Welcome to the UCMR DAY 2018, 11 January!

IMG 9715Get an update on research within UCMR and core facilities and National infrastructures!

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. The programme will include invited speakers and networking in round table discussion on topics relevant for infection biology research.

Place: Major and Minor Groove, Building 6L, NUS

The Final Programme is now online!

UCMR DAY 2018, 11 January, Final Programme

Registration and poster mounting

Welcome information and UCMR update
Åke Forsberg & Bernt Eric Uhlin

TALK SESSION 1, Session chairs: Maria Fällman & Bernt Eric Uhlin
Biophysical studies of the mechanisms modulating the interaction between HSV and cell-surface carbohydrates

Marta Bally, Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Department of Clinical Microbiology and WCMM, Umeå University

Synthesis of ring-fused peptidomimetics affecting amyloid fibers

Dan Adolfsson, Department of Chemistry, Umeå University

Revealing the spatial arrangement of Type V pili from P. gingivalis

Thomas Heidler, Department of Chemistry, Umeå University

Innate Lymphoid Cell – Epithelial cell cross-talk: Complexity of antimicrobial responses in human intestinal epithelial cells

Maarten Coorens, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory          
Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

10.25 Coffee

TALK SESSION 2, Session chairs: Elisabeth Sauer-Eriksson & Åke Forsberg

Lift and cut: anti-host autophagy mechanism of Legionella pneumophila

Yoawen Wu, Department of Chemistry, Umeå University,
Chemical Genomics Centre of the Max Planck Society, Dortmund, Germany; Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany;

Nucleolin: a target for lactoferrin-mediated entry of human adenoviruses?

David Persson, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University

Dental Caries, an Immune Deficiency and Infection by High Virulence Types of Streptococcus mutans

Nongfei Sheng, Departments of Cariology, Chemistry and Medical Chemistry and Biophysics, Umeå University

H2O2 release by bacteria suppresses inflammasome-dependent innate immunity

Saskia Erttmann, Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

Orthocaspases – caspase homologues in prokaryotes

Marina Klemenčič, Department of Chemistry, Umeå University

Candidalysin, a new arsenal of Candida albicans

Sujan Yellagunda, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University

12.30 Lunch and mandatory poster viewing
Even numbers between 13.15-14.00
Odd numbers between 14.00-14.45

14.30 Coffee

Round table discussion session 1 (see separate programme)

Round table discussion session 2 (see separate programme)

18.00 Mingle and final poster viewing
(lunch room and old library at Department of Molecular Biology)

19.00 Follow up round table discussion sessions and reports from chairs.

Evaluation of this years meeting
Suggestions for UCMR DAY 2019
Future plans for UCMR after 2018

20.30 Poster removing and end of the conference