3rd International Caparica Conference in Antibiotic Resistance 2019

10th – 13th June 2019 | Caparica | Portugal

Oral Speakers

Jonathan Frye, PhD

Affiliation: U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USA

Title: Cassette structures associated with antibiotic resistance genes in Salmonella enterica isolates associated with U.S. food animals.

John Cadwell, PhD

Affiliation: FiberCell Systems Inc., USA 

Title: The Hollow Fiber Infection Model: Principles and Practice

María Cecilia Becerra, PhD

Affiliation: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

Title: Gold nanoparticles as alternative therapy for antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. 

Xiangmin Lin, PhD

Affiliation: Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, China

Title: The effect of post-translational modification on bacterial antibiotics resistance

Sanjay Bhattacharya, PhD

Affiliation: Tata Medical Center, India

Title: Effect of multi-faceted diagnostic, therapeutic and infection control strategies on multi–drug resistant bacteremia rates in an oncology setting in India

Nelson Enrique Arenas, PhD

Affiliation: Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Bogotá, Colombia.

Title: Emergence of antibiotic resistance through livestock practices in Colombia

Latania K. Logan, PhD

Affiliation: Rush University Medical Center, Rush Medical College, USA 

Title: Environmental Influences and Community Origins of Multi-Drug Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Children

Silvia Batista, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, Uruguay

Title: Detection of antibiotic resistance genes and their association with horizontal gene transfer elements in Antarctic microorganisms

Andreza Francisco Martins, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Title: Antimicrobial resistance profile of  E. coli from pigs and chicken in Brazil: One Health Approach

Patricia Keen,  PhD

Affiliation: University of British Columbia, Canada

Title: Recent Advances in Investigations of Antimicrobial Resistance in Wastewater Treatment Processes

Claudia Ibacache Quiroga,  PhD

Affiliation: Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

Title: Evolution of high-level aminoglycoside resistance in Escherichia coli under high and low mutation supply rates.

Olga Lomovskaya,  PhD

Affiliation: Qpex Biopharma, LLC San Diego, CA

Title: New generation beta-lactamase inhibitors: stormy waters require a bigger boat

Maria Teresa T. Fernandez,  PhD

Affiliation: Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Spain

Title: Drug Resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex in a Rural Setting in Angola.

Joanne Pennock,  PhD

Affiliation: Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, UK

Title: Hiding in plain sight; How S aureus evades antibiotic treatment

Isabel Santos,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Lisbon, Portugal

Title: Food borne Proteins and peptides  with strong antibacterial activity: are they a turning point against bacterial resistance?

Manni Bhatti, PhD

Affiliation: Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Department, University College London, UK

Title: Superhydrophobic surfaces for the elimination and treatment of resistant microbes.

Engeline van Duijkeren, PhD

Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

Title: ESBL; the chicken or the egg

Akke Vellinga,  PhD

Affiliation: School of Medicine, NUI Galway

Title: Available soon.

Felipe Piedade Neves,  PhD

Affiliation: Biomedical Institute, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil 

Title: Impact of the universal PCV10 use on carriage with drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae among children in Brazil

Dennis Wright,  PhD

Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, University of Conecticut, USA

Title: Targeting Antifolate Resistance Mechanisms in Pathogenic Bacteria

Daniel Zurawski,  PhD

Affiliation: WRAIR/Wound Infections/Bacterial Diseases Branch, USA

Title:  Available soon.

Focco Van den Akker, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Title:  Structural studies related to peptidoglycan metabolism and b-lactam antibiotic resistance

Dragana D. Božić, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Pharmacy, Serbia

Title:  Available soon.

Diana Alves, PhD

Affiliation: CEB – Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal

Title: The fate of adhering bacteria to antimicrobial surfaces: investigating the potential development of resistance towards antimicrobials immobilised

Youjun Feng, PhD

Affiliation: Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

Title:  Action and Mechanism for Mobile Colistin Resistance

Bennie Lindeque, PhD

Affiliation: University of Colorado, School of Medicine, USA

Title: Antibiotic resistance and treatment resistance in Non Tuberculous Mycobacteria(NTM)

Irmak Baran, PhD

Affiliation: Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Turkey

Title: Phenotypic tests for the detection of carbapenemases

Zeynep Gülay, PhD

Affiliation: Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Turkey

Title:  Available soon.

