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2 October 2018

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,

ESCMID Executive Office.


ECCMID 2019 Registration is now open!

Earlybird registration for ECCMID 2019 in Amsterdam is now open! Ensure that you register now to ensure the discounted earlybird rate.

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Open Calls | Applications

ECCMID Abstract submission is open!

Submission of abstracts for ECCMID 2019 is open, and will close on 28 November 2018.

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Young scientists elect new members for TAE steering committee

The election platform is now open until 23 October 2018, 12:00 noon, CET. New steering committee members will be elected for a three-year term (2019-2022) by ESCMID Young Scientist Members who are 35 years of age and younger, or under 40 years of age and in training.  The TAE steering committee and ESCMID executive committee are pleased to present 5 candidates, whose selection is based on professional and geographical criteria to ensure a well-balanced TAE steering committee.

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New EUCIC newsletter for September 2018

Find out the latest news on the EUCIC training program and other infection control activities in the latest edition of the EUCIC newsletter here.

In this issue: Reports on EUCIC local and advanced modules, announcement of future modules, ECCMID news and recent publications.

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CMI Highlight: Genome engineering of Clostridium difficile using the CRISPR-Cas9 system

Wang et. Al. constructed and transformed plasmids carrying the CRISPR-Cas9 system into C. difficile through conjugation. Mutants were identified using colony PCR with primers annealing to the regions flanking the target gene deletion/integration locus. A heat-survival assay was used to compare the sporulation frequency between the mutant with spo0A deletion and the wild type strain. The developed CRISPR-Cas9-based genome engineering tool will facilitate functional genomic studies in C. difficile as well as the elucidation of mechanisms related to host–bacteria interaction and pathogenesis of CDI.

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