6th International Caparica Conference in Antibiotic Resistance 2024

08th – 12th September 2024 | Caparica | Portugal

Oral Speakers

Maria Cecilia Becerra, PhD

 Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina)

Metallic Nanoparticle-Based Disinfectant and Coating for Preventing Microorganism Transmission

Viviana Cafiso, PhD

University of Catania (Italy)

New Adaptive Strategies of Glycopeptide/Daptomycin Reduced Susceptibility Mechanism, Fitness Costs and Spread Dynamics in VISA DAPR CA-MRSA

Shay Tal, PhD

National Center for Mariculture, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research (Israel)

Plasmids from marine environments – their environmental effects and their role in dissemination of resistance genes

Peter Oelschlager, PhD

Western University of Health Sciences (USA)

Synonymous Mutations in the TEM-3 beta-Lactamase Gene Increase Post-Transcriptional Expression

Satoshi Nishida, PhD

Teikyo University School of Medicine (Japan)

Genomic characteristics of superinfection with multiple carbapenemase-producing organisms in a single patient

Amir Mitchell, PhD

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School (USA)

Antimicrobial activity of host-directed drugs diverges from standard antibiotics

Nathália Cristina Cirone Silva, PhD

UNICAMP (Brazil)

Prevalence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci from bovine milk and alternatives for inhibition

Jeverson Frazzon, PhD

UFRGS (Brazil)

Emerging Challenges: Antimicrobial Resistance in Staphylococcus spp. and Enterococci Isolates from Raw Sheep’s Milk and Cheeses in Southern Brazil

Natália Carrillo Gaeta, PhD

University of São Paulo and Faculdades Integradas Campos Salles (Brazil)

Bats as potential carriers of antimicrobial resistant Staphylococcaceae in their skin: implications for One Health

Felipe Neves, PhD

Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil)

Impact of the long-term use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on the epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonizing children in Brazil

Pablo Power, PhD

Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Insights into structural-functional aspects of state-of-the-art β-lactamase inhibitors: does the song remain the same?

Gianmarco Mangiaterra, PhD

University of Urbino Carlo Bo (Italy)

Role of antibiotics and drug resistance mechanisms in the induction of Pseudomonas aeruginosa persistence in cystic fibrosis lung infection

Nicolò Santi, PhD

Unimore (Italy)

BLISS: Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors Synthesised through in Situ click chemistry

Ana Paula Guedes Frazzon, PhD

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Anthropogenic Effects on the Critically Endangered Melanophryniscus admirabilis (Admirable Redbelly) Toad through the Detection of Multiresistant Enterobacteriaceae

Francesca Paola Nocera, PhD

University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy)

Potential transmission risk of Staphylococcus species from dogs to humans or vice versa

Beatriz Robredo, PhD

University of La Rioja (Spain)

Service-learning project to search for antimicrobial-producing bacteria in soils

Viera Karaffová, PhD

University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy (Slovakia)

Cytokine response of porcine intestinal 3D model after lactobacilli pretreatment during E. coli O55:B5 infection

Salina Parveen, PhD

University of Maryland Eastern Shore (USA)

Antibiotic Resistance and Genetic Diversity of Salmonella Recovered from Organic and Non-Organic Whole Broiler Carcasses on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA

Simona Tomaselli, PhD

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR (Italy)

Bacteria as sensors: what NMR detected secreted metabolites reveal about antibacterial mechanism of drugs and materials

Thilo Köhler, PhD

University of Geneva (Switzerland)

Personalized aerosolised bacteriophage treatment of a chronic lung infection due to multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Sara M. Soto, PhD

Barcelona Institute for Global Health (Spain)

Metalloantibiotics against multidrug-resistant bacteria

Alessandro Pini, PhD

University of Siena (Italy)

A novel synthetic peptide against multiresistant bacteria. In vitro and in vivo characterization and preclinical development

Patrick Loll, PhD

Drexel University College of Medicine (USA)

The VanS sensor histidine kinase from type-B VRE recognizes vancomycin directly

Brian Conlon, PhD

UNC Chapel Hill (USA) 

Evolution of increased antibiotic tolerance during infection

Debasmita Dubey, PhD

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University (India)

Bio-fabrication of silver nanoparticles using Pterocarpus marsupium: A promising antimicrobial agent for head and neck infections

Mayland Chang, PhD

University of Notre Dame (USA)

Oxadiazoles as Narrow-Spectrum Antibacterials and Spore Germination Inhibitors for Treatment of Clostridioides difficile Infection

Nicolas Kieffer, PhD

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Hidden Dissemination of Carbapenem-Susceptible OXA-48-Producing Proteus mirabilis

Giuseppe Celenza, PhD

University of l’Aquila (Italy) 

Inhibition of the transcriptional repressor LexA: can we counteract the SOS response in bacteria?

