Programa científico

DÍA 1 – Martes 13 Noviembre

Martes 13 Nov

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Plenaria 1 – ASM Reuniones Satélites
9.00 – 9.45 Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral SOMICH (Salón Araucaria) ASOCHIN (Salón Canelo) SLAMTB (Salón Coigue)
Andreas Bäumler, Ph.D.  Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, in Davis, California, USA

“Healthy Guts Exclude Oxygen”

Presentada por Dra. Claudia Saavedra

10.00 – 10.45 Plenaria 2 – ASOCHIN
Maria Vicario, Ph.D., Associate Researcher,Head of the Laboratory of Translational Mucosal ImmunologyDivision of Digestive and Liver Diseases, VHIR Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, Autonomous University, Barcelona. Spain.

Neuroimmune interactions in the intestinal mucosa associated with irritable bowel syndrome pathogenesis

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break
Asupiciado por BRUKER
11.15 – 12.45 Simposio S4 Simposio S2 Simposio S3 Simposio S1
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral Coordinador[a]: Andrea von Groll         
100 years since the 1918 pandemic: developments in vaccines and understanding pathogenesis
Rafael Medina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Virus en los Alimentos y Aguas: Importancia País
Viviana Cachicas, Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile
Comunidades Microbianas en Ambientes Poco Explorados
Beatriz Camara, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María 
Bacterias en Enfermedades Orales: ¿Quiénes son y qué están haciendo?
Carla Lozano, Universidad de Chile
André Kipnis, Brasil: Mycobacterium abscessus iron homeostasis: evoulution or adaptation?
Peter Palese. Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology. Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Towards a Universal Influenza Virus Vaccine: Chimeric and Mosaic Hemagglutinin-based Approaches

Gloria Sanchez Moragas. Departamento de Microbiologia y Ecologia. Universidad de Valencia.

Pathogenicity of Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus

María Mercedes Zambrano. Corpogen, Bogotá, Colombia.

Diversity and function of microbiomes in paramo ecosystems

Rodrigo Giacaman. Unidad de Cariología, Departamento de Rehabilitación Oral, Facultad Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Talca

Dental caries: infection or dysbiosis? The delicate ecological balance in the dental biofilm”

Fabiana Bigi, Argentina: Characterization of the two component regulatory system phoPR in Mycobacterium bovis
Kanta Subbarao. Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza. The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity.

Pandemic Influenza Vaccines

Viviana Cachicas. Microbiologia de Alimentos. Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile.

Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus related to outbreaks in Chile: 2010-2017

Alexandre Macedo. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.

Cold- and salt-adapted microorganisms as source for antibiofilm metabolites

Loreto Abusleme. Oral Immunity and Inflammation Unit, NIDCR, NIH.

Changes in structure and function of bacterial communities associated with periodontal diseases”.

Pedro Almeida da Silva, Brasil: Mycobacteria efflux, from supporting to best actor
Daniel Perez. Professor, Department of Poultry Medicine, Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator, Caswell S Eidson Chair in Poultry Medicine, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Antigenic Flexibility of Influenza Virus

Veronica Garcia. Centro de Estudios en Ciencia y Tecnologia de los Alimentos de la Universidad de Santiago.

Detection of viruses in berries. Importance of irrigation water and production management

Lorena Fernández Martínez. Biology Department, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK.

Cool tools for the genetic manipulation of Actinomycetes.

Claudia Lefimil. Laboratorio Bioquímica y Biología Oral, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Odontológicas, Facultad Odontología, Universidad de Chile.

Communication in the dental biofilm: Quorum sensing in oral bacteria

Carlos A. Aranaga, Colombia: Evaluación de productos naturales como inhibidores del crecimiento micobacteriano
Lunch Break
14.30 – 16.00 Simposio S5 Simposio S6 Simposio S7 Simposio S8
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral Simposio FEMS-ALAM: Microbiological strategies for arsenic remediation Coordinador[a]: Dra. Gloria Levican, Universidad de Santiago de Chile y Dr. Michael Schlömann, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg Coordinador:  Pedro Almeida da Silva        
Proteomics of Microorganisms – Jorge González, Universidad de Antofagasta Nuevas tendencias en inocuidad alimentaria y vigilancia microbiológica de alimentos – Magaly Toro y Angélica Reyes, INTA, Universidad de Chile Yeasts for food science and technology – Claudio Martinez, Universidad de Santiago de Chile Neuro-Immune Response – ASOCHIN. Chairs: Mario Rosemblatt, Ph.D. Fundacion Ciencia & Vida. Daniela Sauma Ph.D. Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de Chile Nai Corrado, FEMS & ALAM – building a trans-Atlantic bridge to strengthen the global microbiology community Patricia Del Portillo, Colombia: Bioperfiles de Mycobacterium tuberculosis identificados mediante biología de sistemas y utiles en el diseño de nanosensores
Leonard Foster. Michael Smith Laboratories Vancouver Campus 2185 East Mall Vancouver, BC Canada.

Uncovering novel pathways in Salmonella pathogenesis using proteomics

Marc Allard. Division of Microbiology, Office of Regulatory Science, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, USA.

