Celebration of Jacques Mahillon’s emeritus


A wonderful mobilome journey in the land of Bacillus cereus sensu lato
Celebration of Jacques Mahillon’s emeritus
Auditorium Croix du Sud 01 - Louvain-la-Neuve
Hosted by the Earth and Life Institute
November 10, 2022

10:00: Welcome address

First Session: The Bacill’Home - Chair: Pr Claude BRAGARD (ELIm, UCLouvain, Belgium)
10:05: Dr Marc HEYNDRICKX (ILVO, Melle, Belgium)

The Bacillus cereus group: recent insights in taxonomy and food safety and quality issues
10:50: Dr Didier LERECLUS (INRAE, Jouy-en-Josas, France)

Bacillus thuringiensis gene regulation: toxemic, necrotrophic and sporulating saga
11:35: Pr Bernard HALLET (LIBST, UCLouvain, Belgium)
From Tn4430 to Tn4430 and back

12:20: Walking dinner

Second Session: The Mobilome - Chair: Pr Annika GILLIS (ELIm, UCLouvain, Belgium)
2:00: Pr Elisabeth GROHMANN (Berliner Hochschule für Technik, Berlin, Germany)

Firmicutes conjugative plasmid transfer
2:45: Pr Rob LAVIGNE (KU Leuven, Belgium)

The bacteriophage Monopoly game
3:30: Dr Nancy FAYAD (Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon)

Bacillus cereus s.l. a forty-year mobilome journey: the grand tour
4:15: Pr Jacques MAHILLON (ELIm, UCLouvain, Belgium)

On the road again…

16:30: Break

17:00 - Bioingénieurs à l’honneur - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering - Sud 09

18:30 – Cocktail party