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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The PIGSs project introduced at the 4th German Pneumococcal and Streptococcal Symposium Berlin

Professor Peter Valentin-Weigand, WP2 leader in the PIGSs project presented results at the 4th German Pneumococcal and Streptococcal Symposium Berlin on S. suis projects which are related to the PIGSs project. His group also presented different in vitro models by poster presentations and an overview on capsular-dependent interactions of streptococci (S. suis, group B streptococcoi) with influenza A virus in co-infections of respiratory cells. 


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The PIGSs poster presented at the 25th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress (IPVS) in Chongqing – China

The outline and consortium of the PIGSs project presented at the 25th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress (IPVS 2018) and 2018 International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Symposium in June 2018. 

 


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The PIGSs project introduced at the bi-annual symposium of the Section Bacteriology & Mykologie of the DVG (

The PIGSs project introduced at the bi-annual symposium of the bi-annual symposium of the Section Bacteriology & Mykologie ("Fachgruppe Bakteriologie & Mykologie") of the DVG  (“Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft”) in Hannover.


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Leisure time on the Cam river during the Scientific Consortium meeting mid-April

During the PIGSs Scientific Consortium meeting in Cambridge mid-April, all scientists, company representatives and advisory board members enjoyed some leisure time on the Cam river. 


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The PIGSs project introduced at the Spanish microbiota in animals conference (May 31, 2018)

Last week, IRTA organized a one-day meeting about microbiota in animals.

 


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Scientific Consortium Meeting Cambridge

From April 17 to 19, over 35 project members of the PIGSs project gathered in Cambridge for the Scientific Consortium Meeting.


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1st PIGSs scientific consortium meeting scheduled on April 17-19 2018 in Cambridge

The first PIGSs scientific consortium meeting will be held at the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College) on 17-19 April 2018.


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New logo for the PIGSs project

The new logo of the PIGSs project is ready!


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Disease Triangle

The effective control of S. suis infectious disease is hampered by the lack of knowledge. Therefore, the PIGSs project addresses the complete disease triangle to study the necessary pre-conditions for disease to occur. 

 


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PIGSs project kick-off meeting 29-31 August, 2017

On 29-31 August 2017, the project members of the PIGSs project gathered at Hotel Reehorst (Ede, the Netherlands) for the official Kick-off meeting.


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