UCL Research Domains


Microbiology@UCL Annual Symposium 5th April 2019 Schedule

08:15 Registration

09:00 Welcome and Open: Joanne Santini (Structural & Molecular Biology)

Chair: David Price, Vice-Provost (Research)

09:15 Nick Lane (Genetics, Evolution & 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 & 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 (UCL Genetics Institute) So much data, so little time

12:30 Duncan Greig (Genetics, Evoluation & 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 Yingqi Hou (Medicine & Biosciences) Detailed evaluation of Streptococcus pneumoniae adhesion to host surfaces using atomic force microscopy

14:50 Greg Towers (Infection & Immunity) Can HIV capsid explain viral pandemicity and provide a novel paradigm for inhibition?

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 & Molecular Biology)

16:30 Brian Ho (Structural & 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)