Medical events COST Action B28 : "Array Technologies for BSL3 and BSL4 Pathogens"

COST Action B28 : "Array Technologies for BSL3 and BSL4 Pathogens"

5th Management Committee and WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, WG5 Meetings
December 10 - 12, 2007, Vienne, Austria

  • Romanian participants : Apostol Iuliana M.D., Nica Maria M.D.
  • Coordinator : Prof. Dr. Patrick Butaye
  • Schedule

Monday, December 10, 2007
12:00   Registration
14:30 - 15:00 Patrick Butaye COST B28 welcome & opening Patrick Butaye
15:00 - 16:00 Invited speaker - Dr. Sachse "DNA microarray assays for detection and genotyping of Chlamydiae"
16:00 - 17:00 Invited speaker - Prof. Hashsham "Parallel detection and quantification of pathogens using DNA biochips, on-chip PCR and hand-held devices"
17:30 - 18:30 Invited speaker - Dr. Wu "Tools for understanding the pathogen in the post genomic era"
18:30 - 19:30 Invited speaker - Dr Wenzel and Dr. Hackl "Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) as a generic tool for microbial diagnostics"
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
08:00 - 13:00 GL1 : Array technologies
08:00 - 08:10 Jacques Schrenzel Introduction WG1, chair Jacques Schrenzel
08:10 - 08:30 Ehran Piskin "Self Assembling monolayers for array technologies"
08:30 - 08:50 Jasper Kieboom "Brucella genemotyping"
08:50 - 09:10 Antoine Huyghe "Microarray concepts for reliable bacterial pathogen identification applied to biological threats diagnosis"
09:10 - 09:30 Leonid M. Irenge "Identification of causative agents of infectious spondylodiscitis using real-time PCR : advantages and limitations"
09:30 - 09:50 Joachim Frey "Diagnosis of Francisella tularensis in organs of a naturally infected common squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) and zoonotic transmission to a veterinarian"
10:45 - 11:05 Angela Sessitsch "ARC microbial diagnostic microarrays for environmental and food analysis"
11:05 - 11:25 Cornelis Schoen "Quantitative multiplex detection of plant pathogens using a novel ligation probe-based system coupled with universal, high-throughput real-time PCR on OpenArraysTM"
11:25 - 11:45 Henrik Nordstrom "DNA microarray technique for detection and identification of viruses causing encephalitis and hemorrhagic fever"
11:45 - 12:05 Karen Kempsell "Advances toward development of microarrays for routine diagnostic use"
12:05 - 12:25 Karl Walravens "The use of Multiple Locus VNTR Analysis (MLVA) for the typing of Brucella"
12:25 - 12:45 Future activities and planning of actions of WG1
14:00 - 16:00 GL2 : Antigenicity
14:00 - 14:10 Claude P. Muller Introduction WG2, chair Claude P. Muller
14:10 - 14:30 Claude P. Muller "Genetic characteristics of new HBV strains in Subsaharan Africa and SE-Asia: new subtypes, unclassifiable strains and multiple double and triple recombinations"
14:30 - 14:50 Claude P. Muller "Spread and evolution of HPAI H5N1 in poultry, humans and wildbirds in Subsaharan Africa"
14:50 - 15:10 Jutta Eichler "Synthetic Mimicry of the CD4-Binding Site of HIV-1 gp120 for the Design of Immunogens"
15:10 - 15:30 Claude P. Muller "Incidence of BSL2 and BSL3 pathogens in ticks from Luxemburg"
15:30 - 15:50 Patricia Renesto "Proteonomic analysis of bacteria from the Rickettsia genus"
15:50 - 16:10 Future activities and planning of actions of WG2
16:45 - 19:00 WG3 : Proteomics and Glycomics
16:45 - 16:55 Introduction WG3, chair replacement
16:55 - 17:15 Willy Zorzi & Benaissa ElMoualij "Immuno PCR : a new tool for the ultra-sensitive detection of biomolecules & applications in the STREP Neuroscreen Project"
17:15 - 17:35 Rudolf Toman "Recent advances in the structural and functional elucidations of the outer membrane components of Coxiella burnetii"
17:35 - 17:55 Adela Straskova "Hypotetical lipoprotein FTT 1103 - a new potential virulence factor of Francisella tularensis"
17:55 - 18:15 Anetta Hartlova "Proteomic analysis of lipid rafts of mouse monocyto-macrophage cell line J774 during Francisella tularensis LVS infection"
18:15 - 18:35 Veljko Veljkovic "Identification of EMILINs as novel human proteins that bind anthrax protective antigen"
18:35 - 18:55 Future activities and planning of actions within WG3
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
08:00 - 10:00 WG4 : Genomics
08:00 - 08:10 Stefan Panaiotov Introduction WG4, chair Stefan Panaiotov
08:10 - 08:30 Ingmar Janse "Multiplex detection of Biothreat agents"
08:30 - 08:50 Pierre Wattiau "Occurrence and genomic diversity of Bacillus anthracis isolated in a woll-processing plant"
08:50 - 09:10 Sally Cutler "The Question; The Answer; And The Role of the "Black Box" - Molecular typing of Brucella isolates from Israel"
09:10 - 09:30 Jens Jacob "Molecular Differentiation of the genus Brucella on the basis of virulence associated genes"
09:30 - 09:50 Stefan Panaitov "AFLP strategy for phylogenetic assignation of species"
09:50 - 10:10 Future activities and planning of actions of WG4
10:45 - 12:05 WG5 : Microbiology
10:45 - 10:55 Mandy Elschner Introduction WG5, chair Mandy Elschner
10:55 - 11:15 Paula Pilo "Molecular epidemiology of Swiss Bacillus anthracis, where do these strains come from ?"
1:15 - 11:35 Manfred Weidmann "Development of a microarray for European arboviruses"
11:35 - 11:55 David Albert "Development of a real-time PCR targeting IS711 gene for rapid detection of Brucella in samples"
11:55 - 12:15 Maria Nica "Laboratory aspects of opportunistic fungal infections and the resistance to antifungal agents in immunocompromised patients"
12:15 - 12:35 Xavier Abad Presentation of the CreSA institute
12:35 - 12:55 Future activities and planning of actions of WG5
14:00 - 17:00 5th Management Committee Meeting
Patrick Butaye Welcome the Chair of COST ACTION B28 welcomed the participants to the Fith Management Committee Meeting
Patrick Butaye Adoption of the Agenda
Patrick Butaye Adoption of the Minutes of the 4rd MC - Plovdiv
Jacques Schrenzel Report of the Chair of the Working Group 1
Muller Claude P. Report of the Chair of the Working Group 2
J. Stulik Report of the Chair of the Working Group 3
Stefan Panaiotov Report of the Chair of the Working Group 4
Mandy Elschner Report of the Chair of the Working Group 5
Patrick Butaye Annual Report
Patrick Butaye Site web al Actiunii COST B28
Rudolf Toman STSMs : current status
Discussion on the place and programme of next meetings


