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Section Board for 'Bacterial Pathogens' (64)

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Prof. Dr. David Rodríguez-Lázaro
Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Nicole Borel
Department of Pathobiology, Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: animal Chlamydiosis and zoonotic implications; veterinary pathology; infectious diseases; host-pathogen interaction
Prof. Dr. Susan Whittier
Medical Center Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
Interests: molecular diagnostics; Clostridium difficile; cystic fibrosis; epidemiology; rapid susceptibility methods; translational research
Dr. António Gil Castro
School of Health Science, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Interests: tuberculosis; cytokines; acquired immunity
Dr. Sandra Cristino
Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: environmental microbiology with focus on water related pathogens; Legionella surveillance; pathogenesis and diagnosis; risk assessment plan; water safety plan of hospital and communities; Legionella ecology; water disinfection treatment; wastewater treatment; sars-cov2 environmental monitoring
Prof. Dr. Jens Kreth
Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Interests: oral microbiology; streptococcal genetics; biofilm formation; microbial ecology; bacterial antagonism
Dr. Stephen Tristram
Laboratory Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, 7250, Australia
Interests: respiratory pathogens – particularly Haemophilus influenzae; Antibiotic resistance – particularly when associated with B-lactamases or altered penicillin binding proteins; Natural transfer and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes
Prof. Dr. William D. Picking

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66047, USA
Interests: Shigella, type III secretion system, bacterial pathogenesis, protein chemistry
Prof. Dr. Iain Lamont
Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, PO Box 56 Dunedin, New Zealand
Interests: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; cystic fibrosis; siderophores; antibiotic resistance; molecular microbiology; bacterial gene expression; genomics
Prof. Dr. Sinikka Pelkonen
Veterinary Bacteriology and Pathology Unit, Laboratory and Research Division, Finnish Food Authority, Kuopio, Finland
Interests: bacterial diseases in animals; diagnostics of bacterial infections
Dr. Shlomo (Eduardo) Blum
1. Department of Bacteriology and Mycology, Kimron Veterinary Institute, Beit Dagan, Israel
2. Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Beit Dagan, Israel
Interests: veterinary and zoonotic bacterial pathogens; mastitis and udder health; bacterial genomics and molecular epidemiology; antibiotic resistance
Prof. Dr. Edward B. Breitschwerdt
Professor of Internal Medicine, Vector Borne Disease Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Interests: animal and human bartonellosis; infectious diseases; immunology; nephrology; vector-transmitted; intracellular pathogens; neuropsychiatric illness and rheumatological presentations
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Dr. Andrew Byrne
One-Health Scientific Support Unit, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Dublin 2, Ireland
Interests: epidemiology of infectious disease of veterinary significance (primarily affecting cattle); wildlife disease ecology and management; disease surveillance; Mycobacterial pathogens (for example, bovine tuberculosis M. bovis, Johne’s disease M. avium paratuberculosis)
Dr. Valentina Virginia Ebani
1. Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
2. Interdepartmental Research Center “Nutraceuticals and Food for Health”, University of Pisa, via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
3. Centre for Climate Change Impact, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: microbiology; bacterial infectious diseases; zoonosis; natural products; essential oils; antibacterial activity
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Dr. Maria Luisa Ricci
Department of Infectious Diseases, National Reference Laboratory for Legionella, Rome, Italy
Interests: bacteriology; Legionella; diagnosis; typing; outbreak investigation; disinfection
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Dr. Luis M. Cintas Izarra
Sección Departamental de Nutrición y Ciencia de los Alimentos (Nutrición, Bromatología, Higiene y Seguridad Alimentaria), Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Avda. Puerta de Hierro, s/n, 28040-Madrid, SPAIN
Interests: lactic acid bacteria, biotechnology, food security, antimicrobials (bacteriocins), heterologous expression, control of pathogens, probiotics aquaculture and apiculture
Dr. Dirk Lange
The Stone Centre at VGH, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Interests: bacterial biofilms; antimicrobial coatings; urinary tract infection; device associated infections; antifouling coatings and materials
Prof. Dr. Linda D. Hazlett
School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Interests: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; pathogenesis; keratitis; immunity; treatment
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Prof. Dr. Lee Ann Campbell
Department of Global Health, UW Harborview Medical Center Box 359931, 325 Ninth Ave , Seattle, Washington, USA
Interests: Chlamydia; host-pathogen interactions; infection and cardiovascular Disease; glycosylation; bacterial Pathogenesis; STDs
Prof. Dr. Bart C. Weimer
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
Interests: systems biology, microbial physiology during infection, genomics, metagenomics, host/microbiome interactions; antimicrobial resistance; bacterial genomic diversity and evolution
Dr. Angela H. Nobbs
Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol, Bristol BS1 2LY, UK
Interests: mechanisms of bacterial (Streptococcus) colonisation and pathogenesis; polymicrobial interactions; biofilm formation
Prof. Dr. Jean E. Crabtree
Molecular Gastroenterology Section, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
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Dr. Tracy L. Nicholson
National Animal Disease Center- ARS- USDA, P.O. Box 70, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010, USA
