Simpósio Intestinal pathogenic

Intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli: pathogenesis, epidemiology and diagnostics




Thursday, 2 May, 2019


Welcome Address (Organizing Committee)

Roxane Piazza, Ulrich Dobrindt and Waldir Elias

Session I

Chair: Sandra C. Sampaio (Scientific Division, Butantan Institute)



Welcome Address German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH-SP)

Introduction to programmes for intensification of cooperative research activities between German and Brazilian researchers 

Marcio Weichert German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH São Paulo)

Christiane Wolf (German Research Foundation, DFG)

Anna Barkhausen (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD)

Alexandre Roccatto, São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP 

Session II

Chair: Roxane Piazza

Talk 1


Aldo Lima

Federal University of Ceará, Brazil

Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli subclinical and clinical infections” 


Coffee break – Poster session

Talk 2


Rita C. Ruiz

Butantan Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

Cytotoxic autotransporter proteins in the pathogenesis of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli 

Talk 3


Waldir P. Elias

Butantan Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

“Dispersin of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli: a multitasking protein” 



Session III

Chair: Waldir Elias

Talk 4


Ulrich Dobrindt

Institute of Hygiene, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Characterization of diarrheagenic E. coli isolated from cases of urinary tract infection” 

Talk 5


Rodrigo T. Hernandes

State University of São Paulo, Brazil

“Atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli: phylogeny and virulence” 

Talk 6


Isabel C. A. Scaletsky

Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil

“Identification of novel virulence genes in atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by transposon mutagenesis” 

Talk 7


Tânia A. T. Gomes

Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil

“The Type III Secretion System (T3SS) of atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (aEPEC) can mediate adherence” 

Talk 8


Uri Gophna

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

“Friend or Foe? What is the role of antibiotic-resistant E. coli in pouchitis? Lessons from metagenomes” 


Coffee break – Poster session


End of Day 1



Friday, 3 May 2019


Session IV

Chair: Ulrich Dobrindt

Talk 9


Cristiano G. Moreira

State University of São Paulo, Brazil

Escherichia coli biofilm, toxin, and chemical signals: what exactly are these bugs chit chatting about us?”

Talk 10

Mauricio Farfan

University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile

“Host (gut microbiota)-pathogen interaction: Role of the microbiota in the virulence regulation of diarrheagenic E. coli 


Talk 11


Luís Carlos de Souza Ferreira

Biomedical Sciences Institute, University of São Paulo, Brazil

“Genetic diversity and development of vaccine strategies to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli


Talk 12


Beatriz E. C. Guth

Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil

“Epidemiology and virulence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in Brazil: what we have learned” 



Coffee break


Session V

Chair: Waldir Elias


Talk 13


Christian Rüter

Institute of Infectiology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

“EHEC derived Outer Membrane Vesicle (OMV): Delivery of Virulence Factors and Interactions with Host Cells” 


Talk 14


Roberto Vidal

University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile

“A pipeline to obtain chimeric solutions against STEC infections” 


Talk 15


Roxane M. F. Piazza

Butantan Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

“Accuracy in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli diagnosis is due to sensitivity and specificity of the antibody” 



Closing Session 




Official language of the workshop: English
Registration in necessary to attend the workshop, with our without poster presentation. Posters must be in English. Follow the instructions:

Instituto Butantan, Av. Vital Brasil, 1500 -Butantã
São Paulo – SP, 05503-900, Brazil 

Scientific Organisation:

Waldir P. Elias, Instituto Butantan, Brazil
Roxane M. F. Piazza, Instituto Butantan, Brazil
Ulrich Dobrindt, University of Münster, Germany 

Supported by:

Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil
Fundação Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil
Divisão de Desenvolvimento Científico do Instituto Butantan
DWIH São Paulo (German Centre for Research and Innovation, Brazil)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

*The cover photo was kindly provided by Dr. rer. nat. Johannes Putze, University of Münster, Germany