Oral Contributions


Dr. Elisabeth Grohmann

Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences and Technology, Microbiology, Forum Seestraße, Berlin (Germany)
Title: Molecular insights in antibiotic resistance transfer among Gram-positive pathogens


Dr. Marcos Quintela Baluja

Affiliation: Newcastle University (UK)
Title: Antibiotic resistance dynamics in the Urban Water Cycle


Dr. Adelaide Almeida

Affiliation: Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal)
Title: Photodynamic inactivation for blood disinfection by immobilized photossensitizers


Dr. Max Maurin

Affiliation: Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène Hospitalière, Institut de Biologie et de Pathologie CHU de Grenoble, Grenoble (France)
Title: Antibiotic resistances in Francisella tularensis


Dr. Thomas Schwartz

Affiliation: Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG), Bioprocess technology and Biosystems Department Microbiology / Molecular biology (Germany)
Title: AImpact of UV/ozone treatment on antibiotic resistant bacteria as part of the wastewater effluent microbiom


Dr. Ashraf Hakim

Affiliation: Microbiology & Immunology Department, National Research Centre (Egypt)
Title: Screening of Multi drug Resistant Food Poisoning Bacteria among Ready to eat Pork by products in Egyptian Stores


Dr. Frank Schweizer

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Assistant Professor Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba (Canada)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Keith Poole

Affiliation: Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University Kingston, ON (Canada)
Title: Potentiation of antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa by targetting resistance-promoting stress responses


Dr. Christian Melander

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry North Carolina State University, North Carolina (USA)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Mingdi Yan

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry University of Massachusetts Lowell (USA)
Title: Glyconanomaterials: New Platform for Targeting Bacteria


Dr. Mark Papich

Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University (USA)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Anna Roujeinikova

Affiliation: Dept. of Microbiology and Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University (Australia)
Title: New targets for the old drugs: exploring the antimicrobial potential of sulfonamide carbonic anhydrase inhibitors?


Dr. Tapan Majumdar

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Agartala Government Medical College (India)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Silvia Moreno

Affiliation: Plant Pharmacology Laboratory, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, CONICET, Maimónides University, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Title: Natural compounds present in Rosmarinus officinalis to overcome bacterial resistance


Dr. Cynthia Whitchurch

Affiliation: The ithree institute, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
Title: Exploiting morphotype plasticity mechanisms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Dr. Clyde Smith

Affiliation: Stanford University, Stanford (USA)
Title: Mechanisms of Antibacterial Resistance


Dr. Abdelaziz Touati

Affiliation: Bejaia University, Béjaia (Algeria)
Title: OXA-48 carbapenemase in Algeria: Prevalence in different niches and literature review


Dr. Zunita Zakaria

Affiliation: Deputy Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra (Malaysia)


Dr. Swapan Banerjee

Affiliation: Bureau of Microbial Hazards, HPFB, Health Canada (Canada)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Renata Piccinini

Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano (Italy)a
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. A. Anas

Affiliation: CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography Regional Centre Kochi (India)
Title: Antibiotic resistant vibrios in marine environment and their ecological significances


Dr. Sheila Sadeghi

Affiliation: Dept. of Life Sciences & Systems Biology, University of Turin, Turin (Italy)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Lucy Palmer

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Stony Brook School of Medicine (USA)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas

Affiliation: LOEWE Center for Insect Biotechnology & Bioresources (Germany)
Title: Development of Insect-derived > antimicrobial peptidesfor therapeutic applications


Dr. Catherine Bennett

Affiliation: Deakin University, Melbourne (Australia)
Title: Prevalence and transmission of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant strains (MRSA) among mothers and newborn babies in Australia


Dr. Asmat Ahmad

Affiliation: The National University of Malaysia (Malaysia)
Title: High multiple antibiotic resistance among marine bacteria isolates


Dr. Christian Penny

Affiliation: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department (Luxembourg)
Title: How novel whole-genome sequencing, bioinformatics and mass spectrometry tools help screening antimicrobial resistance profiles in the food- and waterborne pathogen Campylobacter sp


Dr. Ana Guedes Frazzon

Affiliation: Microbiology, Imunology and Parasitology Departament. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)
Title: Antibiotic resistance of enterococci isolated from fecal samples of wild marine animals in the Southern Coast of Brazil


Dr. Niels Nørskov-Lauritsen

Affiliation: Department of Clinical Microbiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus (Denmark)
Title: Clinical significance and development of antimicrobial resistance in Achromobacter


