European Academy of Microbiology symposium: From systems to synthetic biology

Llomond Auditorium
08 July 2019 10:00 - 11:00

Microbiology is shifting very quickly from being a merely descriptive body of knowledge to become a quantitative subject that ambitions going on a par with core sciences like Physics and Chemistry.  Computation, network theory, standardization, electric engineering, big data and other hard disciplines are shedding a new light on otherwise intricate microbiological phenomena. This Session will bear witness of such a transition in a number of areas, including bacterial quorum sensing, chemotaxis and antibiotic mode-of-action and resistance - exposing new perspectives that can be unraveled with the analysis tools and conceptual frames of Systems and Synthetic Biology.


Victor de Lorenzo, CNB CSIC, Spain (Chair)

Athanasios Typas, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany (Chair)

Victor Sourjik, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany

Karen Polizzi, Imperial College London, England, UK

Kerwyn Casey Huang, Standford University, United States

The European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) is an initiative of FEMS aimed at amplifying the impact and visibility of microbiology and microbiologists in Europe. EAM includes ca. 150 leading microbiologists in their own fields and is dedicated to promote excellence in microbiology through targeted programs and activities, and communication to scientists, stakeholders and to the public.
For more information, visit the EAM website.


Digitalizing heterologous gene expression in Gram-negative bacteria with portable ON/OFF gadgets
Victor de Lorenzo - Spain
08 July 2019 10:00 - 10:20

High-throughput interaction profiling in bacteria
Athanasios Typas - Germany
08 July 2019 10:20 - 10:40

Regulation of cell elongation and division under fluctuating resource constraints
Kerwyn Casey Huang - United States
08 July 2019 10:40 - 11:00