Conference Announcements

BPAT 2018

Bacterial Persistence and Antimicrobial Therapy 2018

Sun, 10 Jun 2018 – Thu, 14 Jun 2018

Bacterial infections represent an increasingly urgent threat to human health worldwide with major pathogens being resistant to all available antibiotics. In addition, antibiotic therapy can fail to clear bacterial infections even in the absence of clinically detectable resistance. This is likely caused by drug-tolerant bacteria that survive even extensive exposure to antibiotics. The investigation of underlying mechanisms of microbial persistence and antibiotic tolerance is a newly emerging research field with already spectacular and fascinating insights.

The “Bacterial Persistence and Antimicrobial Therapy” Conference will bring together the world’s leading experts in this field using a variety of approaches.



Stewart ColeEPF Lausanne, CH
Bruce LevinEmory University, USA
Kim LewisNortheastern University, USA
Gisela StorzNational Institutes of Health, USA



Confirmed Speakers:

Dan I AnderssonUppsala University, SE
Glenn DalePolyphor, CH
Petra DittrichETH Zürich, CH
Kenn GerdesCopenhagen University DK
Barbara KazmierczakYale University
Wolf-Dietrich HardtETH Zürich, CH
Matthias HeinemannGroningen University NL
Sophie HelaineImperial College London, UK
Terence Hwa - University of California San Diego, USA
Roy Kishoni - Israel Institute of Technology, IL
John McKinney - EPF Lausanne, CH
Jan Michiels - University of Leuven, BE
Laura Piddock - University of Birmingham, UK
Nathalie Questembert-Balaban - Hebrew University, IL 
Laurence Van Melderen - Bruxelles University, BE
Man-Wah TanGenentech, USA
Annelies Zinkernagel - University Hospital Zürich, CH

Jul. 1st 2017


Pre-registration and abstract submission open

Feb. 16th 2018


Abstract Submission and Pre-registration close

Mar. 1st 2018


Priority Registration opens for participants with accepted abstracts

Mar. 15th 2018


Priority Registration opens for all pre-registered participants

Mar. 26th 2018


General Registration opens

May 11th 2018


Deadline for registration and payment

June 10-14th 2018


Bacterial Persistence & Antimicrobial Therapy Conference



Pre-registration and Abstract submission

Until Feb 16th, pre-registration and abstract submission are open. An abstract template can be found here.

Please send the relevant forms to

Your abstract will then be evaluated. Following a positive evaluation, your abstract will either be assigned a short talk (15min) or a poster.

Biozentrum, University of Basel
Conference Website:
Congressi Stefano Franscini in Monte Verità

Strada Collina 84 CH-6612 Ascona
Ascona, Ascona