Dr. Ganjun Yuan

Affiliation: College of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Jiangxi Agricultural University (China)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Albert Berghuis

Affiliation: Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology& Immunology, McGill University (Canada)
Title: Antibiotic resistance in atomic detail


Dr. Ayush Kumar

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba (Canada)
Title: Transcriptional regulators of bacteria: a promising drug target


Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center, New York (USA)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Béla Kocsis

Affiliation: Semmelweis University, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Budapest (Hungary)
Title: Ciprofloxacin induced qnrD expression in Morganella morganii


Dr. Thirumala Govender

Affiliation: Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
Title: Novel pH responsive antibiotic nano delivery systems to overcome bacterial resistance


Dr. Vera Manageiro

Affiliation: National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon (Portugal)
Title: The use of Whole-Genome Sequencing to predict antibiotic resistance: practical cases


Dr. Ghulam Dhabaan

Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Dammam-KSA (Saudi Arabia)
Title: Imipenem induced Type IV pili gene expression in Acinetobacter baumannii: Disarming the bacteria instead of killing it


Dr. Daniel Abugri

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Ethnomedicine, Parasitology and Drug Discovery, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama (USA)
Title: Anti-Toxoplasma gondii Activity of Agolingo Number one (TP) Plant Extracts used in African Traditional Medicine


Dr. Christina Holzel

Affiliation: LMU, Veterinary Faculty, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Munich (Germany)
Title: Changes of antimicrobial resistance genes in the pig microbiome during and after antimicrobial therapy – implications for environmental monitoring



Dr. Stanley Mukanganyama

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
Title: The multifaceted effects of selected phytochemicals on selected microbes: possible roles in prevention and reversal of antimicrobial drug resistance


Dr. Rahul Kohli

Affiliation: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Title: Targeting the SOS Pathway to Combat Acquired Antibiotic Resistance


Dr. Evi Stegmann

Affiliation: University of Tuebingen, Microbiology/Biotechnology, Tuebingen (Germany)
Title: Peptidoglycan modification in antibiotic producers: Resistance or more?


Dr. Andreas Herrmann

Affiliation: University of Groningen, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Department of Polymer Chemistry, Groningen (The Netherlands)
Title: Fast Synthetic Routes to Complex Antibiotics and Carrier Systems


Dr. Birte Vester

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern (Denmark)
Title: The cfr and cfr-like multiple resistance genes – here and there and everywhere


Dr. Carla de Carvalho

Affiliation: BB-Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Title: Phenotypic adaptations of Staphylococcus aureus during exposure to antibiotics


Dr. Dao Nguyen

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, McGill University, Meakins Christie Laboratories, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (Canada)
Title: Targeting bacterial stress responses to overcome antibiotic tolerance


Dr. Alex O’Neil

Affiliation: School of Molecular & Cellular Biology,Garstang Building, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds (UK)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Miha Skvarc

Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Title: How to narrow the gap till confirmed bloodstream infection with molecular methods and fight antimicrobial resistance


Dr. Alice Vrielink

Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Western Australia (Australia)
Title: Combating multidrug resistance. Structure of an endotoxin modifying enzyme


Dr. Marina Nisnevitch

Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials, Ariel University (Israel)
Title: Eradication of resistant bacteria by photodynamic chemotherapy


Dr. Constança Pomba

Affiliation: Department of Clinics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Mikhail Metelev

Affiliation: The Institute for Nanobiotechnologies
Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University (Russia)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Ester Boix Borrás

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biosciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)
Title: Human host defence ribonucleases as antimicrobial agents


Dr. Karen Bush

Affiliation: Indiana University Bloomington (USA)
Title: Carbapenem Resistance in Middle America


Dr. Alexio Savchenko

Affiliation: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. David Wareham

Affiliation: Queen Mary University of London, London (UK)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Justin Nodwel

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Dariusz Wasyl

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, National Reference Laboratory for Salmonellosis and Antimicrobial Resistance, National Veterinary Research Institute, (Poland)
Title: Quinolone, cephalosporin, carbapenem, and colistin resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from animals – official resistance monitoring data, Poland, 2014 – 2016


Dr. James Herrick

Affiliation: Department of Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA (USA)
Title: Plasmids captured from uncultivated stream bacteria encode resistance to multiple human clinical antibiotics


