Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Alon Herschhorn
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Alon Herschhorn, University of Minnesota, United States

Background Envelope glycoproteins (Envs) of human immunodeficiency virus type I (HIV-1) mediate viral entry and are the sole target of neutralizing antibodies. Envs of most primary HIV-1 strains prefer to be in a closed conformation (State 1) and occasionally sample downstream c [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - P. Satya Singh
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
P. Satya Singh, Saurashtra University, India

The microorganisms of the saline habitats require dual extremities of alkaline pH and high salt concentrations. For the last three decades, we have investigated bacteria, actinobacteria and archaea from the sea water and related saline habitats of coastal Gujarat, India. Our stud [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Xingmin Sun
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Xingmin Sun, University of South Florida, United States

Clostridioides difficile is a Gram-positive, spore-forming and toxin-producing anaerobic bacterium. It is the most common cause of nosocomial antibiotic-associated diarrhea and the etiologic agent of life-threatening pseudomembranous colitis in the developed world. In the US, C. [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Eugene Boon Beng Ong
Oral Presentation
Eugene Boon Beng Ong, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Ageing is a biological process that occurs with gradual structural and functional changes in living organisms with the passing of time. There are two types of ageing which are organismal ageing and cellular ageing. At the organismal level, organisms such as humans for example bec [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Samar Mansour Solyman
Oral Presentation
Samar Mansour Solyman, Suez Canal University, Egypt

Development of an effective vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a key global health concern, especially in light of rising antibiotic resistance and the wide spread of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains. Previous attempts for S. aureus vac [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Amira Hegazy
Oral Presentation
Amira Hegazy, BSU, Egypt

Plant infestation by pets is one of the worst effects of bacteria and fungi on human food. Plants as a primary food resource are critical for human muscle building and mental health. Many farmers worldwide misuse the pesticides’ mixtures to keep crops, fruits, and vegetable [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Wesam S. Qayed
Oral Presentation
Wesam S. Qayed, Assiut University, Egypt

Microbial multidrug resistance is becoming a global menace to humanity and finding alternative techniques to combat these "superbugs" is critical. Quorum sensing (QS) is a cell-to-cell communication mechanism in many bacterial strains uses to control the production of b [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Pennisi Rosamaria
Oral Presentation
Pennisi Rosamaria, University of Messina, Italy

In recent years, a great interest has been devoted to the search for alternative clinical treatment for HSV infections. To date, acyclovir and related nucleoside analogues are effective viral DNA polymerase inhibitors but their intensive use has led to the expansion of drug-resi [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Teresa Gervasi
Oral Presentation
Teresa Gervasi, University of Messina, Italy

The formulation of eco-friendly biodegradable packaging has received great attention during the last decades to replace traditional widespread petroleum-based food packaging. Biodegradable polymers may play a pivotal role as delivery system for bioactive compounds able to protect [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Renato da Silva Bandeira
Oral Presentation
Renato da Silva Bandeira, Amazon Foundation for Studies and Research, Brazil

The timeline of the discovery of America begins in 1492 with Christopher Columbus arriving in Mexico, Cabral in 1500 in Brazil and in 1607 the Colony of Virginia was founded in the USA. However, archaeological records have changed some historical concepts, bringing to light new e [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Latika Bhatia
Oral Presentation
Latika Bhatia, Atal Bihari Vajpayee University, India

Lignocellulosic biomass (LB) is the renewable feedstock for the production of fuel/energy, feed/ food, chemicals, and materials. LB could also be the versatile source of the functional oligosaccharides, which are non-digestible food ingredients having numerous applications in foo [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Bashir Akhlaq Akhoon
Oral Presentation
Bashir Akhlaq Akhoon, University of Jammu, India

Several in silico technologies will be described throughout the talk in order to bring fresh genetic insights into fungal diseases. The lecture will highlight how computer algorithms may assist us in assessing the completeness of genome assemblies, generating repeat libraries, an [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Katchen Julliany Pereira Silva
Oral Presentation
Katchen Julliany Pereira Silva, Cornell University, United States

An unusual decline and collapse of young established trees known as “rapid apple decline” (RAD) has become a major concern for apple growers, particularly in the northeastern United States. This decline is characterized by stunted growth, pale yellow to reddish leaves [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Christina Isber
Oral Presentation
Christina Isber, University of Balamand, Lebanon

Since the discovery of antimicrobial agents, their use had increased in the medical field and expanded to other fields. This caused the development of the “shadow epidemic”. Antimicrobial resistance caused by the misuse and overuse of antimicrobial drugs resulted in a [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Jasna Novak
Oral Presentation
Jasna Novak, University of Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)

