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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
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
Monday 27 October
13:30-14:30 Brown, S (University of Edinburgh)
  Plenary Lecture 3: Understanding bacterial communication and cooperation: combinatorial quorum-sensing Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 1: tba Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 2: tba Sem 1
15:30-16:30 Weitz, J (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  Plenary Lecture 4: Theoretical principles of virus-host population dynamics Sem 1
16:30-17:30 Kreft, J (University of Birmingham)
  Plenary Lecture 5: Are simple models more general? Sem 1
Tuesday 28 October
09:00-10:00 Klapper, I (Temple University)
  Biofilms, particularly Biofilm Models Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 3: tba Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 4: tba Sem 1
11:00-12:00 McKane, A (University of Manchester)
  Plenary Lecture 6: Stochastic modelling in population biology Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 5: tba Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 6: tba Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Quince, C (University of Glasgow)
  Plenary Lecture 7: tba Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 7: tba Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 8: tba Sem 1
16:00-17:00 Jin, Q (University of Oregon)
  Plenary Lecture 8: tba Sem 1
17:00-18:00 Pfeiffer, T (Massey University)
  Game theory for modelling microbial communities Sem 1
Wednesday 29 October
09:30-10:30 Tarnita, C (Princeton University)
  Plenary Lecture 9: Mathematics of social behavior Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 9: tba Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 10: tba Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Segre, D (Boston University)
  Plenary Lecture 10: tba 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
  Contributed Talk 1: tba Sem 1
11:25-11:55 Goldenfeld, N (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  Plenary Lecture 3: tba Sem 1
11:55-12:30 Weitz, J (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  Plenary Lecture 4: tba Sem 1
14:00-14:35 Borenstein, E (University of Washington)
  Plenary Lecture 5: tba Sem 1
14:35-15:10 Tarnita, C (Princeton University)
  Plenary Lecture 6: Ecology and the evolution of multicellularity Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 2: tba Sem 1
  Plenary Lecture 7: tba Sem 1
16:30-17:05 Nadell, C (Princeton University)
  Plenary Lecture 8: Microbial fortresses: the extracellular matrix and its impact on competition in bacterial biofilms Sem 1
17:05-17:20 Nicol, G (University of Aberdeen)
  Contributed Talk 3: tba Sem 1
17:20-17:35 Freilich, S (Newe-Ya'ar Research Center)
  Contributed Talk 4: tba 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
  Contributed Talk 5: tba 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 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 2
Friday 21 November
14:00-15:00 Nelson, D (Harvard University)
  Life at High Reynolds Number Sem 2
Monday 24 November
16:00-17:00 May, R (University of Oxford)
  tba Sem 1
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
  Plenary Lecture 3: tba Sem 1
15:45-16:20 Trably, E (INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)
  Plenary Lecture 4: tba 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 Croze, O (University of Cambridge)
  Contributed Talk 1: tba Sem 1
Thursday 27 November
09:30-10:05 Warren, P (Unilever R&D)
  Plenary Lecture 6: tba Sem 1
10:05-10:40 van der Meer, J (Université de Lausanne)
  Plenary Lecture 7: tba Sem 1
10:40-10:55 Poyatos, JF (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas)
  Contributed Talk 2: tba Sem 1
11:25-11:55 Pinto, A (University of Glasgow)
  Plenary Lecture 8: tba Sem 1
11:55-12:30 Picioreanu, C (Delft University of Technology)
  Plenary Lecture 9: tba Sem 1
14:00-14:35 Asally, M (University of California, San Diego)
  Plenary Lecture 10: tba Sem 1
14:35-15:10 Barer, M (University of Leicester)
  Plenary Lecture 11: tba Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 3: tba Sem 1
15:55-16:30 Prosser, J (University of Aberdeen)
  Plenary Lecture 12: tba Sem 1
16:30-17:05 Free, A (University of Edinburgh)
  Plenary Lecture 13: Unpredictability in Microbial Communities and How to Deal With It Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 4: tba Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 5: tba Sem 1
Friday 28 November
09:30-10:05 Wilmes, P (University of 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: tba Sem 1
  Contributed Talk 6: tba Sem 1
  Plenary Lecture 16: tba Sem 1
  Plenary Lecture 17: tba Sem 1
Thursday 04 December
  UMC open for business Sem 1
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