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PROGRAMME FOR THE "OPEN" SECTION OF THE ACE/ART CONFERENCE OCTOBER 2004

FRIDAY 22ND

09:00-10:00 Tea/Coffee/Pastries

10:00-10:10 Welcome to ACE/ART conference and brief introduction from the project co-ordinator Prof. Lorenzo Morell

10:10-10:40 Introduction from WP1: Phenotypic assessment of antibiotic resistance.(Dr Jaana Mättö, WP1 leader)

10:40-11:10 Introduction from WP2 Gene transfer from lactic acid bacteria, progress and future plans.(Dr Sigrid Andersen WP2 leader)

11:10-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 Introduction from WP3 "Our approach to study the mechanism of resistance in lactic acid bacteria"(Dr Henk Aarts WP3 leader)

12:00-12:30 Introduction from WP4 Dissemination activities.(Dr Declan Bolton WP4 leader)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 "Molecular ecology of antibiotic resistance in lactic acid bacteria: the food perspective"Dr Geert Huys, Laboratory of Microbiology, Gent University, Belgium.

14:00-14:30 "Tetracycline resistant lactococci from fish farms - a case study"Prof Atte von Wright, University of Kuopio, Finland.

14:30-15:00 "Antibiotic resistance seen from an industrial perspective"Dr Morten Danielsen, Chr. Hansen, Denmark.

15:00-15:30 "Sugar catabolism in lactococci and their adaptation potential to plant and milk environments"Prof. Jacek Bardowski, Institute of Biochemistry and biophysics, Warsaw, Poland.

15:30-16:00 Final discussion with closing comments from Prof. Morelli

Coffee and Close

 

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