Teresita Bello Gonzalez, PhD

WUR (Netherlands)

Colonization dynamics of ESBL/AmpC producing Escherichia coli in Dutch veal farms

Nelson Enrique Arenas Suarez, PhD

Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia)

Evaluating food safety in dairy production from the Sumapaz region, Colombia

Annarita Mazzariol, PhD

University of Verona (Italy)

Rapid identification of NDM-producer Klebsiella pneumoniae hospital outbreak with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)

Atsadaporn Niyomyart, PhD

Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University (Thailand)

Knowledge of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotic use, and eHealth Literacy among Nursing Students in Thailand

Marko Djordjevic, PhD

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Biology (Serbia)

Modeling regulation of bacterial toxin-antitoxin systems under antibiotic stress

Elena Buelow, PhD

University Grenoble Alpes (France)

Down the drain? Culturomics, resistome and microbiota characterization of biofilms in hospital sink-drains and their respective wastewater outlets.

Heng-Keat Tam, PhD

University of South China (China)

The promiscuity of the MFS-type transporters and RND tripartite efflux system in drug resistance

Andrei Osterman, PhD

Sanford Burhman Prebys Medical Institute (USA)

Comparative resistomics of Acinetobacter baumannii

Alex Quintero-Yanes, PhD

R&D Project Manager at Syngulon (Belgium)

Multiplexing bacteriocin synthesis to kill and prevent antimicrobial resistance

Ajit Parhi, PhD

TAXIS Pharmaceuticals (USA)

Evaluation of a novel cyclic efflux pump inhibitor (EPI) series in combination with levofloxacin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Alessandra Piccirilli, PhD

Dept. of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L’Aquila (Italy)

VIM-1-producing S. enterica Goldcoast ST358 and C. freundii ST62 isolated in a single hospitalized patient: a clinical report from Italy

Pedro Teixeira, PhD

National Reference Laboratory of Antibiotic Resistances and Healthcare Associated Infections, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon (Portugal)

Exploring the Emerging Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms: Insights from a Portuguese Open Air Laboratory (OAL)

Miguel Ramos, PhD

National Reference Laboratory of Antibiotic Resistances and Healthcare Associated Infections, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon (Portugal)

Environmental Klebsiella spp. Isolates Reveals a High Range of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes Including mcr-8.1

Pamela Yeh, PhD


Antibiotic and temperature Interactions in a warming world

Yvonne Agersø, PhD

Novonesis; Copenhagen University (Denmark)

Intrinsic tetracycline resistance tet(L) sub-classes in Bacillus subtilis group species differ from the plasmid associated tet(L) found widespread in Gram-positive species

Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia, PhD

Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

An Ocean of Opportunity in the Era of Antibiotic Resistance

Ohad Gal-Mor, PhD

Sheba Medical Center and Tel-Aviv University (Israel)

The emergence of a multidrug resistant Salmonella Muenchen is associated with horizontal acquisition of the epidemic pESI plasmid

Thomas Matula, PhD

University of Washington, Seattle (USA)

Reducing antibiotic use for abscesses by treating with non-invasive focused ultrasound

Yuk Sham, PhD

University of Minnesota (USA)

1-Hydroxypyridine-2(1H)-thione-6-carboxylic Acid as a potent metallo-β-lactamase inhibitor for rescuing β-lactam antibiotic therapy antibiotic activity in-vitro and in-vivo

Anthony Schryvers, PhD

University of Calgary (Canada)

Targeting metal ion acquisition in antibiotic resistant bacteria from an evolutionary perspective: lessons learned from Acinetobacter baumannii

Melissa Brown, PhD

Flinders University (Australia)

QacA-mediated biocide resistance in staphylococci

Timor Baasov, PhD

Technion – Israel University of Technology (Israel)

Towards Catalytic Antibiotics as a New Paradigm in Antibiotics Research

Samya Sen, PhD

Research Associate (India)

From Venom to Valor: Crafting a Potent Cationic Peptide for Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Defense, Accelerated Wound Healing, and Effective Disinfection

Roeland Boer, PhD

Synchrotron ALBA (CELLS) (Spain)

Structural insights in regulatory mechanisms of conjugation and establishment genes of conjugative plasmids

Calin Guet, PhD

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (Austria)

The mar operon: multiple antibiotic resistance or multiple adaptive response?

Magdalena Djordjevic, PhD

Institute of Physics Belgrade – University of Belgrade (Serbia)

Bistability in the regulation of bacterial restriction-modification systems as a possible venue for AMR gene dissemination