5th Mol Micro & 4th M4 Meeting, Birmingham

Birmingham B15 2TT, Designation and research interest, Edgbaston, UK, University of Birmingham
Medical and Dental Sciences
Wednesday 13th (09:00) - Thursday 14th September 2017 (18:00)
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Email: IMI@contacts.bham.ac.uk

We are pleased to announce that the 5th Molecular Microbiology Meeting  & 4th Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting (M4) will take place on the 13th & 14th of September 2017. 


These meetings will be held jointly for the first time on the main campus at the University of Birmingham, UK and will be hosted by the Institute of Microbiology & Infection (IMI).

The Molecular Microbiology Meeting was first held six years ago in Würzburg and, after three successful iterations, moved to Vienna in 2015.  As on previous occasions, the current meeting seeks to unite scientists who study the molecular biology of microbes with a focus on prokaryotes and fungi. Invited speakers are authors of selected papers recently published in the journal Molecular Microbiology

The Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting known as the M4, originated here in Birmingham in 2014 and has gone from strength to strength, each year, as partners from the Universities of Nottingham (2015 hosts), Leicester (2016 hosts) and Warwick (due to host in 2018) have joined up to create an exciting forum to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration.

To attract young researchers, the joint iteration of both these meetings will feature short talks selected from submitted abstracts and poster sessions. 

Invited speakers

 Speaker name  Designation and research interest  Institution
 Peggy Cotter Professor and AAM Fellow
Molecular mechanisms of bacterial respiratory pathogenesis and molecular mechanisms of inter-bacterial cooperation and competition.
University of North Carolina
 Jeffrey Errington Professor of Microbiology and Director of the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (CBCB)

Bacterial cell and molecular biology. Interests lie in the molecular basis for cell wall synthesis, cell shape, chromosome segregation and cell division

 Newcastle University
Carmen Buchrieser Professor of Microbiology and AAM Fellow

Infection biology, Cell biology, Genomics
Infectious Diseases, Evolution of bacterial pathogens, Horizontal gene transfer, Host-pathogen interactions

 Institut Pasteur, Paris
M. Stephen Trent

UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor and AAM Fellow
Translational research on immuno-modulation pertaining to inflammation

University of Georgia, Department of Infectious Diseases

Miguel A. Valvano Dr. Valvano is a Professor holding a Chair of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom, and is also Professor Emeritus in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada Queens University Belfast and University of Western Ontario
Kai Papenfort

Professor for Microbiology
Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology

Thorsten Allers Associate Professor of Archaeal Genetics

Using genetics and biochemistry to understand how DNA replication, recombination and repair operate in archaea, the third domain of life alongside bacteria and eukaryotes

University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
 Jan-Willem Veening Professor
Molecular Genetics, Bacteriology, Medical Microbiology and Systems and Synthetic Biology
 University of Lausanne
Simon Dove Associate Professor of Paediatrics

Transcription Regulation

Harvard Medical School – Biologic and Biomedical Sciences
Erin D. Goley PhD Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry

Bacterial Cell Biology; Cytokinesis; Cytoskeleton; Cellular organization and dynamic reorganization

Johns Hopkins University

Organising committee

Organiser name Designation and research interest Institution
 David Grainger Ph.D School of Biosciences

Reader in Molecular Microbiology
Bacterial chromosome biology, gene expression, pathogenicity

 University of Birmingham
 Tracey Palmer Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology
Protein transport across bacterial membranes
 University of Dundee
 Andrew Lovering School of Biosciences

Senior Lecturer
Structural biology (and related techniques) to investigate protein function

 University of Birmingham
 Ian Henderson Professor of Mocrobial Biology and Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection
Protein secretion, Cell envelope biology, Bacterial pathogenesis, Immune response to bacterial infections, Antimicrobials
University of Birmingham 
 John D Helmann Professor and Chairman 
Bacillus subtilis, a Gram-positive soil bacterium and genetic model system
 Cornell University, NY

Details of the scientific programme and instructions for registration will follow shortly.

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