5th German Pneumococcal and Streptococcal Symposium 2023

Teilnehmerkreis: Tierärzt:innen, vet.-med. Studierende

Zeitraum: 25.09.2023 13:00 - 27.09.2023 - 12:30

Teilnahmegebühr: 220 €

Registration fee: 220,00 €

Student fee: 180,00 €

Evening event (September 26, 2023): 60,00 €

Tagungsort: Leibnizhaus Hannover, Holzmarkt 4-6, 30159, Hannover, Germany,

Programm 25.09.2023 13:00 - 27.09.2023 - 12:30

Monday, 25th Sept

13.00-18.15 Uhr

Session 1: S. pneumoniae

Keynote1: M. Rohde, Braunschweig: Streptococcus and Pneumococcus in the focus of the electron beam

Schickinger, Berlin: Exploring the role of α-1,2-fucosylation in the pathogenesis and treatment of S. pneumoniae pneumonia

Kohler, Greifswald: Unmasking of platelet surface receptors by pneumococcal neuraminidase NanA increases platelet killing by pneumolysin

Seele, Göttingen: Hydrogen peroxide and not pneumolysin is responsible for rapid microglial cell death during in vitro co-incubation with S. pneumoniae



Session 2: S. pneumoniae

Keynote 2:M. Hamon, Paris (F): Pneumococcal targeting of host chromatin in health and disease

Hammerschmidt, Greifswald: Molecular basis of oligopeptide binding and transport in the pneumococcal Ami permease system

Gisch, Borstel: Quantitative analysis of the S. pneumoniae lipidome

Goekeri, Berlin: Enzymatic targeting modulates the pulmonary epithelial glycocalyx and susceptibility to S. pneumoniae

Patenge, Rostock: Antimicrobial efficiency of antisense therapeutics in S. pneumoniae


18.30-20.30 Uhr: Reception at the Leibnizhaus

Tuesday, 26th Sept

09.00-16.15 Uhr

Session 3: S. pyogenes

Keynote 3N. M. van Sorge, Amsterdam (NL): Making a ‘Spy’: epidemiological and molecular insights for Group A Streptococcus

 Itzek, Aachen: Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on invasive GAS infections in Germany

Oehmcke-Hecht, Rostock: A group A streptococcal pneumosepsis infection model in mice

Coffeebreak & Poster-Session 1 (Poster # 1-7)

Session 4: S. pyogenes

Krause, Berlin: S. pyogenes extracellular vesicles promote non-canonical inflammasome activation in human monocytes

Tölken, Greifswald: Hyper-virulent S. pyogenes impairs interleukin-18 response in human immune cells of myeloid lineage via a caspase-mediated mechanism

Eisenberg, Rostock: The glycolytic enzyme GapN – a potential new target for antimicrobial substances against S. pyogenes

Session 5: S. suis

Keynote 4Lucy Weinert, University of Cambridge (UK): Emergence of a zoonotic pathotype of S. suis is linked with intensification of pig production


Schaaf, Hannover: Bordetella bronchiseptica paves the way for S. suis infection in a Porcine Precision-Cut Lung Slice Model

Meurer, Hannover: Characterization of oxygen levels in a 3D choroid plexus epithelial cell culture model during S. suis infection”

Bonilla, Hannover: „New insights into NET release by porcine neutrophils in response to S. suis infections”


Coffeebreak & Poster-Session 2 (Poster # 8-15)

18.30-22.00 Uhr: Dinner + Show (Varieté) at the GOP (optional)

Wednesday, 27th Sept

09.00-12.30 Uhr

Session 6: S. canis

A. Moter, Berlin: Infection landscapes: Insights into streptococcal biofilms

Aubry, Berlin: A Population Genetics and Mutant Library Approach to Study the Pathogenesis of S. canis

Katsburg, Berlin: Identifying virulence factors in canine infective endocarditis caused by S. canis

Walsh, Berlin: The role of Streptococcal protein IdeC of S. canis in adhesion and invasion into host cells

Session 7: S. equi, S. dysgalactiae, S. anginosus

Meyland, Berlin/Braunschweig: „Transposon directed insertion site sequencing in combination with microfluidic cell cultivation: A new method to identify novel bacterial adherence factors”

Neufend, Greifswald: Streptokinase and biofilm formation by S. dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis - is there a link?

Vogel, Ulm: Antibiofilm activity of Angicin

Awards + Concluding Remarks

12.30-13.30 Lunch + Departure


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