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Section Board for 'Bacterial Toxins' (59)

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Dr. Michel R. Popoff
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Institut Pasteur, Unité "Bactéries anaérobies et Toxines", 25-28 Rue du Dr Roux, F-75015 Paris, France
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; clostridial toxins; pore-forming toxins; cellular uptake of bacterial toxins; Rho-GTPases; interactions of clostridial toxins with the actin cytoskeleton; botulinum neurotoxins; passage of the neurotoxins through epithelial barrier; regulation of clostridial toxin synthesis
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Prof. Dr. Michael Adang
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Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: Bacillus thuringiensis; Cry proteins; Lysinibacillus sphaericus; Bin toxin; insect midgut; uptake of protein toxins
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Dr. Roman A. Melnyk
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Molecular Medicine Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON M5G0A4, Canada
Interests: molecular mechanisms of intracellular bacterial toxins; protein biochemistry; protein engineering; toxin-host interactions; toxin translocation; clostridium difficile; diphtheria toxin; drug discovery; development of antivirulence agents
Prof. Dr. Joseph Barbieri
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Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Microbiology and Immunology, BSB-255, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
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Dr. Roland Bücker
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Inst. Clinical Physiology / Nutritional Medicine, Dept. Gastroenterology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: gut pathogens; epithelial barrier function; tight junction regulation; clostridial toxins; bacterial pore-forming toxins and toxic metabolites; campylobacter toxins; colonization; invasion; leaky gut phenomenon; immune cell—epithelial cell co-culture and organoids; barrier-breaking mechanisms of arcobacter; aeromonas; campylobacter; clostridioides difficile; escherichia coli; klebisella oxytoca; salmonella; yersinia enterocoltitica; helicobacter pylori
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Dr. Stéphanie Simon
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Département Médicaments et Technologies pour la Santé, Université Paris Saclay, CEA, INRAE, SPI, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: immunoassays; diagnosis; lateral flow immunoassays; ELISA; biosensors; monoclonal antibodies; immunotherapy; neutralization assays; bacterial toxins; Botulinum neurotoxins; Staphylococcus enterotoxins; Clostridium perfringens enterotoxins; plant toxins; ricin; abrin
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Prof. Dr. Daniel Gillet

