Bilateral workshop antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Last updated on 14-12-2022 by Pierre Daubresse

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

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You are kindly invited to the first bilateral workshop of Sciensano and Institute Pasteur Lille, that will focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This event is organised by Sciensano’s Scientific Direction ‘Infectious diseases in humans’. Grasp this opportunity to meet other experts and exchange experiences, know-how, ideas and expertise on various aspects of resistance in bacteria, viruses and fungi. 


10h: Welcome with coffee
10h15: Welcome by Myriam Sneyers & Nathalie Mielcarek (General overview of Sciensano / IP Lille)
10h30: General overview of Sciensano’s activities in AMR (Pieter-Jan Ceyssens)
11h00-11h30: General overview of CIIL’s activities related to AMR (Ruben Hartkoorn, 15’) and the Drug Discover Center (Nicolas Willand, 15’)
11h30 – 12h00: Technological platforms at Sciensano : Genomics (Nancy Roosens) and animal facility (Laurent Moslin, Marta Romano)
12h00-13h00: Lunch
13h00-13h15: Case study 1: NGS-based diagnostic tools: example of MDR-TB (Philip Supply)
13h15-13h30: Case study 2: Development of screening tools for identification of anti-viral molecules (Cyril Couturier)
13h30- 13:45: Case study 3: Fungi: AMR and strain collection (Ann Packeu)
13:45-14:00: Case study 4: Epidemiology, transmission and pathogenicity of cryptosporidium (Gabriela Certad)
14h00-15h15: (rotating) round table discussions

  • Lab Models (in vitro / in vivo)
  • Bioinformatics (incl. data storage) and data modelling
  • Technology (wet lab sequencing, mass spectrometry, incl. quality control systems)
  • One Health surveillance

15h15-15h30: Coffee break
15h30-16h00: Closure / highlights round tables

These bilateral workshops are organised to enhance collaboration between both institutes and favor joint research projects. While Sciensano is more focused on public health, our colleagues at IP Lille are strong in translational research and development of diagnostic tools. Therefore, we foresee ample synergies between our institutes, waiting to be explored. Hence, the AMR workshop is the first in a series, followed by one on air quality and one on ageing (both still in preparation).

This event contributes to Sciensano's activities in the field of: 


FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
40 Victor Hortaplein
1060 Sint-Gillis


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