Preliminary Programme

The preliminary programme is continuously being updated and rearranged in order to include confirmed speakers and lecture titles into the appropriate sessions

Acceptance of abstracts for oral talks and posters was closed.

Instructions for posters preparation

  • Size of posters is limited by the poster board size: 841 cm wide x 1189 cm long (A0, portrait). Please, do not prepare posters extending these dimensions.
  • Adhesive gum for installation of your posters will be provided by organisers.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

14:00 - 15:00 Registration and Posters mounting

15:00 - 15:10 Welcome address by Ivo Sedláček (ECCO 2017 Meeting Chairman) and Nelson Lima (ECCO President)

15:10 - 17:00 Session 1 New Trends in Microbial Taxonomy

Chairpersons: Antonio Martínez-Murcia and Ivo Sedláček

Antonio Martínez-Murcia: Promoting the phylogenetic analysis for the identification of isolates and genetic detection methods in laboratories of routine control

Hans-Jürgen Busse: Chemotaxonomy of Arthrobacter - possibilities and limits

Petra Vídeňská: Metagenomics – does exist the easy way how to study the microbiome?

Ondrej Šedo: MALDI-TOF MS profiling of bacteria: how far can we go?

17:00 - 18:00 Coffee break and Poster session

17:30 - 19:30 MIRRI - closed meeting

18:00 - 19:30 Visit of the Czech Collection of Microorganisms (groups of about 10 people who will be interested in visiting CCM)

19:30 - 21:00 Welcome drink (Masaryk University Campus, Na Lávce café, located between buildings A10 and A36)


Thursday, 14 September 2017

08:00 - 08:30 Registration and Poster session

08:15 - 10:15 Session 2 Environmental Microbiology

Chairpersons: Petr Baldrian and Monika Laichmanová

Petr Baldrian: Environmental microbiology coming back to strain isolation and characterization: the future role of culture collections

Laura Selbmann: Black yeasts in the Culture Collection of Fungy from Extreme Environments (CCFEE), phylogeny and ecology

Daniel Nývlt: Potential of Antarctic habitats for microbial research

Christiane Baschien: Isolation and metabarcoding of aquatic mycodiversity of lakes along a humic substance gradient

10:15 - 11:00 Coffee break and Poster session

11:00 - 12:45 Session 3 Biotechnology and Microbial Preservation

Chairpersons: Mark Liles and Stanislava Králová

Mark Liles: Application of soil-derived bacterial culture and metagenome collections for disease control

Alice Chroňáková: Environmental microorganisms – a source of unexpected treasure? Story of soil actinomycetes collection

Lukáš Chrást: Engineering degrading strains by synthetic biology

Christoph Brochhausen: SmartFreezer®, a fully automated robotic system for biomaterial storage at -196°C

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:45 Session 4 Clinical Microbiology

Chairpersons: Edward Moore and Pavel Švec

Edward Moore: Diagnostics of infectious bacteria is dependent upon a reliable and comprehensive identification and taxonomy framework

Charles M. A. P. Franz: Foodborne pathogens and antibiotic-resistant enterobacteria from fresh produce in Germany: potential of bacteriophages for biocontrol

Oto Melter: Taxonomy (classification) and pathogenesis of Bartonella species

Eva Krejčí: Do we need precise bacterial taxonomy in clinical laboratory?

16:15 Departute to the Punkva Caves and Congress dinner


Friday, 15 September 2017

09:00 - 10:30 Session 5 Legal & Standards Challenges for Culture Collections

Chairpersons: Phillipe Desmeth and Dana Nováková

Phillipe Desmeth

Jörg Overmann

Eliška Rolfová

10:30 - 11:15 Coffee break and Poster session

11:15 - 12:30 Session 5 Legal & Standards Challenges for Culture Collections (cont.)

Giovanna Cristina Varese: Mycoviruses: are they an important issue for the quality control of a fungal collection?

Christoph Brochhausen: BRoTHER, a biobank cooperation between Regensburg, Pilsen and Brno

Alexander Vasilenko: Data integration with Life Science databases: the technical aspects

12:30 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 15:45 ECCO Annual General Meeting

Chairperson: Nelson Lima

ECCO board agenda, presentation of new ECCO membership applicants, next ECCO meeting venue presentation, closure of the meeting

16:00 - 17:30 EMbaRC 2 - closed meeting

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