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Workshop in Honor of Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Co-discoverer of the Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in 1983, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is recognized for her huge contribution to HIV/AIDS research for which she was awarded with the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine. Administratively, her career will come to its official end on the 31st of August 2015.
The ANRS, Inserm, Institut Pasteur and Sidaction are thus delighted to jointly organize a workshop dedicated to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi on the afternoon of the 13th of October 2015. The spirit of this event is to illustrate her vision of research, the various aspects of her engagement as well as the prospect that her scientific contribution opens for HIV/AIDS research and beyond, to other infectious diseases. Colleagues and friends will also be given the opportunity to speak of her on a more personal basis.
Institut Pasteur - From 13 octobre 2015 to 13 octobre 2015

Contact: Olivier Rescaniere (barre-sinoussi-workshop2015@pasteur.fr)

Fungal Cell Wall 2015
We are delighted to announce the Fungal Cell Wall 2015 meeting to be held on the campus of the Institut Pasteur in Paris from 26-28 October, 2015. This meeting will gather the leaders in fungal cell wall biology, immunology, and antifungal mechanisms to exchange new ideas and forge new collaborations.

Previously, there have been several successful but separate fungal cell wall meetings (including Ascona, 2001, Salamanca, 2003, Heidelberg, 2006, Biarritz 2007,and Giens 2011), each with different focus: model fungi, plant pathogens human pathogens, and even the plant cell wall. This meeting will gather, for the first time, the entire cell wall community. For this Fungal Cell Wall 2015 meeting, we are merging in order to generate a more comprehensive conference that will cover all aspects related to the fungal cell wall, from fundamental to applied research.

A unique and prominent feature of fungi is that they are surrounded by a cell wall. All exchanges between a fungal cell and its environment rely upon a functional and permeable cell wall. The cell wall is continuously in contact with the host and acts as a sieve and a reservoir for effector molecules such as antigens and enzymes that play an active role during infection. The cell wall is therefore essential for fungal growth, as well as for resisting environmental stresses such as phagocytic killing.

Cell wall biosynthetic enzymes represent unique drug targets. In the last 10 years, major discoveries in cell wall biology were achieved in an amazing diversity of disciplines, including biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, immunology and host defense interactions, and biophysics. These breakthroughs are contributing to a better understanding of the cell wall and its role in fungal infections in human and plants.

There will be approximately 25 invited speakers at the meeting, and numerous spots have been reserved for oral presentations that will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Ample space will be available for poster display.
Institut Pasteur - CIS - From 26 octobre 2015 to 28 octobre 2015

Contact: Jean-Paul LATGE (fcw2015@pasteur.fr)

"Parasitology in the 21st century"
Keynote speakers : Carolina V. Barillas-Mury & Piet Borst
Speakers : Steve Beverley, Cyrille Botté, Markus Engstler, Richard Grencis, Michael Grigg, Mohamed-Ali Hakimi, Cynthia He, Matthew Higgins, David Horn, Patricia Johnson, Shaden Kamhawi, Hugo Lujan, Julius Lukes, Geoff McFadden, Annette MacLeod, Bill Petri, Frédéric Simard, Isabelle Tardieux, Till Voss, Charles Wondji

Registration (for the seminars & the lunches) is free but mandatory before November 4th 2015.
To registrer, send an email to: agnes.mer-appere@pasteur.fr

- Département des Parasites et Insectes Vecteurs -
Institut Pasteur Grand Amphithéâtre - Bâtiment Duclaux - From 23 novembre 2015 to 24 novembre 2015

Contact: Philippe BASTIN (philippe.bastin@pasteur.fr)