6th Joint Conference of the DGHM & VAAM

72nd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM)
Annual Meeting 2020 of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM)
08–11 March 2020 • Leipzig (Germany)

Organisational Remarks

Programme

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Scientific programme

15:00–15:30 Opening of the Conference & Welcome Notes
15:30-17:00

DGHM Lecture
The Bacterial Pathogen Listeria monocytogenes: A Multifaceted Model
Pascale Cossart (Paris/FR)

Hans-Günter-Schlegel Lecture
Nitrifying Microbes - Gatekeepers of the Nitrogen Cycle: New Players, New Physiologies, New Interactions
Michael Wagner (Wien/AT)

17:00-17:30 Break
17:30-19:30 Award Presentation DGHM and VAAM
From 19:30 Welcome Reception
(for further details please check page: Social Programme)
08:30–10:00 Oral Sessions with abstract presentations
10:00–10:30 Break
10:30–12:00

Joint Plenary Session 1: Big Data

Towards a SWATH-MS Digital Biobank of Proteome Maps for Sepsis - A Resource for Precision Medicine
Johan Malmström (Lund/SE)

Tba.
Rolf Backofen (Freiburg i. Br./DE)

Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation
Alice McHardy (Braunschweig/DE)

10:30–12:00 Hygiene-Symposium
10:30–12:00 Special Lecture: Resistance Epidemiology
12:00–13:30 Lunch Break
12:15–13:15 Career Symposium (hosted by DGHM & VAAM)
13:30–14:00 DGHM & VAAM Award Sessions
14:00–15:30

Plenary Session 2: Microbial Physiology and Adaptation

The Hardware and the Software of the Gene Expression Flow in Environmental Bacteria
Victor de Lorenzo (Madrid/ES)

Engineered Microbiomes for Syngas Conversion
Diana Sousa (Wageningen/NL)

Operation of Carbon/Nitrogen Homeostasis in Cyanobacteria
Karl Forchhammer (Tübingen/DE) 

14:00–15:30

Plenary Session 3: Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Resistance - A Global Perspective
Tim Eckmanns (Berlin/DE)

Infection Prevention in a connected World: Focusing on the Causes behind the Reasons
Alexander Friedrich (Groningen/NL)

Adapt to Adopt: Key to successful Change in Infection Control
Didier Pittet (Genf/CH)

15:30–18:00 Poster Session 1
18:00–20:00 DGHM Assembly
18:00-19:30 Symposia of the VAAM Special Groups & Oral Sessions
19:30-20:00 Special Group Meetings (VAAM)
08:30–10:00 Oral Sessions with abstract presentations
10:00–10:30 Break
10:30–12:00

Joint Plenary Session 4: Microbial Ecology

Metabolism of the Gut Microbiota during Health and Disease
Sebastian Winter (Dallas, TX/US)

Diversity and Activity of Cyanobacteria in the Global Ocean
Zackary Johnson (Beaufort/FR)

Life on N2O - Ecology of Nitrous Oxide Reducing Microbes
Sara Hallin (Uppsala/SE)

10:30–12:00 Hygiene-Symposium
12:00–13:30 Lunch Break
12:15–13:15 Career Session of DGHM & VAAM
13:30–14:00 DGHM & VAAM Award Sessions
14:00–15:30

Plenary Session 5: Microbial Biotechnology

A Field of Dreams: Valorization of Renewables into sio-based Chemicals and Materials
Christoph Wittmann (Saarbrücken/DE)

Industrial Biotechnology - From Science to Market
Andrea Herold (Ludwigshafen/DE)

Cyanobacterial Biofilms as light-driven Biocatalysts – Obstacles and Achievements
Katja Bühler (Leipzig/DE)

14:00–15:30

Plenary Session 6: Emerging Resistance Mechanisms

Resistance Mechanisms of High Clinical Importance
Christian G. Giske (Stockholm/DE)

Tba.
Rafael Cantón (Madrid/ES)

One Health Approach for Exploring the Emergence and Spread of Resistances against last-resort Antibiotics
Yang Wang (Beijing/CN)

15:30–18:00 Poster Session 2
16:00–16:45 Karrieresymposium - Fachmikrobiologie
18:00–20:00 VAAM Assembly
18:00-19:30 Oral Sessions (DGHM)
From ca. 20:00 Mixer
(for further details please check page: Social Programme)
09:00–10:30 Oral Sessions with abstract presentations
10:30–11:00 Break
11:00-12:30

Joint Plenary Session 7: Single Cell Microbiology

Mechanisms of Bacterial Surface Adhesion
Yves V. Brun (Montréal/CA)


Dynamics of the Cytome - Insights into the Ecology of Microbial Communities
Susann Müller (Leipzig/DE)


Sleeping Beauty - Impact of XenogeneicSilencing on Phage-Host Interaction
Julia Frunzke (Jülich/DE)

11:00-12:30 Hygiene-Symposium
12:30-13:00 Poster Awards
13:30-14:30 Microbe Slam
13:30–15:00 Academy: Hospital Infection Epidemiology and Outbreak Management
14:30–16:00 Oral Sessions with abstract presentations
16:00 End of conference & Closing