4th International conference on post-translational modifications in Bacteria

4th International conference on post-translational modifications in Bacteria (PTMBact 2020)


Statement on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The organizing committee is constantly monitoring developments related to the Covid-19 pandemic and any impact it may have on our conference.

At this point, the conference date is still maintained as scheduled. If the current travel restrictions persist, we will re-schedule the conference to a later date.

We therefore encourage all participants to keep registering for the conference – the conference will definitely take place, either as scheduled (if that will be safe and feasible) or at a later date.

We advise everyone to hold off making definite travel arrangements until the date is finally confirmed.

We will make a definite decision on keeping the current date or rescheduling in June 2020. The decision will be announced at this website and communicated via e-mail to the entire PTMBact community.

We hope that everyone will manage to weather this pandemic safely, and we hope to meet everyone in Copenhagen for another great PTMBact conference!



Sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation

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Following the successful meetings in Göttingen (2014), Lyon (2016), and Tübingen (2018), the fourth edition of the international meeting dedicated to post-translational modifications (PTMs) in bacteria will be held on 10th and 11th of September 2020, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Photo of Nyhavn in Copenhagen

The meeting topics will cover all known bacterial PTMs, including protein phosphorylation, uridylation, acetylation, glycosylation, pupylation, targeted degradation and other modifications, as well as the methods used to study them.

To foster scientific exchange, up to 100 participants will be invited free of registration fee (on a first-come-first-served basis), thanks to a generous donation from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Registrations, including talk or poster abstracts, should be submitted via this conference website.

The free conference package will include full access to all conference facilities, coffee breaks, two light lunches, one ticket to the famous Tivoli amusement park and a conference dinner. The participants will be responsible for organizing their own travel and accommodation.

The best oral presentation and poster presentation from a young scientist (PhD/PostDoc) will receive a conference prize, sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. 

Keynote Speakers:
Valerie J. Carabetta (Rowan University)
Céline Henry (Université Paris-Saclay)
Christophe Grangeasse (Université de Lyon)
Jorge C. Escalante-Semerena (University of Georgia)
Stuart Cordwell (University of Sydney)

Important Deadlines:
March 1, 2020: Registration and abstract submission opens
July 1, 2020: Registration and abstract submission closes

Scientific Committee:
Ivan Mijakovic (Gothenburg & Copenhagen)
Christophe Grangeasse (Lyon)
Eilika Weber-Ban (Zurich)
Boris Macek (Tübingen)
Julie Hardouin (Rouen)
Karl Forchhammer (Tübingen)
Carsten Jers (Copenhagen)

Local Organizing Committee:
Carsten Jers
Ivan Mijakovic