Global sample collection of S. suis strains.

Global sample collection of S. suis strains undertaken in PIGSs completed. 

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Presentation on the power of microbial diversity in humans and animals at the Pint of Science festival

Dr. Flor Correa gives a talk on “The power of (microbial) diversity“ to the lay public at the Pint of Science festival, Barcelona. The microbiota is the group of microorganisms that co-exist in different body sites without harming the host, capable of contributing with essential functions for life.  But, what happen when the bacterial communities are altered? How does the microbiota composition affect to the susceptibility to diseases? These were some of the questions Ishe explained in an unusual environment: the pub.

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Porcine ileal organoids grown by Wageningen University for advanced in vitro studies in the PIGSs project.

Examples of ileal organoids from pigs grown in 3D matrigel from partner Wageningen University. This advanced in vitro model will be used to analyse the mechanism of host-cell interactions and virulence in work package 2 of the PIGSs project

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Results on in vivo transcriptomes of Streptococcus suis published in Virulence.

Principal Investigators from the Wageningen University groups of Animal Sciences and Host-Microbe Interactions jointly published their collaborative work on in vivo transcriptomes of Streptococcus suis in Virulence. 

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Members of PIGSs consortium meet in Sitges

The PIGSs consortium meeting was a great succes! Virginia Aragon and Jordy Casal are the workpackage leaders from IRTA-CReSA and shared there experience on their website.

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PIGSs represented on meeting of the National Institute for Agrifood Research (INIA)

On April 11, 2019, Virginia Aragon presented at the National Institute for Agrifood Research (INIA).

 

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4th International Workshop on Streptococcus suis 3-5 June 2019

The 4thInternational Workshop on Streptococcus suis and 12thannual symposium of the Swine and Poultry Infectious Diseases Research Centre (CRIPA) was organized by the University of Montreal and eleven investigators of the PIGSs consortium presented their work (some even as keynote speaker) to the worldwide S. suis community. 

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Group photo of the PIGSs consortium

Over 35 attendees participated in the previous PIGSs scientific consortium meeting in Sitges, Spain.

 

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Sitges (Barcelona) scientific consortium meeting in progress 15-17 May 2019

At this moment the PIGSs scientific consortium and general assembly meeting is ongoing. More news and updates will follow soon ...

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PIGSs review meeting held in REA Brussels Belgium on 22/02/2019

The PIGSs consortium was invited by the Research Executive Agency in Brussels for a project review meeting on 22 February 2019 with three independent expert reviewers. 

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