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UMC Seminar List

for period 11 Aug to 19 Dec

Tuesday 12 August
14:00-15:00 Sloan, W (University of Glasgow)
  Modelling interactions between hydrodynamics and dispersal that help shape biofilm community composition across a range of scales. Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Parsons, T (Université Pierre & Marie Curie-Paris VI)
  A Non-exchangeable Coalescent Process Arising In Phylogenetics Sem 2
Thursday 14 August
14:00-15:00 Croze, O (University of Cambridge)
  Bacterial migration in porous media: new statistical physics with implications for soil bioremediation and microbial ecology Sem 2
15:00-16:00 de Lorenzo, V (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología)
  Superbugs vs communities in environmental bioremediation Sem 2
Tuesday 19 August
14:00-15:00 Chong, J (University of York)
  Methanogenic Communities Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Wiuf, C (University of Copenhagen)
  Modelling Biochemical Pathways Sem 2
Thursday 21 August
14:00-15:00 Gore, J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Cooperation, cheating and collapse in microbial populations Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Ruiz-Herrera, A (University of Szeged)
  Chaos in biology: Experiments, implications and mathematical tools Sem 2
Tuesday 26 August
14:00-15:00 de Lorenzo, V (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología)
  Catalytic origami: Genetic tools and strategies for assembling 3D bacterial consortia Sem 2
Thursday 28 August
14:00-15:00 Waclaw, B (University of Edinburgh)
  Life on the edge - microbial evolution in the presence of drug gradients Sem 2
Tuesday 02 September
14:00-15:00 van der Meer, JR (Université de Lausanne)
  Understanding reactions of introduced bacteria in natural and engineered environments Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Zelezniak, A (University of Cambridge)
  Metabolic interactions in microbial communities Sem 2
Thursday 04 September
14:00-15:00 Allison, S (University of California, Irvine)
  Representing microbial communities in Earth system models Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Joyce, P (University of Idaho)
  Theory of adaptive evolution informed by microbial experiments Sem 2
Monday 08 September
16:00-17:00 Leibler, S (Rockefeller University)
  On the (un)reasonable (in)effectiveness of mathematics in biology: Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow Lecture Sem 1
Wednesday 10 September
13:30-14:05 Leibler, S (Rockefeller University)
  Plenary Lecture 1: Contingency and convergence in microbial population dynamics Sem 1
14:05-14:40 Frank, S (University of California, Irvine)
  Plenary Lecture 2: Cancer-like overgrowths and genomic regulatory design in microbes Sem 1
14:40-15:15 Curtis, T (Newcastle University)
  Plenary Lecture 3: Simple Theory and the Microbial World Sem 1
15:45-16:20 Rohwer, F (San Diego State University)
  Plenary Lecture 4: Phage and Origins of the Immune System Sem 1
16:20-16:55 Rogers, T (University of Bath)
  Plenary Lecture 5: Survival of the unfit - how demographic noise can create suboptimal species Sem 1
16:55-17:10 Kalvala, S (University of Warwick)
  Contributed Talk 1: Computational models of spatial behaviour of microbial communities Sem 1
Thursday 11 September
09:30-10:05 Hwa, T (University of California, San Diego)
  Plenary Lecture 6: Mixed and Hierarchical Utilization of Carbon Substrates by Bacteria Sem 1
10:05-10:40 Picioreanu, C (Delft University of Technology)
  Plenary Lecture 7: Numerical modelling, an interdisciplinary bridge in studying microbial biofilms Sem 1
10:40-10:55 McHardy, AC (HHU Düsseldorf, Germany)
  Contributed Talk 2: The Initiative for the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI) Sem 1
11:25-11:55 Smith, AG (University of Cambridge)
  Plenary Lecture 8: Algal-bacterial consortia and evolution of mutualism Sem 1
11:55-12:30 Vorholt, J (ETH Zürich)
  Plenary Lecture 9: Structure and functions of the bacterial phyllosphere microbiota Sem 1
14:00-14:35 Flint, H (University of Aberdeen)
  Plenary Lecture 10: Phylogeny and functionality in anaerobic microbial communities: making sense of metabolite outputs and population dynamics Sem 1
