Welcome to the UCMR DAY 8 January 2015!

Frontbild UCMR dagen 2015

All scientists and staff members within UCMR (Umeå Centre for Microbial Research) research groups, collaboration partners and researchers with an interest in microbial research and/or infection biology are invited to a day of inspiring research presentations and an excellent opportunity for networking and initiation of multidisciplinary collaborations. Register below and get an update on research within UCMR and core facilities/National infrastructures co-funded by UCMR programmes!

Venue: Minor Groove and Major Groove, Department of Molecular Biology, Building 6L
Date: 8 January 2015
The programme is now online!

 Programme (pdfpdf file)

8.30 – 9.00

  Registration and Poster mounting

Session I:   UCMR Programme news
9.00 – 9.05   Welcome and Introduction
Åke Forsberg

9.05 - 9.30   UCMR Programme news –
MIMS, UCMR Linnaeus Programme – VR-evaluation -
Postdoctoral programmes – Infrastructure/Core facilities
Bernt Eric Uhlin, UCMR Director 

9.30 - 9.45   UCEM – Umeå Core Facility Electron Microscopy –
Plans for the establishment of the SciLifeLab in cryo EM
Linda Sandblad, Manager UCEM

9.45 – 10.00   The MIMS-affiliated National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics – News Courses/events, network and international meetings
Anna Holmström, National Director of studies

10.00 – 10.30

  Coffee break
Session II   Mini-symposium I: New UCMR postdocs and postdoc projects
Chairpersons: Bhupender Singh, Physics, and Sara Hernandez, Molecular Biology

10.30 – 10.45   Visualization of CLIC's by correlative light and electron microscopy
Sara Henriksson, Umeå Core facility Electron Microscopy

10.45 - 11.00   Benzofuran-based as new scaffold for type III secretion system inhibitors
Duc Duy Vo, Department of Chemistry

11.00 - 11.15   The use of 3D cell culture systems to model viral infections in vitro.
David Persson, Clinical Microbiology

11.15 - 11.30   Persistent colonization in intestinal niches by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
Rajdeep Choudury, Molecular Biology

11.30 – 11.45   Facile synthesis of multi ring fused 2-Pyridones via Nitrene Insertion Reaction: Fluorescent modulators of α-synuclein amyloid formation
Pardeep Singh, Department of Chemistry

11.45 – 12.00   Computational inference of scenarios for relapsing Fever borrelia genome evolution
Haitham Elbir, Molecular Biology 

12.00 – 13.00   Lunch and poster session

Session III  

New UCMR faculty – Frame work grant and new postdocs
Chairpersons: David Persson, Clinical Microbiology and Helen Wang, Molecular Biology

13.00 – 13.20   Structural studies of gram-positive Type IV Secretion Systems
Ronnie Berntsson, New assistant professor
Medical Chemistry and Biophysics (Stockholm University)

13.20 – 13.40   Activation of circulating platelets leads to the release of potent antiviral IgG
Mattias Forsell, New assistant Professor
Clinical Microbiology (Karolinska Institute)

13.40 – 14.00   Reconsidering the structure of the bacterial cell wal.
Miguel Angel de Pedro Montalban, New UCMR Guest Professor
Molecular Biology (Centro de Biologia Molecular "Severo Ochoa", Madrid)

14.00 – 14.20   CpxR signaling as target for antibacterial treatment – A new VR framework grant in Infections and antibiotics
Matthew Francis, Molecular Biology

14.20 – 14.35   Dual role of fimbriae in Escherichia coli pathogenesis?
Bhupender Singh, Physics

14.35 – 14.50  

Bile-induced peptidoglycan remodeling in Salmonella enterica
Sara Hernandez, Molecular Biology

14.50 – 15.20   Coffee break

Session IV   Mini – symposium II: Ny and new postdoc projects
Chairpersons: Ronnie Berntsson, Stockholm University and Mattias Forsell, Karolinska Institute

15.20 - 15.40  

Plasminogen accelerates wound healing and potentiates the host defence against infections.
Tor Ny, Medical Chemistry and Biophysics

15.40 - 15.55   Targeting virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a novel approach to antibacterial drug development.
Francesco Massai, Molecular Biology

16.10 – 16.25   Natural Product Inspired Diversity-oriented synthesis
Liena Qin, Department of Chemistry

16.25 – 16.40   Regulatory role of eukaryotic Elongation Factor 3 (eEF3) in protein biosynthesis
Villu Kasari, Molecular Biology 

16.40 – 18.30    Poster session (Minor Groove and outside Major Groove)
18.30 -   Buffet dinner in lunchroom and old library at molecular biology