3rd International Caparica Conference in Antibiotic Resistance 2019

10th – 13th June 2019 | Caparica | Portugal

Oral Speakers

Jonathan Frye, PhD

Affiliation: U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USA 

Title: Cassette structures associated with antibiotic resistance genes in Salmonella enterica isolates associated with U.S. food animals.


John Cadwell, PhD

Affiliation: FiberCell Systems Inc., USA 

Title: The Hollow Fiber Infection Model: Principles and Practice


Max Maurin, PhD

Affiliation: Institut de Biologie et de Pathologie, France 

Title: Available soon. 


Frank Schweizer, PhD

Affiliation: Departments of Chemistry and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Canada 

Title: Overcoming resistance to polymyxins. 


María Cecilia Becerra, PhD

Affiliation: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina  

Title: Gold nanoparticles as alternative therapy for antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. 


Aidan Coffey, PhD

Affiliation: Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Title: Use of bacteriophage endolysins for elimination of antibiotic resistant bacteria. 


Xiangmin Lin, PhD

Affiliation: Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, China

Title: The effect of post-translational modification on bacterial antibiotics resistance


Sanjay Bhattacharya, PhD

Affiliation: Tata Medical Center, India 

Title: Effect of multi-faceted diagnostic, therapeutic and infection control strategies on multi–drug resistant bacteremia rates in an oncology setting in India


Nelson Arenas Suarez, PhD

Affiliation: Universidad de Cundinamarca, Colombia 

Title: Emergence of antibiotic resistance through livestock practices in Colombia


Latania K. Logan, PhD

Affiliation: Rush University Medical Center, Rush Medical College, USA 

Title: Environmental Influences and Community Origins of Multi-Drug Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Children


Silvia Batista, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, Uruguay

Title: Detection of antibiotic resistance genes and their association with horizontal gene transfer elements in Antarctic microorganisms


Andreza Francisco Martins, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 

Title: Antimicrobial resistance profile of  E. coli from pigs and chicken in Brazil: One Health Approach


Ishwar Singh,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Lincoln, UK 

Title: Highly Potent Simplified Teixobactins to Combat Resistant Bacteria


Patricia Keen,  PhD

Affiliation: University of British Columbia, Canada

Title: Recent Advances in Investigations of Antimicrobial Resistance in Wastewater Treatment Processes

Claudia Ibacache Quiroga,  PhD

Affiliation: Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

Title: Available soon.


Olga lomovskaya,  PhD

Affiliation: The Medicines Company, San Diego, California

Title: New generation beta-lactamase inhibitors: stormy waters require a bigger boat


Maria Teresa T. Fernandez,  PhD

Affiliation: Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Spain 

Title: Available soon. 


Ann Brassinga,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Manitoba, Canada

Title: What is old is new again: the contributory role of outer membrane porins to antimicrobial resistance of Serratia marcescens


Joanne Pennock,  PhD

Affiliation: Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, UK

Title: Hiding in plain sight; How S aureus evades antibiotic treatment

Isabel Santos,  PhD

Affiliation: University of Lisbon, Portugal

Title: Food borne Proteins and peptides  with strong antibacterial activity: are they a turning point against bacterial resistance?

Manni Bhatti, PhD

Affiliation: Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Department, University College London, UK

Title: Superhydrophobic surfaces for the elimination and treatment of resistant microbes.

Engeline van Duijkeren, PhD

Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

Title: ESBL; the chicken or the egg

Akke Vellinga,  PhD

Affiliation: School of Medicine, NUI Galway

Title: Available soon.

Felipe Piedade Neves,  PhD

Affiliation: Biomedical Institute, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil 

Title: Impact of the universal PCV10 use on carriage with drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae among children in Brazil

Dennis Wright,  PhD

Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, University of Conecticut, USA

Title: Targeting Antifolate Resistance Mechanisms in Pathogenic Bacteria

Daniel Zurawski,  PhD

Affiliation: WRAIR/Wound Infections/Bacterial Diseases Branch, USA

Title:  Available soon. 

