The symposium "PHAGES in Roscoff" will take place on October 11 and 12, 2021 at the marine station of Roscoff (Sorbonne University, CNRS). After Montpellier-2015, Marseille-2016, Gif-sur-Yvette-2017, Bordeaux-2018, Grenoble-2019, this is the sixth symposium on phages, organized by the PHAGES.fr network
The objective of this symposium is to gather the French community involved in bacteriophage research and we will welcome our international counterparts. The topics discussed will promote scientific interactions between teams working in various and complementary fields:
- Ecology and Evolution
- Cellular and molecular interactions
- Therapy and biocontrol
Presentations will be given orally or as a poster. All presentations will be given in English. In addition, four scientists specializing in bacteriophages will give a plenary lecture:
Joshua Weitz is a Professor at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, USA). As physicist, Joshua studies the structure and dynamics of complex biological systems. He is particularly interested in the role of viruses in the environment and in human health by combining mathematical modeling, physics, computer science and biology.
Aude Bernheim is a researcher at the IAME (Infection Antimicrobials Modelling Evolution, INSERM, Paris). Her research focuses on bacterial immunity to phages using integrated bioinformatics and genetics approaches. More specifically, she explores the conservation between eukaryotic and prokaryotic immune systems to discover new aspects of the biology of antiphage systems and new anti-viral molecules.
Adeline Goulet, leads a research group at AFMB (Architecture and Function of Biological Macromolecules, CNRS, Marseille) on the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of phage infection (host recognition, wall perforation and hijacking of the bacterial machinery). His research interests include anti-Crispr-Cas9 proteins and siphophages infecting Gram-positive bacteria.
Yves Briers is an associate professor at the University of Ghent (Belgium). His research focuses on the synthetic biology of modular proteins. Part of his work consists in combining different protein modules from phages in order to create new personalized antibacterial substances and to contribute to the progress of phage therapy.
Closure of the call for papers: September 3, 2021
Publication of the final program: September 17, 2021
Registration deadline: September 20, 2021