September 24-27, 2017 / São Rafael, Algarve, PORTUGAL
The symposium will feature the latest advances in the field of peptidoglycan metabolism. Over the past several years, the peptidoglycan molecule has received renewed attention. With new technologies available, microbiologists are rethinking aspects of peptidoglycan structure. In addition, microbial genetics is providing new insight into how the cell orchestrates the synthesis, breakdown and recycling of the molecule.
Further, new data are emerging that demonstrate a role for peptidoglycan or peptidoglycan derivatives in communication among bacterial cells of the same species, different species, and between bacterial cells and eukaryotic host organisms. And finally, peptidoglycan is being recognized as a signaling molecule not only in pathogenesis, but also in the normal, beneficial interactions that animals have with their coevolved microbial partners.
This symposium is aimed at researchers studying aspects of peptidoglycan metabolism including academia and industry, particularly, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students. Although not particularly aimed at clinical microbiologists and physicians, these are welcomed to embark in an extraordinary voyage to the “Great Wall”.
Note that this year Symposium is not limited in the number of participants. Potential participants need to register and pay online (check here for the registration fees). However, priority will be given to young investigators to present their work as short-talks.
You can find information regarding LabCollector LIMS at the Great Wall Symposium or here