GenomeTrakr database and network: WGS network for real-time characterization and source tracking of foodborne pathogens

José Manuel Guillamon. Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos. Valencia, España.

Molecular mechanisms of adaptation of wine yeasts to fermentation conditions: Strategies of genetic improvement

Francisco Quintana Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA .

Regulation of CNS inflammationRodrigo Naves, PhD., Associate Professor, Immunology Program, ICBM, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

Dual role of interferon-gamma in experimental and human multiple sclerosis

Rodrigo Pacheco, PhD. Head of the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology in the Fundación Ciencia & Vida, Chile.

Dopaminergic regulation of T-cell mediated inflammation

Caroll Beltrán M., PhD., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile. Head of the gastroenterology laboratory Clinical Hospital Universidad de Chile.

The neuroimmune role of mast cell in the disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction

Lukasz Drewnia, Polonia: Arsenic-Oxidizing Bacteria Ensifer sp. M14 – from genome characterization to application in pilot plant installation Carlos Yesid Soto, Colombia: Potencial de las ATPasas tipo P como dianas para el diseño de compuestos antituberculosos
Jorge González. Unidad de parasitología Molecular. Deapartamento de Tecnología Médica, Universidad de Antofagasta.

Role of proteomic in the study of Trypanosoma cruzi virulence

Shaohua Zhao. Division of Animal and Food Microbiology, Office of Research, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA.

Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance of Foodborne pathogens in Retail Meats: NARMS at FDA

Francisco Salinas. Centro de Estudios en Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

A new optogenetic switch for yeasts biotechnology and functional genomics

Victor Campos, Chile: Removal of As(III) and As(V) by arsenic resistant ureolytic-calcifying bacterial strain isolated from natural environments, Atacama Desert Gabriela Gago, Argentina: Transcriptional regulation of fatty acid metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: identification and validation of new drug targets
Macarena Varas Poblete. Department of Structural Biology, Faculty of  Sciences, University of   Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Global proteomic profiles for comparing virulence traits of Salmonella typhimurium in different surrogate host models

Magaly Toro. Profesor asistente, INTA, Universidad de Chile.

Food microbiology in Chile: Applied genomics and antimicrobial resistance surveillance as tools to ensure food safety

Claudio Martinez. Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

TORC1 signaling pathway on nitrogen consumption in Saccharomyces cerevisiae during alcoholic fermentation

Jan Weijma, Holanda: Simultaneous biological oxidation of ferric iron and chemical oxidation of arsenite to produce scorodite Karina Giraldi, Brasil: Schwann cells lipid metabolism impairs neuronal physiology after Mycobacterium leprae infection
16.10 – 17.40 Simposio S9 Simposio S10 Simposio S12 Simposio S11
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral ASOCHIN: Mini Symposium Immune disorders
(Oral communications)
 Coordinador[a]: Jorge Fernandez
The Twin Threats of Klebsiella pneumoniae Infections: Antimicrobial Drug Resistance and Hypervirulence – Andrés Marcoleta y Rosalba Lagos, Universidad de Chile Actualización en patógenos transmitidos por los alimentos – Angélica Reyes y Magaly Toro, INTA, Universidad de Chile Una Salud y la Expansión de la Resistencia Antimicrobiana, Un Desafío Transversal – Juan Carlos Hormazábal, Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile, Organización Panamericana de la Salud Colecciones de Cultivos Microbianos – Michael Seeger y Beatriz Cámara, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María Yessia Hidalgo (MR Bono’s group) “Functional alterations in the thymus of the systemic lupus erythematosus murine model NZBWF1”

Juan Tichauer (R Naves’s group) “Interferon-gamma-induced tolerogenic profile in a microglia subset in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis”

Carolina Prado (R Pacheco’s group) “Dopamine receptor D3 plays a dual role in B-cells favoring antigen-presenting cell function and stimulating the suppressive activity of regulatory B-cells in autoimmunity”

Karen Dubois-Camacho (M Hermoso’s group) “MicroRNA 378a-3p, a Novel Post-transcriptional Regulator of IL33 Expression”

Jaxaira Maggi (JC Aguillon’s group) “Tolerogenic dendritic cells generated with dexamethasone and monophosphoryl lipid A are characterized by a particular transcriptional profile associated with immunoregulatory features”

Pablo Veloso (M Hernandez’s group) “Macrophages increase their polarization towards M1 and M2 in symptomatic apical periodontitis”

Maria Mercedes Zambrano, Colombia: Microbiota, salud y tuberculosis
Andrés Marcoleta. Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile.

The impact of genomic islands on the virulence and genome evolution of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Jianghong Meng. Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, University of Maryland, USA.

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli: source and significance as foodborne pathogens

Juan Carlos Hormazabal. Jefe Subdepto. Enfermedades Infecciosas, Departamento de Laboratorio Biomédico, Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile. Coordinador

Una Salud Chile. Concepto Una Salud,
Escenario en Chile y América Latina

Roberto Melano. Microbiólogo Molecular, Laboratorio de Salud Pública, Public Health Ontario, Canada. Profesor Asistente, LMP, Universidad de Toronto, Canada.

