Mondays in Microbiolgy

Theme: Microcalorimetry in microbiology

Date: 16 May 2022
Time: 14.30-16.00

Chair person: Prof. Thomas Bjarnsholt

Introduction to Microcalorimetry in microbiology
Marta Veses Garcia

Targeting bacterial metabolism to tackle biofilm-related infections
Tom Coenye

Disentangling metabolic rates of planktonic and biofilm bacteria
Mads Lichtenberg
 


Marta Veses Garcia
Principal Scientist at Symcel

Marta Veses Garcia is the Principal Scientist at Symcel. Her background is in phage biology and antimicrobial susceptibility testing having conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Liverpool and the Karolinska Institute. Now at Symcel, she works to understand how the characteristic fluctuations in metabolic activity can tell us about hidden microbial physiology. Current areas of interest include antimicrobial resistance, biofilm monitoring and eradication as well as phage biology.


Tom Coenye
Professor

Univerisity of Ghent, Belgium

Tom Coenye leads the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at Ghent University (Belgium). His research is focused on microbial biofilm formation, the evaluation of novel strategies to prevent or eradicate biofilms, and the molecular basis of tolerance and resistance in biofilms. He is past-chair of the ESCMID Study Group for Biofilms and is one of the founding senior-editors of the journal ‘Biofilm’. For his work he received several awards and since 2019 he has been included on Clarivate’s list of Highly Cited Researchers. He is currently a visiting professor at the Costerton Biofilm Center in Copenhagen.


Mads Lichtenberg
University of Copenhagen, Costerton Biofilm Center, Denmark

Mads Lichtenberg is an assistant professor at the Costerton Biofilm Center at University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on translating information from clinical samples into understanding interactions between the host and infecting microbes. Specifically he is interested in understanding the microenvironment surrounding the bacteria and how that influences the interactions but also treatment efficacy.