AFC Winter 2010 meeting

AFC Winter 2010

Held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

January 8th 2010

Scientific Programme

Session 1

Pea Production by mycobacteria
Ruth McNerney and Claire Turner. Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The Mycobacterium tuberculosis HigA antitoxin does not directly regulate any other genes in addition to its own operon
Amanda S. Fivian-Hughes and Elaine O. Davis. Division of Mycobacterial Research, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London, NW7 1AA, UK

The regulation of intracellular iron in the BCG-vaccinated host response to M. tuberculosis infection as determined by microarray
Ruth Thom, JA Tree, SO Clark, MJ Elmore, A Williams, PD Marsh. Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Health Protection Agency, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 OJG, UK

A salicylate-inducible promoter of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Dorothee Schuessler, Amanda Brown and Tanya Parish. Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. CIID BICM 4, Newark Street London E1 2AT

Investigation of the stability of mycobacterial ribosomes during active growth and stasis
Andrej Trauner and Huw D. Williams. Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College, London

Session 2

Tribute to Chris Collins
given by Malcolm Yates

Human Natural Killer cell activity in response to M. bovis BCG versus M. tuberculosis H37Rv
Damien Portevin & Douglas Young. NIMR, London, UK

The Universal Stress Protein Rv1636 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a cation independent nucleotide triphosphatase
Dominic Bradley, Sergio Leiva, Simon Pennell, Ian A. Taylor, Stephen J. Smerdon, Huw D. Williams. Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College, London

Granulocytes are necessary for the detection of mycobacteria-specific CD8+ T-cells responses in healthy individuals
Iman N. Satti, Natalie E.R. Beveridge, Helen A. Fletcher, Ansar A. Pathan, Thomas J. Scriba, Angela Minassian, Clare R. Sander, Willem A. Hanekom,Adrian V.S. Hill and Helen McShane. Jenner Institute, Old Road Campus Research Building, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University, Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Oxford, UK, OX3 7D

Optimisation of bioluminescent reporter constructs for in vivo imaging of mycobacteria
Nuria Andreu, Andrea Zelmer, Taryn Fletcher, Paul T. Elkington, Siouxsie Wiles and Brian D. Robertson. Department of Microbiology, Imperial College London, Flowers Building, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ, UK