Disturbance of the intestinal microbiome composition is associated with gastrointestinal as well as extraintestinal disorders. Growing knowledge suggests that microbial-based therapies through activities of biomodulators may restore a healthy intestinal microbiome. Biomodulators, [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Bhanu Priya Ganesh
Oral Presentation
Bhanu Priya Ganesh, The University of Texas Health Science Centre Houston, United States

Amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are associated with inflammation. Recent studies have demonstrated the involvement of gut in central amyloid-beta (Aβ) pathogenesis; still the mechanisms are not well understood. Dysregulation in gut pathophysiology due to im [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Bushra Muneer
Oral Presentation
Bushra Muneer, Government College University, Pakistan

Pullulanase is a potential candidate for bioremediation. It has found potential applications in medical, dental, pharmaceutical, food, baking, dishwashing, laundry and textile industry. Pullulanase act on α-1,6 glycosidic bonds and produce maltotriose as a major product. Th [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Mario Meza Segura
Oral Presentation
Mario Meza Segura, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, United States

Shigella spp. are highly adapted pathogens that cause bacillary dysentery in human and non-human primates. An unusual feature of Shigella pathogenesis is that this organism invades and subsequently colonizes the colonic epithelia from the basolateral pole. Therefore, Shigella has [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Timothy Ting Leung Ng
Poster Presentation
Timothy Ting Leung Ng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Direct sequencing of clinical specimens is now a trending approach for antibiotic resistance detection in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Comparing with the golden standard phenotypic drug susceptibility test (pDST) and targeted sequencing with clinical isolates that requires 1 [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Agnieszka Zylicz Stachula
Poster Presentation
Agnieszka Zylicz Stachula, University of Gdansk, Poland

Defense systems are an essential weapon for prokaryotic microorganisms to resist heterologous DNA. Such weapons help them survive the persistent invasion of bacteriophages. Additionally, microbes use various defense systems to filter, control or degrade mobile genetic elements. H [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Żebrowska Joanna
Poster Presentation
Żebrowska Joanna, University of Gdansk, Poland

Recently, nanotechnology is a very dynamically developing field of science. Scientists are trying to miniaturize materials in virtually every field. Nanotechnology has found application in such aspects of science as: drug and medical supplies, materials and manufacturing, environ [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Ireneusz Sobolewski
Poster Presentation
Ireneusz Sobolewski, University of Gdansk, Poland

Thermophilic bacteriophages are a rare research objects, nevertheless they are highly  interesting because of their often atypical biology and practical potential applications in molecular biology and biotechnology. Resistance to a wide temperature range makes them potential [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Daria Krefft
Poster Presentation
Daria Krefft, University of Gdansk, Poland

Fusion proteins consist of at least two domains encoded by separate genes. These genes, when combined, are transcribed and then translated to form a single polypeptide. The use of biotechnological methods by using the fusion of the cloned foreign gene with the recipient's gen [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Joanna Stec
Poster Presentation
Joanna Stec, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

Quinolones are frequently used drugs owing to their characteristics of easy to use, broad-spectrum activity, and high efficiency. Their presence in the environment can pose a threat to the ecosystem and to human health. Those antibiotics can enter water bacteria through e.g. huma [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Tori Langill
Poster Presentation
Tori Langill, CMK Hasselt University, Belgium

Bioenergy and bioethanol crops are an efficient form of energy production and a step towards a greener future, but they use up our precious agricultural land which is better suited towards growing food in this era of booming population. Therefore, we explore a novel way to grow b [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Sarishna Singh
Poster Presentation
Sarishna Singh, National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa

Background: The HAIN GenoType®MTBDRplus (first line) and GenoType MTBDRsl (second line) line probe assays are nucleic acid amplification tests that work with PCR technology. The GenoType MTBDRsl line probe assay (LPA) is recommended by WHO as a replacement test instead of cul [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Aubrey Frantz
Poster Presentation
Aubrey Frantz, University of North Texas at Dallas, United States

The use of disinfectants and sanitizers are a common practice in homes, workplaces, industries and hospitals. Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) are positively charged polyatomic ions with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity that are frequently used as the active ingredient i [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Shailesh R Dave
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Shailesh R Dave, Xavier’s Research Foundation, LCRD, India

Urbanization, economic growth, a desire for novelty, and rapid innovation have resulted in shorter-lasting products in general and electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in particular. This resulted in an exponential rise in the production of EEE waste (EEEW) around the world. [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Andrzej Kryspin Babuchowski
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Andrzej Kryspin Babuchowski, Dairy Industry Innovation Institute, Poland

