, University of Tromse (Norway)
Prof. Jean-Pierre Gorvel, Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (France)
Prof. Maria Jesus Grillo, Spanish National Research Council (Spain)
Dr. Caterina Guzman Verri, National University (Costa Rica)
Prof. Maite Iriarte Cilveti, University of Navarra (Spain)
Prof. Stephan Kohler, University of Montpellier (France)
Prof. Edgardo Moreno, National University (Costa Rica)
Prof. Ignacio Moriyon, University of Navarra (Spain)
Dr. David O’Callaghan, University of Montpellier (France)
Prof. R. Marty Roop II, East Carolina University (USA)
Dr. Suzana Salcedo, University of Lyon (France)
Prof. Renée Tsolis, University of California, Davis (USA)
Dr. Amaia Zuñiga, University of Navarra (Spain)

University of Namur
CH01 auditorium
Rue Joseph Grafé
5000 Namur (Belgium)
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