9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
SPIROCHETES, BIOLOGY OF

Ventura Beach Marriott, CA
Ventura, mm
http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2008&program=spiro

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, January 20, 2008
16:00:00 Arrival and Check-in
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Welcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
19:40:00 GENE EXPRESSION AND DIVERSITY IN SPIROCHETES
19:40:00 Discussion Leader
19:50:00 Bacterial tropism switching mediated by diversity-generating retroelements Jeffrey Miller
20:20:00 Discussion
20:30:00 Tpr gene expression, T. pallidum Lorenzo Giacani
20:50:00 Discussion
21:00:00 Transcriptional profiling of Borrelia burgdorferi related to hematogenous dissemination Ira Schwarz
21:20:00 Discussion
Monday, January 21, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Discussion Richard Zuerner
09:00:00 BIOLOGY RELATED TO RISK FOR INFECTION
09:10:00 Climate change and emerging infection Sarah Randolph
09:50:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Global impact of Leptospirosis Joseph Vinetz
10:20:00 Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee Break / Group Photo (11:15 am)
11:30:00 Evolutionary ecology of B. burgdorferi Maria Diuk-Wasser
11:50:00 Discussion
12:00:00 Risk factors for relapsing fever in Africa Jean-François Trapé
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session I
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Regulation of Borrelia burgdorferi penetration and host-inflammatory response Jorge Benach
19:30:00 Discussion
19:30:00 Discussion Howard Kuramitsu
19:30:00 INVASION and EVASION STRATEGIES of SPIROCHETAL PATHOGENS
20:00:00 Protease activity and the invasion/ systemic dissemination of T. denticola Kazuyuki Ishihara
20:20:00 Discussion
20:30:00 A novel role for Type I IFN in Lyme arthritis Jennifer C. Miller
20:50:00 Discussion
21:00:00 Interactions of T. pallidum with host tissues Caroline Cameron
21:20:00 Discussion
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 SPIROCHETAL TRANSPORT, ENVIRONMENTAL SIGNALS and METABOLISM
09:00:00 Discussion Wolfram Zueckert
09:10:00 Redox and oxidatative stress in B. burgdorferi Frank Gherardini
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Regulation of growth in Borrelia burgdorferi Felipe Cabello
10:00:00 Discussion
10:10:00 Coffee Break
11:00:00 Cytoskeleton of treponemes Jacques Izard
11:20:00 Discussion
11:30:00 Oxygen stress regulation in B. burgdorferi Janakiram Seshu
11:50:00 Discussion
12:00:00 Immunomodulation and MAP kinase pathways in B. burgdorferi infectivity Juan Anguita
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session I
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 PAST CHAIRS’ FORUM: Conceptual Leaps Forward, Spirochetal Research in the 21st Century
19:30:00 Discussion Sheila A Lukehart, Nyles Charon, Ben Adler
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 SPIROCHETE BIOLOGY & DIVERSITY
09:00:00 Discussion Annette Moter
09:10:00 Motility and chemotaxis of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease spirochete MA Motaleb
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Relapsing fever infection biology Tom Schwan
10:00:00 Discussion
10:10:00 Coffee Break
10:40:00 Innate immunity resistance of Treponema denticola Cathrine Brissette
11:00:00 Discussion
11:10:00 Relapsing fever Borrelia blood cell interaction Betty Guo
11:30:00 Discussion
11:40:00 Proteome analysis of B. burgdorferi James Carroll
12:00:00 Discussion
12:10:00 General Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session II
18:00:00 Dinner
19:00:00 Business Meeting
19:30:00 Discussion Linda Bockenstedt
19:30:00 INTERACTION WITH HOST CELLS, IMMUNOPATHOLOGY
19:40:00 Immune responses in risk for neuroborreliosis in humans and other primates Mario Philipp
20:00:00 Discussion
20:10:00 Recruitment of macrophages in Lyme carditis Rusty Montgomery
20:30:00 Discussion
20:40:00 Clinical and immunological aspects on Lyme borreliosis Allen Steere
21:00:00 Discussion
21:10:00 General Discussion: Spirochete diversity and interaction with host cells/immune systems
Thursday, January 24, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 ADVANCES IN GENOMES, GENETICS, BIOLOGICAL PARADIGMS
09:00:00 Discussion Sherwood Casjens
09:10:00 The role of plasmids in the B. burgdorferi life cycle Patricia Rosa
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Genome sequence and deduced biology of Treponema lecithinolyticum Floyd Dewhirst
10:00:00 Discussion
10:10:00 Treponema pallidum membrane biology Justin Radolf
10:30:00 Discussion
10:40:00 Coffee break
11:10:00 Telomeres and genome plasticity in Borrelia George Chaconas
11:30:00 Discussion
11:40:00 Genome analysis and gene expression in Leptospira David Haake
12:00:00 Discussion
12:10:00 General Discussion: Genome, genetics and biology
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session II
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 LATE BREAKING SESSION
19:30:00 Speaker and Titles (to be selected from submitted abstracts)
19:30:00 Discussion Kit Tilly, Jenifer Coburn
Friday, January 25, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Departure
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