Focco Van den Akker, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Title:  Structural studies related to peptidoglycan metabolism and b-lactam antibiotic resistance

Dragana D. Božić, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Pharmacy, Serbia

Title:  Available soon. 

Diana Alves, PhD

Affiliation: CEB – Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal

Title: The fate of adhering bacteria to antimicrobial surfaces: investigating the potential development of resistance towards antimicrobials immobilised

Youjun Feng, PhD

Affiliation: Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

Title:  Action and Mechanism for Mobile Colistin Resistance

Bennie Lindeque, PhD

Affiliation: University of Colorado, School of Medicine, USA

Title: Antibiotic resistance and treatment resistance in Non Tuberculous Mycobacteria(NTM)

Irmak Baran, PhD

Affiliation: Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Turkey 

Title: Phenotypic tests for the detection of carbapenemases

Zeynep Gülay, PhD

Affiliation: Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Turkey 

Title:  Available soon. 

Paul H Roy, PhD

Affiliation: Centre de Recherche en Infectiologie, Canada

Title: Insights into the recruitment of AMR genes into integron cassettes

Manel Camps, PhD

Affiliation: University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Title: Genetics of Antibiotic Resistance: a Tale of Contingency and Epistasis

Yoshimasa Yamamoto, PhD

Affiliation: Osaka University, Japan 

Title: Dissemination of colistin-resistant bacteria with mobile resistance gene mcr in a rural community of Vietnam

Magdalena Rzewuska, PhD

Affiliation: Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Title: Resistance to colistin in Escherichia coli isolates from companion animals

Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, PhD

Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Title:  Available soon.

Shiri Navon-Venezia, PhD

Affiliation: Ariel University, Israel 

Title: Emergence of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in companion animals: where do we stand?

Pamela Yeh, PhD

Affiliation: UCLA College, USA

Title: The Hollow Fiber Infection Model: Principles and Practice

Meenakshi Gautham, PhD

Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine, UK

Title: Challenges of Operationalizing Antibiotic Stewardship in Low and Middle Income Countries

Neeloffer Mookherjee, PhD

Affiliation: University of Manitoba, Canada

Title: Antimicrobial immunity and air pollution: Inhaled diesel exhaust alters antimicrobial peptides and immune effector molecules

Karaffová Vieira, PhD

Affiliation: Institute of Pathological anatomy, The University of Veterinary medicine and pharmacy, Slovak republic

Title: Influence of Lactobacillus reuteri on regulation of inflammasome via activation of cyclooxygenase-2 gene expression during campylobacteriosis in broiler

Patricia Severino, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein, Brazil 

Title: Associations between infection and colonization and opportunistic antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

Isabelle Schalk, PhD

 Affiliation: Université de Strasbourg, France 

 Title: Which iron uptake pathway is the best for uptake of antibiotics via a Trojan horse strategy in Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Tonya Duarte, PhD

 Affiliation: Institute of Health Science, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil



Gabriela Gomes, PhD

 Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

 Title: Accounting for individual fitness variation in the characterisation of antimicrobial resistance


Yulia Gerasimova, PhD

 Affiliation: University of Central Florida, USA

 Title: Highly selective DNA probes and circuits for the analysis of drug-resistant genotypes in bacterial pathogens.


Vishwanath Venketaraman, PhD

 Affiliation: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, USA

 Title: Available soon.


Livia Barenghi, PhD

 Affiliation: Integrated Orthodontic Services S.r.l., Italy 

 Title: Strategies to improve infection control and to limit antibiotic resistant infectious agents in dentistry


Ligia M. Saraiva, PhD

 Affiliation: ITQB-NOVA, Portugal 

 Title: Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules-  Towards a novel antimicrobial therapeutic drug


Toni Poole, PhD

 Affiliation: Southern Plains Area Research Center, USA 

 Title: Available soon. 


