1 July 2021

4TH LUXEMBOURG MICROBIOLOGY DAY

University of Luxembourg & Virtual conference room

Programme

09:00

Welcome to participants & Opening speech by LSfM’s President, Dr Jos EVEN

09:15

Keynote presentation by Dr Manon BOURG, Admin. services vétérinaires (LMVE, Luxembourg)

10:00

3 presentations by Post-doc fellows in microbiology:

o Adaptive genomic and metabolic traits influence microbial islands of life in alpine streams: Susheel Busi (Uni.lu)

o Improving metaproteomic identification by focusing on the spectra that matter: Benoît Kunath (Uni.lu)

o Functions and structure of electrogenic bacterial communities in bioelectrochemical systems for bioremediation: Anna Espinoza (University of Milano-Bicocca, IT)

10:45

Short break

11:00

Science-in-society roundtable discussion “Key research in microbiology meets public health, national policy and society – The example of the national COVID-19 pandemic”

Introduction & Moderation by Jean-Paul BERTEMES (Head of Science in Society, FNR)

Presentations by Dr Thomas DENTZER (Health Directorate, Ministry of Health), Dr Joël MOSSONG (Sanitary Inspection Services, Ministry of Health), Dr Henry-Michel CAUCHIE (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)).
Prof Paul WILMES, University of Luxembourg.

Open discussion with all participants

12:30

Lunch break

13:15

Keynote presentation by Prof Colin MURRELL, University of East Anglia, UK

14:00

3 presentations by PhD students in microbiology:

o Substrate-mediated active organization in sessile bacterial colonies: Ghazaleh Eshaghi (Uni.lu)

o Generation-scale evolution of the gut resistome under selective antibiotic pressure: Laura de Nies (Uni.lu)

o Interaction between the microbiome, epithelial cells and immune cells in the context of allergic airway inflammation: Lucas Morel (Lih.lu)

14:30

LSfM’s 5th anniversary celebration & announcements
Award ceremony for the best oral communications (2 prizes of 250€ each)

15:00

Closing of the Luxembourg Microbiology Day

Guidelines for registration & abstract submission

Please register for the event by June 25th 2021.

The registration fee includes a full individual (professional (30€) or student (15€)) membership for 2021. Registration is complete once the participant has registered on our website (http://microbiology.lu/plans/register/) and the membership fee has been paid.

The deadline for abstract submission for student and post-doc oral presentations is June 17th, 2021.

Abstracts must be submitted to secretary@microbiology.lu, by using the form here: http://www.microbiology.lu/_res/uploads/2021/05/LMD2021_AbstractSubmissionForm_Name_Date.doc

A selection committee will communicate the accepted oral presentations by June 18th, 2021.

The final programme can be downloaded here:
http://www.microbiology.lu/_res/uploads/2021/06/LuxembourgMicrobiologyDay_2021_FinalProgramme.pdf

Attendees can choose to attend on-site/in person OR virtually via Webex.

  1. On-site/In-person attendance at the Maison du Savoir, Room 3.510, University of Luxembourg:

    Please note that the on-site/in-person attendance is subject to CovidCheck System, where entry is reserved exclusively for people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative (either by means of an on-site self-test or by means of a certified negative result).

    If available, kindly bring your vaccination certificates / negative PCR test / negative rapid tests results on July 1st. These will be checked prior to entry. If these are not available, on-site rapid testing will be available on the day of the meeting.

  2. Virtually via Webex
    If you opted to attend virtually, you will receive the link to the Webex Event via email.

    If you have any questions, please send us an email at secretary@microbiology.lu

download the conference booklet here:

best oral communication: post-doc category

Adaptive genomic and metabolic traits influence microbial islands of life in alpine streams: Susheel Busi (Uni.lu)

best oral communication: phd category

Generation-scale evolution of the gut resistome under selective antibiotic pressure: Laura de Nies (Uni.lu)