Tomasz Jarzembowski, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Medical University of Gdańsk, Departament of Microbiology, Poland
Title: Influence of immunosuppression on antibiotic resistance and resistance to phagocytosis of enterococcal isolates – single cell level study

Alberto Quesada Molina, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Departamento de Bioquímica, Biología Molecular y Genética;Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Extremadura.Cáceres, España
Title: Antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter isolated from human infections

Elisabeth Grohmann, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Institute of Biology II, Microbiology; Albert-Ludwigs-University FreiburgSchänzlestrasse 1; D-79104 Freiburg; Germany
Title: Wastewater irrigation-mediated spread of antimicrobial resistance: resistance gene monitoring by qPCR

Adriana Rosato, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Pathology/Infectious Diseases, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston-Texas
Title: Resistance mechanisms of MRSA, new insights and chanllenges of survival

Jean-Michel Jault, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: CNRS, France – Institut de Biologie Structurale, 6 rus Jules Horowitz, Grenoble F-38027, France
Title: Role in antibiotic resistance and functioning mechanism of multidrug ABC transporters

Dariusz Wasyl, DVM, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: National Veterinary Research Institute, Poland
Title: The bird’s eye on Salmonella and E. coli antimicrobial resistance in Poland

Corinne Lionne, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Research Centre on Pathogens and Biotechnology for Health (CPBS), University of Montpellier, France
Title: Mechanism of antibiotic resistance: kinetic, thermodynamic and structural studies of aminoglycoside phosphotransferases

Laurent Chaloin, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Research Centre on Pathogens and Biotechnology for Health (CPBS), University of Montpellier, France
Title: Overcoming antibiotics resistance by inactivating Aminoglycoside Modifying Enzymes

Adriana Renzoni, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Service of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital and Medical School of Geneva, Switzerland
Title: New pathways leading to cell-wall antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

Stefan Börjesson PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: National veterinary Institute (SVA), Department of Animal Health and Antimicrobial Strategies, Sweden
Title: Occurrence of ESBL and pAmpC producing E. coli in Swedish animals and potential overlap with human isolates

Todd Sandrin, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Associate Professor and Associate Director, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences; New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Associate Vice Provost Arizona State University, USA
Title: Maximizing the Taxonomic Resolution of MALDI-TOF-MS-based Approaches to Bacterial Characterization: Implications for Rapid Detection of Antibiotic Resistance

Chris Garner, Chief Scientist and Engineer (Confirmed)

Affiliation: UVO3 Incorporated, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Title: A Strategy for the Elimination of Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens from the Healthcare Environment

Maria-José Umbelino Ferreira, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Title: Searching for antibacterial compounds based on traditional medicine: a promising approach

Robert S. Hodges, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado, USA
Title: Design of New Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs): “Specificity Determinants” encode Gram-negative pathogen selectivity and remove both Gram-positive activity and hemolytic activity from broad-spectrum AMPs

Kristjan Plaetzer, Phd (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Laboratory of Photodynamic Inactivation of Microorganisms, Department of Materials Science and Physics, University of Salzburg, Austria
Title: Photodynamic Inactivation based on natural photosensitizers as effective antimicrobial approach

Khine Swe Swe/Han, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: National Health Laboratory Services & Department of Medical Microbiology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Title: Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance and Epidemiology: Concerns on Pathogen Resistance and Public Health regarding MDR Acinetobacter sepsis vs synergy results of combination drugs susceptibility

David Wareham, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Soon
Title: Soon

Cláudio Galuppo Diniz, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Title: Antimicrobial resistance and host-bacteria-relationships: to what extent in vitro experiments applies to actual infections?

Kozo Ochi, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Hiroshima Institute of Technology – Department of Life Science, Japan
Title: Activating the expression of bacterial silent genes by rifampicin resistance (rpoB) or streptomycin resistance (rpsl) mutations – toward the discover of novel antibiotics

Daniela Jones-Dias, Phd (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Laboratório de Referência da Resistência aos Antimicrobianos, Departamento de Doenças Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, I.P., Portugal
Title: Antimicrobial resistance from non-human sources: Where do we stand?

Vera Manageiro, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Portugal
Title: Carbapenem resistance and the laboratory: When, how and why?

Harry P. de Koning, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, College of medical, Veterinary and Life sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Title: Drug Resistance in Trypanosoma brucei: a key role of Aquaporin

Lucia Birosova, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Title: Antibiotic resistance of coliform bacteria in wastewater and sewage sludge

Miyazaki Kentaro, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Title: Metagenomic screening for 16S rRNA-based antibiotic resistance

Bessa Lucinda, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Interdisciplinary Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), University of Porto, Portugal
Title: Antibacterial, antibiofilm and synergistic activities of natural compounds produced by marine organisms

Almeida Adelaide, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Title: Efficiency of phage cocktails in the inactivation of Vibrio in aquaculture

Benno Ter Kuile, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: University of Amsterdam, Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences and
Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: Factors driving the development and spread of antibiotic resistance

Maddocks Sarah, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK
Title: Honey for the treatment of antimicrobial resistant wound pathogens

Oleastro Monica, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: National Reference Laboratory for Gastrointestinal Infections, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Lisbon, Portugal
Title: Disclosing molecular determinants of aminoglycosides resistance in Campylobacter sp

Koczura Ryszard, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Title: Integrons in wastewater and surface waters

Sousa Marcelo C., PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Title: Mechanism of Lipid A modification and Resistance to Antimicrobial Peptides

Marta Aires de Sousa, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Escola Superior de Saúde da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa, Portugal
Title: How safe is it to travel by public transportation?

