The 15th European Microscopy Congress

Manchester Central, United Kingdom

was held on 16th - 21st September 2012

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LS1.5: Uninvited Guests: visualising host-pathogen interactions
Session co-organisers: Spencer Shorte, Pippa Hawes, Cristina Risco
Recent advances in imaging technology have given researchers the freedom to investigate host-pathogen interactions in novel and imaginative ways.  The development of new reagents for the study of cell biology has produced exciting results and cemented microscopy as one of the most important techniques in the study of pathogens, both in vitro and in vivo. The purpose of this symposium is to showcase state-of-the-art microscopical techniques currently being used in the study of pathogen structure, entry, replication, egress and spread.
Monday 17th September PM
14:00 The Mimivirus Paradigm: Structural Studies of the Infection Cycle of Giant Viruses

Abraham Minsky (Invited) The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

14:30 Imaging motile parasites during transmission of malaria

Friedrich Frischknecht (Invited) University of Heidelberg, Germany
15:00 Dynamics of HIV-1 assembly

Nolwenn Jouvenet (Invited) Pasteur Institute, France

15:30 Virus Associated Pyramids in Sulfolobus islandicus: A TEM study for their formation and self assembly characteristics

Martin Sachse (Contributed)  Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

15:45 Interaction of platelets with bacteria visualized by transmission electron microscopy and electron tomography

Josef Neumüller (Contributed) Medical University of Vienna, Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department of Cell Biology and Ultrastructure Research, Vienna, Austria

Tuesday 18th September AM
10:00 How vaccinia virus manipulates signalling and the cytoskeleton to enhance its spread

Michael Way (Invited) Cancer Research UK

10:30 ESCRT-III and HIV-1 budding

Winfried Weissenhorn (Invited) University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble

11:00 Integrated structural cell biology of herpesvirus-host interactions

Kay Grunewald (Invited) Henry Wellcome Building for Genomic Medicine, UK
11:30 Applying confocal microscopy to study biology of Nairobi sheep disease virus in infected cells

L.Lasecka (Contributed) Institute for Animal Health, UK

11:45 Observation of host-pathogen interactions between isopod crustacean and intracellular bacterium Rahbdochlamydia porcellionis by combination of TEM, FESEM and FISH approach

R.Kostanjsek (Contributed) Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

This session is sponsored by the Society for General Microbiology (SGM)