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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session I
Balcony B

Recent Advances in Basic and Translational Research on Bacterial Pathogenesis
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chair: Harris Bernstein, NIDDK

Bacterial diseases continue to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world, and in developed countries the emergence and spread of organisms that are resistant to most of the antibiotics that are currently available threatens to create a major health problem in the 21st century. Consequently, there is a clear need to develop new antibiotics and vaccines against pathogenic bacteria. In this symposium, investigators in different Institutes will discuss a wide range of basic research on mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions as well as efforts to apply advances in basic research to the development of new antibacterial drugs.


Presentation by FARE Award Winner
Host Cell-free Growth of the Obligate Intracellular Human Pathogen Coxiella Burnetii
Anders Omsland, NIAID

The Mechanism of Virulence Factor Secretion by the Autotransporter (Type V) Pathway
Harris Bernstein, NIDDK

Arming a Pathogen: Activation of the Pertussis Toxin Locus in the Evolution of Bordetella Pertussis
Scott Stibitz, FDA/CBER

Host-Pathogen Interactions in Legionnaires’ Disease
Matthias Machner, NICHD

Attacking Human White Blood Cells: A Successful Strategy of Pandemic Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Michael Otto, NIAID

The NIH Chemical Genomics Center: Enabling Academic Lead Discovery for Diseases of the Developing World
Anton Simeonov, NCGC

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