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6th IPBS Student Symposium

6th IPBS Student Symposium


Dr. Nathalie Balaban

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Bacteria under stress: cause and consequence of a disrupted celular state

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Dr. Arturo Zychlinsky

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps: the immune function of chromatin

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09.00 Opening and welcome by Dr. Olivier NEYROLLES, Director of IPBS

09.10 Guest speaker - Dr. Nathalie BALABAN - Bacteria under stress: cause and consequence of a disrupted celular state  

10.10 Célia BERNARD - Antibiotic tolerance in Mycobacterium abscessus  

10.25 Thibaut SANCHEZ - Identifying targets to control macrophage infiltration into tumors  


10.40 – 10.55 Break


10.55 Flash presentations by 2nd year PhD students – Session A

11.20 Ozyme Sponsor Presentation

11.25 Ophélie DUFRANCAIS - Role of ERM proteins in the mechanisms of osteoclasts fusion and impact of ageing  

11.40 Flash presentations by 2nd year PhD students – Session B


12.00 – 13.30 – Lunch Break


13.45 Karin SANTONI - Caspase-1-induced neutrophil pyroptosis drives an incomplete NETosis that restrains histone release  

14.00 Flash presentations by 2nd year PhD students – Session C

14.15 Diagomics Sponsor Presentation

14.20 Claire BIGOT - Phagocytosis is coupled to the formation of phagosome-associated podosomes in human macrophages  

14.35 Flash presentations by 2nd year PhD students – Session D

14.50 PeproTech Sponsor Presentation

14.55 Sebastian CASTILLO - Understanding the role of RhoB GTPase in cell proliferation and cell survival signalling pathways  


15.10 – 15.30 – Break


15.30 Perrine VERDYS - The implication of ERM proteins in macrophage migration  

15.45 Ahmed KHAMASSI - Structure-function characterization and enzyme engineering for plant cell wall polysaccharide degradation  

16.00 Guest speaker - Dr. Arturo ZYCHLINSKY - Neutrophil Extracellular Traps: the immune function of chromatin  

17.00 Flash Presentations award and closing remarks



Flash presentations

Session A – 10.55 – 11.20

  • Rim ABDERRAHIM - Quantitative (phospho)proteomics and gene editing to decipher the flexible signaling pathways of activatory C-type lectin receptors in primary myeloid cells  
  • Madeleine BOSSAERT - Mechanisms of induction and repair of DNA double-strand breaks induced by G-quadruplex ligands  
  • Rasoul TAMHAEV - New macrocyclique inhibitors of InhA of Mycobacterium tuberculosis obtained by dynamic combinatorial chemistry  
  • Estefania VINA-BARRIENTOS - Role of HEV vessels in immunity and cancer, characterization of novel regulators of lymphocyte trafficking  
  • Yiyue JIA - Role of abundant periprostatic adipose tissue in prostate cancer progression  


Session B – 11.40 – 12.00

  • Miriam PINILLA - Finding and developing tools for studying and inhibiting gasdermin D and NLRC4 mediated pyroptosis  
  • Wendy LE-MOUELLIC - Identification and characterization of metabolic pathways involved in the resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to stresses during infection in hypoxia  
  • Marie REBEAUD - Study of the metabolic symbiosis between mammary adipocytes and tumor cells and its implication in the tumor aggressiveness observed in obesity  
  • Aline PARPINEL - Structural characterisation of the molecular basis of cell recognition by Biomphalysins, pore-forming toxins expressed by Biomphalaria glabrata  


Session C – 14.00 – 14.15

  • Jeanne CHAUVAT - Functional interplay between Ku and WRN proteins  
  • Sarah MONARD - Uncovering the role of pulmonary CD169+ macrophages in the context of tuberculosis  
  • Melina CHEBAIKI - Confining in situ macrocyclization: proof of concept and application to the design of new macocyclic inhibitors of the InhA enzyme  


Session D – 14.35 – 14.50

  • Ellen DONKER - The functional and structural adaptability of Knr4, a fungal IDP involved in maintaining the S. cerevisiae cell wall integrity  
  • Dimitri LEONELLI - Characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis enzymes involved in mycolic acid's metabolism and environmental stress' adaptation
  • Angelique DAFUN - Structural MS to study the interplay between proteasome complexes regulation mechanisms





7 Oct

09:00 - 18:00

Seminar room - IPBS | Hybrid conference