Day 1

Monday, September 21st, 2015

07.45 Registration

08.25 Opening of the Symposium

Session 1. Building the wall
08.30 Natividad Ruiz (Ohio Sate Univ)
Translocation of lipid II across the cytoplasmic membrane
09.00 Eefjan Breukink (Univ Utrecht)
FtsW: transporter of Lipid II
09.30 Poster talk 1: Victoria Lund (Sheffield Univ)
Mapping Growth & Division in Staphylococcus aureus at the nanoscale
09.45 Poster talk 2: Manuel Banzhaf (EMBL)
Dissecting the molecular machinery governing peptidoglycan biogenesis in E. coli
10.00 Coffee and poster
11.00 Michael VanNieuwenhze (Univ Indiana)
Using fluorescent D-amino acids (FDAAs) to elucidate the dynamics of septal PG synthesisin Bacillus subtilis
11.30 Natalie Strynadka (Univ British Columbia)
Structure-based analysis of cell-wall glycosyltransferases
12.00 Lunch
Session 2. Modifying the Wall
14.00 Susanne Walker (Harvard Univ)
A discovery engine for small molecules that target the Staphylococcus aureus cell envelope
14.30 Yves Brun (Indiana Univ)
On bacterial shape: “When you wish upon a star. Your dreams come true”
15.00 Poster Talk 3: Marina Borisova ( Univ Tuebingen)
Accumulation of N-acetylmuramic acid 6-phosphate in murQ mutant demonstrates peptidoglycan recycling in Staphylococcus aureus
15.15 Coffee and Poster
15.45 Poster Talk 4: Nicola Galley (Univ Warwick)
The role of Lipid II amidation in Streptococcus pneumoniae Class A PBP transglycosylase activity
16.00 Felipe Cava (Umea Univ)
Chemometric analysis of bacterial cell walls reveals functional peptidoglycan heterogeneity in Alphaproteobacteria
17.30-20.00   Social event – guided visit of Old Florence