Fourth annual meeting of the Namur Research Pole in Infectiology - RESCHEDULED

  • When May 17, 2022 (Europe/Brussels / UTC200)
  • Where UNamur, Auditorium Pedro Arrupe PA02
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The fourth annual meeting of the Namur Research Pole in Infectiology (NaRePI) will take place on Tuesday May 17, 2022 at the University of Namur.

Due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and attaching importance to having an in-person meeting, we have decided to postpone the event initially planned on January 27, 2022. The conference has now been rescheduled to May 17, 2022.

The theme of this year's conference is: "Escaping bugs, the role of basic research".

The program will include four keynote lectures by renowned experts in the field, as well as abstract-selected short talks and poster presentations by young researchers. We welcome abstracts on all topics related to infectiology research! Best communications will be awarded.

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Invited speakers

   
Prof. Christoph DEHIO
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
       

   
Prof. Piet MAES
Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, KU Leuven, Belgium
       

   
Prof. Alba SILIPO
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
       

   
Prof. Thomas VAN BOECKEL
Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Preliminary programme

09:30  

Welcome Coffee

10:00  

Introduction

10:05  

Structure-function analysis of cyclic-beta-glucan synthesis and export in the alpha-proteobacteria

Prof. Christoph DEHIO, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland

10:45  

Short talk

11:05  

Short talk

11:25  

Poster flash talks

12:00  

Lunch and poster session

13:30  

Mapping antimicrobial resistance rates in low- and middle-income countries

Prof. Thomas VAN BOECKEL, Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

14:10  

Short talk

14:30  

Short talk

14:50  

Filoviruses: Correlates of protection and development of countermeasures

Prof. Piet MAES, Zoonotic infectious diseases unit, Rega institute, KU Leuven, Belgium

15:30  

Coffee break

16:00  

Short talk

16:20  

Short talk

16:40  

Short talk

17:00  

Unveiling the puzzle of microbial glycans: tell me your function and I'll tell your structure

Prof. Alba SILIPO, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

17:40  

Closing remarks and awards

18:00  

End

Venue

University of Namur
Auditorium Pedro Arrupe PA02
Rue de Bruxelles
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.

Scientific committee

  • Prof. Xavier De Bolle, UNamur, Research Unit in Biology of Microorganisms (URBM)
  • Prof. Nicolas Gillet, UNamur, Integrated Veterinary Research Unit (URVI)
  • Prof. Régis Hallez, UNamur, Research Unit in Biology of Microorganisms (URBM)
  • Prof. Catherine Linard, UNamur, Department of Geography
  • Prof. Benoît Muylkens, UNamur, Integrated Veterinary Research Unit (URVI)
  • Dr. Francesco Renzi, UNamur, Research Unit in Biology of Microorganisms (URBM)
  • Prof. Stéphane Vincent, UNamur, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of bio-organic chemistry (CBO) 

Registration & abstract submission

Because of the postponement of the meeting to May 2022, the registration and abstract submission sites are closed and will reopen in February 2022.