International symposium on respiratory systems in gram-positive bacteria
The symposium is devoted to the composition, function, and assembly of respiratory systems, especially terminal oxidases, in aerobic Gram-positive bacteria. Many of these bacteria are of large medical or industrial importance. The purpose is to promote research and exchange of information in this active but rather non-coherent field by bringing together scientists from laboratories at various geographical locations working at the molecular up to the cell level with related bacteria.
Want to participate?
Contact the organizer Lars Hederstedt (Lars [dot] Hederstedt [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se) as soon as possible, no later than 30 March 2019.
Sessions I & II are open to the public, sessions III & IV require registration.
|Thursday April 11, 2019, Department of Biology, Lecture hall in Biology building A, Sölvegatan 35, Lund|
|Session I – Respiratory supercomplexes|
|13:15–14:15||Leonid Sazanov (Institute of Science and Technology, Austria)||Structure and function of respiratory complex I and supercomplexes
Keynote lecture and Department of Biology lecture
|14:30–15:00||Ana Melo (Portuguese Infrastructure of Biological Data, Oeiras, Portugal)||Respiratory supercomplexes of bacteria in perspective|
|15:20–15:50||Emma Berta Gutiérrez Cirlos (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Iztacalka Tlalnepantla, Mexico)||Are respiratory supercomplexes associated with other proteins in Bacillus subtilis membranes?|
|15:50–16:20||Martin Högbom (Stockholm University, Sweden)||Structure and composition of the obligate mycobacterial III2IV2 respiratory supercomplex|
|Session II – Extracellular electron transfer|
|16:45–17:15||Samuel Light (University of California, Berkeley, USA)||Characterization of a branched extracellular electron transport chain in diverse Firmicutes|
|17:15–17:45||Galina Pankratova (Lund University, Sweden)||Extracellular electron transfer features of Enterococcus faecalis|
|Evening events, for registered participants only|
|18:15||Visit to Skissernas museum (Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art)|
|Friday April 12, 2019, Gamla Biskopshuset, Biskopsgatan 1, Lund|
|Session III – Respiratory enzyme biogenesis and metal cofactor metabolism|
|09:30–10:30||Eric Skaar (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA)||How Gram positive bacteria solve the heme paradox
|11:00–11:30||Michael Bott (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)||Assembly factors of the cytochrome bc1-aa3 supercomplex of Actinobacteria|
|11:30–12:00||Nick Le Brun (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)||Copper trafficking and detoxification in Bacillus subtilis|
|12:00–12:30||Delphine Lechardeur (National Institute of Agronomic Research, Jouy en Josas, France)||Strategies of heme management in Gram-positive bacterial pathogens|
|13:30–14:00||Lars Hederstedt (Lund University, Sweden)||Cytochrome a oxidase assembly factors in Bacillus subtilis|
|Session IV – Physiological aspects of respiratory metabolism|
|14:00–14:30||Claes von Wachenfeldt (Lund University, Sweden)||Redox sensing by Rex family repressors|
|15:00–15:30||Philippe Gaudu (National Institute of Agronomic Research, Jouy en Josas, France)||Are respiratory components attractive antibiotic targets to limit pathogen infection? Case of an opportunistic pathogen; Streptococcus agalactiae|
|15:30–16:00||Michael Berney (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA)||Suffocating persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis|
|End of the symposium sponsored by the Carl Tesdorpf Foundation|
|The Hederstedt colloquium, Gamla Biskopshuset, Biskopsgatan 1, Lund|
|16:15||Introduction & drinks|