How bugs kill bugs: progress and challenges in bacteriocin research

This conference will bring together experts in microbial ecology, cell biology, structural biology and molecular biophysics to discuss the latest advances in bacteriocin research. The discovery of new antibiotics, and in particular new antibiotic targets, is a major biomedical necessity as so many of the foremost bacterial pathogens are developing resistance to front-line antibiotics. The aims of this focus meeting are three-fold: first, to explore the molecular mechanisms by which bacteriocins penetrate the formidable defences of bacteria in order to kill them; second, to understand the role bacteriocins play in intermicrobial competition; third, to highlight how the study of bacteriocin import has yielded insights into the organization and structural biochemistry of the bacterial cell envelope, knowledge which could fuel the development of future species-specific antimicrobial agents.
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Colin Hill (University College Cork, Ireland)
Colin Kleanthous (University of York, United Kingdom)
Dan Walker (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Karen Jakes (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, U.S.A.)
Margaret Riley (University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
Miklos de Zamaroczy (IBPC, CNRS, Paris, France)
Osnat Gillor (Ben Gurion University, Israel)
Roland Lloubes (CNRS, Marseille, France)
Susan Buchanan (NIDDK, NIH, U.S.A.)
Sylvie Rebuffat (MNHN, CNRS Paris, France)
Volkmar Braun (Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany)
William Cramer (Purdue University, U.S.A.)

16 Jul - 18 Jul 2012
United Kingdom
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