2014 Bern

The theme of SMIDDY 2014 was Systems Biology of Antibiotic Resistance. The meeting was organized by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) and took place at the Haus der Universität of the University of Bern on Friday, 12 September 2014.

09:15 Welcome address
09:30 Evolution of antibiotic resistance at sub-MIC levels of antibiotic
Prof. Dr. Dan Andersson
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Sweden
10:20 The right base at the right time: rapid rates of environmental change can constrain evolution
Dr. Jenna Gallie
Molecular Microbial Ecology, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland
10:40 Population pharmacokinetics of the anti-malarial amodiaquine
Ali M. Ali
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, Switzerland
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Development of a rapid fluorescent assay to study time-kill kinetics of antimicrobials in Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Sunniva Förster
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) and Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK), University of Bern, Switzerland
11:50 The effect of pharmacokinetics and –dynamics on the emergence of antibiotic resistance
Helen Alexander
Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
12:10 EvolutionX: Analysing evolution of adaptation to a novel siderophore
Dr. Marc Creus
Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
12:30 Lunch
14:00 The underlying mechanisms of antibiotic interactions
Prof. Dr. Tobias Bollenbach
Biological Physics and Systems Biology, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
14:50 Managing multi-drug resistance using collateral sensitivity cycling
Dr. Feng Fu
Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
15:10 Cost/benefit tradeoffs of tetA expression
Daniel Angst
Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Quantification of antimicrobial usage in different animal species in Switzerland
Luís Pedro Carmo
Veterinary Public Health Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
16:20 Early immune discrimination between pathogenic and commensal bacteria
Miguelangel Cuenca
Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK), University of Bern, Switzerland
16:40 Closing address
17:00 Apéro