14:35-15:10 Kettle, H (Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland (BioSS))
  Plenary Lecture 11: Modelling the emergent dynamics of human colonic microbiota Sem 1
15:10-15:25 Laroche, BA (INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)
  Contributed Talk 3: A functional population model of fiber degradation by the human intestinal microbiota Sem 1
15:55-16:30 Chong, J (University of York)
  Plenary Lecture 12: Determining the microbial population dynamics of anaerobic digestion using metagenomics Sem 1
16:30-17:05 Stahl, D (University of Washington)
  Plenary Lecture 13 (teleconference): tba Sem 1
17:05-17:20 Grosskopf, T (University of Warwick)
  Contributed Talk 4: Metabolic Modelling in an Evolutionary Framework Predicts Phenotypic Diversification of E.coli growing on Glucose as the Single Carbon Source Sem 1
17:20-17:35 Pandhal, J (University of Sheffield)
  Contributed Talk 6: Metaproteomics of algal blooms Sem 1
Friday 12 September
09:30-10:05 Drescher, K (Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology)
  Plenary Lecture 14: Development and Evolution in Environmental Biofilms Sem 1
10:05-10:40 Jin, Q (University of Oregon)
  Plenary Lecture 15: Geomicrobial kinetics: bridging the gap between laboratory and nature Sem 1
10:40-10:55 Peaudecerf, F (University of Cambridge)
  Contributed Talk 5: Uptake levelling in chemotactic bacteria measured by the Gini index Sem 1
11:25-11:55 Ackermann, M (ETH Zürich)
  Plenary Lecture 16: Collective Functionality Through Microbial Individuality Sem 1
11:55-12:30 Cordero, O (ETH Zürich)
  Plenary Lecture 17: Micro-scale biological interactions shape microbial community dynamics on marine particles Sem 1
Tuesday 16 September
14:00-15:00 van der Meer, J (Université de Lausanne)
  Biology of Integrative and Conjugative Elements (special agents of bacterial evolution) Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Grosskinsky, S (University of Warwick)
  Mathematical aspects of growing colonies Sem 2
Thursday 18 September
14:00-14:30 Sczyrba, A (Bielefeld University)
  Metagenome, metatranscriptome and single cell genome sequencing of biogas-producing microbial communities from production-scale biogas plants Sem 2
14:30-15:00 Droege, J (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
  Computational tools for the taxonomic analysis of shotgun metagenome samples Sem 2
15:00-15:30 McHardy, A (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
  Gaining Insights into the Uncultured Microbial World by Computational Metagenome Analysis Sem 2
15:30-16:00 Darling, A (University of Technologies, Sydney)
  Toward resolving the fine scale genetic structure of microbial populations: a metagenomic Hi-C approach Sem 2
Thursday 25 September
14:00-15:00 Parsons, T (Université Pierre & Marie Curie-Paris VI)
  Linking Statistical and Ecological Theory: Hubbell's Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity as a hierarchical Dirichlet process Sem 2
Tuesday 30 September
14:00-15:00 Huisman, J (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  Colorful niches of phototrophic microorganisms shaped by vibrations of the water molecule Sem 2
Thursday 02 October
14:00-15:00 van der Meer, J (Université de Lausanne)
  The construction and use of bacterial bioreporters Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Picioreanu, C (Delft University of Technology)
  Modelling electrochemically-active biofilms Sem 2
Tuesday 07 October
14:00-15:00 Allen, R (University of Edinburgh)
  Predictability and Unpredictability in nutrient-cycling microbial ecosystems Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Huisman, J (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  Impacts of rising CO2 on harmful cyanobacterial blooms Sem 2
Thursday 09 October
09:30-12:30 Jin, Q (University of Oregon)
  PhreeqC tutorial session Sem 2
Tuesday 14 October
14:00-15:00 Falush, D (Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie)
  TBA Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Widder, S (Universität Wien)
  Microbial communities and the structure-function twins Sem 2
Thursday 16 October
14:00-15:00 Rohwer, F (San Diego State University)
  Speculation about Quantum Isolation in Biology Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Schuster, T (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
