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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)

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)

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)