– Plenary Speakers –
– Opening Speaker
– Plenary Speakers
Robin Patel is the director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology and Professor of Medicine and Microbiology in Mayo Clinic, Minnesota (USA). Her research is focused on bacterial biofilms, antimicrobial resistance and clinical bacteriology diagnostic testing. She is currently the President of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM). She has published over 350 peer reviewed manuscripts and has delivered numerous national and international presentations. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Patrice Nordmann is currently Head of the Molecular Microbology Unit, Dept Medicine, University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He is co-author of more than 600 peer-reviewed publications mostly on biochemistry, genetics and epidemiology of emerging antibiotic resistance in Gram negatives. He has taken several patents in Diagnostic Microbiology. He has been the recipient of several awards including the Medaille Louis Pasteur from the French National Academy of Sciences, Paris 2012 and the Excellence Microbiology and Infectious Diseases award from the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Berlin, 2013.
Jesús Rodríguez-Baño is professor of Medicine of the University of Sevilla and Head of Infectious Diseases Division in Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla (Spain). Chair of the Spanish Network for Research in Infectious Diseases (REIPI) and President of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). His research is focused on antimicrobial resistance (clinical epidemiology, control and treatment) and healthcare-associated infections. He is an associate editor for Clinical Microbiology and Infection and he is co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles.
Maiken Cavling Arendrup
Maiken Arendrup is clinical mycologist at Rigshospitalet, Head of the Mycology Unit at Statens Serum Institut and professor of Clinical Medicine in the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She founded the Nordic Society of Medical Mycology (NSMM). She is chair of the EUCAST Antifungal Susceptibility Testing Subcommittee and head of the EUCAST Development Laboratory for fungi. Her main research interests include the epidemiology, susceptibility, breakpoint development, diagnostics and treatment of fungal infections. She has authored around 220 publications in international journals.
Gian Maria Rossolini
Gian Maria Rossolini is Professor of the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine in the University of Florence and Director of the Clinical Microbiology Unit of the Florence Careggi University Hospital, Italy. His research is focused on antimicrobial agents, bacterial chemistry resistance, molecular epidemiology and bacterial resistance monitoring, microbiological diagnostics, microbial biotechnologies. Author of over 450 published scientific publications has developed eleven patents.
Bert Niesters is professor and director of the Laboratory of Clinical Virology within the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University Medical Centre Groningen, Netherlands. He is actively involved in the implementation and development of new technologies and automation within clinical virology. His research is also focused on molecular diagnostics and its use in a transplant setting as well in monitoring treatment of hepatitis viruses. He is an executive member of the Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Virology. He is co-author of more than 275 peer reviewed papers and reviews.
Martí Vall-Mayans is a consultant physician in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and scientist at the STI and skin Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit at the Fight AIDS and Infectious Diseases Foundation, Hospital Germans Trial Pujol in Badalona, Spain. His clinical and research interests include bacterial STIs and neglected skin diseases. He is member of the European STI Guidelines Project Editorial Board of IUSTI and scientific chair of the European STI congress 2020 in Bucharest.