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The Congress program schedule is now available!


Tuesday, October 18

14:00 - 17:00Registration
17:00 - 17:30Opening ceremony
Welcome addresses:
prof. Lilija Kalėdienė - Chair of Lithuanian Microbiology Society
prof. Rimantas Jankauskas - Pro-Rector for Research (Vilnius University)
prof. Eugenijus Butkus - Chair of the Life Sciences Center Board (Vilnius University)
prof. Osvaldas Rukšėnas - Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (Vilnius University)
17:30 - 18:30American Society for Microbiology (ASM) sponsored lecture. Dr. Riikka Ihalin (Turku, Finland)
"Biofilm-host interaction in chronic infection"
19:00 - 21:00Welcome reception

Wednesday, October 19

Session ||| Environmental microbiology Chairs: prof. Lilija Kalėdienė (Lithuania) and dr. Olga Muter (Latvia)
9:00 - 9:40 Lecture by invited speaker Professor Dr. Hab. Hanna Mazur-Marzec (Gdansk, Poland)
"Biochemical ecology of the Baltic cyanobacteria"
9:40 - 10:00 Olga Gavrilova (Russia)
"Towards polyphasic taxonomy of Synechocystis"
10:00 - 10:20Anne-Grit Klees (Germany)
Sponsor's lecture, BIOTECHA
"Methods for environmental monitoring"
10:20 - 10:40 Olga Muter (Latvia)
"Adaptation of bacteria-biodegraders to crude oil"
10:40 - 11:00Andrei Novikov (Russia)
"Chemotaxonomic lipid analysis of novel taxa of bacteria"
11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:50Dukas Jurėnas (Belgium)
"An acetyltransferase toxin inhibits translation by novel mechanism"
11:50 - 12:10Rūta Stanislauskienė (Lithuania)
"Investigation and characterization of two cryptic plasmids from Arthrobacter spp."
12:10 - 12:30Jaunius Urbonavičius (Lithuania)
"Discovery of a novel gene, involved in the conversion of 2-thiouracil into uracil"
12:30 - 12:50Andrew Anak Ngadin (Malaysia)
"Characterisation of saprophytic fungi isolated from two islands in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia"
12:50 - 13:30Lunch Break
Session ||| Applied microbiology and biotechnology Chairs: prof. Rolandas Meškys (Lithuania) and assoc. prof. Tiina Alamäe (Estonia)
13:30 - 14:10Lecture by invited speaker Professor Thomas Alter (Berlin, Germany)
"Microbial behavior in the food chain"
14:10 - 14:30Hermann Heipieper (Germany)
"Bioremediation of organic pollutants in planted systems: the rhizospheric effect"
14:30 - 14:50Tiina Alamäe (Estonia)
"Novel prebiotic fructooligosaccharides prepared by enzymatic synthesis and degradation of levan"
14:50 - 15:10Egils Stalidzans (Latvia)
"Impact of number of adjustable parameters on the optimisation potential of kinetic model"
15:10 - 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 - 16:00Gintarė Zakarienė (Lithuania)
"Prevention of cross-contamination between Campylobacter jejuni contaminated poultry products and kitchen environment"
16:00 - 16:20Alexander Rapoport (Latvia)
"Anhydrobiosis in yeasts: from live nature to modern biotechnologies"
16:20 - 16:40Kärt Kontram (Estonia)
"Flour origin determines the evolution of bacterial communities in laboratory rye sourdoughs"
16:40 - 17:00Ene Viiard (Estonia)
"Bacterial communities of fresh and fermented birch sap"
17:00 - 18:00Poster Session

Thursday, October 20

Session ||| Genetics, biochemistry and physiology of microorganisms and bacteriophages Chairs: prof. Rimantas Daugelavičius (Lithuania) and prof. Alexander Rapoport (Latvia)
9:00 - 9:40Lecture by invited speaker Professor Dennis Bamford (Helsinki, Finland)
"More order to the viral universe"
9:40 - 10:00Anne-Grit Klees (Germany)
Sponsor's lecture, BIOTECHA
"Requirements for culture media used in environmental monitoring"
10:00 - 10:20Maia Kivisaar (Estonia)
"Recombinational processes and evolution of Pseudomonas putida under stress"
10:20 - 10:40Riho Teras (Estonia)
"Fis affects biofilm formation of Pseudomonas putida through regulation of lapA and lapF expression"
10:40 - 11:10Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:30Hermann Heipieper (Germany)
"Outer membrane vesicle secretion in Gram-negative bacteria: from cell envelope stress adaptation to biofilm formation"
11:30 - 11:50Jekaterina Martynova (Latvia)
"Effects of acetate on Kluyveromyces marxianus growth and metabolism"
11:50 - 12:10Diana Kulikova (Latvia)
"The role of aquaporins during Saccharomyces cerevisiae dehydration-rehydration"
12:10 - 12:30Agnese Kokina (Latvia)
"General stress resistance phenotype is not cell cycle dependent in budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae"
12:30 - 13:30Lunch Break
Session ||| Omic approaches and bioinformatics in microbiology Chairs: assoc. prof. Jaunius Urbonavičius (Lithuania) and prof. Jaak Truu (Estonia)
13:30 - 14:10Lecture by invited speaker Dr. Jean Armengaud (France)
"Amazing perspectives of microbial proteogenomics and metaproteomics"
14:10 - 14:30Thomas Kuri (Germany)
Sponsor's lecture, Nanodiagnostika
"Standardizing microbiomics – removing bias in collection, purification and analyses"
14:30 - 14:50Mikk Espenberg (Estonia)
"Metagenomic analysis of nitrogen cycling potential in natural and drained tropical peatlands of French Guiana"
14:50 - 15:10Denis Kainov (Finland)
"Multi-omics studies towards novel modulators of influenza A virus-host interaction "
15:10 - 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 - 16:20Rita Demidenko (Lithuania)
Sponsor's lecture, Linea libera
"Genetic analysis solutions in microbiology and infectious disease research"
16:20 - 16:40Lidija Truncaitė (Lithuania)
"Genomic comparison of FELIXO1VIRUS bacteriophages"
16:40 - 17:00Eugenijus Šimoliūnas (Lithuania)
"Investigation of tail-forming proteins of Escherichia phage vB_EcoM_NBD2"
17:00 - 18:00Poster Session
19:00 - 22:00Gala dinner ||| Neringa Hotel Vilnius, Gedimino Ave. 23

Friday, October 21

Session ||| Medical and health aspects of microbiology Chairs: prof. Mindaugas Malakauskas (Lithuania) and dr. Milda Plečkaitytė (Lithuania)
9:00 - 9:40Lecture by invited speaker Professor Hanne Ingmer (Copenhagen, Denmark)
"Bacterial resistance to antibiotics"
9:40 - 10:00Karlis Shvirksts (Latvia)
"FTIR spectroscopy and Raman microsscopy of cancer cells grown under hypoxic conditions"
10:00 - 10:20Eglė Lastauskienė (Lithuania)
"Membrane permeabilisation and growth inhibition of the skin infections causative microorganisms by using electro-magnetoporation"
10:20 - 10:40Jelena Beljantseva (Estonia)
"Biochemical characterization of the small alarmone synthetase of Enterococcus faecalis"
10:40 - 11:10Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:30Miglė Janulaitienė (Lithuania)
"Distribution of Gardnerella vaginalis subtypes in characterized vaginal samples of Lithuanian women"
11:30 - 11:50Joana Šalomskienė (Lithuania)
"Antimicrobial compounds produced by selected lactic acid bacteria"
11:50 - 12:20Closing ceremony
Best poster award (Sponsored by JSC Linea Libera)
Best students-microbiologists awards (Sponsored by Public agency Soil Remediation Technologies)
prof. Nomeda Kuisienė - Chair of CBM2016 Organizing Committee