Estrategia Una Salud frente a Mecanismos de Resistencia de Potencial Epidémico

José Manuel Munita. Instituto de Ciencias e Innovación en Medicina, Facultad de Medicina Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago  Chile.

Resistencia Antimicrobiana, Desafíos para Chile en la detección y la investigación aplicada

Jeannete Zurita. Prof. de la Facultad de Medicina de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador. Jefa del Servicio de Microbiología y Tuberculosis del Hospital Vozandes, Quito.

Vigilancia Integrada y Uso Racional de los Antimicrobianos, Desafíos para América Latina

Edward Moore. Culture Collection of University of Gothenburg, Suecia. Curador CCUG.

Evolving Strategies of Microbial Resource Centres as Repositories of Genetic Resources and Service Providers

María Elvira Balcells, Chile: ¿Qué sabemos de nuevo sobre la infección inicial por Mycobacterium tuberculosis?
Yunn Hwen Gan. Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Colonization and virulence potential of hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae

Angélica Reyes. INTA, Universidad de Chile.

Listeria monocytogenes: A persistent pathogen in the food industry

Lorena Barra Bucarei. Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias – INIA, Chile.

Chilean Culture Collection of Microbial Genetic Resources: strategic relevance for scientific and technological development national e international level.

María Isabel Romano, Argentina: Diseño y optimización de una poliproteína de fusión para el diagnóstico diferencial de Tuberculosis y Paratuberculosis bovina, y su potencial uso como vacuna.
Kelly Wyres. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Population genomic insights into the evolution of multi-drug resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae

Andrea Moreno. Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Facultad de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Andres Bello.

Salmonella: from serotypes, contamination sources to food control

Beatriz Cámara. Departamento de Química y Centro de Biotecnología, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile.

Chilean marine actinobacterial culture collection: an important resource for bioprospection

Samantha Yong-Mendoza, México: Infección de macrófagos con Mycobacterium tuberculosis latente: Análisis transcripcional
17.40 – 19.15 Poster Session A – MA / Coffee Break (Area Multipropósito)
19.30 – 20.15 Plenaria 3 – INAUGURACIÓN auspiciada por BIOTECOM
Stanley Maloy, Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology and Dean of the College of Sciences at San Diego State University, USA

“Phage and the Evolution of New Infectious Diseases”

Presentado por Dra. Claudia Saavedra

20,15 Cheese & Wine
DÍA 2 – Miércoles 14 Noviembre

Miércoles 14 Nov

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Plenaria 4 Reuniones Satélites
9.00 – 9.45 Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral SOMICH (Salón Araucaria) ASOCHIN (Salón Canelo) SLAMTB (Salón Coigue)
Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Professor of Microbiology, Co-director of the Microbiology Main Training Area, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

“Mechanisms of Immune Modulation by Dengue Virus”

Presentada por Dr. Rafael Medina

Taller WHONETS-OPSCoordinador[a]:
Dr. Marcelo Galas (OPS Washington) y Ezequiel Tuduri ( Instituto Malbrán, Argentina)Taller WHONETS-OPS
10.00 – 10.45 Plenaria 5
David Rasko, Ph.D. Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and a member of the Institute for Genome Science at University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

“Use of genomics to examine the diversity and dynamics of enteric pathogens”

Presentado por Dr. Roberto Vidal

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.45 Simposio S13 Simposio S14 Simposio S15 Simposio S16
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral Coordinador[a]: Maria Jesús García
VII Reunion LACER (Latin American Coalition for Escherichia coli Research) – Alfredo Torres, University of Texas Medical Branch Ecología Microbiana de Ambientes Acuáticos de Sudamérica – Cristina Dorador, Universidad de Antofagasta  Metagenómica y Genómica Funcional de Microorganismos – Michael Seeger, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María Neutrophil Biology and Infection – Susan Bueno, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pablo Fresia, Uruguay: Whole genome sequencing of the monomorphic pathogen Mycobacterium bovis reveals local differentation of cattle clinical isolates
Bertha González-Pedrajo. Departamento de Genética Molecular, Instituto de Fisiología Celular, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Recent progress in molecular mechanisms of type III secretion in EPEC
Alfredo Torres. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.

A decade of LACER: Challenges and Opportunities

Maria Marta Amaral. Laboratorio de Fisiopatogenia. Instituto de Fisiología y Biofísica “Bernardo Houssay” (IFIBIO-Houssay). Facultad de Medicina. Universidad de Buenos Aires-Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (UBA-CONICET), Argentina

Action of Shiga toxin type 2 and Subtilase Cytotoxin on human renal epithelial and endothelial cells under conditions or not of cross talk: in vitro models to study the mechanisms involved in the renal injury in Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.

David Montero. Programa de Microbiología y Micología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

Contribution of the pathogenicity islands to virulence and emergence of isolates of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli LEE-negative.

Verónica Molina Trincado. Departamento de Biología, Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Chile.

Variabilidad de grupos funcionales del ciclo del nitrógeno en ambientes acuáticos diversos de Chile

Gabriel Padrón. Laboratory of Leishmaniosis, Institute Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mass spectrometry in microbiology

Lee-Ann Allen. University of Iowa, USA.

