19th Congress of the International Organisation for Mycoplasmology

The 19th IOM congress will offer the latest information on bacteria belonging to the Class Mollicutes, also trivially known as Mycoplasmas. These micro-organisms are among the simplest and represent a large, peculiar group that colonizes a wide range of hosts and niches. Because of their simplicity, mycoplasmas offer a great model for deciphering basic microbial systems and were recently successfully used to create a cell totally derived from a synthetic genome. Besides providing fascinating bio-models, they include several species which are significant pathogens of man, animal and plant, causing important diseases which control remains largely unsatisfactory.

By gathering scientists from all over the world, this congress provides a unique platform to exchange and to learn from the various scientific fields dealing with these bacteria. It also offers a chance to discuss new knowledge and future challenges.

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Keynote speakers
Symposium I: Mollicutes and associated-diseases: from clinical cases to control strategies.
« From basic research to improved antibiotics. » by Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Professor of Structural Biology,
Director of the Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Laureat of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009
Symposium II: Mollicutes and the host: interactions, dialogues and responses.
« Tales from Another Myco: Host-Pathogen Interactions in Tuberculosis » by Olivier Neyrolles.
Research Director at CNRS,
Leader of the “Mycobacterial Interactions with Host Cells” group
Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale, IPBS, Toulouse
Symposium III: Mollicutes and the era of Omics: past, present and post-genomic studies.
“A quantitative systems biology study on a model bacterium” by Luis SERRANO
Head of CRG-EMBL Systems Biology Unit.
ICREA Professor,
EMBO member

15 Jul - 20 Jul 2012

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