Real-time monitoring using biophysical approaches of respiratory activity in bacteria

Consensus meeting (CM-April 2024)

Date: 9th April 2024

Location: Online and Rome, Italy (DSB-UROM)

Full address: Room 1.01 (first floor), Sapienza University of Rome (Building D of Ex Regina Elena Building Complex, Viale Regina Elena, 295/Edificio D, 00161 Roma RM)

Deadline for registration extended: 4th April 2024 28th March 2024

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Description of the consensus meeting

This consensus meeting aims to outline and define novel frontiers of the real-time techniques for monitoring respiratory and metabolic activities in bacteria, using biophysical methods.

Through a series of talks featuring expert speakers and a roundtable discussion, the event will combine expertise from manufacturers alongside academia. The primary objective is to define, project, and establish benchmarks for these monitoring techniques.

While the applications span diverse domains such as physiopathologic analysis and antimicrobial identification, critical questions remain open. These encompass the precision of real-time monitoring, its scalability across bacterial species, and the translation of laboratory findings into clinical or industrial settings.

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Programme of the meeting

9:30 Welcome to the participants.
10:00 Quality-controlled high-resolution respirometry: bacterial and clinical applicationsErich Gnaiger, PhD (CEO, Oroboros Instruments, Austria)
10:25Technical aspects of bacteria respirometry with Seahorse XFAlfredo Caro-Maldonado
(Seahorse Field Application Scientist, Agilent, US)
10:50 Morphology independent real time measurement of microbial metabolismGanna Oliynyk, PhD (Application Support, Symcel, Sweden)
12:00 Gaseous signalling molecules and bacterial O2 respirationAlessandro Giuffrè, PhD (Director IBPM-CNR, Italy)
12:25Real time monitoring of bacterial respiration under multiple environmental statesSerena Rinaldo, PhD (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
12:50The application of Isothermal Microcalorimetry in studying bacterial biofilmsWillem J.B. van Wamel, PhD (Erasmus UMC, The Netherlands)
13:15Lunch break
14:30Roundtable discussion
15:30Final conclusion, feedback and goodbye