Human neutrophil plasticity and Helicobacter pylori infection

Mariana Piuri, Argentina: Empleo de micobacteriófagos reporteros para el diagnóstico y la búsqueda de nuevas drogas anti TB
Sara Cuadros-Orellana. Departamento de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile.

Microbial ecology of mildly acidic hot springs of the Laguna del Maule volcanic field

Howard Junca. Microbiomas Foundations, Colombia.

Ecogenomics and holobionts: Resources and tools for biotech exploration, evolution studies and environmental restoration

Claudia Saavedra. Lab. Microbiología Molecular Dpto. Ciencias Biológicas Fac. Ciencias Biológicas Universidad Andres Bello.

ArcA transcription factor influence in Salmonella neutrophil infection

Paulina Fernandez Soto, United Kingdom: Antivirulence drugs as an alternative to antibiotics to treat Tuberculosis
Luisa Falcón. Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico.

Laguna Bacalar: arrecifes microbianos en un ecosistema en peligro

Michael Seeger. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.

Genomics and metbolic reconstruction of environmental bacteria

Susan Bueno. Laboratorio de Patogénesis Microbiana, Departamento de Genética Molecular y Microbiología, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Role of interleukin-10 producing neutrophils during respiratory bacteria infection

Nataly Alvarez, Colombia: Metilación en el DNA y su relación con la resistencia a Levofloxacina en Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Lunch Break Asamblea Presidentes ALAM
14.30 – 16.00 Simposio S17 Simposio S18 Simposio S19 Simposio S20
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral  Coordinador[a]: Ana Maria Zarraga
Resistencia Antimicrobiana- La Ultima Frontera – German Esparza, Comité de Microbiología API Astrobiology – Cecilia Demergasso, Centro de Biotecnología, Universidad Católica del Norte Bacteriófagos y sus aplicaciones biotecnológicas – Leticia Bentancor, Asociación Argentina de Microbiología Comparative Immunology. Fish pathogens & Immunology – ASOCHIN
Chairs: Kevin Maisey Ph.D. Centro de Inmunologia Acuicola, Universidad de Santiago, Chile. Sebastian Reyes, Ph.D. Centro de Genomica y Bioinformatica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Mayor
Taller Educación-ASM
Coordinador[a]: Dra. Diana Vullo y Dra Claudia Martinez de la Peña
Guilherme Mendes, USA: NGS in Clinical Diagnosis of TB Rapid Drug Susceptibility Testing – A progress report
Silvio Vega. Presidente de la Asociación Panamericana de Infectología ( API ).

Impacto clínico del Resistoma y la transferencia de genes de resistencia antimicrobiana

David Wettergreen. The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University.

Developing Technologies to Study of Life and Habitat in the Atacama Desert and on Mars

Martha J. Vives & Viviana Clavijo. Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.

Effect of the phage cocktail SalmoFree on the poultry microbiome and the Salmonella prevalence in farm

Sergio Marshall Ph.D. Emeritus Professor Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile.

The main pathogens in Chilean aquaculture:  Molecular characterization

Andrea von Groll, Brasil: Contribution of molecular tools in cases of recurrent tuberculosis.
Patricia García Cañete. Profesor Titular, Departamento de Laboratorios Clínicos, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Tecnología Emergente en el diagnóstico de bacterias MDR por el laboratorio

Ximena Abrevaya. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio (IAFE), UBA – CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Interdisciplinary astrobiological research using laboratory simulations: from lithopanspermia to planetary habitability

Mariana Piuri. Depto. Química Biológica, FCEN UBA; IQUIBICEN-CONICET, UBA. Buenos Aires,Argentina.

From genome to protein domain: study of the host recognition machinery in Lactobacillus phages

Monica Imarai, PhD., Full Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile.

In the horizon of prophylaxis: From adaptive immunity of salmonids

Leila Mendonça Lima, Brasil: Comparative genomics of strains used in BCG vaccine production
Germán Esparza. Director del programa de Control externo en microbiología de PROASECAL SAS Colombia, Profesor de microbiología de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Miembro del panel de expertos en microbiología de la CLSI de USA y Coordinador del comité de microbiología de la API.

Interpretación clínica de la concentración inhibitoria mínima ( CIM ) en la era de la multi-resistencia

Cecilia Demergasso. Centro de Biotecnología, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile.

Habitability, biosignature microbial production and preservation in a saline-volcanic-desertic setting

Alejandra Krüger. Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas – Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires; Investigador Adjunto – CIVETAN – CONICET, UNCPBA, CICPBA, Tandil, Argentina.

What do we know about Shiga toxin-encoding bacteriophages?

Luis Mercado, PhD Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile.

