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Event When Speaker Title Presentation Material
UMC 21st August 2011
15:00 to 16:00
A Ruiz-Herrera Chaos in biology: Experiments, implications and mathematical tools
UMC 12th August 2014
14:00 to 15:00
W Sloan Modelling interactions between hydrodynamics and dispersal that help shape biofilm community composition across a range of scales.
UMC 12th August 2014
15:00 to 16:00
T Parsons A Non-exchangeable Coalescent Process Arising In Phylogenetics
UMC 14th August 2014
14:00 to 15:00
O Croze Bacterial migration in porous media: new statistical physics with implications for soil bioremediation and microbial ecology
UMC 14th August 2014
15:00 to 16:00
V de Lorenzo Superbugs vs communities in environmental bioremediation
UMC 19th August 2014
14:00 to 15:00
J Chong Methanogenic Communities
UMC 19th August 2014
15:00 to 16:00
C Wiuf Modelling Biochemical Pathways
UMC 21st August 2014
14:00 to 15:00
J Gore Cooperation, cheating and collapse in microbial populations
UMC 21st August 2014
15:00 to 16:00
A Ruiz-Herrera Chaos in biology: Experiments, implications and mathematical tools
UMC 26th August 2014
14:00 to 15:00
V de Lorenzo Catalytic origami: Genetic tools and strategies for assembling 3D bacterial consortia
UMC 28th August 2014
14:00 to 15:00
B Waclaw Life on the edge - microbial evolution in the presence of drug gradients
UMC 2nd September 2014
14:00 to 15:00
JR van der Meer Understanding reactions of introduced bacteria in natural and engineered environments
UMC 2nd September 2014
15:00 to 16:00
A Zelezniak Metabolic interactions in microbial communities
UMC 4th September 2014
14:00 to 15:00
S Allison Representing microbial communities in Earth system models
UMC 4th September 2014
15:00 to 16:00
P Joyce Theory of adaptive evolution informed by microbial experiments
UMC 8th September 2014
16:00 to 17:00
S Leibler On the (un)reasonable (in)effectiveness of mathematics in biology: Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow Lecture
UMCW01 10th September 2014
13:30 to 14:05
S Leibler Plenary Lecture 1: Contingency and convergence in microbial population dynamics
UMCW01 10th September 2014
14:05 to 14:40
S Frank Plenary Lecture 2: Cancer-like overgrowths and genomic regulatory design in microbes
UMCW01 10th September 2014
14:40 to 15:15
T Curtis Plenary Lecture 3: Simple Theory and the Microbial World
UMCW01 10th September 2014
15:45 to 16:20
F Rohwer Plenary Lecture 4: Phage and Origins of the Immune System
UMCW01 10th September 2014
16:20 to 16:55
T Rogers Plenary Lecture 5: Survival of the unfit - how demographic noise can create suboptimal species
UMCW01 10th September 2014
16:55 to 17:10
S Kalvala Contributed Talk 1: Computational models of spatial behaviour of microbial communities
UMCW01 11th September 2014
09:30 to 10:05
T Hwa Plenary Lecture 6: Mixed and Hierarchical Utilization of Carbon Substrates by Bacteria
UMCW01 11th September 2014
10:05 to 10:40
C Picioreanu Plenary Lecture 7: Numerical modelling, an interdisciplinary bridge in studying microbial biofilms
UMCW01 11th September 2014
10:40 to 10:55
AC McHardy Contributed Talk 2: The Initiative for the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI)
UMCW01 11th September 2014
11:25 to 11:55
AG Smith Plenary Lecture 8: Algal-bacterial consortia and evolution of mutualism
UMCW01 11th September 2014
11:55 to 12:30
J Vorholt Plenary Lecture 9: Structure and functions of the bacterial phyllosphere microbiota
UMCW01 11th September 2014
14:00 to 14:35
H Flint Plenary Lecture 10: Phylogeny and functionality in anaerobic microbial communities: making sense of metabolite outputs and population dynamics
UMCW01 11th September 2014
14:35 to 15:10
H Kettle Plenary Lecture 11: Modelling the emergent dynamics of human colonic microbiota
UMCW01 11th September 2014
15:10 to 15:25
BA Laroche Contributed Talk 3: A functional population model of fiber degradation by the human intestinal microbiota
UMCW01 11th September 2014
15:55 to 16:30
J Chong Plenary Lecture 12: Determining the microbial population dynamics of anaerobic digestion using metagenomics
UMCW01 11th September 2014
