Microbiology@UCL Annual Symposium 5th April 2019 Schedule
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?
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
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
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)