15th International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology
Programme

Monday 17 July
Tuesday 18 July
Wednesday 19 July
Thursday 20 July
Friday 21 July

Opening Ceremony

Guest of Honour:
Mr Lawrence Wong
Minister for National Development &
Second Minister for Finance

Keynote (BAM)

Gut Microbiome: A New Target For Managing Human Health
Prof Liping Zhao, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Bridging Session
Frontiers in Structural Microbiology

Dr Eric Westhof, Université de Strasbourg, France
 
Prof Erica Ollmann Saphire, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Workshop Session 1

Bacterial Metabolism 1
Wolfgang Zimmermann, University of Leipzig, Germany
 
Antimicrobial Peptides and Antimicrobial Resistance
Rosalba Lagos, Universidad de Chile, Chile
John Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 
Bacterial Secretion and Membranes Biosynthesis
Shu Sin Chng, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Workshop Session 2

Bacterial Metabolism 2
Prof Jung-Hye Roe, Seoul National University, South Korea
 
Biorremediation
Wen Shan Yew, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 
Pathogens and Infections 1
Bindu Sukumaran, Duke-NUS, Singapore
 
Bacterial Division and Morphogenesis
Miguel Vicente, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain

BAM-Plenary
Rational Design of Vaccines

The Most Successful Pathogen on Earth: Tuberculosis Research from Bench to Bed and Back to Bench
Prof Stefan Kaufman, Max Plank, Germany
 
From Reverse Vaccinology to Structural Vaccinology
Mariagrazia Pizza, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Italy

Arima and Mudd Awards Ceremony

Arima Award: Prof Fernando Baquero
 
Mudd Award: 'Science and Society: Infectious diseases as an example'
Prof Jörg Hacker, President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle (Saale), Germany

BAM-Plenary
Bacterial Ecology

Factors Affecting Cultivability of Microorganisms on Solidified Media
Dr Yochi Kamagata, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
 
A Taxonomy for the Uncultured
Dr Ramón Roselló-Mora, IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB, Spain

BAM-Plenary
Applied Microbiology

How Environmental Bacteria Conquest New Chemical Landscapes and Some Take Home Lessons
Prof Victor de Lorenzo, Centro Nacional Biotecnologia, CSIC, Spain
 
Prof Chase Beisel, North Carilina State University, USA

Yakult Sponsored Lunch Symposium

Gut Microbiota and Ulcerative Colitis
Prof Toshifumi Ohkusa, The Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital

Workshop Session 3

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 1
Ee Lui Ang, A*STAR, Singapore
 
Pathogens and Infections 2
Tomoko Kubori, Gifu University, Japan
 
Environmental Microbiology 1
Staffan Kjelleberg, University of New South Wales, Australia
 
Alternatives to Antibiotics
Liz Harry, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Workshop Session 4

Bacteria Regulation, Evolution, and Gene Transfer
Veronique Arluison, University of Paris, France
 
Pathogens and Infections 3
Koichi Kuwano, Kurume University, Japan
 
Biofilm and Quorum Sensing
Mark Schembri, University of Queensland, Australia

Bridging Session
Microbial Evolution and Diversity

Prof Martin Polz, MIT Boston, USA
 
Prof Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University, USA
 
Prof Eddie Holmes, University of Sydney, Australia

BAM-Plenary
Transcription Regulation

Prof Irina Artsimovitch, Ohio State University, USA
 
Multiple Regulatory Loops around a Sigma-Antisigma System in Response to Oxidants and Antibiotics
Dr. Jung-Hye Roe, Seoul National University, South Korea

BAM-Plenary
Cell Division and Morphogenesis

Dr Tanneke den Blaauwen, Universiteti van Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Regulation of Bacterial Cell Wall Growth
Prof Waldemar Vollmer, Newcastle University, UK

Workshop Session 5

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2
Sang-Ki Rhee, Soon Chun Hyang University, Korea
 
Pathogens and Infections 4
Kimberly Kline, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 
Mycobacterium and Tuberculosis
Catherine Ong, National University Health System, Singapore
 
Microbiomes
A/Prof Yunn Hwen Gan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Workshop Session 6

Bacterial Structures and Structural Microbiology
Rafael Giraldo, CIB, CSIC, Spain
 
Models of Host-Pathogens Interactions
Christoph Tang, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
 
Omics Technology for Bacterial Analysis and System Microbiology 1
Prof Rohan Williams, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Bridging Session
Microbes and Climate Change

Carlos Pedrós-Alió, National Center for Biotechnology (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain
 
Prof Lynne Boddy, Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
 
Dengue and Zika Transmission: Environmental and Human Interaction
Dr Lee Ching Ng, National Environment Agency, Singapore

BAM-Plenary
Super Resolution Microscopy in Bacteria

Prof Linda Kenney, University of Illinois, USA
 
Insight Into the Dynamics and Function of the Bacterial Tubulin FtsZ in Cell Division and Morphogenesis
A/Prof Jie Xiao, John Hopkins University, USA

BAM-Plenary
Modulating Microbiota

Alex Mira, FISABIO, Valencia, Spain
 
Human Diet, Ethnicity & Microbiota Association, Implications in Health & Disease
Prof Yuan Kun Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Workshop Session 7

Environmental Microbiology 2
Xiuzhu Dong Chinese Academy of Science, China
 
Microbial Response and Adaption
Diego de Mendoza, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
 
Omics Technology for Bacterial Analysis and System Microbiology 2
Dorte Becher, University of Greifswald, Germany
 
E. Coli Pathogenesis
Prof Eliora Ron, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Workshop Session 8

Microbial Ecology
Dr Yochi Kamagata, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
 
Probiotic and Microbiome
Prof Yuan Kun Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 3
Swaine Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 
Global Regulation and Signalling
Angelika Grundling, Imperial College of London, UK

Bridging Session
Immunity and Immune Evasion

Dr Mariagrazia Pizza, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Italy
 
Prof Stuart Levitz, University of Massachusetts, USA
 
Dr Tiffany Reese, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA

BAM-Plenary
Pathogens and Interactions with the Host

Prof Brigitte Gicquel, Institute Pasteur, France
 
A/Prof Cynthia Whitchurch, University of Technology, Sydney

BAM-Plenary
Regulation by sRNAs

RNA Chaperone Hfq Regulation of Mutagenesis in E. Coli
Dr Susan Gottesman, National Cancer Institute, USA
 
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Utilizes Small Regulatory RNAs to Control Virulence Gene Expression
Prof Stephen Lory, Harvard Medical School, USA

*Updated as of 10 July 2017. Programme is subjected to changes.