Event Date/Time: Sep 24, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 27, 2008
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The International E.coli Alliance conference will be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre at Hinxton, near Cambridge, England from 24th- 27th September 2008. This is a 4 day meeting which will cover the impact of the genomics and post-genomics revolution in microbiology, with special focus on bacterial regulatory strategies and pathogenic mechanisms.

More is know about Escherichia coli K-12 than about any other living organism and it remains the model cell of choice for the study of many fundamental cellular processes. More crucially, Escherichia coli and its close relatives play vital roles in our environment, and the meeting will interest medical, veterinary and environmental scientists, and engineers and modellers from all disciplines.

Organising Committee:
Stephen Busby, University of Birmingham, UK

Barry L Wanner, Purdue University, USA

Charles Penn, University of Birmingham, UK


Wednesday 24th September 2008

12.00 Registration with lunch

Session 1 Comparative and Functional Genomics

Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre. Chair: Charles Penn

14.00 Welcome and Introduction

14.15 Mark Pallen

14.45 Nicole Perna

15.15 Muna F. Anjum

15.45 Selected Speaker 1

16.00 Selected Speaker 2

16.15 Afternoon Tea

17.00 Keynote Lecture: Hans Westerhoff

18.00 Poster Session 1 and Drinks Reception

19.30 Dinner

22.00 Shuttle Service to Cambridge

Thursday 25th September 2008

07.30 Breakfast

Session 2 Networks

Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre. Chair: Igor Goryanin

09.00 Dov Stekel

09.30 Nicholas M Luscombe

10.00 Jay Hinton

10.30 Selected Speaker 3

10.45 Selected Speaker 4

11.00 Morning Coffee

11.30 Key Note Lecture: Jack Greenblatt

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Poster Session 2

Session 3 Pathogenesis Mechanisms

Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre. Chair: Mark Pallen

15.00 Gad Frankel

15.30 Eliora Ron

16.00 Jim Nataro

16.30 Selected Speaker 5

16.45 Selected Speaker 6

18.00 Dinner

20.00 Workshops: EcoCyc, Genomics and Networks.

22.00 Shuttle Service to Cambridge

Friday 26th September 2008

07.30 Breakfast

Session 4 New Technologies and Resources

Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre. Chair: Sang-Yup Lee

09.00 Virgil Rhodius

09.30 Taku Oshima

10.00 Peter Karp

10.30 Selected Speaker 7

10.45 Selected Speaker 8

11.00 Morning Coffee

11.30 Keynote Lecture: Chris Clee

12.30 Lunch

Session 5 Physiology

Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre. Chair: Steve Busby

14.00 Jeff Green

14.30 Vassilis Koronakis

15.00 Gillian Fraser

15.30 Kathleen Marchal

16.00 Afternoon Tea

16.30 Invited short presentations on physiology

17.30 Keynote Lecture: Regine Hengge

18.30 Pre Dinner Drinks

19.30 Conference Dinner

22.00 Shuttle Service to Cambridge

Saturday 27th September 2008

07.30 Breakfast

Session 6 Future Perspectives

Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre. Chair: Barry Wanner

09.30 Mike Chandler

10.00 Barry Wanner

10.30 Sang-Yup Lee

11.00 Morning Coffee

11.30 Keynote Lecture: Ian Booth

12.15 Closing remarks: Barry Wanner

12.30 Conference Closure

13.00 Airport Transfers and Shuttle Service to Cambridge

Additional speakers will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

The meeting will also include a poster session. We request that abstracts for both oral and poster presentations, must be no more than 250 words and include a title, author name (s), institutions (s) and country of origin. The abstract submission deadline is Tuesday 1st July 2008.

Please submit your abstract to j.beard@wtconference.org.uk after completing the online registration form.

Registration Fees

Student with single accommodation £495

Student with twin accommodation £420

Student with no accommodation £294

Academic with single accommodation £595

Academic with twin accommodation £520

Academic with no accommodation £394

Commercial with single accommodation £695

Commercial with twin accommodation £620

Commercial with no accommodation £494

Twin accommodation is a shared room with another delegate, you can nominate a roommate via the online registration form.

The housing packages include ,registration all food (including banquet) and on-site accommodation for the nights of the 24th, 25th and 26th September 2008.

A limited amount of on-site accommodation will be available. This will be allocated on a first- come, first, served basis. Once all on-site accommodation has been allocated, delegates requesting accommodation will be advised to make their own arrangements in Cambridge. A return shuttle service will be provided from central Cambridge to Hinxton each day which will be chargeable.

If delegates require an additional night’s accommodation please contact j.beard@wtconference.org.uk

If you have any special requirements, please identify them on the registration form under Special Requirements. For example, a special diet, disabled access or a roommate name (please ensure your roommate has nominated you).

You will be sent an invoice to the e-mail address you provided upon registration and asked to pay using our on-line payment system. This invoice will be confirmation of your registration.


Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
United Kingdom