Reference methods for the detection of pathogenic microorganisms Salmonella spp. in accordance with PN-EN ISO 6579-1: 2017-04 or Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria spp. in accordance with PN-EN ISO 11290-1: 2017-07 are labour-intensive and time-consuming. These classic methods f [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Houda Baati
Oral Presentation
Houda Baati, University of Sfax , Tunisia

Sfax solar saltern (Tunisia) is a thalassohaline environment significantly threatened, for more than 50 years, by industrial particulate fallouts highly enriched with heavy metals (Cd, Pb, Ni, Zn and Cu). The current study focuses on the metal tolerance of Halobacterium salinarum [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Anindya Sundar Panja
Oral Presentation
Anindya Sundar Panja, Vidyasagar University, India

Several microorganisms can live in a variety of harsh conditions, including high temperatures, low pH, and high salt concentrations. Extremophile stability is offered by ensembles of multiple weak connections, which causes compactness-rigidity in proteins, limiting their flexibil [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Manisha Mandal
Oral Presentation
Manisha Mandal, MGM Medical College, India

Background and objectives: Functional foods, including probiotics, have attracted increased attention in many countries. Probiotics are live microorganisms that when ingested in sufficient quantities, confer health benefits. The gut microbiome, an immensely diverse and dynamic ni [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Mussarat Shaheen
Oral Presentation
Mussarat Shaheen, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan

Microbes dwelling successfully in glaciers naturally produce various enzymes as a result of an adaptation to combat extreme cold conditions. Researchers are trying to exploit natural potential of microbial enzymes production for various industrial and biotechnological application [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Kishalay Paria
Oral Presentation
Kishalay Paria, Vidyasagar University, India

The benthic environment at an ecotone, at the confluence of an estuary, named Subarnarekha with the sea; Bay of Bengal in West Bengal, India (21°33′ to 23°32′ north latitude and 85°9′ to 87°27′ east longitude) supports the lives of an array [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Muktadir Shahid Hossain
Oral Presentation
Muktadir Shahid Hossain, North South University, Bangladesh

Mosquito-borne diseases are a serious concern for many countries in Africa and Asia. As alternatives to environment polluting chemical insecticides biocontrol agents like entomopathogenic (insect killing) organisms like bacteria (EPB) are needed to be isolated to control mosquito [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Deepesh Kumar Neelam
Oral Presentation
Deepesh Kumar Neelam, JECRC University, India

Currently, starch industries are extremely demanding the calcium-independent and thermostable α-amylase for starch saccharification. Characterization of extremophiles has received a great attention owing to a valuable source of novel enzymes. In the present will be focused [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Hamed Aboelkhair
Oral Presentation
Hamed Aboelkhair, The British University in Egypt, Egypt

Microorganisms provide a unique opportunity to make hydrocarbon production economically and environmentally considerate in a technique known as microbial enhanced oil recovery. Three main limitations affect the robustness of the synthetic surfactant flooding in oil reservoirs, wh [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Rolee Sharma
Oral Presentation
Rolee Sharma, C. S. J. M. University, India

A biocompatible, biodegradable β-1,3-D-glucan based macrophage targeting delivery system has been developed in our lab as 1–4 µm spherical, hollow shells extracted from the cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker’s yeast). Macrophage are the first line [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Sofia Soares Mendes
Oral Presentation
Sofia Soares Mendes, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Antibiotic resistance is one of the major causes of death worldwide increasing the demand for novel type of antibiotics. In the last years, the class of metal-based carbon monoxide releasing molecules (CORMs), that are active CO donors, have been described as bactericidal compoun [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - Marcus Vinícius Dias-Souza
Oral Presentation
Marcus Vinícius Dias-Souza, Pitagoras College, Brazil

Bacterial infectious diseases are each time more difficult to treat. The limited options of antimicrobial drugs and the multidrug resistance profile of pathogenic strains are the main explanations for this context. Several works have provided evidence of the antimicrobial potenti [....] » Read More

Speaker at Applied Microbiology 2022 - M. Anfal Alkandari
Oral Presentation
M. Anfal Alkandari, Mansoura University, Egypt

Drug transportation to and retention within mitochondria (negative membrane potential) requires the passage of drugs through tissue, plasma membranes, and mitochondrial membranes. However, at equilibrium, cationic drug-delivery liposomes are sequestered within mitochondria and fi [....] » Read More