16:30 to 17:05
D Stahl Plenary Lecture 13 (teleconference): tba
UMCW01 11th September 2014
17:05 to 17:20
T Grosskopf Contributed Talk 4: Metabolic Modelling in an Evolutionary Framework Predicts Phenotypic Diversification of E.coli growing on Glucose as the Single Carbon Source
UMCW01 11th September 2014
17:20 to 17:35
J Pandhal Contributed Talk 6: Metaproteomics of algal blooms
UMCW01 12th September 2014
09:30 to 10:05
K Drescher Plenary Lecture 14: Development and Evolution in Environmental Biofilms
UMCW01 12th September 2014
10:05 to 10:40
Q Jin Plenary Lecture 15: Geomicrobial kinetics: bridging the gap between laboratory and nature
UMCW01 12th September 2014
10:40 to 10:55
F Peaudecerf Contributed Talk 5: Uptake levelling in chemotactic bacteria measured by the Gini index
UMCW01 12th September 2014
11:25 to 11:55
M Ackermann Plenary Lecture 16: Collective Functionality Through Microbial Individuality
UMCW01 12th September 2014
11:55 to 12:30
O Cordero Plenary Lecture 17: Micro-scale biological interactions shape microbial community dynamics on marine particles
UMC 16th September 2014
14:00 to 15:00
J van der Meer Biology of Integrative and Conjugative Elements (special agents of bacterial evolution)
UMC 16th September 2014
15:00 to 16:00
S Grosskinsky Mathematical aspects of growing colonies
UMC 18th September 2014
14:00 to 14:30
A Sczyrba Metagenome, metatranscriptome and single cell genome sequencing of biogas-producing microbial communities from production-scale biogas plants
UMC 18th September 2014
14:30 to 15:00
J Droege Computational tools for the taxonomic analysis of shotgun metagenome samples
UMC 18th September 2014
15:00 to 15:30
A McHardy Gaining Insights into the Uncultured Microbial World by Computational Metagenome Analysis
UMC 18th September 2014
15:30 to 16:00
A Darling Toward resolving the fine scale genetic structure of microbial populations: a metagenomic Hi-C approach
UMC 25th September 2014
14:00 to 15:00
T Parsons Linking Statistical and Ecological Theory: Hubbell's Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity as a hierarchical Dirichlet process
UMC 30th September 2014
14:00 to 15:00
J Huisman Colorful niches of phototrophic microorganisms shaped by vibrations of the water molecule
UMC 2nd October 2014
14:00 to 15:00
J van der Meer The construction and use of bacterial bioreporters
UMC 2nd October 2014
15:00 to 16:00
C Picioreanu Modelling electrochemically-active biofilms
UMC 7th October 2014
14:00 to 15:00
R Allen Predictability and Unpredictability in nutrient-cycling microbial ecosystems
UMC 7th October 2014
15:00 to 16:00
J Huisman Impacts of rising CO2 on harmful cyanobacterial blooms
UMC 9th October 2014
09:30 to 12:30
Q Jin PhreeqC tutorial session
UMC 14th October 2014
14:00 to 15:00
D Falush TBA
UMC 14th October 2014
15:00 to 16:00
S Widder Microbial communities and the structure-function twins
UMC 16th October 2014
14:00 to 15:00
F Rohwer Speculation about Quantum Isolation in Biology
UMC 16th October 2014
15:00 to 16:00
T Schuster Game-theoretical approaches in microbiology
UMC 20th October 2014
15:00 to 16:00
M Goddard Experimentally Quantifying Patterns in Microbial Eukaryote Populations
UMC 20th October 2014
16:00 to 17:00
P Rainey The Evolution of Multicellularity
UMC 21st October 2014
14:00 to 15:00
F Rohwer Outstanding Questions in the Ecology and Evolution of Coral Reef Microbes
UMC 23rd October 2014
15:00 to 16:00
C Quince TBA
UMCW02 27th October 2014
13:30 to 14:30
S Brown Plenary Lecture 1: Understanding bacterial communication and cooperation: combinatorial quorum-sensing
UMCW02 27th October 2014
14:30 to 14:45
E Cunnington Contributed Talk 1: The Crabtree effect and its influences on fitness of yeast populations from natural isolates
UMCW02 27th October 2014
15:00 to 15:15
G D'Souza Contributed Talk 2: Less is more: Selective advantages can explain the loss of biosynthetic functions in bacteria
UMCW02 27th October 2014
15:30 to 16:30
J Weitz Plenary Lecture 2: Theoretical principles of virus-host population dynamics
UMCW02 27th October 2014
16:30 to 17:30
J Kreft Plenary Lecture 3: Are simple models more general?
