KEYNOTE SPEAKER - The EMBO Lecture
Université R. Descartes Medical School Paris, France; Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Split, Croatia
We have a great pleasure to host, as a keynote speaker, Professor Miroslav Radman (Institut Necker, Paris, France / MedILS, Split, Croatia), the FEMS-Lwoff awardee 2011.
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
The group of Sophien Kamoun at The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL), John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, studies effector biology in filamentous plant pathogens, particularly oomycetes such as the Irish famine organism Phytophthora infestans.
Andreja Ambriović Ristov
Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Main fields of interest: adenovirus biology – role of integrins in adenovirus entry and adenovirus retargeting through insertion of short peptides into HI-loop of adenovirus fiber protein, integrin mediated drug resistance in cancer cells.
John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Saskia Hogenhout’s overall research objectives are to gain a better understanding of the molecular basis of the interactions between sap-feeding insects of the order Hemiptera (aphids, leafhoppers and planthoppers) and plants, and how microbial pathogens/symbionts may influence these interactions.
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. Daslav Hranueli has got his BSc, MSc and PhD from the University of Zagreb and spent several years as a research fellow at the Universities of Oxford, Wales and Kaiserslautern where he specialised in traditional and molecular genetics, as well as in bioinformatics.
University of Rijeka, Croatia
Professor and Chairman of the Department for Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka. Chair of the Center for Proteomics.
State Health Institute, Brno, Czech Republic
Associate professor in Food Hygiene at the Veterinary and Pharmaceutical University Brno, food microbiologist and head of the Czech reference laboratory for listeria at the National Institute of Public Health.
Vanja Klepac Ceraj
The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge MA, USA
Research interests: Microbial ecology; Microbial community assembly; Host-microbe interactions; Evolution and adaptation; Invasion ecology; Environment/microbial community feedback.
INVITED SPONSORED LECTURE
Charlotte Lindhardt holds a MSc. degree in food science from the Royal Danish Veterinary and Agricultural College. Her lecture title is Performance of Rapid Screening assays for Entero Hemorrhagic E.coli in foods.
Institute Robert Koch, Berlin, Germany
Annette Mankertz works with viruses inducing the childhood diseases measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). As Head of the National Reference Centre MMR she cooperates closely with the ECDC and the WHO, and her lab serves as one of three WHO Regional Reference Labs in Europe. In 2011, Annette Mankertz has been appointed the Head of Unit “Viral infections” and Deputy Head of the “Department of Infectious Diseases” in RKI.
University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
Till now she has published 65 papers on international peer-review journals, she is co-inventor of 4 patents on anti-infective molecules and she has contributed to national and international congresses and schools with more than 100 oral communications, poster, seminars and conferences.
INRA, Dijon, France
Director of Research at the INRA of Dijon, Scientific Director of Welience Agro-Environment.
Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Ferenc Rozgonyi is a professor at the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, 16 congress proceedings, 52 book chapters and 5 books.
Croatian Veterinary Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Vladimir Savić received DVM and MS degrees from the Veterinary Faculty in Zagreb and a PhD from the Faculty of Science in Zagreb. He is an avian virologist and works at the Croatian Veterinary Institute where he is the head of the Poultry Centre.
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
Angela Sessitsch is a Bioresources Unit Head at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH. Her main research interest is to better understand how bacterial endophytes interact with plants with the aim to develop applications based on beneficial plant-microbe interactions.
University of Szeged, Hungary
János Varga’s fields of research include Mycotoxin production by Aspergilli on various agricultural products, Molecular systematics of Aspergilli and MSexual reproduction in Aspergilli.
Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Research areas: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Microbiology, Natural Sciences.
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Associate professor and medical specialist in hygiene and clinical microbiology at the Medical University of Vienna, head of the Austrian reference laboratory for yeasts and moulds. Present chairwoman of the Austrian Society of Medical Mycology.