Mwambete K. D., PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation:Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Title:Antibacterial quality of some antibiotics available in five administrative areas along the boarders of Tanzania

Ashraf Samir Hakim Elmigrisy, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation:Department of Microbiology and Immunology Veterinary Research Division, National Research Center, Giza, Egypt

Title: Approach to antibiotic resistance in bacteria of veterinary concern

Inna Lysnyansk, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Department of Avian and Fish Diseases, Kimron Veterinary Institute, Israel

Title:Molecular characterization of macrolide–lincosamide-acquired decreased susceptibility in Mycoplasma synoviae

Marina Macedo Viñas, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation:Departamento de Laboratorio de Patología Clínica, Centro Nacional de Quemados, Hospital de Clínicas, Montevideo, Uruguay

Title: Evolution of microbial flora in burn wounds at a National Burn Centre

Grundmann H., PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Medical Microbiology, Groningen, The Netherlands

Title: Measuring resistance: Importance of harmonisation in surveillance of antibiotic resistance

Josef Järhult, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Section for Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Title:Carriage, transmission, selection and horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance in E.Coli of Mallards – implications for birds as reservoirs and spreaders of antibiotic resistance

Max Maurin, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Laboratoire de Bactériologie, Département des Agents Infectieux, Institut de Biologie et Pathologie CHU de Grenoble, France

Title: Selection of fluoroquinolones resistance in Legionella pneumophila in humans

Miklos Fuzi, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation:Institute for Medical Microbiology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Title:Has the use of fluoroquinolones facilitated the widespread dissemination of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the healthcare setting

Svetlana Ermolaeva, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation:Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia

Title: Bactericidal activity of non-thermal gas plasma: effects on polyresistant bacteria and bacterial biofilms

Nuno Empadinhas, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation:Molecular Mycobacteriology Group, CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Title:Exposing new mycobacterial drug targets from unique metabolic pathways

Paula Gameiro, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation:Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Title:Fluoroquinolone-metal complexes: a route to counteract bacterial resistance?

Prabha Fernandes, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Cempra Pharmaceuticals, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Title: Solithromycin: Development of a New Macrolide, a Fluoroketolide with Activity Against Macrolide-Resistant Pathogens

Marc Boudvillain, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Helicases & RNA group,Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire
Title: Transcription termination factor Rho mechanisms and resistance to bicyclomycin

Maria J. Feio, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Requimte, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
Title: Discrimination of Escherichia (E.) coli mutants and their outer membrane mimetic systems by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy

Sander Smits, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Institute of Biochemistry I, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Title: Lantibiotic resistance in producer strains and human pathogenic bacteria

Laurent Poirel, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Medical and Molecular Microbiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg
Title: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae; European epidemiology and detection techniques

Catherine Bennett, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: School of Health & Social Development, Deakin Epidemiology, Deakin Population Health Strategic Research Centre President, Council of Academic Public Health Institutions, Australia
Title: Community-Onset Staphylococcus aureus infections, colonisation and antibiotic resistance in Australia: The COSAHC Study

Nachiket Marathe, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Biomedicine, the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Title: Antibiotic manufacturing sites – hotspots for the development of antibiotic resistance

Kornelius Zeth, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
Title: Structural basis of LL-37 peptide channels and the mechanism of membrane permeabilization

Ana Belen Fernandez Perez, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Canary Islands, Spain
Title: Sudden respiratory muscle paralysis and apnea in a patient infected with multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa treated with intravenous colistin (tentative)

Lígia Saraiva, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: ITQB-UNL, Oeiras, Portugal
Title: Helicobacter pylori is killed by carbon monoxide–releasing molecules (CORMs)

Steven Djordjevic, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: The ithree Institute University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Title: Tn6026 and related transposons: emerging players in the dissemination of multiple antibiotic resistance

Silvia Moreno, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Fundación Instituto Leloir, Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas Buenos Aires (IIBBA_CONICET), Argentina
Title: Potential use of rosemary bioactives against nosocomial multidrug-resistant bacteria

Sarita G Bhat, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India
Title: Reaffirming phage cocktail for biocontrol and to overcome BIM development in Salmonella Enteritidis

Gregory Resch, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: In Vitro Characterization of PlySK1249, a Novel Phage Lysin, and Assessment of Its Antibacterial Activity in a Mouse Model of Streptococcus agalactiae Bacteremia

Isabel Gordo, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
Title: Cost of resistance can be overridden by the adaptive potential of resistant bacteria

Ramon Garcia Santiago, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Centre for TB Research, University of British Columbia, Canada
Title: Repurposing veterinary anti parasitic avermectins as potential new treatment for tuberculosis

Peter Pristas, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Institute of Animal Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Title: Antibiotic resistance of enterococci from wild animals in Slovakia

Christopher Tan, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Merck, Departments of Discovery Biology-Infectious Diseases, USA
Title: Genetic Strategies to identify β-Lactam Potentiating Agents to Restore Imipenem Spectrum against Drug Resistant Gram-Positive Pathogens

Filipa Vale, PhD (Confirmed)

Affiliation: Host-Pathogen Interactions Unit, Research Institute for Medicines (iMed-ULisboa), Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Title: Phage therapy as an alternative beyond antibiotics for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori