Event Date/Time: Aug 17, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 23, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jan 23, 2005
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This meeting will address the topic of adhesion of bacterial pathogens to tissue surfaces, which is a prelude to infection. The molecular biology and structural characterization of important adhesion proteins will be discussed. Furthermore, multidisciplinary elements come from the work the design and chemical synthesis of adhesion inhibitors of various chemical nature, such as multivalent carbohydrates. Such inhibitors could be alternatives to resistance prone conventional antibiotics. The mix of representatives of various disciplines linked to the topic should be a good opportunity to initiate new collaborations and consortia.

Richard A. Adegbola, Medical Research Council, Banjul, The Gambia
Title TBA

Ben Appelmelk, VUMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“The sweet success: bacterial glycans manipulate innate immunity (Helicobacter pylori and Mycobacterium tuberculosis)”

Nicolai Bovin, Shemyakin Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia (carbohydrate chemistry, glycobiology)
“Antimicrobial Therapy: New Paradigm”, “Neoglycoconjugates As Tools for Study of Carbohydrate-Binding Proteins”

Caroline E. Cameron, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
“Host Attachment of Treponema pallidum, the Causative Agent of Syphilis; Unraveling the Mysteries of the "Stealth" Pathogen.”

M.M. Cowan, Miami University, Ohio, USA (microbial adhesion biology)
Title TBA

Gerd Döring, University of Tübingen, Germany (microbial adhesion in cystic fibrosis)
Title TBA

Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India, (molecular pathogenesis tuberculosis)
Title TBA

André Garcia, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Dakar, Senegal
Title TBA

Aïssatou Gaye-Diallo, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Title TBA

Andrzej Gorski, L. Hirszfeld Institute, Wroclaw, Poland
“The potential role of endogenous bacteriophages in controlling invading pathogens”

Sauli Haataja, Univ. of Turku, Finland (Stereptococcus suis adhesion)
Title TBA

Salam Khan, University of Würzburg, Germany (glycobiology of bacterial adhesion)
“Microbial adhesion, colonization of host mucosal surfaces, disease and metastasis.”

Karen Krogfelt, State Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark (pathogenic mechanisms, animal models)
Title TBA

Luigi Lay, University of Milan, Italy
"Stable antibacterial glycoconjugate vaccines: synthesis of phosphono analogues of fragments of Neisseria meningitidis type A capsular polysaccharide".

Nikolay E. Nifantiev, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry RAS, Russia (glycoconjugate chemistry)
Title TBA

Roland J. Pieters, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (carbohydrate chemistry, glycobiology)
Title TBA

Jan Ramza, Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland
"Application of HPLC Analytical Method for Manufacturing and Quality Control of Bio-active Carbohydrate Derivatives"

René Roy, University of Québec, Montréal, Canada (carbohydrate chemistry)
Title TBA

Peter Seeberger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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Esther Segal, Tel Aviv University, Israel (C. albicans adhesion biology and pathogenesis)
"Inhibition of Candida adhesion"

Papa Salif Sow, CHU Fann, Dakar University Teaching Hospital, Senegal
Title TBA

Cheikh S. Boye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

Bocar Sally Galledou, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

Abdoul Almamy Hane, CHU Fann, Dakar University Teaching Hospital, Senegal

Tina Jonsyn-Ellis, University of The Gambia, Banjul, The Gambia

Brendan Wren, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Toby Jenkins, University of Bath, UK

Czerucka Dorota, Labo de Gastroenterologie et Nutrition, Univ of Nice, France

Mark von Itzstein, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Jeri Barak, USDA, Albany, California, USA

Bogdan Nowicki, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX, USA

Berit Smestad Paulsen, University of Oslo, Norway

K.S. Sriprakash, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

M. Anjum Zia, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Chantal Le Bouguénec, Unité de Pathogénie Bactérienne des Muqueuses, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Yves Germani, Unité de Pathogénie Bactérienne des Muqueuses, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.


There are not one but two venues for this unique meeting in two parts – Part 1 will take place in a university setting in Dakar, Senegal, while Part 2 will be held at a riverside location in Central Gambia. It represents the first of a series of forthcoming meetings to be held in a range of developing regions throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. In addition to the fascinating environment and stimulating atmosphere for discussion generally, this meeting experience will enable the scientists and students of the developed and developing world research communities, with shared scientific interests and common goals, to come together like never before.

Mangosteen – “Moving Scientific Information to the Developing World’


Additional Information

It's a small informal and very special meeting, please contact the organizers for further details. If there's something you'd like to see added to the program, please let us know - the meeting has a very flexible format with room for additions or suggestions.