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EMBO Conference Tuberculosis 2016: "Interdisciplinary research on tuberculosis and pathogenic mycobacteria"
The EMBO conference “Tuberculosis 2016: Interdisciplinary research on tuberculosis and pathogenic mycobacteria” to be held this year from 19-23 September in the CIS of the Institut Pasteur, will focus on new biological insights and scientific advances on tuberculosis-causing and related pathogenic mycobacteria, and how this knowledge might be used to cope with the enormous problems that pathogenic mycobacteria cause for millions of people today.

Online registration mandatory for Pastorians : 150 €
Institut Pasteur, CIS - From 19 septembre 2016 to 23 septembre 2016

Contact: Roland Brosch (tuberculosis2016@pasteur.fr)

Microbe and Host Lipids
Microbes are found in almost every habitat present in nature and are vital to humans. For instance, the human microbiota has an influence on host physiology. In contrast, some pathogenic microbes can cause infectious diseases, which altogether claim 17 million deaths per year worldwide. Better understanding man and microbes interaction is thus a major public health issue. Indeed, a deeper knowledge of microbiota functions as well as the pathogenic mechanisms developed by microbes will pave the way for the development of new preventive or therapeutic strategies.

Lipids, via their different functions, play a key role in host-microbe interactions. They are essential components of the cell membranes. Some of them are able to modulate host cell functions, and might be used as virulence factors by pathogenic microbes. Manipulation of host lipid metabolism is among the invading strategies evolved by infectious agents, but regulation of host lipid metabolism in physiological conditions also relies on the microbiota. Finally, lipid mediators of inflammation play an essential role in the immune response to infection.

The 12th GERLI lipidomics meeting is part of a series of annual international conferences covering all aspects of lipid research, from advances in basic science to knowledge-based technology, and human health. It will focus on the role of microbe and host lipids in the different contexts of host-microbe interaction. These themes will be developed by some of the most renowned international experts in the field, based on studies dedicated to different types of microbes: bacteria (Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Mycobacterium, Shigella, Listeria), fungi (Aspergillus, Candida), viruses (Ebola, hepatitis C) and parasites (Plasmodium).
Toulouse, France - From 23 octobre 2016 to 26 octobre 2016

Contact: Lhousseine Touqui (lhousseine.touqui@pasteur.fr)

Engineering the embryo beyond Systems Biology
Our aim is to bring together scientists from different disciplines but with a shared interest in design principle of living systems, to discuss the possibility of engineering signal and transcription factor circuits to steer cells into particular lineages, tissues and organs in culture with the efficiency and precision of an organism.

Registration is free but mandatory.
Institut Pasteur - Amphithéâtre François Jacob - From 14 novembre 2016 to 15 novembre 2016

Contact: Vania Rosas Magallanes (contact@embryoengineering2016.org)

2016 International Scientific Symposium - Institut Pasteur International Network
From basic science to biomarkers & tools in global health

The 2016 edition of the International Scientific Symposium will be held from November 29 to December 2 on the Paris campus. This annual event, entitled "From basic science to biomarkers and tools in global health", will focus on every aspects of research that can potentially lead to new biomarkers. The event represents a unique opportunity for scientists from all over the world, including scientists working in the International Network, and from both communicable and non-communicable diseases fields, to present their research in the area of global health.

Building on the success of the last two editions, this symposium will again establish a high-level forum for multidisciplinary dialogue and exchanges between all stakeholders involved in Global Health/One Health and thus be an opportunity to create fruitful synergies and promote international collaborations that will source of hope for the world health.

Registration is free for members of the Institut Pasteur International Network.

Abstracts can also be submitted online from May 15 to July 18.
Institut Pasteur, CIS - From 29 novembre 2016 to 02 décembre 2016

Contact: Olivier Rescanière (contact@pasteur-network-meeting2016.org)

Hijacking host signalling and epigenetic mimicry during infections Conference, Juin 2017
Infectious agents can manipulate the genetic program of host cells to gain selective advantage. One major objective is to block the innate immune response of the host organism. However, this is not exclusive. Infectious agents also divert or modify the metabolism of the host cell, manipulating its membranes, intracellular trafficking, and its state of differentiation etc. In some cases, infection can also establish a latent state that leads to long-term persistence. Over the last few years it has become apparent that infections hijack and modify cellular signalling pathways to escape PAMPs recognition, to activate or repress transcription programs, to modify cell cycle progression and the DNA damage response etc.

Furthermore, recent discoveries show that infectious agents can also directly modify the epigenetic landscape of the host cell by activating or inhibiting histone modifications, by histone exchange or histone mimicry, or by modulating chromatin binding proteins etc.

By bringing together scientists with expertise in bacteria, viruses and parasites, (communities that seldom interact), we aim to clarify common and distinct pathways employed during infections by different classes of infectious microbial agents. We hope that the cross-talk between different research communities will generate new ideas and contribute to the development of new therapeutic approaches.

The conference will start on June 13rd at 2 pm followed by a reception. It will terminate on Friday June 17th at 6 pm.

Online registration mandatory for Pastorians : 150 €
Institut Pasteur - CIS - From 13 juin 2017 to 16 juin 2017

Contact: Moshe Yaniv (contact@epigenetics-and-infections2017.org)