In the horizon of prophylaxis: From innate immunity of salmonids

Roxana Paul, Argentina: Discrepancias entre pruebas fenotípicas y genotípicas de sensibilidad a rifampicina en Mycobacterium tuberculosis en Argentina
16.10 – 17.40 Simposio S21 Simposio S22 Simposio S23 Simposio S24
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral ASOCHIN: Mini Symposium – Basic Immunology
(Oral communications)
Mecanismos de persistencia y epidemiología molecular de Clostridium difficile – Daniel Paredes-Sabja, Universidad Andrés Bello Metagenomic approaches for microbial community studies: from pristine to engineered ecosystems – Roberto Orellana Roman, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria Outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging viruses: a new era of research – Marcelo López-Lastra, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Tuberculosis bovina y desarrollo de vacunas: De la investigación básica a su aplicación en el campo – SLAMTB Dr. Ángel Cataldi, INTA, Argentina Danitza Fuentes (MI Yuseff’s group). “Role of the KDEL receptor in actin remodeling and function of the immune synapse in B lymphocytes”

Mariana Rosemblatt (D Sauma’s group) “Expression of the ectonucleotidase CD73 enhances the proliferative response of naïve CD8+ T cells”

Sarah Nunez (M Rosemblatt’s group) “Novel role of the thymus during inflammatory immune responses”

Carolina Schafer (L Carreno’s group) “NKT cell stimulation by glycolipid ligands modified from α-galactosylceramide results in differential cytokine secretion profiles”

Manuel Flores (A Onate’s group) “Evaluación inmunológica de una vacuna quimérica de ADN basada en los marcos de lectura abiertos BAB1_0270, BAB1_0267 y el gen SodC de Brucella abortus 2308”

Jose Jimenez (MI Becker’s group) “TLR4, but not Dectin-1 or Dectin-2, participates in the proinflammatory effects induced by mollusk hemocyanins in antigen presenting cells of mammals”

Esteban Chaves Olarte. Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales; Facultad de Microbiología; Universidad de Costa Rica.

Toxin dependent and independent factors that explain the increased virulence of epidemic strains of Clostridium difficile

Kristen DeAngelis. Departmanet of Microbiology University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.

Ecology and evolution of soil microbes in a warming world

Eddie Holmes, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow Faculty, SoLES, University of Sydney, Australia.

The Evolution of Viral Emergence

Ana María Zarrága. Instituto de Bioquímica y Microbiología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile.

Distribution and diversity of Mycobacterium bovis in Chile


Fernando Gil. Microbiota-Host Interactions and Clostridia Research Group, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile.

Formation of persister cells as a posible persistence mechanism of Clostridium difficile

Andrea Franzetti. University of Milano – Bicocca, Milano Italy.

Ecological and applied aspects of plant-microbe interactions in urban areas

Luiz Tadeu M Figueiredo, Chair Professor of the Virology Research Center, School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Hantavirus and other Emerging Zoonotic Viruses in Brazil.

Martin Vordermeier. Animal and Plant Health Agency, Department of Bacteriology, Weybridge, UK.

Development of blood and skin test based DIVA tests for cattle to distinguish BCG vaccinated from infection cattle.


Daniel Paredes-Sabja. Microbiota-Host Interactions and Clostridia Research Group, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile.

Mechanisms of Clostridium difficile spore persistence and its contribution to recurrent infections

Roberto Orellana. Centro de Biotecnologia Daniel Alkalay-Lowitt, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso Chile.

Metagenomic insights into viral dark matter in aquatic ecosystems: from identification to ecological strategies

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Director, Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

Innate Immunity and Zika Virus Host Tropism

Patricio Retamal. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias y Pecuarias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Vaccine Testing with the BCG of Mycobacterium bovis for Bovine tuberculosis prevention in Chile

17.40 – 19.15 Poster Session B – MI / Coffee Break Reunión Embajadores ASM
Coordinador[a]: Dra. Claudia  Saavedra y Dr. Andres Opazo
19.30 – 20.15 Plenaria 6
Luis Larrondo, Ph.D. Asociate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Director of Millennium Institute for Integrative Systems and Synthetic Biology and Howard Hughes del Medical Institute International Research Scholar.

“Synthetic Biology and Optogenetics in a Microbial System: Developing Biotechnological Solutions and Pushing the Boundaries between Science and Art”

Presentado por Dr. Mario Tello

DÍA 3 – Jueves 15 Noviembre

Jueves 15 Nov

Inscripciones / Colocar Poster
Plenaria 7 – Auspiciada por ROCHEMBIOCARE Reuniones Satélites
9.00 – 9.45 Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral SOMICH (Salón Araucaria) ASOCHIN (Salón Canelo) SLAMTB (Salón Coigue)
Alexis M. Kalergis, Ph.D. Full Professor at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Endocrinology, School of Medicine, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Director of the Millennium Nucleus and Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy

“Molecular interference with immunological and neurological synapses as virulence mechanisms of hRSV. Implications for vaccine design.”

