Antimicrobial Drug Discovery Conference

This conference brings together PhD students and scientists working in different disciplines relating to antimicrobial drug discovery. There will main sessions cover the discovery of new antimicrobials from natural sources, alternative strategies to antimicrobial drugs, novel targets, as well as state-of the art approaches and tools for the design of antimicrobial drugs.
Main Topics:

· New antimicrobials from nature

· Alternative strategies to treat or prevent microbial infections

· Novel targets and tools for drug discovery

· Structure-based drug design of novel antibacterials

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Preliminary Programme
Antimicrobial Drug Discovery Conference

10 June
10:00 to 14:00 pm - Optional Training Workshop on AtlasCBS software
by Cele Abad-Zapatero (https://www.uic.edu/labs/caz/index.html)
Registration open at 15:00
Poster display
17:00 Keynote Lecture
Julian Davies (accepted)
Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance: an inseparable combination?
18:00 Reception Cocktail

11 June
08:30 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome speech
Session 1 New antimicrobials from nature
09:30 – 10.10 Invited speaker Michael Conlon (accepted)
Therapeutic potential of antimicrobial and immunomodulatory peptides from frog skin
10:10 – 10:50 Invited speaker Stefano Donadio (accepted)
10:50 – 11:25 Coffee break
11:25 – 11:45 Invited speaker Luis Rivas (accepted)
The phospholipid matrix of cell membrane as pharmacological target for peptide chemotherapy" or "membrane-active peptides in chemotherapy of protozoal infections, from piercing missils to drug smugglers".
11:45 – 12:25 Invited speaker Fernando Peláez (accepted)
The search for new antibiotics: any lessons from nature yet?
12:25 – 12:40 selected presentation
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch and poster session
14:15 – 14:30 selected presentation
14:30 – 14:45 selected presentation
Session 2 Alternative strategies to treat or prevent microbial infections
14:45 – 15:25 Invited speaker Pedro Garcia (accepted)
Enzybiotics: a promising perspective to fight bacterial infections
15:25 – 15:50 Invited speaker .............................
15:50 – 16:20 Coffee break
16:20 – 16:35 selected presentation
16:35 – 16:50 selected presentation
16:50 – 17:05 selected presentation
17:05 – 17:35 selected presentation
17:35 – 17:45 selected presentation
18:00 – 19:30 Poster session
20:30 Conference dinner Hotel Husa Chamartin

12 June
Session 3 Structure-based drug design of novel antibacterials and target based drug discovery
09:00 – 09:40 Invited speaker Alberto Marina (accepted)
09:40 – 10:20 Invited speaker Paul Finn (accepted)
10:20 – 10:35 selected presentation
10:35 – 11:05 Coffee break
11:05 – 11:45 Invited speaker Cele Abad-Zapatero (accepted)
11:45 – 12:00 selected presentation
12:00 – 12:15 selected presentation
12:15 – 12:30 selected presentation
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and poster session
Session 4 Novel targets and resistance mechanisms
14:00 – 14:40 Invited speaker Marco Oggioni (accepted)
tentative title: Risk of biocide use and resistance on efficacy of antimicrobial drugs
14:40 – 15:20 Invited speaker .........................
15:20 – 15:35 selected presentation
15:35 – 15:50 selected presentation
15:50 – 16:05 selected presentation
16:05 – 16:20 Poster and oral presentation prizes
16:20 – 17:00 Coffee break and drinks
End of conference

10 Jun - 12 Jun 2013
Madrid
Spain
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