WORKSHOP 2: “EMERGENT TECHNOLOGIES TO DELIVER ANTIBACTERIALS INTO BIOFILMS"

WORKSHOP: “DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF NUCLEIC ACID MIMICS”

About

Workshop 2 on Emergent Technologies to Deliver Antibacterials into Biofilms, held at the University of Ghent, Belgium, is organized by the H2020 DelNAM project. This event will take place on the 18th and 19th of November 2019.

Call for Submissions

We are looking for researchers and PhD students willing to share their research on the topics that will be covered in each session (see the programme below). If you are interested please submit your abstract for oral or poster presentation. Outstanding abstracts will be selected for oral presentantions if that is your preference. Good luck! For more information please refer to the Abstract Submission section at the bottom of this page.

Programme

DAY 1

8:30 – 9:15am

Registration

9:15 – 9:30am

Welcome Session

Session on Biofilms and Resistance Mechanisms

9:30 – 10am

Reduced susceptibility in biofilms: implications for treatment and possible solutions

Tom Coenye (Ghent University)

10 – 10:30am

Methods of biofilm formation and attempts for their control

Manuel Simões (University of Porto)

10:30 – 10:45am

Abstract Selection 1

10:45 – 11:15am

Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:45am

Nanotechnology-based antimicrobials and delivery systems for biofilm-infection control

Hennie Van Der Mei (University of Groningen)

11:45 – 12am

Abstract Selection 2

12am – 1pm

Lunch

Session on Phages

1 – 1:30pm

Engineering phage particles to deliver genetic payload to the microbiome

Eligo Bioscience

1:30 – 2pm

Biofilm dynamic architecture in response to antibiotics

Knut Drescher (Max Planck Institute)

2 – 2:15pm

Abstract Selection 3

2:15 – 2:45pm

Coffee Break

2:45 – 3:15pm

Exploiting phages and derived enzymes in biofilm control

Joana Azeredo (University of Minho)

3:15 – 3:30pm

Abstract Selection 4

3:30 – 5pm Poster Session

DAY 2

Session on Nanoparticle Delivery Strategies

9:30 – 10am

Bacteria-derived vesicles as carriers for antibiotics

Gregor Fuhrmann (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research)

10 – 10:30am

Medical devices endowed with antimicrobial performances

Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo (University of Santiago de Compostela)

10:30 – 10:45am

Abstract Selection 5

10:45 – 11:15am

Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:45am

Delivery of oligonucleotides into bacteria by liposomes

Rita S. Santos (University of Porto)

11:45 – 12am

Abstract Selection 6

12am – 1pm

Lunch

Session on Physical Delivery Strategies

1 – 1:30pm

Ultrasound and microbubble-mediated treatment of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm infections

Klazina Kooiman (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

1:30 – 2pm

Improving antibiotics’ penetration and efficiency for treating biofilm infections by laser-induced vapor nanobubbles

Kevin Braeckmans (University of Ghent)

2 – 2:15pm

Abstract Selection 7

2:15 – 2:45pm

Coffee Break

Session on Alternative Antibiotics

2:45 – 3:15pm

Development of oligonucleotide antimicrobials against emerging bacterial infections

Michael Mcarthur (Procarta biosystems, UK)

3:15 – 3:45pm

Sideromycins : Natural and bioinspired siderophore-antibiotic Trojan horse conjugates against pathogenic bacteria

Gaëtan Mislin (University of Strasbourg)

3:45 – 4pm

Abstract Selection 8

4 – 5pm

Challenges of in vivo translation

Paul Cos (University of Antwerp)

7pm Social Event: GRUUT (visit with tasting of 3 beers and some appetizers)

Venue

Venue: Het Pand.

Address: Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

Room: rector Vermeylen.

Travel and Accomodation

How to get to Ghent, Belgium

 

By Plane

The nearest airport is the national airport of Belgium, Brussels Airport, in Zaventem (Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven), about 50Km away (recommended).

Alternatively, you can fly to the Brussels South Charleroi Airport, in South Brussels, about 110Km away.

By Train

From the National airport of Belgium, Brussels Airport, to Ghent (recommended)

The easiest way is to take the train at the airport to Ghent (stop: Ghent-Sint-Pieters station).
We recommend taking a direct train, direction Knokke (get off at Gent-Sin-Pieters), which takes 54 min.

Alternatively, there is another direct train with terminus at Gent-Sin-Pieters, but it takes longer (1h23min).

TRAIN STOP: Gent-Sint-Pieters

You can check train timetables and buy tickets online HERE.

By Bus

From the Brussels South Charleroi Airport to Ghent

The best way to travel from Brussels South Charleroi Airport to Ghent is by taking the bus. You can buy your tickets HERE.

The bus stop is located in front of the terminal building of the airport and you must get off at the next stop, Gent-Sint-Pieters Station.

BUS STOP: Gent - Station Sint-Pieters (Sint-Denijslaan / kiss & ride zone)

By Tram (recommended)

From Gent-Sint-Pieters Station to the Venue (Het Pand)

The fastest way to get to the Venue is by taking the Tramline 1 (direction Korenmarkt - Get off at Korenmarkt) or Tramline 2 (direction Melle Leeuw - Get off at Oude Houtlei).

You can check tram timetables and buy tickets online HERE.

Where to Stay

 

Hotel ibis Gent Centrum St Baafs Kathedraal ***

Situated just 7 min from the venue by foot.
ADDRESS: Limburgstraat 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
CONTACT: +32 9 233 00 00
WEBSITE

Hotel ibis Gent Centrum Opera **

Situated just 7 min from the venue by foot.
ADDRESS: Nederkouter 24, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
CONTACT: +32 9 233 00 00
WEBSITE

Hotel Monasterium PoortAckere ***

Situated just 4 min from the venue by foot.
ADDRESS: Oude Houtlei 56, Elisabethbegijnhof-Papegaai, 9000 Gent, Belgium
CONTACT: +32 9 269 22 10
WEBSITE

Registration

Registrations open from the 13th July to the 1st November.
Registrations are free of charge.
You can choose whether you want to attend both days (18th-19th November) of the event or just one of the two.
Please also select whether you wish to take part in the free of charge social event on the 19th November at GRUUT (visit with tasting of 3 beers and some appetizers).



Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission open from the 13th July to the 14th October. To present your work at the Workshop you must be registered in the event.
Abstracts must be writen in English. Please refer to the Abstract Rules and the Abstract Template files for Submission Rules.


Registrations are closed.

Contact Information

Ine Lentacker

Ghent University
Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy
Ottergemsesteenweg 460
9000 Gent
Belgium

PHONE: +32 9 264 8078
E-MAIL: Ine.Lentacker@UGent.be

Stefaan C. De Smedt

Ghent University
Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy
Ottergemsesteenweg 460
9000 Gent
Belgium

PHONE: +32 9 264 8076
E-MAIL: Stefaan.DeSmedt@UGent.be