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Participants willing to speak elsewhere

All long-term participants in Newton Institute programmes are encouraged to give seminars at, or to make short visits to, UK institutions outside Cambridge during their stay. To support this activity, the Institute will cover the travel expenses involved for any participant who is formally invited to speak at another institution; the host institution is expected to cover any accommodation and incidental costs.

To assist organizers of seminar series at UK Universities in their search for relevant speakers, the Newton Institute maintains a register of those of its participants who are visiting from overseas for a period of at least two weeks, and who have indicated their willingness to give lectures or seminars elsewhere during their stay. This register lists their contact details, visit dates and key subject areas. Arrangements are normally made directly with the speaker via the email address given in the register; but the Institute will be happy to assist in cases where there are difficulties in making direct arrangements.

A complete list of all participants in each programme may be found by visiting the relevant programme's web page.


Systemic Risk: Mathematical Modelling and Interdisciplinary Approaches

18 Aug - 19 Dec 2014

Name: Amini, H
Home Institution: EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Date of visits: 18 Aug - 19 Dec
Area of Expertise: Systemic Risk, Random Graphs
Possible titles for seminars:
Default Cascades in Random Financial Networks
Systemic Risk and Central Counterparty Clearing
Shortest-Weight Paths in Random Graphs

Name: Brummitt, CD
Home Institution: Columbia University
Date of visits: 24 Aug - 19 Dec
Area of Expertise: Networks, dynamical systems
Possible titles for seminars:
Tipping points in coupled systems: A simple model, applied to the Arab Spring
Inside money, procyclical leverage, and banking catastrophes
Jigsaw percolation: What social networks can solve a puzzle?
Optimal interdependence among coupled systems and the tradeoffs of controlling systemic risk in...
Name: Minca, A
Home Institution: Cornell University
Date of visits: 19 Aug - 2 Oct, 8 Dec - 19 Dec
Area of Expertise: Systemic Risk; Financial Networks; Liquidity risk
Possible titles for seminars:
Control of interbank contagion under partial information
Optimal Investment Under Funding Liquidity Risk
Systemic risk with central counterparty clearing
A game theoretic approach to funding liquidity modeling

Understanding Microbial Communities; Function, Structure and Dynamics

11 Aug - 19 Dec 2014

Name: Cordero, OX
Home Institution: ETH Zürich
Date of visits: 16 Nov - 29 Nov
Area of Expertise: Microbial ecology, computational biology
Possible titles for seminars:
Micro-scale biological interactions shape microbial diversity on marine particles



Name: Greig, D
Home Institution: Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionsbiologie
Date of visits: 18 Oct - 30 Nov
Area of Expertise: Evolution and ecology experiments using yeast
Possible titles for seminars:
Speciation in Saccharomyces
Sexual signalling in Saccharomyces
The elusive natural history of Saccharomyces

Name: Huisman, J
Home Institution: Universiteit van Amsterdam
Date of visits: 10 Sep - 19 Dec, 18 Aug - 3 Sep
Area of Expertise: Aquatic Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Theoretical Ecology
Possible titles for seminars:
The paradox of the plankton
Chaos and biodiversity
Impacts of rising CO2 on phytoplankton blooms
How vibrations of water molecule have shaped the spectral niches of photosynethic pigments of Earth
Name: Jin, Q
Home Institution: University of Oregon
Date of visits: 1 Sep - 31 Oct
Area of Expertise: geobiology, geochemical/biogeochemical reaction modeling
Possible titles for seminars:
Biogeochemical reaction modeling: theory and application
Kinetics of Methanogenesis: From Laboratory Experiments to Natural Environments
Geomicrobial kinetics: from lab to nature

Name: McHardy, AC
Home Institution: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Date of visits: 10 Sep - 26 Sep, 29 Oct - 14 Nov, 25 Nov - 12 Dec
Area of Expertise: Computational Biology, Metagenomics, Evolution, ML
Possible titles for seminars:
The Initiative for the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI)
Gaining Insight into the Uncultured Microbial World by Computational Metagenome Analysis


Name: Parsons, TL
Home Institution: Université Pierre & Marie Curie-Paris VI
Date of visits: 11 Aug - 19 Dec
Area of Expertise: Stochastic models in population dynamics/genetics
Possible titles for seminars:
The 'Conventional Wisdom' Redux? Stochastic Evolution in Multi-strain Epidemics
Limit Theorems for the Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity [...]
Inferring Diversity Dynamics
Neturality, Epistasis & Evolvability: what can graphs tell us about molecular evolution?
Name: Picioreanu, C
Home Institution: Delft University of Technology
Date of visits: 1 Sep - 20 Sep, 17 Oct - 9 Nov, 30 Sep - 5 Oct, 18 Nov - 5 Dec
Area of Expertise: Biofilm modelling
Possible titles for seminars:
Individual-based modelling of biofilms and microbial ecology
Modelling biofilms in porous media and membrane processes
Modelling dental plaque and caries formation
Modelling electroactive biofilms (microbial fuel cells, biocorrosion)
Name: Poyatos, JF
Home Institution: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Date of visits: 23 Nov - 30 Nov
Area of Expertise: systems biology
Possible titles for seminars:
Engineering ecological resilience in a microbial social system
Rewiring of genetic interaction networks in response to change of genetic background
Dual autogenous control of the multiple anitbiotic response phenotype in Escherichia coli

Name: Rohwer, F
Home Institution: San Diego State University
Date of visits: 1 Sep - 29 Oct
Area of Expertise: phage coral reef microbiology
Possible titles for seminars:
Phage and the Origin of the Immune System
Coral reef microbiology


Name: Widder, S
Home Institution: Universität Wien
Date of visits: 9 Sep - 12 Sep, 1 Oct - 28 Nov
Area of Expertise: Interactions; Microbial communities; Modeling
Possible titles for seminars:
Fluvial network organisation imprints on microbial co-occurrence networks



Name: Wiuf, C
Home Institution: University of Copenhagen
Date of visits: 17 Aug - 31 Aug, 25 Oct - 9 Nov
Area of Expertise: Maths/statistics in biology
Possible titles for seminars:
Model reduction in biochemical reaction networks
A coalescent model in cancer evolution


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