Staphylococcal Diseases Gordon Research Conference

Steven Projan PROJANS at war.wyeth.com
Tue Mar 11 18:41:16 EST 1997


The 1997 Gordon Research Conference on Staphylococcal Diseases will
be held at the Proctor Academy in Andover New Hampshire July 27
through August 1.  The program is listed below.  

Those wishing to apply can do so on line by requesting an email
application form:  app at grcmail.grc.uri.edu or check out the Gordon
Research Conference web site:  http://www.grc.uri.edu.

Apply early - this conference will be over subscribed.  

Those wishing to make contributions (and I know you are out there)
please make checks payable to the "Gordon Research Conference on
Staphylococcal Diseases" and mail it to: Gordon Research Conferences,
P.O. Box 984, West Kingston, RI 02892-0984.  The tax I.D. Number is:
050300482.



#(those starred are confirmed)

Chair:  Steven J. Projan*, Wyeth-Ayerst Research, Pearl River, NY
Vice Chair:  Keith G.H. Dyke*, Oxford

Session 1. Genomics
#Discussion Leader:  John Iandolo* (Kansas State Univ.)
#George Stewart*  (Kansas State Univ.)
#Karen Shaw* & Skip Shimer (Schering-Plough Research Institute,
#Kenilworth, N.J. & Genome Therapeutics Corp, Waltham, Mass.)

Session 2. #Cell Targets/Resistance to cell wall active antibiotics
Discussion Leader: Brian Wilkinson* - (Illinois State Univ.)
#Alex Tomasz* - Origin of Methicillin Resistance (Rockefeller Univ.)
#Harald Labischinski* - (Bayer, AG Wuppertal, Germany) 
#Michael Pucci* - Genetic organization of cell wall biosynthetic
genes #(Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford CT.)
 #
Session 3. Resistance to MLS antibiotics.
#Discussion Leader:  Gordon Archer* (MCV/VCU)
#Joyce Sutcliffe* (Pfizer Central Research, Groton Ct)  Macrolide
#resistance in gram positive bacteria
#Nevine El Sohl* - Resistance of staphylococci to the synergistic
#combinations of streptogramins A and B and related compounds
#(Institute Pasteur)

Session 4. Epidemiology & Resistance
#Discussion Leader: Niels Frimodt-Moller (Statens Serum institut,
#Copenhagen Denmark)
#Barry Kreiswirth*  Nucleotide sequencing of variable genes - the
#ultimate in Molecular Epidemiology (PHRI, new York
#David Hooper* - Fluoroquinolone Resistance  
#(Mass. General, Harvard Med.)
#Ron Skurray*  Efflux-mediated Drug Resistance in Staphylococci 
#(Univ. of Sydney, Australia)

Session 5. Clinical and Molecular Aspects of Staphylococcal Pathogens
#Discussion Leader:  Soeren Gatermann (U. of Mainz)
#Jerome Etienne & Francois Vandenesch* -S. lugdenensis #(L#Hopital
Louis Pradel, Lyons)
#Arnold Bayer* - Pathogenesis of Endocarditis - Role of Selected
###Virulence Factors (UCLA)

Session 6. Surface proteins
#Discussion Leader: T.J. Foster* (Trinity College, Dublin)
#Magnus H##k* (Texas A&M)
#Olaf Schneewind* - Staphylococcus aureus as a model system for
#bacterial cell wall targeting mechanisms (UCLA)
#F. G#tz* - Molecular basis of biofilm formation in coagulase
negative #staphylococci (Tubigen)

Session 7. Toxins - Structure and Function
#Discussion Leader - Greg Bohach* (Univ. of Idaho)
#Pat Schlievert* - Structure-Function Studies of Pyrogenic Toxin and
#Other Superantigens (U. of Minnesota)
#S. Bakhdi* - Alpha-toxin, basic and applied aspects. (Mainz,
Germany)
#Hagan Bayley* - Alpha-toxin structure.  (Texas A&M, College Station,
TX).

Session 8. Gene Regulation & Expression
#Discussion Leader:  R. Novick* (NYU)
#Staffan Arvidson* - The S. aureus agr locus (Karolinksa, Sweden)
#Nancy Freitag* - Regulation of virulence gene expression within host
#cells by the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes (Wayne State
#Univ., Detroit, MI.)
#Wolfgang Hillen* Catabolite Repression in gram positive bacteria
# (F. Alexander University, #Erlangen Germany)

Session 9. Posters:  Six poster presenters (mainly younger
investigators) will be selected by the Vice Chairman (Keith Dyke) to
give oral presentations of their work.










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