Bacillus-ACT 2009: The International Bacillus anthracis, B. cereus, and B. thuringiensis Conference

August 30 - September 3, 2009 | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Conference Scope

This is the third joint conference representing a fusion of two conferences: the 8th International Conference on Anthrax and the 6th International Workshop on the Molecular Biology of Bacillus cereus, B. anthracis and B. thuringiensis.  The major mission of the conference is to promote stimulating and fruitful interactions between investigators involved in research related to the physiology, genetics, molecular biology, and pathogenicity of these bacteria and to the prevention and treatment of diseases they cause. 

Scientific Sessions

The conference includes scientific sessions consisting of oral or poster presentations selected from the abstract submissions. The topics of the sessions will include:   

  • Bacterial Development and Structure
  • Epidemiology and Ecology
  • Genomics
  • Genetic Regulation
  • Toxins
  • Bacteria-Host Interactions
  • Vaccines and Therapeutics  

Principal Organizer:

Arthur Friedlander; United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, (USAMRIID), USA


Stephen Leppla; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, (NIAID), USA 
Susan Welkos; United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, (USAMRIID), USA 

Steering Committee: 

Les Baillie, Cardiff University, UK
Agnès Fouet, Institut Pasteur, France
Arthur Friedlander, USAMRIID, USA 
Paul Jackson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA 
Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University, USA 
Theresa M. Koehler, University of Texas − Houston Medical School, USA 
Anne-Brit, Kolstø, University of Oslo, Norway 
Stephen Leppla, NIAID, USA 
Didier Lereclus, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Jacques Mahillon, Université Catholique Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 
Michèle Mock, Institut Pasteur, France 
Avigdor Shafferman, Israel Institute for Biological Research, Israel 
Susan Welkos, USAMRIID, USA  

Program/Abstract Book