Interests: host-pathogen interactions; respiratory infections; coinfections; gene regulation; Staphylococcus; MRSA; Bordetella; Haemophilus; Streptococcus
Prof. Dr. Laurence G. Rahme
1. Professor of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, 340 Thier Research Building, 50 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
2. Director of the MGH Molecular Surgical Laboratory, Center for Surgery, Innovation and Bioengineering, Massachusetts General Hospital, 340 Thier Research Building, 50 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; multi-host pathogenesis; host-pathogen interactions; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Acinetobacter; Quorum sensing; small excreted molecules; virulence factors; anti-infectives, anti-virulence drugs; Antibiotic tolerance; models of infections; Drosophila; intestinal infections; burn injury; wound infections; muscle response to infection; bacterial transcriptional regulation
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Dr. Vivi Miriagou
Laboratory of Bacteriology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Vas. Sofias 127, 11521, Athens, Greece
Interests: beta-lactamases; genetics of bla genes; molecular epidemiology of resistance genes and their genetic carriers; expression, mobilization and clustering of resistance determinants; integrons and transposable elements; multi-resistant plasmids in Gram-negative bacteria
Prof. Dr. Daniele Provenzano
Department of Biology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, TX, USA
Interests: Vibrio cholerae; Type VI Secretion System (T6SS); intra- and interspecies competition; host-pathogen interactions; HGT (horizontal gene transfer)
Prof. Dr. Joergen Schlundt
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Interests: bacteriological and epidemiological aspects of Salmonella infection and survival of zoonotic pathogens in the environment; risk assessment of genetically modified microorganisms; Farm-to-fork surveillance; microbiological risk assessment based on stochastic modelling; antimicrobial resistance surveillance; the use of whole genome sequencing for microbiological surveillance and research
Dr. Eva Olsson Engvall
Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health, Swedish University of Agriculture Science, Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: Campylobacter, campylobacteriosis, epidemiology, molecular typing, virulence factors, control strategies
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Dr. Ingrid Hansson
Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health, Swedish University of Agriculture Science, Sweden
Interests: Campylobacter; epidemiology; prevention and control; reservoirs; diagnostics; pathogenicity
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Dr. Massimiliano Morelli
Italian National Research Council, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (CNR-IPSP), Bari, Italy
Interests: Xylella fastidiosa; biological control of bacterial diseases; bacterial biofilm and quorum sensing regulation; biological and molecular characterization of plant viruses; host-pathogen interaction; plant endophytes; high throughput sequencing
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Lütticken
DWI – Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials and RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: streptococcus; streptococcal infections; skin infections; probiotic bacteria
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Dr. Marat R. Sadykov
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, DRCII 7067, 985900 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, Omaha, NE 68198-5900, USA
Interests: bacterial biofilm development; bacterial metabolism and physiology; bacterial genetics; restriction-modification (RM) systems; mobile genetic elements
Prof. Dr. Barbara Spellerberg
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital Ulm, 89081, Germany
Interests: pathogenicity mechanisms, streptococci, antimicrobial peptides
Prof. Dr. George Y. Liu
Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, CA 92093, USA
Interests: S. aureus pathogenesis
Dr. Antonio José Piantino Ferreira
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Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof. Orlando M. Paiva, 87, CEP 05508-270 São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: enterobacterial research in birds; broiler chickens; genome; avian diseases; avian pathology
Prof. Dr. Anders Sjöstedt
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: host-pathogen interactions, intracellular bacteria, host immune responses, correlates of protection
Dr. Joana Mourão
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Auxiliary Researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: antibiotic resistance; metals and biocide tolerance; food safety; food microbiology; foodborne bacterial pathogens; bacterial epidemiology; microbiology; mobile genetic elements and genome evolution among Enterobacteriaceae; typing; bioinformatics; biostatistics; computational biology; data science; data mining; cutting-edge high-throughput methodologies; machine learning
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Prof. Dr. Daniel H. Fine
Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
Interests: microbial genetics; pathogenesis; Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans; periodontal disease etiology; host/pathogen interactions
Prof. Dr. Antonella Mencacci
1. Medical Microbiology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
2. Unit of Microbiology, S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Perugia, Italy
Interests: microbiological diagnosis of bacterial infections; diagnosis of sepsis; new technologies for sepsis diagnosis
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Prof. Dr. Janet R. Donaldson
Cell and Molecular Biology, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA
Interests: Listeria; pathogenesis; stress response; oxygen
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Dr. Anders Johansson
Divison of Molecular Periodontology, Department of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Interests: periodontal infection; Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans; virulence mechanisms; pro-inflammatory response
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Prof. Dr. Jörg Jores
Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology, University of Bern, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: infectious livestock diseases; host-pathogen interaction with focus on mycoplasma; synthetic genomics; development of vaccines; diagnostics; molecular epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Dorte Haubek
Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Interests: bacteria; periodontitis; dissemination of microorganisms; population genetics; phylogeny; molecular epidemiology; colonization; host-pathogen interactions; antiobiotic resistance, global health
Prof. Dr. Sara Bonetta
Department of Public Health and Pediatrics, University of Torino, Via Santena 5bis, 10126 Torino, Italy
Interests: methods for the detection of Legionella in water; study of disinfection method against waterborne pathogens; evaluation of microbiological air quality
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Prof. Dr. Baoxue Ge
School of Medicine, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Interests: mycobacterium tuberculosis; host & microbe interaction; innate immunity; macrophages; signal transduction
Dr. Stephanie Seveau
Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, Infectious Diseases Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43219, USA
Interests: microbial infection and immunity; host-pathogen interactions; Listeria monocytogenes; intracellular pathogen; virulence factor; immune-modulatory; antimicrobial peptides
Dr. Jaime Gómez-Laguna
Department of Anatomy and Comparative Pathology and Toxicology, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain
Interests: swine; PRRS; zoonoses; immunopathogenesis; biomarkers; Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex; Salmonella
Prof. Dr. Shinji Yamasaki
Department of Veterinary Science, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Izumisano, Osaka, Japan
Interests: enteric bacteria; virulence; molecular epidemiology; E. coli; STEC/EHEC; E. albertii; Campylobacter; Vibrio
Prof. Dr. Anton Hartmann
Faculty of Biology, Microbe-Plant Interactions, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
Interests: molecular microbial ecology; microbe-plant interactions; biological control; molecular signals between microbes and plants; relationships between opportunitistic human and plant pathogens and plant growrg promoting bacteria; comparative genome analyses
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Prof. Dr. Stuart Dashper
The Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: polymicrobial chronic oral diseases; oral microbiome in health and disease; oral bacterial ecology; bacterial biofilms; novel antimicrobials; biomarkers of oral disease
Dr. Guillermo I. Perez-Perez
Department of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
Interests: Helicobacter pylori; gut microbiology
Prof. Dr. Shigeki Kamitani
Div.of Clinical Nutrition, Dept. of Comprehensive Rehabilitatiion, Osaka Prefecture University, Habikino 583-8555, Japan
Interests: animal model and screening of antimicrobial substrates for periodontal pathogens; structure and mechanism of bacterial virulent factor; relationship between life-style disease and oral microbiome
Prof. Dr. Edward R.B. Moore
1. Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2. Department of Clinical Microbiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Guldhedsgatan 10a, SE-41346 Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: microbial evolution and phylogeny; bacterial systematics and taxonomy; bacterial identification; molecular bacterial diagnostics; diagnostics of infectious diseases; anti-microbial resistance
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Prof. Dr. Christopher V. Hughes
Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA
Interests: pediatric dental diseases; oral microbiology
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Prof. Dr. Danièlle Gunn-Moore
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, the University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, UK
Interests: feline and canine infectious disaeses; mycobacterial infections; feline coronavirus
Dr. Eric Sampane-Donkor
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
Interests: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, antimicrobial resistance, public health microbiology, molecular epidemiolgy
Dr. Takeaki Wajima

Division of Clinical Nutrition, Department of Comprehensive Rehabilitatiion, Osaka Prefecture University, Habikino 583-8555, Japan
Interests: Haemophilus infection; streptococcal infection; antimicrobial resistance; pathogenesis; biofilm
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Prof. Dr. Philip R. Hardwidge
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, 1600 Denison Avenue, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: enteric pathogens; type III secretion; type III effector; host-pathogen interactions; NF-kappaB; innate immunity; adhesion; DNA-protein interactions
Prof. Dr. Emad El-Omar
St George and Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales: Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: gut microbiome; microbially driven GI cancer; gastric cancer; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Helicobacter pylori infection
Dr. Po-Lin Chen
Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Interests: clinical infectious diseases; antimicrobial resistance; and virulence of gram negative bacteria; Clinical presentations and pathogenesis of gram-negative bacteria; Aeromonas; Salmonella
Dr. Shunbin Xu
Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
Interests: microRNAs; ocular diseases; bacterial keratitis
Prof. Dr. Philip Rather
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Interests: virulence mechanisms; transcripional regulation; antimicrobial resistance
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Prof. Dr. Frank Yang
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; signal transduction; gene regulation; vector-borne pathogens
Prof. Dr. Vittorio Ricci
Department of Molecular Medicine, Human Physiology Unit, University of Pavia Medical School,Via Forlanini 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; helicobacter pylori; infection and gastrointestinal cancer
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