Dr. Vagner Rodrigues Santos

Affiliation: Laboratory of Microbiology and Biomaterials School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Monica Sparo

Affiliation: Clinical Department-Medicine, UNCPBA (Argentina)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Peter Oelschlaeger

Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona (USA)
Title: Virtually screened inhibitors of metallo-beta-lactamases


Dr. Michael Murphy

Affiliation: Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Title: Insights from the structure of BcnA, a bacterial lipocalin from Burkholderia cenocepacia that contributes to antibiotic resistance


Dr. Miraz Rahman

Affiliation: Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London, London (UK)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Jon Dennis

Affiliation: Dept. of Biological Sciences, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)
Title: Alternative treatments for highly antibiotic resistant bacteria


Dr. Etinosa Igbinosa

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Benin (Nigeria)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Cristiano Bizarro

Affiliation: Faculdade de Biociências, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (Brazil)
Title: Recombineering and whole-genome sequencing for target identification and validation in tuberculosis drug discovery


Dr. Catherine Courvalin

Affiliation: Institut Pasteur (France)
Title: Contribution of Ade-RND efflux pumps to fitness and pathogenesis of Acinetobacter baumannii


Dr. Jessica Blair

Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology and Infection, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (UK)
Title: Multidrug Efflux Pump Systems in Salmonella Typhimurium: Impact of Redundancy on Drug Design


Dr. Gabriela Silva

Affiliation: Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Coimbra, Center of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra (Portugal)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Yasunori Tanji

Affiliation: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo (Japan)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Victoria Siarkou

Affiliation: Lab. of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Dongyan Niu

Affiliation: Beef Research Scientist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Alberta, (Canada)
Title: Isolation and Characterization of Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Bacterial Pathogens that Cause Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) in Feedlot Cattle


Dr. Daniel Zurawski

Affiliation: Wound Infections Department, Bacterial Diseases Branch Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD (USA)
Title: Narrow Spectrum Therapeutics for the Treatment of Acinetobacter baumannii


Dr. Sheng Zhang

Affiliation: School of Stomatology Shandong University, Jinan (China)
Title: The Investigation of the Underlying Mechanisms of Small Molecule Compounds Synergize Amphotericin B Against Candida albicans Biofilms


Dr. Antonella Agodi

Affiliation: Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Catania (Italy)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Mingyu Wang

Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Sciences, Shandong University, (China)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Wolgang Heizmann

Affiliation: Orgamed GmbH, University of Tubingen (Germany)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Magdalena Rzewuska

Affiliation: Department of Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Ciszewskiego (Poland)
Title: Antimicrobial resistance in Trueperella pyogenes


Dr. Jeverson Frazzon

Affiliation: Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia dos Alimentos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Title: Essential oil of Baccharis psiadioides with antimicrobial potential against multi-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Listeria monocytogenes


Dr. Maria Tarnberg

Affiliation: Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University (Sweden)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Yukching Tse Dinh

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida International University (USA)
Title: Targeting Bacterial Topoisomerase I as Countermeasure for Antibiotic Resistance


Dr. Mainul Haque

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine and Defense Health, National Defense University of Malaysia (Malaysia)
Title: Antimicrobials: a global alliance for optimizing their rational use in intra-abdominal infections (AGORA)


Dr. Maria Paola Costi

Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Sergei Vakulenko

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana (USA)
Title: Class D carbapenemases of Acinetobacter baumannii


Dr. Isabelle Schalk

Affiliation: CNRS/University of Strasbourg, Illkirch (France)
Title: Iron uptake pathways in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: targets for new antibiotics


Dr. Tanel Tenson

Affiliation: University of Tartu (Estonia)
Title: Phenotypic heterogeneity impacts antibiotic uptake by bacteria


Dr. Ramzan Ataee

Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences (Iran)
Title: Streptococcus pneumoniae and vancomycin


Dr. Adriana Rosato

Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute (USA)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Pei Zhou

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center, (USA)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Vu Truong

Affiliation: Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (USA)
Title: Anti-Infective Immunotherapy Using Human Monoclonal Antibodies


Dr. Qingguo Qi

Affiliation: School of Stomatology Shandong University (China)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Tim Tolker-Nielsen

Affiliation: Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences , University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Title: Multifaceted aminoglycoside antibiotic tolerance in biofilms


Dr. Anca Farkas

Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj (Romania)
Title: Tracking antimicrobial resistance in aquatic environments: how much natural and how much anthropogenic?


Dr. Tatiana Pinto

Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Title: Evolution of penicillin resistance among carriage isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae recovered in Brazil over a period of 20 years: from 1995 to 2014 with PCV10 in between


Dr. Ruth Lekalakala

Affiliation: Microbiology Department, NHLS -Polokwane & Univ of Limpopo, Sovenga (South Africa)
Title: Antimicrobial stewardship and infection control: The promising regimen


Dr. John Cadwell

Affiliation: FiberCell Systems Inc. (USA)
Title: The Hollow Fiber Infection Model, Principles and Practice


Dr. Muna Anjum

Affiliation: Department of Bacteriology, Animal and Plant Health Agency, Weybridge, New Haw, Addlestone (UK)
Title: Detection of the mcr-1 gene encoding transferable colistin resistance in enteric bacteria from pigs in Great Britain.


Dr. Christina Stallings

Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine (USA)
Title: Chemical disarming of isoniazid resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis


Dr. Cheston Cunha

Affiliation: Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (Rhode Island Hospital & Miriam Hospital), Division of Infectious Disease, Rhode Island Hospital (USA)
Title: Nitrofurantoin Effectiveness in Treating Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis in Hospitalized Adults with Renal Insufficiency: Antibiotic Stewardship Implications


Dr. Marta Aires de Sousa

Affiliation: Escola Superior de Saúde da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa (Portugal)
Title: MRSA: the attack of the clones


Dr. Manish Kumar

Affiliation: Department of Biophysics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi (India)
Title: Development of knowledge base of Beta-lactamases for mining their functional characters and reaction dynamics


Dr. Qi Zheng

Affiliation: Texas A&M School of Public Health, College Station, Texas (United States)
Title: A new way to probe into M. tuberculosis strains of the Beijing genotype


Dr. Mattew Wand

Affiliation: Technology Development Group, National Infection Service, Microbiology Services Centre, Public Health England (UK)
Title: Increased resistance to chlorhexidine and its potential links to antibiotic resistance.


Dr. Paul Brown

Affiliation: Department of Basic Medical Sciences, FMS Teaching and Research Complex, University of the West Indies at Mona (Jamaica)
Title: Dam Methylation and Antibiotic Resistance in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli


Dr. Mire Zloh

Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Hertfordshire (UK)
Title: Rational design of novel aryldiketo acids to optimize antibacterial activity against multidrug resistant bacterial strains


Dr. Ana Catarina Lopes

Affiliation: Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, UFPE, Recife-PE (Brasil)
Title: Occurrence of qnrB1 and qnrB12 genes, mutation in gyrA and ramR, and expression of efflux pumps in isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae carriers of blaKPC-2 from human infection and colonization


Dr. Bo Peng

Affiliation: Yat-sen Sun University, Guangzhou (China)
Title: Reprogramming Metabolomics to eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria


Dr. Hui Li

Affiliation: Yat-sen Sun University, Guangzhou (China)
Title: Myo-inositol-enabled eliminating of balofloxacin-resistant Escherichia coli by host


Dr. Joshua Mbanga

Affiliation: Department of Applied Biology & Biochemistry, National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Anca Keul

Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Tim McAllister

Affiliation: Agriculture and Agri-Food (Canada)
Title: Microbiome and resistome of beef production systems and associated environments across the One Health continuum


Dr. Refaat Mahfouz

Affiliation: Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University (Egypt)
Title: Quantum – Chemical Investigation on 5-Fluorouracil Anti-cancer Drug


Dr. Xiangmin Lin

Affiliation: Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou (China)
Title: Protein lysine succinylation affect antibiotics resistance in Aeromonas hydrophila


Dr. Airat Kayumov

Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics of Microorganisms, Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, Kazan Federal University (Russia)
Title: Fighting with staphylococcal biofilms using ficin, a nonspecific plant protease


Dr. Thien-Fah Mah

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Title: Discovery of a novel transcriptional repressor of multiple antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Dr. Oleg Reva

Affiliation: Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBCB), Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria, Pretoria (South Africa)
Title: Computer Based Identification of Possible Molecular Targets for Induction of Drug Resistance Reversion in Multidrug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis


Dr. Alexander Firsov

Affiliation: Gause Institute of New Antibiotics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow (Russia)
Title: PK/PD-based prediction of the “anti-mutant” antibiotic exposures


Dr. Cristina Rodriguez

Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, General Services B42 (Belgium)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Jie Feng

Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Title: A multi-player game: species of Clostridium, Acinetobacter, and Pseudomonas are responsible for the persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in manure-treated soils


Dr. Eduard Babiychuk

Affiliation: Institut of Anatomy, University of Bern, Bern (Switzerland)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Hanne Ingmer

Affiliation: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Title: Bacteriophage mediated transfer of antibiotic resistance genes in Staphyloccocus aureus


Dr. Khine Swe Swe

Affiliation: University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Yuansong Wei

Affiliation: Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Abdelaziz Touati

Affiliation: Laboratoire de Microbiologie Appliquée, FSNV, Université A/MIRA de Béjaia (Algeria)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. John Osei

Affiliation: Antimicrobial Resistance Unit, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Ahmed Nadeem

Affiliation: Carle Foundation Hospital, North Tower 8, Pediatrics, Urbana, Illinois (USA)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Lian Hui Zhang

Affiliation: Institut of Molecular and Cell Biology (Singapore)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Sebastian Méndez-Álvarez

Affiliation: Departamento de Microbiología, Universidad de La Laguna (Spain)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Hongping Wei

Affiliation: Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei (China)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. João Paulo Tardivo

Affiliation: Faculdade de Medicina do ABC (Brazil)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Wim Quax

Affiliation: University of Groningen, Groningen (The Netherlands)
Title: Quorum quenching acylases reducing bacterial virulence


Dr. Noureddine Khiar

Affiliation: Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas (Spain)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Michael Meijler

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
Title: Chemical Information Warfare between Species


Dr. Monika Biernant

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Wroclaw Medical Univeristy, Wroclaw (Poland)
Title: Molecular patterns of resistance among H. pylori strains in South-Western Poland.


Dr. Xiao-Ying Zhang

Affiliation: Northwest A & F University, College of Veterinay Medicine (China)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Maria Selmer

Affiliation: UPPSALA UNIVERSITY : Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (Sweden)
Title: Substrate recognition by aminoglycoside (3’’)(9) adenyl transferase AadA from Salmonella enterica


Dr. Magdalena Zajac

Affiliation: National Veterinary Research Institute, Department of Microbiology (Poland)
Title: Whole genome sequencing characterisation of mcr-1 positive Escherichia coli isolated from turkeys and chickens


Dr. Giuseppe Celenza

Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Applicate e Biotecnologiche, Università degli Studi dell’ Aquial (Italy)
Title: The SOS response in bacteria and the LexA transcriptional repressor: withstanding drug resistance by inhibiting the bacterial mechanisms of adaptation to antimicrobials


Dr. Maria Teresa Machini

Affiliation: Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Química – Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Marie-Cécile Ploy

Affiliation: Université de Limoges, Faculté de Médecine, EA3175, Limoges (France)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Roger Beuerman

Affiliation: Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore SRP Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders, Duke-NUS, Singapore Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Aidan Coffey

Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork (Ireland)
Title: Characterization and applications of bacteriophage-derived peptidoglycan hydrolase enzymes targeting MRSA and antibiotic resistant Clostridium difficile


Dr. Shahla Mansouri

Affiliation: Microbiology Department, Kerman University of Medical sciences, Kerman (Iran)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Margaret Ip

Affiliation: Dept of Microbiology
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin (Hong Kong)
Title: Available Soon


Dr. Marina Nisnevitch

Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials, Ariel University (Israel)
Title: Photodynamic and sonodynamic chemotherapy for eradication of sensitive and resistant to antibiotics Gram-positive bacteria


Dr. Yu Chen

Affiliation: University of South Florida, Department of Molecular Medicine (USA)
Title: Structure-based design of broad-spectrum inhibitors targeting both serine and metallo carbapenemases


Dr. Tracy Raivio

Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada)
Title: The Cpx stress response controls the expression of electron transport chain protein complexes at the inner membrane to mediate adaptation to envelope stress and alter antibiotic resistance


Dr. Jonathan Frye

Affiliation: US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Athens, Georgia (USA)
Title: The Genomics of Mobile Genetic Elements Carrying Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Salmonella associated with U.S. Food Animals.


Dr. Maria Teresa Machini

Affiliation: Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Química – Universidade de São Paulo , São Paulo (Brazil)
Title: Available Soon.