Presentado por Dra. Claudia Saavedra

Taller WHONETS-OPSCoordinador[a]:
Dr. Marcelo Galas (OPS Washington) y Ezequiel Tuduri ( Instituto Malbrán, Argentina)Taller WHONETS-OPS
10.00 – 10.45 Plenaria 8
 Roberto Kolter, Ph.D. Dept. of Microbiology and Immunobiology. Harvard Medical School, USA

“Una Travesía por el Mundo Microbiano”

Presentado por Dr. Michael Seeger

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.45 Simposio S28 Simposio S26 Simposio S27 Simposio S25
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral Coordinador: Rogelio Hernández Pando
Evolution of Salmonella – Stanley Maloy, San Diego State University – ASM Extremophile Microbiology: Past and present of four model acidophiles – Raquel Quatrini y Gloria Levicán, Fundación Ciencia & Vida, Universidad de Santiago de Chile Microbiología de la conservación y servicios ecosistémicos microbianos – Cristina Dorador, Universidad de Antofagasta Un simposio en honor a James P. Nataro: Celebrando su contribución en el campo de las enfermedades infecciosas en Latino America – Mauricio J. Farfan, Universidad de Chile Clara Espitia, México: Immunological an functional characterization of recombinant Mycobacterium tuberculosis HBHA expressed in Rhodococcus erythropolis
Lionello Bossi. Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell, I2BC, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Gene silencing pathways in horizontally acquired DNA in Salmonella

Gloria Levicán. Associate Profesor, Facultad de Química y Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

The Leptospirilli, physiology and stress response

Cristina Dorador. Departamento de Biotecnología & Instituto Antofagasta, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.

Desafíos de preservación de hábitats microbianos del norte de Chile

Waldir Pereira Elias Junior. Laboratory of Bacteriology, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil.

Secretion of virulence factors by bacterial enteropathogens

Isabelle Maridonneau Parini, Francia: Mycobacterium tuberculosis promueve la replicación del HIV en los macrófagos
Linda Kenney. Professor of Microbiology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. 

Regulation and evolution of Salmonella lifestyle choice

Mario Vera Véliz, Assistant Professor, Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering. Schools of Engineering, Biological Sciences and Medicine, Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Acidiferrobacter, genome analyses, and interactions in multispecies biofilms

Juan Ugalde. uBiome.

Big Data microbiana y conservación

Fernando Navarro-Garcia. Department of Cell Biology, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV-IPN), México DF, México.

Studying and Understanding the celular microbiology of bacterial enteropathogens

Ana Paula Junqueira Kipnis, Brasil: Similar profiles of circulating monocytes in severe obesity-related diabetes and tuberculosis patients could contribute to susceptibility to M.tuberculosis infection
Stanley Maloy, Professor of Microbiology and Dean of the College of Sciences at San Diego State University, USA.

Evolution of Salmonella: Adaptation to different environmental niches

Raquel Quatrini. Fundación Ciencia & Vida, Centro de Investigación Basal BFP-16; Millennium Nucleus in the Biology of the Intestinal Microbiota, Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, CHILE.

The Acidithiobacilli, genomics and evolution of the taxon

Fiona Henriquez, Professor, Institute for Biomedical and Environmental Health Research, University of the West of Scotland.

The role of legacy pollution and the environmental microbiome in the emergence of antibiotic resistance in industrialised estuaries? A case study in the West of Scotland

Mauricio J. Farfan. Departamento de Pediatría, Hospital Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile.

Host (gut microbiota)-pathogen interaction: Role of  the microbiota in the virulence  regulation of enteropathogens

Rocio Fernandez, Argentina: Concentraciones elevadas de glucosa modulan la expresión de PPARalfa y PPARgama en macrófagos estimulados con Mtb y adicionados o no con cortisol
Lunch Break Asamblea de socios SOMICH
14.30 – 16.00 Simposio S29 Simposio S30 Simposio S31 Simposio S32
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral
Bacterial pathogenesis: mechanisms involved in survival, resistance and virulence – Sociedad Uruguaya de Microbiología – Lucia Yim, Instituto de Higiene, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay  Systems and synthetic biotechnology of microbial factories – Ignacio Poblete castro, Universidad Andrés Bello Immune Cell Biology: Unveiling the dynamic nature of antigen presenting cells – ASOCHIN. Chairs: Pablo Vargas, Ph.D. Curie Institute. Leandro Carreno, Ph.D. ICBM, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile Asamblea de SLAMTB        
Eleonora Garcia Vescovi. Laboatorio de Patogénesis Bacteriana, Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario (IBR-CONICET), Facultad de Cs. Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina.

Survival strategies learned from an opportunistic pathogenJA Chabalgoity. Depto de Desarrollo Biotecnologico, Instituto de Higiene/Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay. Streptococcus pneumoniae: pathogenesis and immunity

Paola Scavone. Departamento de Microbiología, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable (IIBCE), Montevideo, Uruguay.

Efflux pumps: the new targets for antimicrobials

Francisco García del Portillo. Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CSIC, Madrid, España).

Role of peptidoglycan enzymes in Salmonella virulence

Pablo Ivan Nikel. Senior Researcher & Group Leader at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, TU Denmark.

Design and Implementation of orthogonal metabolism in environmental bacteria.

Matias Ostrowski, PhD., Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas en Retrovirus y SIDA. UBA-CONICET, Argentina.

“Induction of HIF-1α by HIV-1 Infection in CD4+ T Cells Promotes Viral Replication and Drives Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Inflammation”Ignacio Cebrian, PhD. Assistant investigator. Instituto de Histología y Embriología de Mendoza (IHEM , Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, CONICET), Argentina.

