23 - abr. - 2018
The next conference of the Santander Biomedical Lectures program organized by IDIVAL, the University of Cantabria and IBBTEC will take place on the 26th of April. The session will be given by Jorge Galán and will be about:
“Pathogen restriction and host specificity: insights from the human pathogen Salmonella Typhi”.
Jorge Galán is Chair of the Microbial Pathogenesis Department at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven (Connecticut) and professor of Microbiology.
Prof. Jorge Galán got his veterinary medicine degree at National University of La Plata, Argentina. He got his doctorate in scientific research at the Cornell University, Ithaca.
In 2011, he won the Robert Koch Prize for his research on the molecular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of various bacteria, especially Salmonella and Campylobacter, the biochemical exchange of cells and pathogenic biological agents of diseases and the changes that bacteria cause in cells.
At present, his lab research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms by which the enteric pathogens Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. interact with their host.
Together, Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. are responsible for the vast majority of food-borne illnesses in the United States and the rest of the world. Although most often these bacteria cause self-limiting gastroenteritis, they can also cause life-threatening disease such as typhoid fever. To study these bacterial pathogens, we take a multidisciplinary approach including bacterial genetics, cell biology, immunology, and structural biology to define the functional and, when possible, the atomic interface between these pathogens and the host.
The conference, that will take place on the 26th of April, will be open to the general public and it will be at Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital, Salon Tellez (Pavilion 16) at 8.15am.
Jorge Galán will be in Santander throughout the day, to exchange experiences with members of the scientific and clinical community. Furthermore, he will visit the Research Centers of our community to talk with all the interested scientists.
Those professionals who would like to meet with Prof. Galan during his stay can contact with the department at firstname.lastname@example.org