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Microbiology@UCL Symposium 2019

Start: Apr 05, 2019 09:00 AM
End: Apr 05, 2019 07:00 PM

Microbiology@UCL Symposium 2019

We are pleased to announce the second annual Microbiology@UCL Symposium will be held on 5th April 2019. This event will present an opportunity to celebrate and discuss the wonderful world of microbes.

08:15   Registration

09:00  Welcome and Open: Joanne Santini

Chair: David Price, Vice-Provost (Research)
09:15  Nick Lane (Genetics, Evolution and Environment) The origin of microbes
09:35  Marcelle BouDagher-Fadel (Office of Vice-Provost Research) Foraminifera: protists from the past but with a bleak future!
09:55  Stefanie Frank (Biochemical Engineering) Old dogs, new tricks - Synthetic biology approaches to repurposing bacterial micro and nano compartments
10:15  David Napier (Anthropology) Is Immunology Microbial?

10:35   Break

Chair  Chris Barnes (Cell and Developmental Biology)
11:00  Paul Wilmes (Luxembourg University) Systems Ecology of the human gut microbiome: from measurement to molecular mechanism
11:45  Alexander Fedorec (Cell & Developmental Biology) Dynamic auto-stabilisation of multi-species bacterial communities
11:50  Richard Goldstein (Infection & Immunity) Playing immunological Whac-A-Mole with norovirus
12:10  Francois Balloux (Genetics, Evolution and Environment / UCL Genetics Institute) So much data, so little time
12:30  Duncan Greig (Genetics, Evolution and Environment) Why are yeast hybrids sexually sterile?
12:50  Dewi Owen (Centre for Clinical Microbiology) Prediction of the antimicrobial resistance profiles of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae directly from respiratory samples using MinION nanopore metagenomic sequencing
12:55  Lucy van Dorp (Genetics, Evolution & Environment) An eradicated European Plasmodium vivax strain retrieved from antique medical slides sheds light on its dispersal

13:00   Lunch

Chair  Richard Milne (Infection & Immunity)
14:00  Peijun Zhang (Oxford University) Tales of two assemblies
14:45  Greg Towers (Infection & Immunity) Can HIV capsid explain viral pandemicity and provide a novel paradigm for inhibition?
15:05  Yingqi Hou (Medicine & Biosciences) Detailed evaluation of Streptococcus pneumoniae adhesion to host surfaces using atomic force microscopy
15:10  Rob Heyderman (Infection & Immunity) Streptococcus pneumoniae – life at the mucosal frontline
15:30  Anne Johnson (Institute for Global Health) Understanding epidemics where microbiology meets epidemiology
15:50  Georgina Benn (Structural & Molecular Biology) Imaging the cell envelope of live bacteria at nanometre resolution

15:55   Break

Chair  Gabriel Waksman (Structural and Molecular Biology)
16:30  Brian Ho (Structural and Molecular Biology) Inter-bacterial competition mediated by contact-dependent secretion systems
16:50  Tracy Palmer (Newcastle University) The Staphylococcus aureus Type VII secretion system
17:35  ECR speaker/poster prizes
17:40  Summation & Close: Celia Caulcott, UCL Vice-Provost (Enterprise)

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