Dr. Danila Zimenkov

Affiliation: Engelhardt institute of molecular biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia)
Title: Dynamic population structure and acquisition of resistance by MDR and XDR M. tuberculosis during medical treatment


Dr. Gangathra Prabhu

Affiliation: Department of Microbial Technology, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University (India)
Title: Why not chemo therapy and perspective of Phop/q therapy to Multi Drug Resistant Salmonella.spp


Dr. Mark Ibekwe

Affiliation: Research Microbiologist, U. S. Salinity Lab, 450 W. Big Springs Rd, (USA)
Title: Antibiotic resistance genes from different animal environments through metagenomics


Dr. Alexey Egorov

Affiliation: M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, “NVO Immunotek”, Moscow (Russia)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Modestas Ruzauskas

Affiliation: Microbiology and Virology Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Lithuania)
Title: Resistome of microbiota in European herring gulls (Larus argentatus)


Dr. Eleazar Cohen

Affiliation: National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases (USA)
Title: Implications for antibiotic resistance of the signaling mechanism of Amphotericin B


Dr. Claudio Miranda

Affiliation: Departamento de Acuicultura, Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo (Chile)
Title: Use of Antimicrobial Agents in the Chilean Salmon Farming Industry and Current Status of Knowledge of Associated Antimicrobial Resistance


Dr. Tina Plankar

Affiliation: University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Department of Infectious Diseases, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Title: Risk factors for colonization with resistant bacteria in the hospital


Dr. Krasimir Vasilev

Affiliation: School of Engineering and Future Industries institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes (Australia)
Title: Antibacterial Coatings Facilitated by Plasma Techniques


Dr. Tina Plankar

Affiliation: University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Department of Infectious Diseases, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Title: Risk factors for colonization with resistant bacteria in the hospital


Dr. Thilo Kohler

Affiliation: University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland)
Title: Alternative pathways for transport of antibiotics into Gram-negative bacteria


Dr. Sybille Schwendener

Affiliation: Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern (Switzerland)
Title: Novel methicillin resistance gene mecD in Macrococcus caseolyticus


Dr. Olga Genilloud

Affiliation: Fundación MEDINA, Granada (Spain)
Title: Discovering novel antibiotics from microbial natural products to fight antimicrobial resistance


Dr. Zahid Rehman

Affiliation: King Abdullah University of science and technology (Saudi Arabia)
Title: Quorum Quenching Activities of Bacteria Isolated from Red Sea Sediments


Dr. Lorenzo Proia

Affiliation: Ecology of Aquatic Systems – Universitè Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Title: Available Soon.


Dr. Anzhela Galstyan

Affiliation: European Institute for Molecular Imaging, Waldeyerstr (Germany)
Title: Light against antibiotic resistance – photoinduced killing of bacterial pathogens using conjugated phthalocyanines


Dr. David Pulido-Gomez

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biosciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona (Spain)
Title: Positional Scanning Combinatorial Library applied to the human ECP N-terminus reveals novel and potent


Dr. Ivan Barisic

Affiliation: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Molecular Diagnostics, Vienna (Austria)
Title: DNA-based infectious disease characterisation using a single diagnostic test


Dr. Elena Medvedeva

Affiliation: Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics KazSC RAS, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan (Russia)
Title: Molecular bases of antimicrobial resistance of Acholeplasma laidlawii


Dr. Isabel Henriques

Affiliation: Biology Department and CESAM, University of Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal)
Title: Fate of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in a full-scale wastewater treatment plant and potential impact of UV disinfection


Dr. Christy Manyi-Loh

Affiliation: Institute of Technology, University of Fort Hare, Alice Campus (South Africa)
Title: Microbial antibiotic resistance of environmental samples: a call for public health concern


Dr. Ana Belen Fernández

Affiliation: Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit and Pain Therapy. NSD Candelaria University Hospital (HUNSC). Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife (Spain)


Annarita Mazzariol, PhD

Affiliation: University of Verona, Verona (Italy)
Title: Research of 11109 Da peak on Maldi-Tof for rapid detection of KPC producing strains. Useful epidemiological tool in KPC endemic setting to monitoring the emergence of other carbapenemases


Per-Anders Mårdh, PhD

Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund University, Sweden Lund University (Sweden)
Title: Where should we focus to save the efficiency of antibiotics?


Pamela Yeh, PhD

Affiliation: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles (USA)
Title: Higher-order drug combinations and emergent properties


Marie Archambault, PhD

Affiliation: Université de Montréal, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec (Canada)
Title: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in swine and poultry: uma história bem diferente!