Paul H Roy, PhD

Affiliation: Centre de Recherche en Infectiologie, Canada

Title: Insights into the recruitment of AMR genes into integron cassettes

Manel Camps, PhD

Affiliation: University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Title: Genetics of Antibiotic Resistance: a Tale of Contingency and Epistasis

Yoshimasa Yamamoto, PhD

Affiliation: Osaka University, Japan 

Title: Dissemination of colistin-resistant bacteria with mobile resistance gene mcr in a rural community of Vietnam

Magdalena Rzewuska, PhD

Affiliation: Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Title: Resistance to colistin in Escherichia coli isolates from companion animals

Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, PhD

Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Title:  Detection of methicillin-resistant coagulase-positive staphylococci in horses.

Meenakshi Gautham, PhD

Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine, UK

Title: Challenges of Operationalizing Antibiotic Stewardship in Low and Middle Income Countries

Viera Karaffová, PhD

Affiliation: Institute of Pathological anatomy, The University of Veterinary medicine and pharmacy, Slovak Republic

Title: Influence of Lactobacillus reuteri on the regulation of inflammasome genes expression during campylobacteriosis in broiler.

Patricia Severino, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein, Brazil

Title: Associations between infection and colonization and opportunistic antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

Isabelle Schalk, PhD

 Affiliation: Université de Strasbourg, France 

Title: Which iron uptake pathway is the best for uptake of antibiotics via a Trojan horse strategy in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Tonya Duarte, PhD

 Affiliation: Institute of Health Science, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil


Gabriela Gomes, PhD

 Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Title: Accounting for individual fitness variation in the characterisation of antimicrobial resistance

Yulia Gerasimova, PhD

 Affiliation: University of Central Florida, USA

Title: Highly selective DNA probes and circuits for the analysis of drug-resistant genotypes in bacterial pathogens.

Vishwanath Venketaraman, PhD

 Affiliation: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, USA

Title: Available soon.

Livia Barenghi, PhD

 Affiliation: Integrated Orthodontic Services S.r.l., Italy

Title: Strategies to improve infection control and to limit antibiotic resistant infectious agents in dentistry

Ligia M. Saraiva, PhD

 Affiliation: ITQB-NOVA, Portugal 

Title: Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules-  Towards a novel antimicrobial therapeutic drug

Toni Poole, PhD

 Affiliation: Southern Plains Area Research Center, USA

Title: Methylsulfonylmethane exhibits bacteriostatic inhibition of Escherichia coli, and Salmonella enterica Kinshasa, in vitro

Dmitry M. Kolpashchikov, PhD

 Affiliation: University of Central Florida, USA

Title: Development of DNA nanomachines for diagnosis of drag resistant bacteria

Lenita Moura Stefani, PhD

 Affiliation: State University of Santa Catarina State, Brazil

Title: Risks for the dissemination of mobile genetic elements from the food chain up to man.

Jesús Navas, PhD

 Affiliation: Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

Title: Antimicrobial resistance of Corynebacterium spp. in the clinical setting

Paul Dunman, PhD

 Affiliation: University of Rochester School of Medicine, USA.

Title: Development of a broad-spectrum antimicrobial for the therapeutic intervention of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneal infections.

John Buynak, PhD

 Affiliation: Southern Methodist University, USA

Title: Atypical Carbapenem Antibiotics which Display Improved Properties Against Resistant Pathogens.

Florencia Laura Pantozzi,  PhD

 Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Sciences. National University of La Plata, Argentina. 

Title: Wild-type minimal inhibitory concentration distributions and genotypic evaluation of tetracycline resistance in strains of Escherichia coli of animal origin.

Flavia Huygens, PhD

Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Title: MRSA pathogenesis and colonization – community onset vs hospital acquired strains

Randall Wolcott, PhD

Affiliation: Surgery Texas Tech School of Medicine and Founder of the Southwest Regional Wound Care Center, USA

Title: Biofilm’s phenotypic tolerance to antibiotics poses a significant clinical barrier to the management of chronic wounds and other chronic infections.

Patricia Licznar, PhD

Affiliation: University of Montpellier, France

Title: Antimicrobial resistance in urban water

Eva M. Ogens, PhD

Affiliation: Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA

Title: Taking Antibiotics: A Model of How It Works

Maria Tärnberg, PhD

Affiliation: Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Sweden

Title: Susceptibility testing of colistin – practical challenges when comparing different methods of Enterobacteriaceae

Oleg Reva, PhD

Affiliation: University of Pretoria, South Africa

Title: Available soon.

Bela Kocsis, PhD

Affiliation: Semmelweis University, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Budapest, Hungary

Title: Different roles of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance determinants in low-risk and high-risk Klebsiella pneumoniae clones

Ana Frazzon, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Title: Available soon.

Maria de Lourdes da Cunha, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Brazil

Title: Available soon.

Alison Freifeld, PhD

Affiliation: University of Nebraska, USA

Title: Available soon.

Alberto Quesada, PhD

Affiliation: Universidad de Extremadura, Spain

Title: Spread potential of colistin resistance from strains of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli isolated from animals intended for human consumption in Spain

Jianhua Wang, PhD

Affiliation: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Title: Antimicrobial peptides and their repression toward the antibiotic resistance from pathogenic bacteria

Yuejuan Zheng, PhD

Affiliation: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

Title: Epoxide micheliolide protects mice from carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced sepsis by inhibiting inflammatory response via targeting IKKα/β

Nihal Engin Vrana, PhD

Affiliation: NSERM Unit 1121 Biomaterials and Bioengineering Strasbourg, France

Title: Polymeric antimicrobial coatings for implants to prevent per-implantitis without induction of resistance

Xiaohui Zhou,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology & Veterinary Science, The University of Connecticut, USA

Title: Mechanisms of β-lactam resistance in Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Francisco M. Goycoolea Valencia,  PhD

Affiliation: School of Food Science & Nutrition, University of Leeds, UK

Title: Soft nanotechnology biopolymer-based formulations: Alternative therapies against antibiotic resistant bacteria?

Qazi Mohd. Rizwanul Haque,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India

Title: Occurrence of the mcr-1 conferred colistin resistance among bacterial isolates from sewage water in India.

Susanne Schiffmann,  PhD

Affiliation: Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Germany

Title: Immunomodulation by antibiotics – a mechanism to overcome antibiotic resistance

Silvia T. Cardona,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, University of Manitoba, Canada

Title: Genomic approaches to uncover the mechanism of action of antibiotic molecules

Wolfgang Kruger,  PhD

Affiliation: Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Clinics of Constance, Constance, Germany

Title: Selective digestive decontamination in the ICU: a life-saving concept, but only for selected countries

Monika I. Konaklieva,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, American University, Washington, DC 20016, USA

Title: Development of antimycobacterial lead compounds

Rietie Venter,  PhD

Affiliation: School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, The University of South Australia, Australia

Title: The use of biocides could result in biocide tolerance and antibiotic resistance

James B. Herrick,  PhD

Affiliation: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, USA

Title: Environmental Reservoirs of Transmissible Antibiotic Resistance

Mingdi Yan,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

Title: Combating Antibiotic Resistance: Glyconanomaterials, Nanoantibiotics andDrug Repurposing

Piklu Roy Chowdhury,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Technology, Sydney, Faculty of Science, Australia

Title: Transposon Tn6242 and its distribution within globally emerging drug resistant uropathogenic Escherichia coli-ST405

Lucia Birošová,  PhD

Affiliation: Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

Title: Antibiotic resistant coliform bacteria in humans and environment

Alexander Efimov,  PhD

Affiliation: Tampere University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Finland

Title: Antimicrobial phthalocyanine activated by indoor light

Zeljko Petrovski,  PhD

Affiliation: LAQV-REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Title: Ionic Liquids derived from β-Lactam Antibiotics against Resistant Bacteria

Thilo Köhler,  PhD

Affiliation: Geneva University Hospitals, Service of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Specialties, Division of Infectious Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

Title: A Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro lung infection model to assess bacteriophage and antibiotic treatments

William T. Doerrler,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, USA

Title: A DedA/Tvp38 family membrane protein is required for Klebsiella pneumoniae colistin resistance.

