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Avalon Hotel & Conferences
13. janvāra iela 19, Riga, Latvia


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May 2, 2024 (Thursday)

9:00-9:45 Registration
9:45-10:00 Welcome
Prof. Raivis Žalubovskis
10:00-10:30 Carbonic anhydrase-targeted approach for photodynamic therapy.
Prof. Jean-Yves Winum, University of Montpellier
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Towards the validation of the Carbonic Anhydrases as new antiinfectives.
Dr. Fabrizio Carta, University of Florence
11:30-12:00 Exploration of structure-activity relationships for antimicrobial peptides and peptoid/peptide hybrids. (ZOOM)
Assoc. Prof. Henrik Franzyk, University of Copenhagen
12:00-13:30 Lunch
  PhD student Session:
13:30-13:45 Repurposing S1PR modulators as antibacterial agents.
Matej Zore, University of Helsinki
13:45-14:00 From Phenotype to Genotype: Investigating Antibiotic Tolerance in/Streptococcus pneumonia.
Laurence Van Moll, Antwerp University
14:00-14:15 Battling the biofilm in ventilator-associated pneumonia: Developing antimicrobial coatings on endotracheal tubing.
Milan Wouters, Antwerp University
14:15-14:30 Mycothione reductase as a potential target in the fight against /Mycobacterium abscessus/ infections.
Dr. Linda De Vooght, Antwerp University
14:30-14.45 Photo-catalyzed Synthesis of Monofluoromethyl-containing Heteroarenes and their applications.
Dr. Ram Kumar Nagarajan, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
14:45-15.00 Advantages and challenges associated with natural product antibacterial testing methods.
Ance Bārzdiņa, Riga Stradiņš University
15:00-15:15 Development of a highly optimized engineered PETase enzyme for plastic degradation.
Shapla Bhattacharya, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
15:15-15:30 Structural basis for inhibition of the SARS-CoV-2 nsp16 by substrate-based dual site inhibitors.
Dr. Gints Kalnins, Biomedical Research and Study Centre
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-18.00 Poster session / Annual Springboard meeting
from 18:00 Dinner


May 3, 2024 (Friday)

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Horizon Europe actualities.
Jānis Ancāns, National Contact Point for Horizon Europe
10:00-10:30 Healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance.
Dr. Madara Tirzite, Riga Stradiņš University, Riga East University Hospital "Gaiļezers"
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11.00:11:30 Diazaborines: unveiling forgotten antibacterial potential by iterative screening approach.
Dr. Polina Ilina, University of Helsinki
11:30-12:00 Preclinical antibacterial drug discovery: exploring challenges in safety, exposure, and beyond.
Dr. Edgars Liepins, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Oxazolidinone-based carbonic anhydrase inhibitors: a promising strategy to discover antibiotics against gram-positive bacteria?
Dr. Simone Giovannuzzi, University of Florence
14:00-14:30 Microbial natural products and their antibacterial activities.
Dr. Chin-Soon Phan, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
14:30-15:00 Human microbiome in health and disease: current research trends in Latvia.
Dr. Ilze Elbere, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
15:00-15:30 Closing remarks
15:30-16:00 Coffee break



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