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ResearchBioMedical EngineeringThe 7th Thesinge biofilm meeting
University Medical Center Groningen


This is the final program, can be downloaded here!

Program: Monday, October 1, 2018

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 - 10.10 h

Henny C. van der Mei, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

“Welcome to Thesinge"

Chair: Roger Bayston (UK)

10.10 - 10.55 h

Rikke Louise Meyer, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
KEYNOTE LECTURE : The two faces of fibronectin: How conformational changes in adsorbed proteins promote bacterial attachment to implants

10.55 – 11.10 h

Christiane Ziegler, Department of Physics and Research Center OPTIMAS, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

“Forcescopy”of bacteria: What can we learn from scanning force microscopy derived techniques

11.10 – 11.25 h

Kathryn Whitehead, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Modification of 3D printed molybdenum disulphide coatings on the bacterial retention of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

11.25 – 11.40 h

Annelise E. Barron, Stanford University, USA

Efficacy of an antimicrobial peptoid against Staphylococcus aureus biofilms in a murine incision wound model

11.40 – 11.55 h

Helena Bergsten, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Natural variants of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus differ in biofilm formation

11.55 –12.10 h

Purity Kipanga, KU Leuven, Belgium

Bioactive sesquiterpenes of natural origin against fungal and bacterial biofilms

12.10 – 14.00 h

Hosted lunch

13.00 – 14.00 h

Poster presenters be present at your poster, lunch and coffee will continue

Chair: Yong Liu (The Netherlands)

14.00 – 14.15 h

Jan de Boer, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Effect of surface topographies on macrophage giant cell formation and foreign body response

14.15 – 14.30 h

Argha Chakraborty, University of South Australia, Australia

Micro-cones impair contact killing of attaching fungal cells

14.30 – 14.45 h

Patrick Doll, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Bacterial adhesion to nano pillar arrays

14.45 – 15.00 h

Moniek Schmitz, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Development of a multifunctional antimicrobial supramolecular biomaterial

15.00 – 15.15 h

Knut Dreschner, Max Plank Institute, Germany
Mechanisms of biofilm dispersal of Vibrio cholerae

15.15 – 15.30 h

Joshua Jenkins, University of Bristol, UK

Microscopic characterisation of bactericidal titanium nanotopographies

15.30 – 16.00 h

Coffee/tea break /poster discussions

Chair: David Grainger (USA)

16.00 – 16.15 h

Maria Louisa Jordao, Instituto Nacional De Saude Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Portugal

Klebsiella pneumoniae biofilms and healthcare associated infections

16.15 – 16.30 h

Karen Vickery, Macquarie University, Australia

The microbiome of diabetic foot osteomyelitis: molecular and microscopic Approaches

16.30 – 16.45 h

Judith Kikhney, Biofilmzentrum, German Heart Center Berlin, Germany

Biofilms on cardiovascular implants

16.45 – 17.45 h

Off-the-floor presentations and general discussion,

headed by David Grainger

18.00 h

Group photo with scenic background, followed by the village tour


18.15 – 19.30

Village tour

19.30 – 21.30 h

Symposium BBQ dinner

21.45 h

Return bus to Groningen leaves Dorpshuis Trefpunt

Program: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

07.45 h

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

C hair: Rikke Meyer (Denmark)

08.30 – 09.15 h

Jens Möller, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH, Switzerland

KEYNOTE LECTURE : Implications of catch bonds, bacterial shape and laminar flow on quorum sensing, biofilm formation and phagocytosis

09.15 – 09.30 h

Phil Stewart, University of Montana, USA

Critical parameters for neutrophil control of nascent biofilm

09.30 – 09.45 h

Li Peng, Nanjing Tech, China

Bio-inspired surfaces to prevent the biofilm formation

09.45 – 10.00 h

Anders Lundgren, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Binding and colonization of E. coli is force modulated via multivalency irrespective of surface specificity

10.00 – 10.15 h

Henning Menzel, Institut für Technische Chemie, Germany
Self-binding polymers with phosphonate groups to reduce biofilm formation on metallic implants

10.15 – 10.30 h

James Mordue, University of Glasgow, UK

Sticky situations with costly consequences: Investigating bacterial attachment and nanotopography

10.30 – 11.00 h

Coffee/tea break /poster discussions

Chair: Phil Stewart (USA)

11.00 – 11.45 h

Vince Rotello , Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, USA
KEYNOTE LECTURE : Penetration and eradication of biofilms using engineered nanomaterials

11.45 – 12.00 h

Yong Liu, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands

Micellar delivery of antimicrobials to kill infectious biofilm bacteria

12.00 – 12.15 h

Reza Ghodssi, University of Maryland, USA

Microdevices for biofilm exploration and eradication

12.15 – 12.30 h

Roger Bayston, University of Nottingham, UK

Importance of stringent protocol for examination of removed metal from spine infections

12.30 – 14.00 h

Hosted lunch /poster discussions

Chair: Theo G. van Kooten (The Netherlands)

14.00 – 14.15 h

Erik Sandbakken, NTNU University Hospital, Norway

The effect of sonication as a method to dislodge biofilm embedded Staphylococcus epidermidis in vitro

14.15 – 14.30 h

Stijn Rotman, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland

Bone seeker-functionalized microparticles as a targeted local antibiotic drug delivery for bone related infections

