Yersinia 11- the 11th international symposium on Yersinia

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia-Yersinia, also the 11th international symposium on Yersinia, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference is organized by Cold Spring Harbor Asia (CSHA) and in partner with the China's State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity (SKLPBS) and the State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control (SKLIDPC). The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday June 24, and will conclude after lunch on Friday June 28, 2013.

Yersinia 11 is the most important event in the field of Yersinia to bring together researchers from around the world working on Yersinia to exchange ideas and knowledge on wide topics, including bacteriology, epidemiology, infection and immunity, genomics and evolution, disease surveillance and control, and Omics-driven studies for the bacteria.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Bacteriology of Yersinia
2. Infection and Immunity of Yersinia
3. Genomics and evolution of Yersinia
4. Pathogenesis of yersiniosis
5. Diagnostics for yersiniosis, plague etc.
6. Epidemiological and bacteriological surveillance of Yersinia
7. Control of diseases caused by Yersinia
8. Omics-driven studies of Yersinia
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Keynote Speaker (scientific committee):
William Goldman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Abstract title: Yersinia as a Model Pathogen: The Legacy of Three Scientists

Invited Speakers (scientific committee):
Mark Achtman, University College Cork, IRELAND
Abstract title: TBA

Alzira Almeida Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães, BRASIL
Abstract title: Characteristics of Yersinia pestis strains from natural foci of plague in Brazil

Andrey Anisimov, State Research Center for Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, RUSSIA
Abstract title: Evaluation of the genetic diversity of Yersinia pestis isolates from the former Soviet Union

James Bliska, Stony Brook University, USA
Abstract title: Regulation of host innate and adaptive immune responses by Yersinia type III secreted effectors

Robert Brubaker, University of Kentucky, USA
Abstract title: Consequences of formyltetrahydrofolate deformylase (PurU)-deficiency in epidemic strains of Yersinia pestis

Jae-Won Byun, National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service, KOREA
Abstract title: TBA

Elisabeth Carniel, Institut Pasteur, FRANCE
Abstract title: Diagnosis and typing of pathogenic Yersinia

Zijian Feng, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CHINA
Abstract title: TBA

Jürgen Heesemann, Max von Pettenkofer-Institut, GERMANY
Abstract title: Revisiting Yersinia enterocolitica pathogenicity in the context of murine innate immunity

B. Joseph Hinnebusch, NIH, NIAID, Rocky Mountain Labs, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Huaiqi Jing, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, CHINA
Abstract title: TBA

Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Emanuelle Mamroud, Israel Institute for Biological Research, Israel
Abstract title: TBA

Motohiro Matsuura, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, JAPAN
Abstract title: Modification of lipid A structure in lipopolysaccharide of Yersinia pestis that facilitate bacterial evasion of human innate immunity

Virginia Miller, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA
Abstract title:Early Events in Bubonic Plague

Hristo Najdenski, The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology - BAS, BULGARIA
Abstract title: Yersinia: from foodborne pathogen to live oral carrier vector

Robert Perry, University of Kentucky, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Minoarisoa Rajerison, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, MADAGASCAR
Abstract title: TBA

Waldemar Rastawicki, National Institute of Public Health-National Institute of Hygiene, Poland
Abstract title: Emergence of high pathogenicity Yersinia enterocolitica bioserotype 1B/O:8 infections in Poland

Olaf Schneewind, University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title: TBA

Mikael Skurnik, University of Helsinki, Finland
Abstract title: Yersinia surface structures and virulence

Nils Christian Stenseth, University of Oslo, NORWAY
Abstract title: TBA

Ruifu Yang, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, CHINA
Abstract title: TBA

24 Jun - 28 Jun 2013
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