Wim. J. Quax,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Groningen, Dept. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Biology, The Netherlands

Title: Fighting bacterial virulence with quorum quenching acylases.

Zorana Kovacevic,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Title: Knowledge and attitudes on antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance among veterinary and agriculture students.

Maria Leonor Faleiro,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Algarve, Center for Biomedical Research, Portugal

Title: Antibiotic susceptibility of Bacteroides spp. isolated from children with Type 1 Diabetes.

Boutheina Mardassi,  PhD

Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunis

Title: Drug resistance in Ureaplasma spp. Tunisian isolates: A twelve-year retrospective analysis.

Shchepetkina Svetlana,  PhD

Affiliation: Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Russian Federation

Title: Principles of organization of the antimicrobial control system in veterinary medicine and agriculture of the Russian Federation.

Veena Venugopalan,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Florida College of Pharmacy, FL, USA

Title: Assessing Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiatives: Impact of a Carbapenem Preservation Strategy on Outcomes in Patients with Bloodstream Infections from AmpC producing Organisms.

Stefan Miller,  PhD

Affiliation: Lisando GmbH, Regensburg, Germany

Title: Artilysin®: Highly effective tools to combat MDR pathogens combined with a very low risk of resistance development.

Patricia Licznar-Fajardo,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Montpellier, France

Title: Antimicrobial resistance in urban water.

Maruxa Zapata-Cachafeiro,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Title: Magnitude and determinants of antibiotic dispensing without prescription in Spain: a simulated patient study.

Sandra Carvalho,  PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Title: Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules – Towards a novel antimicrobial therapy.

Beatrice Bercot,  PhD

Affiliation: University Paris Diderot, France

Title: Molecular epidemiology of penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in France

Maíra Pompeu Martins,  PhD

Affiliation: Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Title: Multidrug-resistance genes encoding ABC transporters in dermatophytes.

Yvonne Agersø,  PhD

Affiliation: Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Denmark

Title: Antimicrobial susceptibility testing, tentative epidemiological cutoff values and intrinsic resistance in five Bacillus species.

Florencia L. Pantozzi,  PhD

Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, National University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Title: Wild-type minimal inhibitory concentration distributions and genotypic evaluation of tetracycline resistance in strains of Escherichia coli of animal origin.

Ana Lima,  PhD

Affiliation: Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, Portugal

Title: Food borne Proteins and peptides with strong antibacterial activity: are they a turning point against bacterial resistance?

Richard Kao,  PhD

Affiliation: Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, China

Title: A non-antibiotic approach to combat antibiotic resistance.

Helmi Mardassi,  PhD

Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

Title: Intrinsic propensity of the Haarlem genotype to evolve into successful MDR-TB clones, Northern Tunisia.

Javier Fernández,  PhD

Affiliation: Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Spain

Title: Usefulness of AMR/SEPSIS FLOW CHIP for identification of antimicrobial genes in Gram negative bacilli.

Anabela Borges,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal

Title: Antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of the NSAID acetylsalicylic acid against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus.

Vera Manageiro,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health Dr Ricardo Jorge, Portugal

Title: Genomic epidemiology of NDM-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Portugal.

Valentin Rybenkov,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, USA

Title: Targeting drugs to chromosome packing.

Will Goessens,  PhD

Affiliation: Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Title: Detection of KPC, NDM, OXA-48-like and VIM-carbapenemases in E. coli and K. pneumoniae by High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry.


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