SpeakersDan Andersson, Uppsala, Sweden: "Fitness constraints on horizontal gene transfer"
Beate Averhoff, Frankfurt, Germany: "The Ins and Outs of DNA transfer in Thermus thermophilus"
Chris Bayliss, Oxford, UK: "Phase variation rate: Determinants of and fitness implications for Neisseria meningitidis and Campylobacter jejuni"
Magnar Bjørås, Oslo, Norway: "The LexA regulated tisAB and dinQ genes modulate UV protection in E. Coli”
Jesus Blázquez, Madrid, Spain: "Antibiotic stress and genome instability"
Josep Casadesús, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain: “Roles of DNA adenine methylation in Salmonella virulence”
Jean-Pierre Claverys, Toulouse, France: "Interplay of DprA, RecA, and SsbB in the processing of transforming DNA in Streptococcus pneumoniae"
Fernando de la Cruz, Santander, Spain: “The conjugation machinery”
Charles Dorman, University of Dublin, Ireland: “H-NS: genome guardian and universal repressor”
Robert Fuchs, Marseille, France: "Genetic instability initiated during Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER): a new mutagenesis pathway in E. coli"
Brigitte Gicquel, Paris, France: "Evolution and diversity as told by genome stability keepers in Mycobacterium tuberculosis"
Regine Hakenbeck, Regensburg, Germany: “Genomic evolution of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus mitis – what is a species?”
Rainer Haas, Munich, Germany: "Role of Helicobacter pylori type IV secretion systems in DNA transfer and virulence“
Stuart Hill, Chicago, US: "Pilin gene variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae: reassessing the old paradigms"
Sigve Håvarstein, University of Life Sciences, Norway: "Acquisition of transforming DNA by naturally competent pneumococci”
Ole Herman Ambur, Oslo, Norway: "The impact of the neisserial DNA uptake sequence on genome evolution and stability"
Berenike Maier, University of Münster, Germany: "Quantitative analysis of competence development in Bacillus subtilis"
Martin Marinus, Boston, USA: "Dam methylation and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7"
Donald A. Morrison, Chicago, USA: “Regulated proteolysis in the competence pheromone response of Streptococcus pneumoniae"
Miroslav Radman, INSERM, Paris, France: “Genome dynamics and the robustness of microbes”
Eduardo P. Rocha, Paris, France: "Order and disorder in bacterial genomes"
Steven J. Sandler, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US: "Understanding the connection between DNA replication and recombination using fluorescence microscopy and single cell analysis"
Stewart Shuman, Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, US: “Mechanisms of bacterial NHEJ”
Pascal Simonet, CNRS, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France: “Regulation of HGT by natural transformation in Ralstonia solanacearum”
Kirsten Skarstad, Oslo, Norway: “SeqA in replication”
Tone Tønjum, Oslo, Norway: “Meningococcal versus mycobacterial genome dynamics”
Graham Walker, MIT, US: “Life can be stressful: Genome stability and instability”