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UCMR Minisymposium 2016 - 6 October 13.00-16.30

Welcome to the UCMR Minisymposium 2016!

6 October 2016 13.00-16.30
Lecture hall Betula, Biomedical Building, NUS

Contact: Åke Forsberg, Professor, UCMR, MIMS and Department of Molecular Biology, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Chairpersons: Felipe Cava, MIMS/Molecular Biology and Madeleine Ramstedt, MIMS/Clinical Microbiology                  

13.00-13.15   Irfan Ahmad, UCMR postdoc, Group Bernt Eric Uhlin, MIMS/UCMR, Molecular Biology
Regulation of bacterial physiology and pathogenesis by c-di-GMP signalling
13.15-13.30   Paulina Wanrooij, Postdoc, Group Andrei Chabes, MIMS/UCMR, Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
The effect of altered dNTP pools on mitochondrial DNA
13.30-13.45   Dmitry Ignatov, UCMR postdoc, Group Jörgen Johansson, MIMS/UCMR, Molecular biology
Search for targets of Listeria monocytogenes small RNA Rli38

Emil Johansson, PhD student, Group Mikael Elofsson, UCMR, Chemistry
Design and synthesis of novel sialic acid conjugates that block host cell attachment by sialic acid recognizing viruses  

14.00-14.15   Victoriia Murina, Postdoc, Group Vasili Hauriliuk, Gemma Atkinson MIMS/UCMR, Molecular Biology
Antibiotic resistance mediated by ribosome-associated ABCF ATPases
14.15–15.30  Akbar Espaillat, PhD student, Group Felipe Cava, MIMS/UCMR, Molecular Biology
Chemometric Analysis of Bacterial Peptidoglycan Reveals Atypical Modifications That Empower the Cell Wall against Predatory Enzymes and Fly Innate Immunity

15.30-15.00   Coffee break


Chairpersons: Magnus Andersson, UCMR/Physics and Andrea Puhar, MIMS/Molecular Biology

15.00-15.15   Zhen Zhang, UCMR Postdoc, Group Sun Nyunt Wai, MIMS/UCMR, Molecular Biology
Bacterial toxin production and its modulation of host cell fate
15.15-15.30   Mikkel Quam, Postdoc, Group Joacim Rocklöv, UCMR/Epidemiology and Public Health
The emergence of dengue in naive areas
15.30-15.45   Saskia Erttmann, Postdoc, Group Nelson Gekara, MIMS/UCMR, Molecular Biology
Role of DNA damage response protein ATM in innate immunity
15.45-16.00   David  Cisneros, Postdoc, Group Bernt Eric Uhlin, MIMS/UCMR, Molecular Biology,
Cohesin-mediated chromatin structure regulation in mammalian cells
16.00-16.15   Tim Stangner, Postdoc, Group Magnus Andersson, UCMR, Physics
Determining the Specificity of Monoclonal Antibody HPT-101 to Tau-Peptides with Optical Tweezers
16.15-16.30   Roberto Navais, Postdoctoral fellow, Group Maria Fällman, MIMS/UCMR, Molecular biology
Seeking genes involved in transcriptional reprogramming of Yersinia for persistence



Emmanuelle Charpentier took the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle has been awarded jointly with Jennifer Doudna the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. She is a former group leader at MIMS, honorary doctor at Umeå University and former visiting professor at UCMR.

Movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (

Battling antibiotic resistance

movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with participation of scientists from MIMS and UCMR:
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Research about infectious diseases:

Oliver Billker in movie of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation:
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