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CoMPLEX Annual Conference 2012
Wednesday 1st February 2012
Kennedy Lecture Theatre
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH
The Conference will he held in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre, which is based on the Ground Floor. Please click on the link for a map of the venue.
CoMPLEX's Annual Conference is a celebration of Professor Rob Seymour's work with CoMPLEX.
Biodiversity, is essential for our survival. It provides basic necessities - food, fuel, clean water, climate regulation- as well as benefits such as textiles, medicine, breakdown of waste and crop pollination. However it also brings us things we don't want - superbugs that survive conventional antibiotics; invasive plants and animals that diminish biodiversity at the regional scale; and potential new killers like bird 'flu and MRSA. With biodiversity being challenged at the local, regional and global scales, in what has been called the sixth great extinction in earth's history, there has never been a more important time to understand the processes that act to generate (evolution) and maintain (ecology) the levels of biodiversity we find around us.
The Conference will be a full day with the morning dedicated to CoMPLEX students and Research Fellows speaking about their work, with the afternoon being dedicated to ecology and evolution. It will showcase some of the current and future important topics in these two areas including the effects of competition on the evolution of ageing; early warning signals of ecological catastrophe in coral reefs; the evolution of sexual signalling in courtship and the indirect effects of vaccination on the ecology of non-target viruses. The conference will culminate in a lecture by Prof Steve Jones (UCL) and Prof Jonathan Silvertown (Open University) who will be delivering the annual London-based Centre for Ecology and Evolution Huxley Lecture. Further details are available at the bottom of this webpage.
The day will be followed by a Wine Reception at Vats Wine Bar, 51 Lamb's Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NB. For a map of the location in relation to the Conference venue at UCL ICH, please click on the link.
If you would like to attend the conference, please click on the link below to register for a place. It would be helpful if you could do this by Monday 23rd January for catering purposes.
Register at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/complex-php/
A copy of the CoMPLEX Annual Conference 2012 schedule can be accessed here. A full programme with presentation abstracts will be available to view shortly.
|• Ms Gwen Knight (UCL)||• How a decline in MRSA infection incidence revealed a better way to use antibiotics|
|• Mr Anton Flugge (UCL)||• The memory of spatial pattern|
|• Dr Tak Fung (Queen’s University Belfast)||• Modelling coral reefs: alternative stable states and signals warning of critical transitions|
|• Dr Sam Tazzyman (UCL)||• The strategy of sperm depletion|
|• Dr Robin Freeman (UCL)||• Chasing birds: tracking the movement and behaviour of animals in the wild|
|• Mr Ben Calderhead (UCL)||
• Riemannian Manifolds and Statistical Models: The use of Differential Geometry in Probabilistic Modelling.
|• Dr Miguel Bernabeu (UCL)||• Large scale simulation of brain haemodynamics|
|• Prof Andrew Pomiankowski (UCL)||• TBC|
|• Dr C. Patrick Doncaster (University of Southampton)||• Evolution of aging in a crowded world|
|• Prof Roger Bradbury (Australian National University)||• Coral reefs in the flat Anthropocene|
|• Dr Mark Jit (Health Protection Agency)||• The effect of mass vaccination on the ecology of human papillomaviruses|
|• Dr Peter Sozou (LSE)||• Signalling in courtship|
|• Prof Steve Jones (UCL)||• TBC|
Centre for Ecology and Evolution- Huxley Lecture
‘The Crowd, the Cloud and Conservation’
The CEE Huxley Lecture will follow the CoMPLEX Annual Conference.
Prof Jonathan Silvertown (Open University) will be taking the lecture. Please view the following link for his profile:
Further information regarding the lecture, will soon be available from the CEE webpages:
The CEE Huxley Lecture will follow the CoMPLEX Annual Conference at 5pm in the same location.
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