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Preliminary Program

Program: Monday, May 13, 2024

 

09.00 h

Bus to Thesinge departs from the main entrance, University Medical Center (UMCG), Hanzeplein, Groningen, The Netherlands

09.30-10.00 h

Registration with coffee/tea
Poster mounting (see last pages for poster overview)

10.00-10.05 h

“Welcome to Thesinge”

 

Chair: Henny van der Mei

10.05 – 10.50 h

Opening Lecture: Henk Busscher, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Beyond surface modification strategies to control infectionsassociated with implanted biomaterials and devices - addressing the opportunities offered by nanotechnology

10.50 – 11.10 h

Colin McCoy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Synergy between antimicrobial and anti-adherent mechanisms to reduce biofilm formation 

11.10 – 11.30 h

Filipe J. Mergulhão, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Using carbon nanotube-based surfaces to inhibit single- and dual-species biofilms of uropathogenic bacteria 

11.30 – 11.45 h

Shun Duan, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
Multi-scale antibacterial materials

11.45 – 12.00 h

Patricia Nadworny, Innovotech, Canada
Unique antibiofilm nanostructured silver compound for use in gel and polymer coating

12.00 – 12.15 h

Olga Lungin, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, Kyiv, Ukraine
Controversive effects of metal-based nanoparticles use for planktonic growth and biofilm eradication in wounds

12.15 - 13.00 h

Lunch

13.00 - 14.00 h

Posters, presenters be present at your poster

Chair: Henk Busscher

14.00 – 14.45 h

Keynote Lecture: Kees Poelstra, the Robotic Spine Institute of Las Vegas, Allegiant Institute, Nevada, USA
The clinical problem of (biomaterials-associated) infection

14.45  - 15.00 h

Zahra Gounani, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Nano-tools against single colony variants

15.00 - 15.15 h

Miryana Hemadi, Universite Paris Cite, Paris, France
Applications of nanohybrid materials for eliminating bacterial biofilms

15.15 - 15.30 h

Adéla Melcrová, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Stiffening activity of peptidomimetic AMC-109 as a way towards lower adhesion

15.30 -15.45 h

Matthew Wylie, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

Small molecule antibacterials possessing anti-virulence properties to disarm P. mirabilis and disrupt crystalline biofilm formation

 

15.45 - 16.15 h

Coffee, Tea break

 

16.15 – 17.00 h

Key Note Lecture: Linqi Shi, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Responsive nano antibiotics for controlling bacterial biofilm infection

 

17.00 – 17.20 h

Roger Bayston, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United, Kingdom

The importance of Small Colony Variants (SCV) as major components of the established biofilm

17.20 – 17.35 h

Leanne Fisher, University of Nottingham, Nothingham, United Kingdom
Polymer-based coating on a chest drain

17.35

Group photo

Social Program - Hosted by the Thesinge Village Community

18.00 – 19.00 h

Village Tour

19.00 – 21.00 h

BBQ dinner

21.15 h

Return bus to Groningen leaves Dorphuis Trefpunt

Programma: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

08.15 h

Bus to Thesinge departs from the main entrance of University Medical Center (UMCG), Hanzeplein, Groningen, The Netherlands

 

Chair:

09.00 – 09.45 h

Keynote Lecture: Anna Salvati, RuG, Groningen
Understanding how nanomedicine can help against biofilms and infections 

09.45 – 10.00 h

Mihyun Lee, Empa, St. Gallen, Switzerland
The impact of host polymers on the growth of P. aeruginosa

10.00 – 10.15 h

Matt Price, University of Nothingham, Nothingham, United Kingdom
Designing a ChemoTopoChip to identify synergistic biofilm resistant combinations

10.15 – 10.30 h

Li Peng, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China
Antimicrobial biomaterials and wearable optoelectronic devices

10.30 – 11.00 h

Coffee/Tea break/poster discussion

 

Chair:

11.00 – 11.45 h

Keynote Lecture: Bas Zaat, AUMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Are biomaterials-associated infections any different from other types of infection?