“Dynamic interaction between the endocyitic and secretory pathway during antigen cross-presentation by dendritic cells”

Fabiola Osorio, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Immunology Program, ICBM, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

“Regulation of antitumor immunity by the unfolded protein response sensor IRE1α”

Maria Isabel Yuseff, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

“Shaping the Immune Synapse by Centrosome-Associated Proteins: Impact on B Cell Responses”

Gonzalo Durante Rodriguez. Departamento de Microbiología Medioambiental, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, CSIC de Madrid, España.

Exploiting new regulatory systems to develop bacterial cell biosensors

Ignacio Poblete Castro. CBIB, Biosystems Enginering Laboratory, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile.

Rewiring the metabolic network of Pseudomonas strains for the synthesis of valuable industrial compounds

16.10 – 17.40 Simposio S33 Simposio S34 Simposio S35 Simposio S36
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral ASOCHIN: Mini Symposium – Tumor Immunology
(Oral Communications)
Uso de organismos modelo para el estudio de la interacción patógeno-hospedero – Carlos Santiviago y Francisco Chávez, Universidad de Chile Omics perspectives in microbial oceanography – Nicole Trefault, Universidad Mayor Molecular and cellular immunity during health and disease – Pablo González, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Genómica y Bioinformática de Mycobacterias – SLAMTB – Patricia del Portillo, Corpogen, Colombia Francisca Hoffman (F Salazar’s group)  “Cx43-mediated Gap Junctions intercellular communications participate in Cytotoxic Immunological Synapse enabling tumor killing by CTL”

Lia Hojjman (M Lopez’s group) “Modulation of the lymphocyte axis TH1/TH17/TReg by narrowband ultraviolet B light: Possible role of TRPV1 and TRPV4 channels”.

Felipe Flores (F Osorio’s group)  “Regulation of the antitumor immunity by the IRE1a/XBP1 axis in dendritic cells”

Pamina Contreras (K Pino-Lagos ’s group) “CD49b+Foxp3- T cells present in the tumor site have a Tr1-like phenotype and are greatly expanded in a murine melanoma model”

Sofia Hidalgo (A Lladser’s group) “Tumor-infiltrating CD8+ T lymphocytes displaying a resident memory phenotype in renal cell carcinoma patients”

Felipe Galvez-Jiron (CH Ribeiro’s group) “A dual role for invariant Natural Killer T cells in immunity to gastric cancer”

Carlos Santiviago. Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad de Chile.

Molecular mechanisms involved in the intracellular survival of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum

Osvaldo Ulloa. Departamento de Oceanografía, Universidad de Concepción.

Meta-omic and the biogeochemical rol of microorganisms in anoxic marine waters

Angela Pearson. INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Laval, Québec, Canada.

Inhibition of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Replication by Upstream Binding Factor

Rogelio Hernández Panda. Dirección de Investigación-Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México.

mRNA transcription from the host and pathogen during early and advanced experimental pulmonary tuberculosis

Francisco Chávez. Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile.

“Zebradish”: host-pathogen-microbiome interaction studies in zebrafish larvae

Nicole Trefault. Universidad Mayor. Centro de Genómica y Bioinformática.

Microbial communities from Antarctic coastal waters through the metagenomic glass: dynamics and functions of plankton in a threatened and changing environment.

Pablo González. Instituto Milenio en Inmunología e Inmunoterapia,  Departamento de Genética Molecular, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Identification of an HSV-2 glycoprotein-mutant virus that enables dendritic cell-mediated T cell activation and the establishment of antiviral immunity in vivo.

María Jesús García. Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

How close is close? Comparison of genomes in the genus Mycobacterium

Andrea Calixto. Centro de Genómica y Bioinformática, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Mayor.

Non-coding RNA mediated bacteria-worm crosstalk in transgenerational strategies of survival

Alejandro Murillo. European Molecular Biology Laboratory | EMBL · Structural and Computational Biology Unit (Heidelberg), Alemania.

Microbial taxonomic structure, functional patterns and trans-domain interactions in the global ocean

Andrew Mouland, Professor, McGill University; Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute at the JGH; HIV-1 RNA Trafficking Laboratory, Montreal, Canada.

HIV-1 regulates autophagy by controlling mTORC1 and late endosome/lysosome positioning

Jaime Robledo. Corporación para Investigaciones Biológicas and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia.

Whole genome sequencing and tuberculosis in Latino América

17.40 – 19.15 Poster Session C – JU / Coffee Break Homenaje al Dr. Romilio Espejo
Coordinador[a]: Directorio SOMICH (Exclusivo Socios)
19.30 – 20.15 Plenaria 9 – SLAMTB
Dr. Geanncarlo Lugo. UMR5089 Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale (IPBS), Toulouse, France

What can we learn from ancient horizontal gene transfer in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

DÍA 4 – Viernes 16 Noviembre

Viernes 16 Nov

Plenaria 10 – ASOCHIN Reuniones Satélites
9.00 – 9.45 Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral SOMICH (Salón Araucaria) ASOCHIN (Salón Canelo) SLAMTB (Salón Coigue)
John A. Cidlowski, Ph.D. Signal Transduction Laboratory / Molecular Endocrinology Group. NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences). NIH Intramural Research Program, NC, USA. Chief of the Signal Transduction Laboratory and head of the Molecular Endocrinology Group.     (ASOCHIN)