14.30 – 14.45 h

Martin Eales, University of Bristol, UK
Modulation of bacteria on titanium surfaces via nanotopography and antimicrobial peptides

14.45 – 15.00 h

Federico Bertoglio, University of Pavia, Italy

Novel green silver nanoparticles for treatment of biofilm infections

15.00 – 15.15 h

Morgan Alexander, University of Nottingham, UK

Why don’t biofilms form on certain polymers

15.15 – 15.30 h

Richard Strugnell, University of Melbourne, Australia

Inhibitors of Klebsiella pneumoniae biofilms

15.30 – 16.00 h

Coffee/tea break/poster discussions

Chair: Henk J. Busscher (The Netherlands)

16.00 – 16.15 h

Joana Barros, Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Biomédica, Portugal

Prevention of orthopedic-related infections bacteriophage-nanohydroxyapatite-alginate hydrogels

16.15 – 16.30 h

Magdalena Ramstedt, Umea University, Sweden

Characterization of clinically relevant model bacterial strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa for anti-biofilm testing of material

16.30 – 16.45 h

Katherine Belfield, University of Nottingham, UK

An antimicrobial urinary catheter with long-term protective activity against multi-drug resistant organisms

16.45 – 17.00 h

Ton Loontjens, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Immobilized antibacterial coatings for biomedical implants

17.00 – 17.30 h

David Grainger, University of Utah, Utah, USA

“On making a big thing small”

17.30 h

Henk J. Busscher, Closure

18.00 h

Return bus to Groningen leaves Dorpshuis Trefpunt


Poster number Presenter Title Affiliation
1 Cornelia Wolf-Brandstetter Efficacy of electrochemical attack to treat biofilms on (dental) titanium implants Technische Universität Dresden, MBC
2 Vera Carniello Bacterial response to mechanical and chemical stresses in Staphylococcus aureus University Medical Center Groningen
3 Nina Dempsey-Hibbert Bacterial contaminants and biofilms effect platelet activation and function: implications in platelet transfusions Manchester Metropolitan University
4 Mohd Irill Ishak Designing the ideal bactericidal surfaces University of Bristol
5 Ruifang Gao Photothermal therapy in the eradication of biofilms University Medical Center Groningen
6 Inge Minten ZOI and TK method development DSM
7 Annette Moter Insights into oral biofilms Charité-University Medicine, Berlin
8 Olutoba Sanni Prediction and validation of novel monomers which drastically reduce bacterial biofilm formation on polymeric surfaces University of Nottingham
9 Jules Valentin Better treatment through better understanding of antimicrobial resistance of biofilm EMPA
10 Luciani Gaspar de Toledo Effect of the essential oil unloaded and loaded into microemulsion on adhesion of Candida albicans to surfaces University Medical Center Groningen
11 Muhammad Afzal Role of altered metabolite profile in NSTI patients in GAS biofilm formation Karolinska Institutet
12 Jan Monkelbaan High prevalence rate of digestive tract bacteria in duodenoscopes: a nationwide study UMC Utrecht
13 Olivier Guillaume Physico-chemical evolution of EPS during antibiotherapy and its potential consequence in cystic fibrosis biofilm persistence AO Research Institute
14 Fatemah Alemi Novel surfaces to reduce biofilm adhesion Imperial College London
15 Maite Echeverz Sarasua In vitro efficacy of anti-Spa antibody coated nanospheres containing biofilm disrupting agents and antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus biofilms University of Navarra
16 Jiapeng Hou Whiteness analysis of optical coherence tomography images benefits biofilm density and biomass distribution study University Medical Center Groningen
17 Nasar Khan The confirmation of adsorbed fibronectin determines the success of bacterial attachment Aarhus University
18 Fabiola Costa Developing coatings for biofilm prevention: exploring different chemistries for antimicrobial peptides (AMP) covalent immobilization INEB
19 Matthias Leonhard In vitro biofilm growth on modern voice prostheses Medical University of Vienna
20 Damla Keskin Facile hydrogel coatings for silicone-based biomaterials University Medical Center Groningen
21 Martin Johansson The skin microbiome on the Bone-Anchored Hearing System (BAHS) Oticon Medical
22 Sara Soto Novel marine biomolecules against biofilms. Applications to medical devices Barcelona Institute for Global Health
23 Jelmer Sjollema An innovative guide to choose appropriate evaluation methods is presented for three distinctly different mechanisms of antimicrobial design: antimicrobial-releasing, contact-killing and non-adhesivity University Medical Center Groningen
24 Nicola Irwin Multifunctional device coatings as biofilm deterrents Queen’s University Belfast
25 Theo Verrips Lama antibodies against DNABII QVQ Holding b.v.
26 Lakhtin Vladimir The new on mucosal Candida albicans microecology, microbiocenoses, sensitivity to antifungals, prognostics and diagnostics, antifungal strategies: further progress of own works Gabrichevsky Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
27 Xiaoxiang Ren Human keratinocytes protect soft tissue integration of dental implant materials against invading pathogens – an in vitro study in transwell University Medical Center Groningen

NB : there are no specific instructions for poster preparation, other than that it should be printed on an A0 format (portrait), that is, with a width of 84.1 cm and a length of 118.9 cm.


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