  Game-theoretical approaches in microbiology Sem 2
Monday 20 October
15:00-16:00 Goddard, M (University of Auckland)
  Experimentally Quantifying Patterns in Microbial Eukaryote Populations Sem 2
16:00-17:00 Rainey, P (New Zealand and Max Planck Institute)
  The Evolution of Multicellularity Sem 1
Tuesday 21 October
14:00-15:00 Rohwer, F (San Diego State University)
  Outstanding Questions in the Ecology and Evolution of Coral Reef Microbes Sem 2
Thursday 23 October
15:00-16:00 Quince, C (University of Glasgow)
  TBA Sem 2
Monday 27 October
13:30-14:30 Brown, S (University of Edinburgh)
  Plenary Lecture 1: Understanding bacterial communication and cooperation: combinatorial quorum-sensing Sem 1
14:30-14:45 Cunnington, E (Massey University)
  Contributed Talk 1: The Crabtree effect and its influences on fitness of yeast populations from natural isolates Sem 1
15:00-15:15 D'Souza, G (Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Ökologie)
  Contributed Talk 2: Less is more: Selective advantages can explain the loss of biosynthetic functions in bacteria Sem 1
15:30-16:30 Weitz, J (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  Plenary Lecture 2: Theoretical principles of virus-host population dynamics Sem 1
16:30-17:30 Kreft, J (University of Birmingham)
  Plenary Lecture 3: Are simple models more general? Sem 1
Tuesday 28 October
09:30-10:30 Klapper, I (Temple University)
  Plenary Lecture 4: Biofilms, particularly Biofilm Models Sem 1
11:00-12:00 Jin, Q (University of Oregon)
  Plenary Lecture 5: Biogeochemical Reaction Modeling: Theory and Application Sem 1
12:00-12:15 Watkins, ER (University of Oxford)
  Contributed Talk 3: The role of metabolic and immunological competition in structuring pneumococcal populations and the effects of vaccination Sem 1
12:15-12:30 Mills, C (University of Edinburgh)
  Contributed Talk 4: How the coexistence of specialist and generalist species is influenced by the size of environmental graining Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Quince, C (University of Glasgow)
  Plenary Lecture 6: Resolving microbial community structure and function using next generation sequencing Sem 1
15:00-15:15 Goldschmidt, F (ETH Zürich)
  Contributed Talk 5: Successive range expansions of interacting microbial populations promote spatial diversity Sem 1
15:15-15:30 Waschina, S (Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Ökologie)
  Contributed Talk 6: Carbon source-dependent metabolic costs of amino acid biosynthesis in Escherichia coli Sem 1
16:00-17:00 McKane, A (University of Manchester)
  Discussion Session: Different approaches to the modelling of microbial communities Sem 1
Wednesday 29 October
09:30-10:30 Tarnita, C (Princeton University)
  Plenary Lecture 7: Mathematics of social behavior Sem 1
10:30-10:45 O'Brien, S (University of Exeter)
  Contributed Talk 7: Social evolution of toxic metal bioremediation in P.aeruginosa Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Pfeiffer, T (Massey University)
  Plenary Lecture 8: Game theory for modelling microbial communities Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Widder, S; Soyer, O
  UMC Discussion Session Sem 1
Thursday 30 October
09:30-10:05 Huisman, J (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  Plenary Lecture 1: Non-Equilibrium Dynamics in Ecological Communities Sem 1
10:05-10:40 Rainey, P (Massey University)
  Plenary Lecture 2: tba Sem 1
10:40-10:55 Garrido Oter, R (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
  Contributed Talk 1: Structure and functions of the bacterial root microbiota in wild and domesticated barley Sem 1
11:25-11:55 Goldenfeld, N (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  Plenary Lecture 3: Individual-level models, demographic stochasticity and spatio-temporal variations in microbial populations Sem 1
11:55-12:30 Weitz, J (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  Plenary Lecture 4: Modeling Ocean Viruses: From Infections to Ecosystems Sem 1
14:00-14:35 Warren, P (Unilever R&D)
  Plenary Lecture 5: Neutral models on island chains: biodiversity measures, and the 'everything is everywhere' problem. Sem 1
14:35-15:10 Tarnita, C (Princeton University)
  Plenary Lecture 6: Ecology and the evolution of multicellularity Sem 1
