Welcome to UCMR Distinguished Guests Seminar Series
April 14th 2021, 14:00-15:00 Venue: via Zoom
Pascale Cossart Pasteur Institute, France
Title of the talk: “Infection Biology in the era of microbiomes: the Listeria paradigm”
Host PI: Jörgen Johansson
Bio of the speaker: Pascale Cossart, after studying chemistry in Lille (France) obtained a master degree at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Back in France, she obtained her PhD in Paris in the Institut Pasteur where she has headed the « Bacteria-Cell Interactions »unit , also an Inserm and an INRA unit, until recently. After studying DNA-protein interactions, in E. coli, she started in 1986, to study the molecular and cellular basis of infections by intracellular bacteria taking as a model the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Pascale Cossart pioneered the field of Cellular Microbiology. Her research has led to new concepts in infection biology but also in fundamental microbiology (in particular RNA biology), in cell biology and also in epigenetics. Her contributions have been recognized by a number of awards, including the Robert Koch Prize (2007), the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2008), the Balzan Prize(2013), the Heinrich Wieland prize (2018), and the NAS Selman Waksman Award (2021). She is a member of the French Academy of Science (2002), a foreign member of the American National Academy of Science (NAS) (2009), of the German Leopoldina (2001), of the Royal Society (2010) and the National Academy of Medecine (NAM) (2014). Since January 2016, she is Secrétaire Perpétuel at the French Academy of Sciences.
May 5th 2021, 15:00-16:00 Venue: via Zoom
Scott Hultgrent Washington University, USA
Title of the talk: “UTI Complexity at the Bacterial-Host Interface: Blueprint for Antibiotic-sparing Therapeutics”
Host PI: Fredrik Almqvist
Bio of the speaker: Scott Hultgren, Helen Lehbrink Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Director of the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research at Washington University in St. Louis, received his Ph.D. at Northwestern University, and postdoctoral training with Staffan Normark at Umeå, Sweden. He was elected to the National Academies of Sciences (2011) Medicine (2017) and Inventors (2020); and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received Washington University Distinguished Investigator and 2nd Century Awards, the Eli Lilly award, St. Louis Science Academy’s Fellows Award, a Nobel Fellowship, an NIH Merit grant, an honorary Doctor of Philosophy at Umeå University, a Shipley Lecturership at Harvard University and been named a College Luminary by Indiana University. He has also chaired a Gordon Conference on Microbial Attachment and co-chaired the national “Moving into the Future: New Dimensions and Strategies for Women’s Health Research” conference sponsored by ORWH/NIH and Washington University.
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