Meeting of the FNRS contact group "Molecular Bacteriology"

  • When Oct 14, 2022 (Europe/Brussels / UTC200)
  • Where UNamur, CH01 auditorium
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University of Namur, Auditorium CH01

The meeting of the FNRS contact group « Molecular Bacteriology » is an annual opportunity to bring together Belgian researchers that decipher molecular mechanisms in diverse bacteria, such as bacterial models, opportunistic or professional pathogens, as well as environmental bacteria. It is also an opportunity to invite experts from abroad. This year, we welcome Simonetta Gribaldo (Institut Pasteur, Paris) and Christophe Grangeasse (MMSB, Lyon) to talk about their recent discoveries related to molecular bacteriology. PhD students and postdoc researchers are invited to give short talks to present their recent advances. This event helps the different research teams to keep in touch and create networking activities.

Invited speakers


Prof. Simonetta GRIBALDO
Institut Pasteur, Paris


Prof. Christophe GRANGEASSE
Molecular Microbiology and Structural Biochemistry (MMSB), Lyon

Submit your abstract to be one of the 10 to present a short talk!

The organizers invite the submission of abstracts from which 10 short talks will be selected (15 min presentation followed by 5 min for Q&A). There will be no poster session.

Preliminary program

One or two membranes ? Diderm Firmicutes illuminate the transition between Gram-negative and Gram-positives
Prof. Simonetta GRIBALDO
Abstract-selected short talks n° 1-4
Cell division and morphogenesis of Streptococcus pneumoniae
Prof. Christophe GRANGEASSE
Abstract-selected short talks n° 5-6
Coffee break
Abstract-selected short talks n° 7-10
Closing remarks
Beer Hour

Registration & abstract submission

Participation is free, but registration is mandatory. Please submit your abstract before September 9, 2022.

Organizing committee

Prof. Xavier De Bolle, UNamur, Research Unit in Biology of Microorganisms (URBM)

Prof. Laurence Van Melderen, ULB, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (CM2)


University of Namur
Auditorium CH01
Rue Grafé
5000 Namur

Access to the University

By Train: As the University campus is no more than 10' on foot from the main station, the train is certainly the best way to get to our campus.

By Car: University parkings are only for staff members. One of them, located rue Henri Lemaître, is also accessible to visitors.