11.45 – 12.00 h

Toby Jenkins, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Measurement of early-stage biofilms via virulence factors in wounds

 

12.00 - 12.15 h

Jelmer Sjollema, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
The effect of micrococcal nuclease secretion by Staphylococcus aureus in biomaterial associated infections 

12.15 – 12.30 h

Laurent Royon, Université Paris Cité, Paris, France
Destruction of biofilms by photothermia 

12.30 - 12.45 h

Fong-Fu Hsu, Washington school of Medicin, St. Louis, USA
Characterization of complex lipid structures isolated from biofilm of Mycobacteria

12.45 – 14.00 h

Hosted Lunch and poster discussion 

 

Chair:

14.00 – 14.15 h

Alexander Dulebo, Bruker, Berlin, Germany
Multiparametric investigation of bacterial surface structure with correlative atomic force microscopy

14.15 – 14.30 h

TBD

14.30 – 14.45 h

May Tayyem, Middle East University, Amman Jordan
Investigating the antimicrobial and anti-encrustation activities of polyphosphates against common uropathogens

14.45 – 15.00 h

Vincent Hickl, Empa, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Single-cell live imaging of bacterial infections at 3D surfaces

15.00 – 15.15 h

Mohamed E. Labib, Novaflux, Princeton, USA
Physical removal of dental biofilms using a novel toothpaste

15.15 – 15.45 h

Coffee/Tea break wrapping up posters 

 

Chair:

15.45 – 17.00 h

Off-the-floor presentations and general discussion
Heated by David Grainger

17.00 h

Closure

17.30 h

Return bus to Groningen leaves Dorpshuis Trefpunt

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Poster size: Portrait A0 (width 84.1 x height 118.9 cm)

1    

Karina de Almeida Lins, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Development of neonatal medical devices with reduced infection risk using biofilm inhibiting polymers

2

Siran Wang, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Antibacterial/anti-inflammatory synergistic nanomedicine for acute peritonitis

3

Paria Mojarrad, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland
Combination therapy against drug resistance biomimetic multispecies biofilms 

4

Rita Teixeira-Santos, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Nitric acid-functionalized carbon nanotube-based surfaces to mitigate biofilm development on implantable medical devices

5

Yuanlong Cao, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
An antimicrobial peptide and chemotherapeutic dual-loaded in liposomes for treatment of bacterial-infected tumors 

6

Ana Sofia Pinho, Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, Porto, Portugal
An in vitro biofilm model to explore nanostructured lipid carriers as a novel strategy against H. pylori biofilms

7

Pamela Moussa, Wetsus, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Beyond chlorine: alternative sustainable compounds to remove biofilms from drinking water environments

8

Sarah Nick, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Nanoscale layer-by-layer functionalized gauze for synthetic anti-biofilm peptide release at wound sites

9

Robyn Deeks, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Development of a probiotic wound dressing 

10

Tianrong Yu, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Hybrid nanosheets for the control of infectious biofilms 

11

Nikitha Vavilthota, AUMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Peptide-hydrogel based wound dressings 

12

Olena Moshynets, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Nano-microstructured metal surfaces demonstrated alteration in biofilm architecture and reduction in biofilm formation

13

Qiaolan Shi, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Catalytic and anti-biofilm activities of Pt single-atoms and differently-sized Pt nanoparticles supported by manganese-oxide nanosheets 

14

Deeksha Rajkumar, AUMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Novel bioactive glass S53P4 cream to prevent orthopedic implant-associated infection 

15

Lu Yuan, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
The biomaterial on-a-chip: a dynamic model for assessing dental implant performance

16

Tianqi Zhang, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden
Visualization and quantification of uropathogenic Escherichia coli biofilm development with optotracing technology

17

Cong Li, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Carbon quantum dots derived from chitosan derivative for infective biofilm control 

18

Laure van Hofwegen, AUMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The fungicidal activity of graphene quantum dots against Candida species 

19

Magnus Schou- Jørgensen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Prodrugs of mitomycin C using the antibiotic vancomycin as a targeting agents 

20

Yaran Wang, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Polyphenol-modified gold nanoparticles to combat drug-resistant bacterial infections

21

Raphaelle Youf, Univesity Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
K-wires with biofilm in Galleria mellonella larvae treated with rifampicin

22

Fan Wu, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Cu anchored on carbon nitride as a bifunctional glucose oxidase and peroxidase nanozyme for antibacterial therapy 

23

Gizem Babucccu, AUMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Microbial interactions and treatment strategies in Staphylococcus aureus–Candida albicans dual-species biofilm

24

Cédric Vranckx, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Antibiotics or antimicrobial coatings? Evaluating combined treatment approaches for the removal of staphylococcal biofilm-related infections

 

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