AD-gut annual meeting 2018 in Mainz and Workshop on Microbiome

Our 2018 Annual Meeting successfully took place in Mainz, Germany from October 11th to 12th 2018! Next meeting in 2019 in Lund!
Group Picture_AD-gut Annual Meeting 2018_Mainz

Our AD-gut Annual Meeting 2018 successfully took place at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz from October 11th to 12th 2018. A Workshop focused on Microbiome followed our Annual Meeting on the second day, on October 12th 2018 with the participation of the following speakers:

– Dr. Kristina Endres from Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (UM JGU), DRZ, Mainz, Germany, talk entitled “Little steps into an exciting “new” world: Alzheimer’s disease and the gut microbiome”

– Prof. Dr. Jeroen Raes from RaesLab, VIB, Leuven, Belgium, talk entitled “Quantitative, population-level microbiome monitoring – the Flemish Gut Flora project”

– Dr. Bahtiyar Yilmaz from DBMR, Universität Bern, Switzerland, talk entitled “The clinical determinants shape gut microbial profile in inflammatory bowel disease patients”

On behalf of all the AD-gut Consortium, we would like to warmly thanks again our partner in Mainz for all the great organization of the successful events!!!


The first publications related to the AD-gut project are published.

eLife: “Integrated culturing, modeling and transcriptomics uncovers complex interactions and emergent behavior in a synthetic gut community”, submitted in 2018

Advanced Materials: “Autonomous Ultra-Fast Self-Healing Hydrogels by pH-Responsive Functional Nanofiber Gelators as Cell Matrices”, submitted in 2018

PLOS ONE: “Supervised learning to quantify amyloidosis in whole brains of an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model acquired with optical projection tomography”, submitted in September 2018

Current Opinion in Microbiology: “Go with the flow or solitary confinement: a look inside the single-cell toolbox for isolation of rare and uncultured microbes”, published on 13th June 2018

Nature Photonics: “Combined multi-plane phase retrieval and super-resolution optical fluctuation imaging for 4D cell microscopy”, published on 26th February 2018, EPFL press release

Biomedical Optics Express: “Optical projection tomography for rapid whole mouse brain imaging”, published on 15th November 2017

International Journal of Molecular Sciences: “Reduced Fluorescent Protein Switching Fatigue by Binding-Induced Emissive State Stabilization”, published on 20th September 2017

Scientific Reports: “Correcting for photodestruction in super-resolution optical fluctuation imaging”, published on 5th September 2017

Antimicrobial research: Novel bioknowledge and educational programs (A. Méndez-Vilas, Ed.): “Aptamers as promising agents in diagnostic and therapeutic applications”, Book Chapter, publication accepted

Antimicrobial research: Novel bioknowledge and educational programs (A. Méndez-Vilas, Ed.): “Jelly Bombs – Hydrogels as Weapons against Microorganisms”, Book Chapter, publication accepted

Advanced Healthcare Materials: “Spatiotemporally Controlled Release of Rho-Inhibiting C3 Toxin from a Protein-DNA Hybrid Hydrogel for Targeted Inhibition of Osetoclast Formation and Activity”, published on 31st July 2017

Tetrahedron-Elsevier: “Native protein hydrogels by dynamic boronic acid chemistry”, published on 29th June 2017

Chemical Communications: “Live-cell monochromatic dual-label sub-diffraction microscopy by mt-pcSOFI”, published on 31st May 2017

ArXiv: “Combined Multi-Plane Tomographic Phase Retrieval and Stochastic Optical Fluctuation Imaging for 4D Cell Microscopy”, submitted on 16th May 2017

Angewandte Chemie International Edition: “Methyltransferase-Directed Labeling of Biomolecules and its Applications”, published on 10th April 2017

ArXiv: “Quantifying protein densities on cell membranes using super-resolution optical fluctuation imaging”, submitted on 5th April 2017

Scientific Reports: “Reduction of Abeta amyloid pathology in APPPS1 transgenic mice in the absence of gut microbiota”, published on 8th February 2017

Nature Communications: “Complementarity of PALM and SOFI for super-resolution live-cell imaging of focal adhesions”, published on 19th December 2016

Biomedical Optics Express: “Statistical parametric mapping of stimuli evoked changes in total blood flow velocity in the mouse cortex obtained with extended-focus optical coherence microscopy”, published on 2nd December 2016

Nano Letters: “Single Molecule Localization and Discrimination of DNA-Protein Complexes by Controlled Translocation Through Nanocapillaries”, published on 7th November 2016

New project website online

New project website is up and running.

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