International Symposium on Problems of Listeria and Listeriosis (ISOPOL) 2019

 

 

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  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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    Registration

    2:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Registration
     

    Opening Session

    3:30 PM  -  6:15 PM
    Opening Session
    Moderators:
    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM
    The Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa: Lessons Learned
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    4:40 PM  -  5:20 PM
    Ecology and Transmission of Listeria from Farm-to-Table: Insights from WGS and Beyond
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    5:20 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Listeria, from Fork to Brain
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    6:00 PM  -  6:15 PM
    Seeliger Prize awarded by Juergen Kreft
     
    6:15 PM  -  8:15 PM
    Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
     

    Registration

    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration
     

    Morning Session 1

    9:00 AM  -  10:45 AM
    The Listeria Cell Wall
    9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Why So Many? Understanding the Function of Five FtsW/RodA Homologs in Listeria monocytogenes
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    9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    How Listeria Uses a Branched Extracellular Electron Chain to Support Anaerobic Growth
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    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Foodborne Listeriosis-Effects of Food Matrices on Survival/Growth, Physiology and Virulence Potental
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    10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Tragedy or Opportunity? Investigating the Interaction of Listeria monocytogenes and Acanthamoeba
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    10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Refreshment Break
     

    Morning Session 2

    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Listeria in Different Environments
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    11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Listeria Clones in the Anthropocene: Insights from Urban Wildlife and Water
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    11:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Beyond Heartache:A Cardiotropic Listeria monocytogenes Isolate Exhibits Enhanced Fetal Transmission
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    12:15 PM  -  12:30 PM
    Twenty yrs of epidemiology & surveillance of listeriosis in FR, new challenges in the sequencing era
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    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
     

    Poster Session

    1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Poster Session
     

    Afternoon Session 1A

    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Listeria and Bacteriophages
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    Listeria-Phage Cooperation during Mammalian Infection
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    How Synthetic Biology and CRISPR-Cas Genome Engineering Improves Pathogen Detection and Food Safety
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    Typing and persistence of Listeria monocytogenes strains in food processing environments
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    Afternoon Session 1B

    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Regulation and Control of Listeria
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    Reducing the Risk in Frozen Foods: Research, Industry and Consumer Education and Policymaking
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    Controlling Listeria in Cold, Wet, Fresh Produce Operations
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    Listeria monocytogenes Recovered from Ready-to-Eat Food in Large-Scale Surveys Conducted in the U.S.
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    4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Refreshment Break
     

    Afternoon Session 2A

    4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Gene Regulation in Listeria
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    Fine Tuning of Listeria Virulence Genes to Promote Infection
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    Sensing the Environment-to-Host Transition: How Listeria Monocytogenes Does It
     

    Afternoon Session 2B

    4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Food Safety II - Lessons Learned from Recent Listeriois Outbreaks
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    Lessons Learned from Outbreaks of Listeriosis in North America
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    Public Health and ‘Killer Polony’: The South African Experience
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  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
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    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
     

    Registration

    8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Registration
     

    Morning Session 1

    9:00 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Listeriolysin O and its Mechanisms of Action
    Moderators:
    9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    mRNA-mRNA Interaction Couples Expression of the Chapterone PrsA2 with its Substrate Listeriolysin O
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    9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Listeriolysin O Interactions with Lipid Membranes
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    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    How the PEST-Like Sequence Prevents LLO from Killing Infected Host Cells
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    10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Imaging the intracellular dynamics of Listeria together with its secreted virulence factors
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    10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Refreshment Break
     

    Morning Session 2

    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Pathogenesis Mechanisms
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    11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    An ATG16L1 Dependent Pathway Promotes Plasma Membrane Repair and Limits Cell-to-Cell Spread
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    11:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Mechanical Forces Govern Interactions of Listeria monocytogenes with Host Cells
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    12:15 PM  -  12:30 PM
    Listeria hijack host intercellular communication machinery during cell-to-cell spread
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    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
     

    Poster Session

    1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Poster Session
     

    Afternoon Session 1A

    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Manipulation of Vesicular Trafficking During Infection
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    Role of Host Exocytosis in Infection of Human Cells by Listeria
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    Listeria-Containing Vacuole (LisCV)-Third Vacuole Promoting Longterm Persistence in Epithelial Cells
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    Listeria monocytogenes Infection Alters Extracellular Vesicle Production of Trophoblast Stem Cells
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    Afternoon Session 1B

    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Detection and Molecular Typing
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    Rapid & Conventional Methods for the Detection and Enumeration in Foods–Can We Make Sense of it All?
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    Reflections on Two Decades of L. monocytogenes Subtyping. What Will the Next 20 Years Bring?
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    Whole genome sequencing of Listeria monocytogenes from RTE meat products and food processing
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    4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Refreshment Break
     

    Afternoon Session 2

    4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Pathogenesis and Stress Responses
    Moderators:
    4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Linking ISG15 to Cellular Stress Responses – Lessons from Listeria
    5:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Image-Guided Analysis of Effects of Prenatal Listeria Infection on Fetal Development
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    5:30 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Ribosomal mutations enable Listeria monocytogenes to switch between high fitness and multiple-stress
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    6:30 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Dinner at the Royal Ontario Museum (Optional)
    Please note - tickets must be purchased in advance to attend this event.
  • Friday, September 27, 2019
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    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
     

    Registration

    8:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Registration
     

    Morning Session 1

    9:00 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Immune Response and Vaccine Development
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    9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    PGE2 Signaling is Required for Optimal CD8+ T Cell Priming Post Listeria monocytogenes Immunizataion
    9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Identification of Novel CD8+ T Cell Antigens that Provide Protection Against Listeria Infection
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    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Listeria-Based Vaccines: Human Clinical Experience and a Next-Generation Platform
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    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Refreshment Break
     

    Morning Session 2

    11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Listeria Interactions in the Gut
    Moderators:
    11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Where do They go After We Eat Them? Identifying Intracellular Growth Niches for L.m in the Gut
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    11:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Closing Remarks
    Speakers:
    11:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Poster Prize Ceremony
    Speakers:
    11:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Vote for Next ISOPOL Site
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