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Toxins : Immunity, Inflammation and Pain
23rd Meeting on Toxinology

Comme chaque année, la Société Française pour l’Etude des Toxines (SFET) organise les Rencontres en Toxinologie (RT23). Elles auront lieu à l’Institut Pasteur de Paris, les 5 et 6 décembre 2016, et auront pour thème « Toxines : Immunité, inflammation et douleur ».
Pour plus de détails, n’hésitez pas à consulter le site :
Institut Pasteur Auditorium Centre François Jacob 28 rue du Dr Emile Roux 75724 Paris Cedex 15 - From 05 décembre 2016 to 06 décembre 2016

Contact: Dr Michel-Robert Popoff (michel-robert.popoff@pasteur.fr)

Microbes & Brain International Symposium
Welcome to the International Symposium GPF ‘Microbes & Brain’ 2016!

This symposium will take place within the framework of the Grand Programme Fédérateur Microbes & Brain (GPF M&B), which aims at creating synergy between Neurosciences, Microbiology and Immunology, three strong research traditions at the Institut Pasteur. This synergy should generate cutting-edge knowledge of how microbes and brain interact to maintain health or drive pathology.

The objective is to present ground-breaking research deciphering the impact of microbiota on biological functions related to the nervous system, including the blood brain barrier, metabolism and immunity of the brain, and behavior.

Online registration mandatory for Pastorians : 50 €
Institut Pasteur - Duclaux Lecture Teather - From 07 décembre 2016 to 07 décembre 2016

Contact: Gérard EBERL (contact@gpf-microbes-and-brain2016.org)

Insttitut Pasteur Dormancy Workshop
Dormancy is a strategy used by various living organisms to overcome unfavorable conditions. This applies for a wide number of organisms including upper metazoans, plants, parasites, fungi and bacteria.

The objective of this one-day workshop is to cover the various aspects of dormancy in the fields of mycology, bacteriology, parasitology, phytobiology, mammalian cell biology and to expose and tempt to answer theses questions: What are the conditions that allow induction of dormancy? What triggers exit from dormancy? What changes in the metabolism is observed during dormancy? What is the impact of the population size on the induction of dormancy? What is the advantage of dormancy for the preservation of the population? What is the difference between dormancy, quiescence, latency? How behave individual cells in the context of dormancy?

Program available on the website

Registration free but mandatory at https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-institut-pasteur-dormancy-workshop-27429031973
Institut Pasteur - Auditorium François Jacob - From 13 décembre 2016 to 13 décembre 2016

Contact: Alexandre Alanio - Mycology Department (alexandre.alanio@pasteur.fr)

NMR : a tool for biology Xth
We are very pleased to announce the 10th “NMR: a tool for biology“ Conference. This event, jointly organized by the NMR laboratory of Institut Pasteur and the Bruker Company is scheduled from January 30th to February 1st 2017. In the tradition of its long history, the conference will be held at Institut Pasteur in Paris.

This conference brings together NMR experts from around the world with interests in the applications of this technique to address biologically important questions.

Plenary lectures on these different topics will be given by prestigious speakers:

- Molecular Interactions
- Large Complexes
- Membrane Proteins and Lipids
- Solid-state
- In-cell NMR
- Dynamics
- Folding
- Metabolomics
- Screening

The meeting represents an exceptional networking opportunity for our younger colleagues (Post-doctoral fellows and students) who are encouraged to present posters.

Online registration mandatory for Pastorians : 150 €
Institut Pasteur - CIS - From 30 janvier 2017 to 01 février 2017

Contact: Muriel Delepierre and Nadia Izadi-Pruneyre (contact@rmn2017.org)

Centennial Celebration of Bacteriophage Research
For one century bacteriophages, viruses of bacteria, have served and continue to serve as a basic model for understanding the fundamental principles of life. Indeed, research on bacteriophages is inseparable from the emergence of the field of molecular biology and led to major discoveries, from the identification of DNA as the genetic material and all the way to the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas systems which recently revolutionized many disciplines in life sciences.

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the initiation of bacteriophage research by Félix d’Herelle at Institut Pasteur. To celebrate this occasion, Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with Eliava Institute, is organizing a special conference in its historic location – the “cradle” of bacteriophages. The event aims at providing a broad overview of the major milestones in the bacteriophage research and will cover recent advances in bacteriophage-host interactions, bacteriophage ecology, the evolutionary heritage of bacteriophages as well as their therapeutic, biotechnological and industrial applications.

This conference is endorsed by the International Society for Viruses of Microbes (www.isvm.org).

Next to this conference, on Thursday April 27 is organized the Human Phage Therapy Day.

Online registration mandatory for Pastorians : 150€
Institut Pasteur - CIS - From 24 avril 2017 to 26 avril 2017

Contact: Laurent Debarbieux (bacteriophage100@pasteur.fr)

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)