UMCW02 28th October 2014
09:30 to 10:30
I Klapper Plenary Lecture 4: Biofilms, particularly Biofilm Models
UMCW02 28th October 2014
11:00 to 12:00
Q Jin Plenary Lecture 5: Biogeochemical Reaction Modeling: Theory and Application
UMCW02 28th October 2014
12:00 to 12:15
ER Watkins Contributed Talk 3: The role of metabolic and immunological competition in structuring pneumococcal populations and the effects of vaccination
UMCW02 28th October 2014
12:15 to 12:30
C Mills Contributed Talk 4: How the coexistence of specialist and generalist species is influenced by the size of environmental graining
UMCW02 28th October 2014
14:00 to 15:00
C Quince Plenary Lecture 6: Resolving microbial community structure and function using next generation sequencing
UMCW02 28th October 2014
15:00 to 15:15
F Goldschmidt Contributed Talk 5: Successive range expansions of interacting microbial populations promote spatial diversity
UMCW02 28th October 2014
15:15 to 15:30
S Waschina Contributed Talk 6: Carbon source-dependent metabolic costs of amino acid biosynthesis in Escherichia coli
UMCW02 28th October 2014
16:00 to 17:00
A McKane Discussion Session: Different approaches to the modelling of microbial communities
UMCW02 29th October 2014
09:30 to 10:30
C Tarnita Plenary Lecture 7: Mathematics of social behavior
UMCW02 29th October 2014
10:30 to 10:45
S O'Brien Contributed Talk 7: Social evolution of toxic metal bioremediation in P.aeruginosa
UMCW02 29th October 2014
11:30 to 12:30
T Pfeiffer Plenary Lecture 8: Game theory for modelling microbial communities
UMC 29th October 2014
14:00 to 15:00
S Widder & O Soyer UMC Discussion Session
UMCW03 30th October 2014
09:30 to 10:05
J Huisman Plenary Lecture 1: Non-Equilibrium Dynamics in Ecological Communities
UMCW03 30th October 2014
10:05 to 10:40
P Rainey Plenary Lecture 2: tba
UMCW03 30th October 2014
10:40 to 10:55
R Garrido Oter Contributed Talk 1: Structure and functions of the bacterial root microbiota in wild and domesticated barley
UMCW03 30th October 2014
11:25 to 11:55
N Goldenfeld Plenary Lecture 3: Individual-level models, demographic stochasticity and spatio-temporal variations in microbial populations
UMCW03 30th October 2014
11:55 to 12:30
J Weitz Plenary Lecture 4: Modeling Ocean Viruses: From Infections to Ecosystems
UMCW03 30th October 2014
14:00 to 14:35
P Warren Plenary Lecture 5: Neutral models on island chains: biodiversity measures, and the 'everything is everywhere' problem.
