Innovative Approaches to the Study of Bacterial Pathogens

Starts: 16 September, 2018

Ends: 21 September, 2018


07 Science Avenue, Ghenh Rang, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam


14th Rencontres du Vietnam

Innovative Approaches to the Study of Bacterial Pathogens
from September 16-21, 2018
Quy Nhon, Vietnam

The Rencontres du Vietnam, which is an official partner of UNESCO, has organized since 1993 international scientific conferences and schools to promote exchanges, interactions and collaborations between Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.

The International Center for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam) has the objective to focus on developing science and education, helping Asian students and scientists to meet with the international science community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge from attending lectures and sharing ideas with overseas high-level counterparts.

The conference will present recent advances in our understanding of infection mechanisms of major bacterial pathogens with a focus on that are prominent in the developing world, enteropathogens (EPEC, Salmonella, Yersinia, Shigella, Campylobacter, M. tuberculosis). International experts will present innovative approaches that have lead to important conceptual advances in the understanding of infectious processes. The conference will cover a variety of structural-molecular, cellular and tissular approaches. Specifically, lectures will be regrouped in sessions illustrating advances in the cellular microbiology of these bacterial models (adhesion, invasion, cytoskeletal processes, intracellular membranes), cellular immunity (inflammasomes, autophagy…), pathogen sensing and host cells (virulence secretion systems, gene regulation, sRNAs, miRNAs,..), as well as tissular and in vivo model of infection (organoids, imaging…). Importantly, it will benefit from the geographical proximity of groups, developing innovative imaging and biophysical measurements or leaders in specific bacterial models. This conference will also be an opportunity to provide with a comprehensive and updated review on fundamental aspects of the virulence of these bacterial pathogen models. The program will also include a tribune for young researchers for short presentations and Poster sessions. It is our hope that the conference would serve as an opportunity to attract conferees from the western world to south-east Asia and foster contacts between these communities.

All sessions of the conference will take place at the ICISE conference center , in the university town of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. Meals are served in the center to all participants, in order to enhance interaction between scientists at all levels.

Invited Speakers:
Sandrine Bourdoulous (Institut Cochin, Paris, France)
Gad Frankel (Imperial College, London, United Kingdom)
Feng Shao (NIBS, Beijing, China)
Elizabeth Hartland (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Linda Kenney (Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore)
Marc Lecuit (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
Lalita Ramakrishnan (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Philippe Sansonetti (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
Guy Tran Van Nhieu (College de France, Paris, France), chair

Scientific Organizers:
Linda Kenney (Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore)
Guy Tran Van Nhieu (College de France, Paris, France), chair