Brucella Biology Meeting

  • When Sep 06, 2017 05:00 PM to Sep 08, 2017 01:00 PM (Europe/Brussels / UTC200)
  • Where UNamur, CH01 auditorium
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This scientific meeting will gather, at the University of Namur, world's leading experts in the field of Brucella biology!

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 Research Unit in Biology of Microorganisms (URBM). He devoted his research to the study of the metabolism of Brucella and to the understanding of many aspects of Brucella virulence and immune response in the infected host. 

Jean-Jacques Letesson's Research Group



Opening session
Wednesday 6th of September at 18:00
In the presence of Dr. Véronique Halloin, Secretary-General of the Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS
This opening ceremony will be followed by a cocktail (registration is mandatory).
Conference topics
- Brucella infection models
- Brucella strains : diagnosis, vaccines and genomics
- Hijacking of host cells by Brucella
- Brucella adaptation in host
Prof. Sascha Al-Dahouk, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Germany)
Prof. 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)
Dr. David Fretin, Belgian National Reference Laboratory (Belgium)
Prof. Jacques Godfroid, University of Tromse (Norway)
Prof. Jean-Pierre Gorvel, Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (France)
Dr. Caterina Guzman-Verri, National University (Costa Rica)
Prof. Maite Iriarte, University of Navarra (Spain)
Prof. Stephan Kohler, University of Montpellier (France)
Prof. Jean-Jacques Letesson, University of Namur (Belgium)
Prof. Edgardo Moreno, National University (Costa Rica)
Dr. Marcella Mori, Belgian National Reference Laboratory (Belgium) 
Prof. Ignacio Moriyon, University of Navarra (Spain)
Prof. Eric Muraille, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
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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