The Bacterial Cell Surfaces GRC
has always prided itself on emphasizing the work of junior scientists. This
year, for the first time, a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will be held
alongside this conference. The GRS is a meeting
run by junior investigators, for junior investigators. This seminar will bring together
post-docs and graduate students in a stimulating yet relaxed environment,
ideal for fostering collaborations, networking with colleagues, and conceiving
new research directions. Seminar attendees
will be able to present their work to their peers in an intimate setting prior
to the larger GRC meeting.
the associated conference, the GRS is broad in scope, but focused on the cell
surface. Topics include
(but are not limited to) envelope biogenesis, maintenance, and degradation;
transport of small molecules, proteins, and other polymers; transduction of
chemical and mechanical signals; cell division and morphogenesis; and
compartmentalization, subcellular localization, and surface structures. Consequently, this seminar will unite
cell biologists, geneticists, biochemists, microscopy and imaging specialists,
structural biologists, and more. Contributors to the GRS are strongly
encouraged to present their work at the GRC, which will immediately follow the
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Bacterial Cell Surfaces" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Seed funding for this new Gordon Research Seminar has been provided by the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at North Carolina State University.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Insights into Membrane Biogenesis and Signal Transduction|
|Discussion Leaders: Thomas Bartlett (Princeton University, USA) and Tatyana Sysoeva (Duke University, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:25 pm||Thomas Silhavy (Princeton University, USA)|
"Insights into Membrane Biogenesis and Signal Transduction"
|4:25 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Structure of Cellular Envelope and Its Dynamics|
|Discussion Leaders: Matthew Jorgenson (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA) and Antoine Delhaye (Institut de Duve, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)|
|7:30 pm - 7:35 pm||Introduction by Discussion Leader|
|7:35 pm - 7:50 pm||Robert Turner (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)|
"The Structure, Architecture and Organisation of Peptidoglycan"
|7:50 pm - 7:55 pm||Discussion|
|7:55 pm - 8:10 pm||George Liechti (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA)|
"Pathogenic Chlamydia Lack a Classical Sacculus but Synthesize a Narrow, Midcell Peptidoglycan Ring, Regulated by MreB, for Cell Division"
|8:10 pm - 8:15 pm||Discussion|
|8:15 pm - 8:30 pm||Tanja Fischer (Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany)|
"Electron Microscopy of the Surface Structures and Appendages of the Pelagic Flavobacterium Formosa"
|8:30 pm - 8:35 pm||Discussion|
|8:35 pm - 8:50 pm||Eva Wollrab (Institut Pasteur, France)|
"Bacterial Cell-Wall Expansion Studied by High-Precision Video Microscopy"
|8:50 pm - 8:55 pm||Discussion|
|8:55 pm - 9:10 pm||Emma Dawson (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)|
"Dynamin-Like Proteins Contribute to Membrane Integrity and Acid Tolerance in Helicobacter pylori"
|9:10 pm - 9:15 pm||Discussion|
|9:15 pm - 9:30 pm||General Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Secretion and Surface Attachment Mechanisms|
|Discussion Leaders: Jing Yan (Princeton University, USA) and Salvatore Nocadello (Northwestern University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:05 am||Introduction by Discussion Leader|
|9:05 am - 9:20 am||Sander Van der Verren (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)|
"Structural and Mechanistic Insights into the Curli Secretion Pathway Channel CsgG"
|9:20 am - 9:25 am||Discussion|
|9:25 am - 9:40 am||Irina Afonina (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)|
"Sortase-Assembled Ebp Pili Impede Horizontal Gene Transfer in Enterococcus faecalis"
|9:40 am - 9:45 am||Discussion|
|9:45 am - 10:00 am||Paula Szymczak (Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark)|
"Phage Adsorption to the Bacterial Cell Wall Receptors of Two Dairy Species"
|10:00 am - 10:05 am||Discussion|
|10:05 am - 10:20 am||Jason Paxman (La Trobe University, Australia)|
"The Unexpected Architecture of the Autotransporter UpaB Allows a Dual Mode of Action"
|10:20 am - 10:25 am||Discussion|
|10:25 am - 10:40 am||Courtney Ellison (Indiana University, USA)|
"Role of Tad Pili and Their Retraction in Surface-Contact Stimulation of Holdfast Deployment in Caulobacter crescentus"
|10:40 am - 10:45 am||Discussion|
|10:45 am - 11:00 am||General Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Cellular Envelope and Antimicrobials|
|Discussion Leaders: Karine Nozeret (Institut Pasteur, France) and Angela Schlegel (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:45 pm||Saurabh Mishra (Indian Institute of Science, India)|
"Global Study of Beta-Lactam Stress Response of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in WhiB4 Dependent Manner"
|1:45 pm - 1:50 pm||Discussion|
|1:50 pm - 2:05 pm||Jon Weeks (University of Oklahoma, USA)|
"Defining the Rules of Uptake of Antibiotics in Gram-Negative Pathogens: Outer Membrane Permeability vs. Active Efflux"
|2:05 pm - 2:10 pm||Discussion|
|2:10 pm - 2:25 pm||Danielle Hindes-Baranova (Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, USA)|
"Antibody Binding to Vibrio cholerae Lipopolysaccharide Triggers Membrane Perturbation and Signal Transduction Pathway(s)"
|2:25 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13 AI126686-01 from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.