2017 Pacific Tuberculosis Pathogenesis and Host-Response Research Retreat (PacTB)

by / Friday, 02 September 2016 / Published in events

March 29-30, 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley

The PacTB retreat, hosted by the UC Berkeley Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND), will bring together the West Coast’s rich academic TB research community for the first time. TB researchers at all levels are encouraged to participate, and presentations will be focused primarily on students and postdoctoral fellows, providing an informal setting to share research, foster collaborations, and have fun.

PacTB will be an opportunity for you to:

  • Present short talks in an informal and supportive setting.
  • Learn what other TB labs are doing from a diverse group of peers.
  • Hear new narratives that won’t be discussed at the large TB meetings.
  • Explore new large-scale discovery technologies to attack TB pathogenesis.
  • Network with other TB researchers and faculty.
  • Have a blast! We have some fun events planned, and there will be time to explore Berkeley.

Stay for the CEND Symposium the following day (March 31), which is focused on TB this year, featuring world-renowned experts in the field. Register here!


Wednesday, March 29

03:00 PM Check-in
04:00 PM Bennett Penn “Discovery of Novel M. tuberculosis– Host Interactions Using Proteomics”
04:30 PM Georgiana Purdy “The Mtb MmpL11 cell wall lipid transporter is important for biofilm formation, intracellular growth and non-replicating persistence”
05:00 PM Gagan Narula “Target identification of anti-tubercular compounds effective against intracellular Mtb
05:30 PM Monica Campo “Class I histone deacetylase inhibitors & host directed therapy against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”
06:00 PM Dinner

Thursday, March 30

09:15 AM Pastry/Coffee
10:00 AM Kimberly Beatty “Chemical probes for mycobacterial hydrolases”
10:30 AM Hyungjin Eoh “Essential metabolic remodeling of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in adaptation to host implemented stresses”
11:00 AM Katie Lien “TB infection encapsulated”
11:30 AM Rachel Nakagawa “Live-Cell Imaging of the Type 7 Secretion System in Mycobacterium smegmatis
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Christoph Grundner “A hypotheticals question”
01:15 PM Shuyi Ma “Systematic Assessment of Drug Susceptibility in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
01:45 PM Christian Lentz “Building a chemical toolbox to visualize Hip1 and other hydrolytic enzymes in M. tuberculosis
02:15 PM Coffee Break
02:30 PM Workshops
03:15 PM Sara Cohen “Mycobacterium tuberculosis hijacks alveolar macrophages to gain entry into the lung parenchyma in an IL-1-dependent manner”
03:45 PM Elliot Kim “The role of vitamin A metabolism in tuberculosis disease”
04:15 PM Adam Crowe “Elucidation of the catabolism of cholesterol Rings C and D in M. tuberculosis
04:45 PM Daisy Ji “Role of the transcription factor Ipr1 in mediating resistance to TB in Mice”
05:15 PM Dinner/Social Event


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