1 Wenzel Peter Australia INVITED SPEAKER
2 Bodrossy Levente Austria WG1 member
3 Hackl Evelyn Austria
4 Kostic Tanja Austria MC member
5 Sanoussi Souzan Austria WG1 member
6 Sessitsch Angela Austria
7 Bearzatto Bertrand Belgium WG2 member
8 Butaye Patrick Belgium MC chair
9 ElMoualij Benaissa Belgium WG3 member
10 Gala Jean-Luc Belgium MC member
11 Irenge Leonid Belgium WG2 member
12 Walravens Karl Belgium WG1 member
13 Wattiau Pierre Belgium
14 Zorzi Willy Belgium WG3 member
15 Levterova Victoria Bulgaria WG3 member
16 Nadya Brankova Bulgaria WG5 member
17 Panaitov Stefan Bulgaria MC member
18 Todor Kantardjiev Bulgaria WG4 member
19 Hartlova Anetta Czech Republic WG3 member
20 Straskova Adela Czech Republic WG3 member
21 Nicolaisen Mogens Denmark MC member
22 Albert David France WG5 member
23 Madani Nora France WG5 member
24 Renesto Patricia France MC member
25 Eichler Jutta Germany WG2 member
26 Elschner Mandy Germany MC member
27 Frangoulidis Dimitrios Germania MC member
28 Hufert Frank Germany WG4 member
29 Jacob Jens Germany WG4 member
30 Sachse Konrad Germany NVITED SPEAKER
31 Weidmann Manfred Germany MC member
32 Muller Claude P. Luxembourg MC member
33 Brum Laura Portugal MC member
34 Apostol Iuliana Romania MC member
35 Nica Maria Romania MC member
36 Glisic Sanja Serbia WG2 member
37 Veljkovic Nevena Serbia WG3 member
38 Veljkovic Veljko Serbia MC member
39 Betinova Eva Slovakia WG2 member
40 Ihnatko Robert Slovakia WG2 member
41 Palkovicova Katarina Slovakia WG3 member
42 Toman Rudolf Slovakia MC member
43 Escudero Raquel Spain MC member
44 Alderborn Anders Sweden MC member
45 Nordstrom Henrik Sweden WG1 member
46 Sjostedt Anders Sweden MC member
47 Francois Patrice Switzerland WG2 member
48 Frey Joachim Switzerland MC member
49 Huyghe Antoine Switzerland WG1 member
50 Pilo Paula Switzerland WG5 member
51 Schrenzel Jacques Switzerland MC member
52 Janse Ingmar The Netherlands WG4 member
53 Kerstjens Huib The Netherlands MC member
54 Kieboom Jasper The Netherlands WG1 member
55 Schoen Cornelis The Netherlands WG1 member
56 Piskin Erhan Turkey MC member
57 Cutler Sally UK WG4 member
58 Kempsell Karen UK WG1 member