15:10-15:25 Haas, A (San Diego State University)
  Contributed Talk 2: Structure, Function and Dynamics in Microbial Communities Sem 1
15:55-16:30 Segre, D (Boston University)
  Plenary Lecture 7: Spatio-temporal dynamics of microbial ecosystem metabolism Sem 1
16:30-17:05 Tasoff, J (Claremont Graduate University)
  Plenary Lecture 8: An Economic Framework of Microbial Trade Sem 1
17:05-17:20 Freilich, S (Agricultural Research Organization)
  Contributed Talk 3: Metabolic Network Approaches for delineating functional division within Bacterial Communities Sem 1
Friday 31 October
09:30-10:05 Teusink, B (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  Plenary Lecture 9: tba Sem 1
10:05-10:40 Buckling, A (University of Exeter)
  Plenary Lecture 10: Feedback between microevolution and community structure Sem 1
10:40-10:55 Nicol, G (University of Aberdeen)
  Contributed Talk 4: Understanding microbial networks driving nitrogen cycling in soil Sem 1
11:25-11:55 De Monte, S (École Normale Supérieure)
  Plenary Lecture 11: The evolution of groups and microbial collectives Sem 1
11:55-12:30 Johnson, D (ETH Zürich)
  Plenary Lecture 12: The causes and consequences of metabolic specialization Sem 1
Monday 03 November
09:00-17:00 Picioreanu, C (Delft University of Technology)
  COMSOL tutorial DS
Tuesday 04 November
10:05-10:20 Freilich, S (Agricultural Research Organization)
  Taking a bottom-up approach: using metabolic models to study how interactions shape natural-occurring microbial communities Sem 1
10:20-10:35 Segre, D (Boston University)
  tba Sem 1
10:35-10:50 Fell, D (Oxford Brookes University)
  Issues in Flux Balance Analysis Sem 1
11:15-11:30 Sasidharan, K (University of Warwick)
  Importance of Standardising Genome-Scale Stoichiometric Models Sem 1
11:30-11:45 Swainston, N (University of Manchester)
  Standardisation of stoichiometric models: how and why Sem 1
11:45-12:00 Heinken, A (Université du Luxembourg)
  Constraint-based modeling of microbial communities and their interaction with the host Sem 1
13:00-13:15 Olivier, B (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  Exchanging stoichiometric models: interoperability at genome scale Sem 1
13:15-13:30 Murray, D (Keio University)
  tba Sem 1
13:30-13:45 Hoffmann, S (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  Optimal metabolic dynamics resolved by cyclic FBA Sem 1
13:45-14:00 Grosskopf, T (University of Warwick)
  Implementing Trade-offs in FBA Sem 1
Wednesday 05 November
14:00-15:00 Murray, D
  Energetic feedback on chromatin state defines a system-wide reset point Sem 1
15:00-16:00 Shou, W (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre)
  Interaction driven spatial patterning in microbial communities Sem 1
Thursday 06 November
14:00-15:00 Franco, D
  Controlling chaos in population models Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Goldenfeld, N (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  How microbial communities drove the evolution of the genetic code more than 3.8 billion years ago Sem 2
Monday 10 November
14:00-15:00 Murrell , C (University of East Anglia)
  Understanding the structure and function of microbes involved in cycling of trace gases in the environment Sem 1
Thursday 13 November
14:00-15:00 Klapper, I (Temple University)
  Why are there so few microbial species? Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Quinn, R (San Diego State University)
  Omics approaches reveal how chemistry governs the biology of cystic fibrosis lung infections Sem 2
Friday 14 November
11:00-12:00 Cornell, S (Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool)
  Modelling Macro Ecological Patterns: Neutral Theory and Beyond Sem 2
Tuesday 18 November
14:00-15:00 Greig, D (Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionsbiologie)
  Sexual signals between yeast cells Sem 2
Friday 21 November
14:00-15:00 Nelson, D (Harvard University)
  Life at High Reynolds Number Sem 2
Tuesday 25 November
14:00-15:00 Guptal, S (University of Oxford)
  The role of immune selection on the population structure of metabolic genes in pathogenic bacteria Sem 2
15:00-16:00 Mobilia, M (University of Leeds)
  Spiralling patterns in models inspired by bacterial games with cyclic competition Sem 2
