Various Evolutionary Trajectories Lead to Loss of the Tobramycin-Potentiating Activity of the Quorum-Sensing Inhibitor Baicalin Hydrate in Burkholderia cenocepacia Biofilms, by Tom Coenye, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy here
Genome mining identifies cepacin as a plant-protective metabolite of the biopesticidal bacterium Burkholderia ambifaria by Esh Mahenthiralingam, Nature Microbiology here
Periodic Variation of Mutation Rates in Bacterial Genomes Associated with Replication Timing by Vaugh Cooper, mBio here
Biosynthesis of fragin is controlled by a novel quorum sensing signal by Leo Eberl, Nature Communications, here
The involvement of the low-oxygen-activated locus of Burkholderia cenocepacia in adaptation during cystic fibrosis infection, by Siobhan McClean, Scientific Reports here
Macrophages, but not neutrophils, are critical for proliferation of Burkholderia cenocepacia and ensuing host-damaging inflammation by Annete Vergunst, Plos Pathogens here
Thank you to all members that answered the survey. We received 70 responses. These are the highlights:
73% of the responders answered that they would likely or very likely attend to the next IBCWG.
51% of responders chose Toronto as their favorite location, while 19% chose Buenos Aires. 30% did not have a particular preference.
Among the reasons for choosing Toronto, responders mentioned proximity to their cities, cheaper flights, and constraints regarding funding for travel if the location was not within North America.
Among the reasons for choosing Buenos Aires, responders answered the importance of opening this opportunity for our colleagues in South America that may not be able to afford travel abroad.
Importantly, only 29% of responders voiced that they would unlikely or very unlikely attend the IBCWG meeting if the venue was NOT the preferred one.
In summary, we expect the next IBCWG 2020 to be held in Toronto with a minimum estimated number of 50 participants!
The complete results of the survey can be accessed through this link.
The next IBCWG meeting will be held in Dublin, Ireland on May 2-5, 2018. More details here
Colleagues, we are excited for the upcoming IBCWG April 27-29th in Columbus, Ohio! Key highlights and about the conference are listed below.
-Keynote lecture by Professor Miguel Valvano entitled “Burkholderia cenocepacia: the juggling act of surviving”.
-Next generation sequencing workshop with Dr. Peter White, recent winner of the 2015 international CLARITY Undiagnosed Challenge using novel Churchill technology
-Group Dinner at Z Cucina
-Group historical tour of Columbus
-Current oral presentations from the labs of Amer, Bosch, Brinkman, Coenye, Cooper, Eberl, Goldberg, Kopp, Mahenthiralingam, Partida-Sanchez, Priebe, Ramirez, Riccardi, Ryan, and Yoder-Himes. Presentations are a blend of trainees and PIs, along with established and new Bc investigators.
The 20th Annual International Burkholderia cepacia Working Group (IBCWG) Conference will be held April 27th to April 30th 2016 at The Ohio State University, Columbus.
The meeting will take place in the Blackwell Hotel close to the OSU campus and football stadium. We have obtained a special rate for $138 USD per room per night.
This is the link and the code for booking your hotel room.
Dear friends and colleagues,
We are very excited and proud to invite you to The 20th International Burkholderia Cepacia Working Group Meeting next year in Columbus Ohio.
The meeting will start on Wednesday April the 27th at 6 pm and end on Saturday April 30th, 2016 at noon.
It will take place in the Blackwell Hotel close to the Ohio State Stadium and the campus.
We are excited to see you all in Columbus!
Chair: Amal Amer, MD, PhD,
Vice Chair: Ben Kopp, MD
The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio