ASM Conference on Streptococcal Genetics

June 18-21, 2006
Saint-Malo, France

Scientific Organizers:

Robert Burne
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA

Debra Bessen
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY, USA

Jeff Broadbent
Utah State University
Logan, UT, USA

Jean-Pierre Claverys
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Toulouse, France

Conference Scope:
The seventh international conference in this series, the focus of this conference is on basic and applied genetics in the streptococci, lactococci, and enterococci.  These bacteria share core genetic and metabolic properties, and members of these genera are among the most important medical and dental pathogens and commensals, as well as being critically important in food microbiology and as probiotics and therapeutic delivery vehicles.  This conference provides a unique venue for scientists and academia, government and industry to present and analyze the most recent findings in this rapidly changing field.  The conference will take full advantage of recent technological and conceptual advances to integrate and markedly advance our understanding of these three very important groups of bacteria.

Session Topics: 
Population Biology and Evolution
Gene Transfer, Competence, and Antibiotic Resistance
Sensing and Signaling
Stress Tolerance, Biofilm Formation, and Metabolism
Novel Therapeutics

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