Wednesday 26 November
13:30-14:05 Wang, H (Columbia University)
  Plenary Lecture 1: Engineering syntrophic exchange in synthetic microbial communities Sem 1
14:05-14:40 Foster, K (University of Oxford)
  Plenary Lecture 2: Cooperation and competition in microbial communities Sem 1
14:40-15:15 Bell, T (Imperial College London)
  Plenary Lecture 3: Bacterial interactions in synthetic communities and in the wild Sem 1
15:45-16:20 Trably, E (INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)
  Plenary Lecture 4: Eco-engineering of fermentative microbial communities: the role of keystone species Sem 1
16:20-16:55 Smets, B (Technical University of Denmark)
  Plenary Lecture 5: Engineering microbial community architecture to set community metabolism Sem 1
16:55-17:10 Poyatos, JF (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas)
  Contributed Talk 1: Synthetic microbial systems as ecosystems simulators Sem 1
Thursday 27 November
09:30-10:05 de Lorenzo, V (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología)
  Plenary Lecture 6: Metabolic conflicts drive multi-scale organization of microbial activities Sem 1
10:05-10:40 Hernandez-Raquet, G (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - LISBP INSA, Toulouse)
  Plenary Lecture 7: Lignocellulose degradation by enriched microbial consortia from cow rumen and termite gut Sem 1
10:40-10:55 Croze, O (University of Cambridge)
  Contributed Talk 2: Long distance relationships between algae and bacteria Sem 1
11:25-11:55 Pinto, A (University of Glasgow)
  Plenary Lecture 8: Towards a predictive framework for microbial community dynamics in drinking water systems Sem 1
11:55-12:30 Krasnogor, N (Newcastle University)
  Plenary Lecture 9: Computation and Polymer Synthesis for Designer Quorum Sensing Behaviour Sem 1
14:00-14:35 Asally, M (University of Warwick)
  Plenary Lecture 10: tba Sem 1
14:35-15:10 Barer, M (University of Leicester)
  Plenary Lecture 11: The good the bad and the irrelevant. Sequential analyses of the sputum microbiome in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Sem 1
15:10-15:25 Kleerebezem, R (Delft University of Technology)
  Contributed Talk 3: Flux analysis in microbial ecosystems Sem 1
15:55-16:30 Prosser, J (University of Aberdeen)
  Plenary Lecture 12: The paradox of nitrification in acid soils and lessons for microbial community ecology Sem 1
16:30-17:05 Free, A (University of Edinburgh)
  Plenary Lecture 13: Variability and Alternative Community States in Microbial Communities Sem 1
17:05-17:20 Ortiz, M (Harvard University)
  Contributed Talk 4: Optimization-based tools for bacterial ecology design Sem 1
17:20-17:35 Kirkilionis, M (University of Warwick)
  Contributed Talk 5: Numerical Continuation of Equilibria of Cell Population Models with Internal Cell Cycle Sem 1
Friday 28 November
09:30-10:05 Wilmes, P (Université du Luxembourg)
  Plenary Lecture 14: Ecosystems Biology: from data to control of microbial communities Sem 1
10:05-10:40 Rodriguez, J (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology)
  Plenary Lecture 15: Can bioenergetics tell us more about microbial ecosystems activity than community identity? Sem 1
11:25-11:55 Raskin, L (University of Michigan)
  Plenary Lecture 16: Managing microbial communities in anaerobic membrane bioreactors Sem 1
11:55-12:30 Picioreanu, C (Delft University of Technology)
  Plenary Lecture 17: Modeling biofilm formation in porous media and fouling in membrane processes Sem 1
Thursday 04 December
13:30-13:45 Toland, J; Leeks, J (Isaac Newton Institute & Turing Gateway to Mathematics)
  Welcome & Introduction Sem 1
13:45-14:10 Curtis, T (Newcastle University)
  Mathematical Computational Approaches to Understanding Microbial Communities Sem 1
14:10-14:40 Steyer, J-P (INRA, Narbonne)
  Innovation and Technology Transfer in Anaerobic Digestion Sem 1
14:40-15:10 Kotlar, H-K (Biotechnology Consultant)
  Industrialisation of a Biotech Process - a Multidisciplinary Approach Sem 1
15:30-16:00 Murphy, B (Unilever)
  Microbial Dysbiosis - A Personal Care Perspective Sem 1
16:00-16:30 Rozendal, R (Paques BV)
  Harnessing the Wonders of the Microbial World to Solve Environmental Problems Sem 1
  Questions & Open Discussion Sem 1
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