Dmitry Kolpashchikov, PhD

 Affiliation: University of Central Florida, USA 

 Title: Analysis of drug resistant bacteria using smart DNA nano-machines


Ines Primozic, PhD

 Affiliation: University of Zagreb, Croatia

 Title: Synergistic Effects of Newly-Synthesized Oximes and Antibiotics against Multidrug Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria


Lenita Moura Stefani, PhD

 Affiliation: State University of Santa Catarina State, Brazil 

 Title: Risks for the dissemination of mobile genetic elements from the food chain up to man.


Jesús Navas, PhD

 Affiliation: Universidad de Cantabria, Spain 

 Title: Antimicrobial resistance of Corynebacterium spp. in the clinical setting


Paul Dunman, PhD

 Affiliation: University of Rochester School of Medicine, USA.

 Title: Development of a broad-spectrum antimicrobial for the therapeutic intervention of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneal infections.


John Buynak, PhD

 Affiliation: Southern Methodist University, USA

 Title: Atypical Carbapenem Antibiotics which Display Improved Properties Against Resistant Pathogens.


Florencia Laura Pantozzi,  PhD

 Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Sciences. National University of La Plata, Argentina. 

 Title: Wild-type minimal inhibitory concentration distributions and genotypic evaluation of tetracycline resistance in strains of Escherichia coli of animal origin.


Flavia Huygens, PhD

Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Title: MRSA pathogenesis and colonization – community onset vs hospital acquired strains


Susanne Schiffmann, PhD

Affiliation: Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Germany

Title: Available soon.


Randall Wolcott, PhD

Affiliation: Surgery Texas Tech School of Medicine and Founder of the Southwest Regional Wound Care Center, USA

Title: Biofilm’s phenotypic tolerance to antibiotics poses a significant clinical barrier to the management of chronic wounds and other chronic infections.


Patricia Licznar, PhD

Affiliation: University of Montpellier, France

Title: Antimicrobial resistance in urban water


Eva M. Ogens, PhD

Affiliation: School of Social Science and Human Services, USA

Title: Available soon.


Maria Tärnberg, PhD

Affiliation: Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, USA

Title: Technical challenges and breakpoint issues with Colistin susceptibility testing


Pamela Yeh, PhD

Affiliation: UCLA College, USA

Title: Antibiotic cross-resistance patterns in drug networks


Oleg Reva, PhD

Affiliation: University of Pretoria, South Africa

Title: Available soon.


Béla Kocsis, PhD

Affiliation: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Title: Available soon.


Ana Frazzon, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Title: Available soon.


Maria de Lourdes da Cunha, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Brazil

Title: Available soon.


Alison Freifeld, PhD

Affiliation: University of Nebraska, USA

Title: Available soon.


Alberto Molina, PhD

Affiliation: Universidad de Extremadura, Spain

Title: Molecular mechanisms of colistin resistance in enterobacteria


Jianhua Wang, PhD

Affiliation: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Title: Antimicrobial peptides and their repression toward the antibiotic resistance from pathogenic bacteria


Yuejuan Zheng, PhD

Affiliation: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

Title: Epoxide micheliolide protects mice from carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced sepsis by inhibiting inflammatory response via targeting IKKα/β


Nihal Engin Vrana, PhD

Affiliation: NSERM Unit 1121 Biomaterials and Bioengineering Strasbourg, France

Title: Polymeric antimicrobial coatings for implants to prevent per-implantitis without induction of resistance


Xiaohui Zhou,  PhD

Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology & Veterinary Science, The University of Connecticut, USA

Title: Identification of a Vibrio parahaemolyticus β-lactam receptor and its inhibitory small compound


Francisco M. Goycoolea Valencia,  PhD

Affiliation: School of Food Science & Nutrition, University of Leeds, UK

Title: Soft nanotechnology biopolymer-based formulations: Alternative therapies against antibiotic resistant bacteria?