Section of Molecular Engineering for Health (SIMoS), JOLIOT, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France
Interests: bacterial toxins; diphtheria toxin; ricin toxin; Shiga toxins; botulinum toxins; intracellular trafficking; biodefense; toxin inhibitors; antitoxin drug development
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Prof. Dr. Juan Ferré
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Instituto Universitario de Biotecnología y Biomedicina (BIOTECMED), Department of Genetics, Universitat de València, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Interests: Vip3 proteins; resistance to Bt proteins; Cry and Vip mode of action
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Prof. Dr. Maurizio Brigotti
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Dipartimento di Medicina Specialistica, Diagnostica e Sperimentale (DIMES), Sede di Patologia Generale, Università di Bologna, Via San Giacomo, 14, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: bacterial toxins; Shiga toxins; hemolytic uremic syndrome; ribosome-inactivating proteins
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Prof. Dr. Harald Genth
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Institute of Toxicology, Hannover Medical School, D-30625 Hannover, Germany
Interests: clostridium difficile toxins; large clostridial glycosylating toxins; actin cytoskeleton; cell motility; cytoskeletal proteins; infection; signaling; Rho; Ras
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Prof. Dr. Borden Lacy
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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, A-4116A Medical Center North, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-2363, USA
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; Clostridioides difficile; Helicobacter pylori; host responses to bacterial pathogens; structural biology
Prof. Dr. Alfonso Fasano
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Movement Disorders Center, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
Interests: botulinum toxins; phenomenology; neurophysiology and treatment of Parkinson’s disease; tremor and dystonia; infusion pumps and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease; gait disorders
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Prof. Dr. Mandar Jog
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1. Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre—Lawson Health Research Institute, 339 Windermere Road, A10-026, London, ON N6A 5A5, Canada
2. Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada
Interests: botulinum toxins; movement disorders; smart technologies; computational neuroscience; motor control and machine learning
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Dr. Ken Teter
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Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
Interests: AB toxins; Cholera toxin; toxin translocation; endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation; secretory traffic; chaperones; cell biology; cellular microbiology; host-pathogen interactions; structure-function analysis
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Prof. Dr. Eric Oswald
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1. IRSD, Université de Toulouse, INSERM, INRAE, ENVT, UPS, 31024 Toulouse, France
2. Service of Bacteriology-Hygiene, Toulouse University Hospital, 31300 Toulouse, France
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Dr. Mark McClain
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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Interests: bacterial pore-forming toxins; Clostridium perfringens toxins; Etx_Mtx2 family proteins; Helicobacter pylori toxins; bacterial lipoproteins
Dr. Moo-Seung Lee
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1. Department of Biomolecular Science, KRIBB School of Bioscience, Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), 127 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34113, Korea
2. Environmental Diseases Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, 125 Gwahak-ro, Daejeon 34141, Korea
Interests: Bacterial toxins; Shiga toxin-producing E.coli; Shiga toxins; hemolytic uremic syndrome
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Dr. Peter A. Keyel
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Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Box 43131 Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Interests: cholesterol-dependent cytolysin; membrane repair; inflammasome; macrophage; Dnase1L3
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Dr. Sandra Sousa
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Group of Cell Biology of Bacterial Infections, i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, IBMC, Universidade do Porto, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Interests: pore-forming toxins; host cytoskeleton; Listeria monocytogenes; host–pathogen interactions
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Santamato
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity and Movement Disorder Unit, Policlinico Riuniti, University of Foggia, Viale Pinto 1, 71122 Foggia, Italy
Interests: spasticity; botulinum neurotoxin; neurological rehabilitation; robotics for neurological rehabilitation
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Dr. Antonella Giannantoni
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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Neurosciences, Functional and Surgical Urology Unit, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: functional urology; female urology; neuro-urology; oncological urology
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Dr. Laurent Marsollier
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Equipe ATIP AVENIR, CRCINA, INSERM, Université de Nantes, Université d’Angers, 4 rue Larrey, F-49933 Angers, France
Interests: microbiology; infectious diseases; Buruli ulcer; Mycobacterium ulcerans; Mycolactone; environment
Prof. Dr. Yidong Wu
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Department of Entomology, College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: Bacillus thuringiensis; Bacillus thuringiensis toxins; Bt resistance; CRISPR/Cas9,and P450s and xenobiotic metabolism in lepidopteran pests
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Dr. Bruno Goud
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Department of Cell Biology and Cancer (UMR CNRS 144), Institut Curie, 26 rue d'Ulm, 75248 Paris cedex 05, France
Interests: small GTPases; secretory pathway; Golgi complex; intracellular transport; cell biology, biophysics;toxin-host interactions; molecular mechanisms of intracellular bacterial toxins
Dr. Lorena Tuchscherr
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Institute of Medical Microbiology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
Interests: S. aureus-host interaction; S. aureus toxins; intracellular persistence; chronic staphylococcal infections
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Dr. Siro Luvisetto
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Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (IBBC), National Research Council (CNR) of Italy, 00015 - Monterotondo Scalo, Roma, Italy
Interests: botulinum neurotoxins; neuropathic pain; peripheral nerve; motor function; functional recovery; animal model; glial cells; Schwann cells
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Prof. Dr. Yukako Fujinaga
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Department of Bacteriology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-8640, Japan
Interests: Clostridium botulinum; botulinum toxin; clostridial neurotoxins
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Dr. Thérèse Malliavin
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Unité de Bioinformatique Structurale, Institut Pasteur and CNRS UMR3528, 75015 Paris, France
Interests: structural bioinformatics; molecular modeling; biomolecular structure calculation; molecular dynamics; host–pathogen interactions; bacterial toxins
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Dr. Shinichiro Kurosawa

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Interests: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC); Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA); Sepsis and septic shock; Protein C pathway; Development of pre-clinical animal models of human diseases; Shiga-toxins; and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
Prof. Dr. Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay

Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology; Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology; and Institute for Neuroscience,The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Interests: protein trafficking, Shiga toxins, AB5 toxins, Golgi apparatus, endosomes, metal homeostasis, manganese
Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Alonso

Department of Microbial Biotechnology, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, CNB-CSIC, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: homologous recombination; DNA repair; horizontal gene transfer; plasmid and chromosomal segregation; plasmid partition; toxin-antitoxins on cell physiology
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Dr. Michelle Dunstone
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: structure of several toxic proteins that create holes in the cell surface, resulting in cell death; MACPF toxin.
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Prof. Dr. Tiina Rekand

Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Interests: spinal cord injury; management of spasticity; management of pain; Poliovirus and poliomyelitis; Headache and related disorders, n treatment with Botulinum toxin
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Dr. Stephen Melville
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Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA, 24060 USA
Interests: Clostridium toxins; toxin secretion by Gram-positive bacteria; bacterial pathogenesis; regulation of toxin synthesis; Clostridium perfringens; effects of cytotoxins on phagocytic cells; Gram positive type IV pili-mediated toxin secretion
Prof. Dr. Keith E. Weaver
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Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069, USA
Interests: toxin-antitoxin systems; bacterial pathogenesis; horizontal gene transfer; mobile genetic elements
Prof. Dr. Dennis Bideshi
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1. Department of Biological Sciences, California Baptist University, Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504, USA
2. Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Interests: Bacillus thuringiensis; Lysinibacillus sphaericus; biological control; bioinsecticides; ascoviruses; baculoviruses; chitinases; bacteriocins
Dr. Didier Cabanes
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Group of Molecular Microbiology, i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, IBMC, Universidade do Porto, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Interests: host-pathogen interactions; bacterial virulence factors; bacterial pore forming toxins; Listeria monocytogenes
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Aktories

Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Alberstr. 25, Otto-Krayer-Haus, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany
Interests: Bacterial protein toxins; ADP-ribosylating toxins; glycosylating toxins; deamidating toxins; Rho GTPase activating and inhibiting toxins; Clostridial glucosylating toxins; Pasteurella multocida toxin; Legionella glucosyltransferases; Photorhabdus toxins; Yersinia toxins
Prof. Dr. Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg
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Department of Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Interests: the interaction between bacterial pathogens and the human host
Prof. Dr. Hyun-Woo Park
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Department of Biological Sciences, Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, California Baptist University, 8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504, USA
Interests: Bacillus thuringiensis; Lysinibacillus sphaericus; Culex; Aede; Anopheles; Cry; Cyt and Bin
Prof. Dr. Bruce A. McClane
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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
Interests: clostridium perfringens toxins; enterotoxins; pore-forming toxins; toxin genetics; toxin action
Dr. Panagiotis Papatheodorou

Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Interests: Clostridium difficile; clostridial toxin; bacterial toxin; toxin receptor; toxin uptake
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Prof. Dr. Peter Sebo
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Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bacterial Pathogens, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Videnska 1083, 14220 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: bacterial protein toxin action; cellular and molecular microbiology and immunology; vaccines
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Dr. Angela Melton-Celsa

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Interests: Shiga toxin; O157; enteroaggregative; enterohemorrhagic; Escherichia coli; O104; Stx1; Stx2; Stx2d; Stx2c; Stx2e; Stx2b; Stx; hemolytic uremic syndrome
Dr. Ludger Johannes
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Cellular and Chemical Biology Unit, Institut Curie, PSL Research University, U1143 INSERM, UMR3666 CNRS, 26 rue d’Ulm, 75248 Paris CEDEX 05, France
Interests: endocytosis; intracellular trafficking; protein toxins; lectins; glycobiology; glycosphingolipids; lipid rafts; membrane compartmentalization; intracellular delivery; membrane translocation; immunotherapy; tumor targeting
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Prof. Dr. Holger Barth

Prof. Dr. Joseph Jankovic
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Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: botulinum toxin; dystonia; blepharospasm; hemifacial spasm; tremor; tics
Dr. Flaminia Pavone
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CNR, Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, via del Fosso di Fiorano 64/65 00143 Roma, Italy
Interests: botulinum neurotoxins; inflammatory pain; neuropathic pain; immunohistochemistry; nerve injury; nerve regeneration; spinal cord; glial cells; analgesia; behavior; animal models of pain
Prof. Dr. Anne-Brit Kolstø
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Laboratory for Microbial Dynamics (LaMDa), Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, University of Oslo, Blindern, 0316, Oslo, Norway
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Prof. Dr. Jean E. Crabtree
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Molecular Gastroenterology Section, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
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Dr. Xiaohua He
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Research Molecular Biologist, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710, USA
Interests: molecular tools and technologies for rapid; accurate; and sensitive detection and quantification of zoonotic pathogens and toxins in food; mechanisms of interactions between bacterial toxins and host cells; binding between antigen and antibody or receptors
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Dr. Shin-ichi Miyoshi
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Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University 1-1-1, Tsushima-Naka, Kita-Ku, Okayama-City, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; pore-forming toxins; cell membrane proteins/receptors; proteolytic enzymes
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Prof. Dr. Cesare Montecucco

1. Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Ugo Bassi n. 58/B, 35121 Padova, Italy
2. Institute for Neuroscience, National Research Council, Via Ugo Bassi n. 58/B, 35121 Padova, Italy
Interests: neurotoxins; peripheral neurodegeneration; neuroregeneration
Dr. Andreas Rummel

Institut für Toxikologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
Interests: botulinum neurotoxin; ricin; tetanus neurotoxin; Clostridium perfringens; Clostridium botulinum; Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin (SE)
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Prof. Dr. James D. Marks

Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, Room 3C-38, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Interests: therapeutic antibodies; botulinum neurotoxin; intoxication therapy; immune responses
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Prof. Dr. Andreja Rajkovic
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Department of Food Technology, food safety and health, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University (UGent), Coupure Links 657, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: Bacillus cereus enterotoxins; emetic toxin; cereulide; Staphylococcal enterotoxins; Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins; Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin; shiga toxin; food safety; beauvericin; enniatins; food safety in Serbia
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Prof. Dr. Rongsheng Jin
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Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
Interests: bacterial toxin; host-pathogen interaction; antitoxin; protein engineering; structural biology; X-ray crystallography
Prof. Dr. Timothy L. Cover
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Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Interests: bacteria-host interactions; bacterial toxins; Helicobacter pylori; gastric cancer
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Dr. Fabrizio Anniballi
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Department of Food Safety, Nutrition and Veterinary Public Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: Botulism; botulinum toxins
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