Peter van Ulsen (associate professor at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) and Alessandra Polissi (professor at the Università di Milano) will tell us about how bacteria transport lipids and proteins across the envelope, generating a multi-layer barrier that can dynamically adapt to a moltitude of environmental conditions and that can also protect bacteria from antibiotics. They will also tell us about their research on screening and characterizing new antibiotics that can directly interfere with the formation of the bacterial protective envelope.
The program is the following (also attached):
10:30 Peter van Ulsen "Autotransporter Hbp as model, vehicle and target"11:15 Alessandra Polissi
"Peptidoglycan remodeling as a strategy to survive outer membrane stress in Escherichia coli