“Endogenous glucocorticoids suppress spontaneous gastric inflammation and spasmolytic polypeptide expressing metaplasia in mice”

10.00. – 11.30 Simposio S37 Simposio S38 Simposio S40 Simposio S39
Gran Salon A Gran Salon B Gran Salon C Patio Austral Simposio ISME-ALAM Coordinador[a]: Dra. Cristina Dorador
Marine extremophilic microorganisms and biogeochemical cycles – Nicolas Giulliani, Presidente ALAM Virus DNA oncogénicos: Interacciones medioambientales y con el hospedero – Francisco Aguayo González, Universidad de Chile De la epidemiología a la regulación genética en Escherichia coli diarreogénica y Vibrio cholerae – José Luis Puente, Asociación Mexicana de Microbiología Microbiota and Immune Response – ASOCHIN – Chairs: Alejandro Escobar Ph.D., Instituto de Investigacion en Ciencias Odontologicas (ICOD), Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile. Francisco Chavez Ph.D., Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de Chile  Lise Øvreås, Noruega

Cave Glacier Microbiome  and its response to climate change and anthropogenic pollution

Antonio Ventosa. Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Sevilla, Spain.

Phylogenetic and Metabolic Diversity of the Prokaryotic Community in Saline Soils versus Aquatic Hypersaline Habitats

Enrique Boccardo. Department of Microbiology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Human polyomavirus and cancer: a Brazilian study

María Teresa Estrada. Departamento de Biomedicina Molecular, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

Epidemiology, phylogeny and virulence genes of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli isolated from Mexican children

Martin Gotteland, PhD., Full Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile.

Bacterial metabolites and gut inflammation

Cristina Purcarea, Rumania

Microbiome from Late Glacial perennial ice of Scarisoara ice cave

Bernard Ollivier. Aix-Marseille Université, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, CNRS/INSU, IRD, Mediterranean, Institute of Oceanography (MIO), UM 110, 13288, Marseille, Cedex 09, France.

Microbiology of oilfield ecosystems

Lara Termini. Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo, Centro de Investigação Translacional em Oncologia, Laboratório de Oncologia Experimental, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Molecular biomarkers for cervical cancer

Víctor Antonio García-Angulo. Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile.

Iron-riboflavin reciprocal genetic regulation in Vibrio cholerae

Marcela Hermoso, PhD., Full Professor, Immunology Program, ICBM, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile.

Immune dysregulation of the gut and microbial handling

María Eugenia Farias, Chile

Microbial ecosystems in atacama puna extreme environments: biofilms, microbial mats microbialites and endoevaporites. Science as the basis for the preservation of the oldest environments on the planet

Janja Ceh. Laboratorio de Complejidad Microbiana y Ecologia Funcional, Universidad de Antofagasta. Chile.

Jellyfish life stages shape associated microbial communities, while a core microbiome is maintained across all

Francisco Aguayo, Departamento de Oncología Básico-Clínica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile.

Interaction between viral infections and environmental factors in cancer

José Luis Puente, Departamento de Microbiología Molecular, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

The LEE pathogenicity island of enteropathogenic E. coli: a toolbox for virulence gene regulation.

Marcela Hernández Ríos, DDs, MSc, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Department of Oral Pathology and Medicine & Laboratory of Periodontal Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile. Associate researcher, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Chile.

Crosstalk between local and systemic host’s inflammatory response in endodontic infection

ISME Ambassadors, ISME Latin-American Meeting: round table with ISME Ambassadors
11.30 – 11.50 Coffee Break
11.50 – 13.20 Plenaria 11 – Clausura 11.50-12.30: ASAMBLEA SOCIOS ASOCHIN
12.30-13.20: Premiación & Cocktail
Eugene Koonin, Ph.D. Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), USA

“CRISPR-Cas systems: fascinating biology and limitless applications”

Presentado por Dra. Raquel Quatrini

Francisco Mojica, Ph.D.  University of Alicante, Spain.

“The adaptation pathway of CRISPR-Cas”

Presentado por Dra. Claudia Saavedra

13.20 – 14.00 Ceremonia de Cierre (13.10 – 14.00)
20.00 – 02.00 Dinner – Ritz Carlton Santiago

Descargar programa científico aquí

Áreas temáticas (incluye bacteriología, virología, micología, parasitología; ademas de inmunología)

  • Genomas y Evolución
  • Interacciones Patógeno-Hospedero
  • Ecología microbiana y Microbioma
  • Biotecnología y Bioprocesos
  • Fisiología y Metabolismo
  • Microbiología y Salud Animal
  • Microbiología de Alimentos
  • Microbiología Clínica
  • Genética Molecular
  • Antimicrobianos y resistencia
  • Educación en Microbiología

Cena de cierre ALAM

Como parte del programa del ALAM 2018, se ofrecerá una Cena de cierre a los participantes el viernes 16 e noviembre a las 19.30 hrs. La adhesión a la cena tiene un valor de $25.000 CLP (USD 45.00) e incluye bar abierto. Esta adhesión debe ser cancelada al momento de registrarse. El lugar se informará en nuestra web a la brevedad.

*Los cupos son limitados