2nd Zing Bacterial Cell Biology Conference 2013
Bacterial cells in space and time
The last decade has seen a revolution in our understanding of the cellular organization of bacterial cells, brought about by advances in microscopy and the application of novel cell biological methods. Rather than being simply ‘bags of chemicals’, bacterial cells are now known to be highly organized with many cellular components targeted with exquisite precision to particular locations, or undergoing remarkable spatial dynamics.
The Conference will review the current state of the art, both in methodology and its application to some of the most important functions in the cell, including (but not limited to) chromosome replication and dynamics, gene expression, cell morphogenesis and polarity, cell division, and cell motility. The major experimental model organisms will be well represented, as well as a range of less mainstream organisms chosen because they support novel methodological advances or illustrate important biological problems.
Speakers will be drawn from the leading experts in each area, and the line up will expose delegates to both the major established players and a selection of up and coming research leaders. Additional speakers will be selected from the submitted abstracts to present short talks.
The Conference Chairs
University of Newcastle
Abstract Submission Deadlines
Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Located adjacent to the spectacular eco-archeological Xcaret Park in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the Occidental Grand Xcaret offers delegates the chance to exchange ideas and develop collaborations with colleagues in the tranquil setting of the Caribbean Sea.
Xcaret Park is Mexico’s most famous eco-archeological attraction. It is a beautiful place full of culture and nature where visitors can enjoy amazing aquatic activities, cultural attractions and shows. Xcaret Park is filled with the natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the magic of a thousand year- old civilization. It is the perfect place to experience the best of Mexico.
5 swimming pools
Fully Equipped Gym
Organized sports and activities (pádel, tennis, mini golf and archery)
|Nearest Airport||Cancún International Airport|
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|Bert Poolman||University of Groningen||Bacterial cell volume regulation and traffic in crowded environments|
|Daniel Wall||University of Wyoming||Molecular recognition and cooperativity among myxobacteria: A tale of a polymorphic cell surface receptor|
|David Sherratt||University of Oxford||Bacterial chromosome replication; repair and segregation at high-resolution|
|Frederic Boccard||CNRS||Organization of the Ori Macrodomain and implications for the control of chromosome segregation in E. coli|
|Gilles van Wezel||Leiden University||Cross-membranes coordinate septum-site localization and nucleoid occlusion during vegetative growth of Streptomyces|
|Grant Jensen||Caltech||New insights into peptidoglycan assembly‚ structure‚ and function from electron cryotomography|
|Heath Murray||Newcastle University||Regulation of DNA replication initiation in Bacillus Subtilis|
|Ido Golding||Baylor College of Medicine||Imaging-based Quantification of Transcriptional Regulation in Individual Cells|
|Jie Xiao||Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine||Bacterial cell division in Superreoslution|
|Joe Lutkenhaus||University of Kansas Medical Center||FtsZ – more tales about the tail|
|Johan Elf||Uppsala University||Direct measurements of transcription factor mediated gene regulation|
|Joshua Shaevitz||Princeton University||Geometric control of cell growth revealed through simultaneous‚ three-dimensional measurements of bacterial cell shape and protein localization|
|Justine Collier||University of Lausanne||Control of cell division by DNA methylation in Caulobacter|
|Liz Sockett||Queen’s Medical Centre||Temporal events in the destruction of prey by predatory Bdellovibrio|
|Maria Schumacher||Duke University||Bacterial chromosomal macrodomain selective proteins and their roles in chromosome organization‚ segregation and cell division|
|Mark Buttner||John Innes Centre||The role of c-di-GMP in Streptomyces development|
|Martin Thanbichler||Philipps University Marburg||Bactofilins as polar landmarks in Myxococcus xanthus|
|Paul Wiggins||University of Washington||Protein Localization Dynamics in E Coli.|
|Petra Levin||Washington University in St Louis||A division dependent cell cycle checkpoint|
|Sean Crosson||The University of Chicago||A cell cycle and environmental checkpoint system controls bacterial surface adhesion|
|Thomas D Bernhardt||Harvard Medical School||Regulation of bacterial cell wall assembly and remodeling|
|Jeff Moffitt||Harvard University||Spatial Organization in mRNA Degradation|
|Yves Dufrene||Universite catholique de Louvain||Atomic force microscopy: a Nanoscopic window on the bacterial cell surface|
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Biology
The third way to swim
HHMI, Yale University
Glassy Dynamics of The Bacterial Cytoplasm
Ludwig Maximilians University
Analysis of the apical cell growth machinery from Corynebacterium glutamicum
The actin homolog MreB organizes the bacterial cell membrane
Duke University School of Medicine
Understanding the function of HipA, an unusual serine/threonine protein kinase, and its role in bacterial multidrug tolerance and persistence
University of Michigan
Super-resolution studies of biomolecular structure, cooperativity, and dynamics in living bacteria
Midcell recruitment of the DNA uptake nuclease, EndA, for pneumococcal transformation
Dynamics of the β sliding clamp in Escherichia coli observed using single-molecule fluorescence microscopy
Direct Membrane Binding by Noc Reveals a Novel Mechanism for Nucleoid Occlusion in Bacteria
Harvard Medical School
The carboxysome, the cyanobacterial carbon-fixing organelle, replicates by templated cargo assembly
Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Architecture of the FtsZ-Ring in Vivo and in Vitro Suggests a Sliding Filament Constriction Mechanism
Product-stimulated polymerization inhibits the enzymatic activity of CTP Synthetase
Please note: This programme is subject to change and will be updated as information is received.
We will always display the most current version we hold and strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.
|Standard||Accompanying Adult||Accompanying Child (0-5 years)||Accompanying Child (6-11 years)||Extra Night Adult||Extra Night Child (0-5 years)||Extra Night Child (6-11 Years)|
|Payment Deadline||Oct 30||Oct 30||Oct 30||Oct 30||Oct 30||Oct 30||Oct 30|
Delegate Fees: Include conference registration and attendance, accommodation, all meals and drinks on a specially negotiated all-inclusive package and The Gala Night (including any accompanying persons).
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Accompanying Persons Fees: Include the same specially negotiated all-inclusive package as delegates excluding conference attendance.
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