UMCW03 30th October 2014
14:35 to 15:10
C Tarnita Plenary Lecture 6: Ecology and the evolution of multicellularity
UMCW03 30th October 2014
15:10 to 15:25
A Haas Contributed Talk 2: Structure, Function and Dynamics in Microbial Communities
UMCW03 30th October 2014
15:55 to 16:30
D Segre Plenary Lecture 7: Spatio-temporal dynamics of microbial ecosystem metabolism
UMCW03 30th October 2014
16:30 to 17:05
J Tasoff Plenary Lecture 8: An Economic Framework of Microbial Trade
UMCW03 30th October 2014
17:05 to 17:20
S Freilich Contributed Talk 3: Metabolic Network Approaches for delineating functional division within Bacterial Communities
UMCW03 31st October 2014
09:30 to 10:05
B Teusink Plenary Lecture 9: tba
UMCW03 31st October 2014
10:05 to 10:40
A Buckling Plenary Lecture 10: Feedback between microevolution and community structure
UMCW03 31st October 2014
10:40 to 10:55
G Nicol Contributed Talk 4: Understanding microbial networks driving nitrogen cycling in soil
UMCW03 31st October 2014
11:25 to 11:55
S De Monte Plenary Lecture 11: The evolution of groups and microbial collectives
UMCW03 31st October 2014
11:55 to 12:30
D Johnson Plenary Lecture 12: The causes and consequences of metabolic specialization
UMC 3rd November 2014
09:00 to 17:00
C Picioreanu COMSOL tutorial
UMCW05 4th November 2014
10:05 to 10:20
S Freilich Taking a bottom-up approach: using metabolic models to study how interactions shape natural-occurring microbial communities
UMCW05 4th November 2014
10:20 to 10:35
D Segre tba
UMCW05 4th November 2014
10:35 to 10:50
D Fell Issues in Flux Balance Analysis
UMCW05 4th November 2014
11:15 to 11:30
K Sasidharan Importance of Standardising Genome-Scale Stoichiometric Models
UMCW05 4th November 2014
11:30 to 11:45
N Swainston Standardisation of stoichiometric models: how and why
UMCW05 4th November 2014
11:45 to 12:00
A Heinken Constraint-based modeling of microbial communities and their interaction with the host
UMCW05 4th November 2014
13:00 to 13:15
B Olivier Exchanging stoichiometric models: interoperability at genome scale
UMCW05 4th November 2014
13:15 to 13:30
D Murray tba
UMCW05 4th November 2014
13:30 to 13:45
S Hoffmann Optimal metabolic dynamics resolved by cyclic FBA
UMCW05 4th November 2014
13:45 to 14:00
T Grosskopf Implementing Trade-offs in FBA
UMC 5th November 2014
14:00 to 15:00
D Murray Energetic feedback on chromatin state defines a system-wide reset point
UMC 5th November 2014
15:00 to 16:00
W Shou Interaction driven spatial patterning in microbial communities
UMC 6th November 2014
14:00 to 15:00
D Franco Controlling chaos in population models
UMC 6th November 2014
15:00 to 16:00
N Goldenfeld How microbial communities drove the evolution of the genetic code more than 3.8 billion years ago
UMC 10th November 2014
14:00 to 15:00
C Murrell Understanding the structure and function of microbes involved in cycling of trace gases in the environment
UMC 13th November 2014
14:00 to 15:00
I Klapper Why are there so few microbial species?
UMC 13th November 2014
15:00 to 16:00
R Quinn Omics approaches reveal how chemistry governs the biology of cystic fibrosis lung infections
UMC 14th November 2014
11:00 to 12:00
S Cornell Modelling Macro Ecological Patterns: Neutral Theory and Beyond
UMC 18th November 2014
14:00 to 15:00
D Greig Sexual signals between yeast cells
UMC 21st November 2014
14:00 to 15:00
D Nelson Life at High Reynolds Number
UMC 25th November 2014
14:00 to 15:00
S Guptal The role of immune selection on the population structure of metabolic genes in pathogenic bacteria
UMC 25th November 2014
15:00 to 16:00
M Mobilia Spiralling patterns in models inspired by bacterial games with cyclic competition
UMCW04 26th November 2014
13:30 to 14:05
H Wang Plenary Lecture 1: Engineering syntrophic exchange in synthetic microbial communities
UMCW04 26th November 2014
14:05 to 14:40
K Foster Plenary Lecture 2: Cooperation and competition in microbial communities
UMCW04 26th November 2014
14:40 to 15:15
T Bell Plenary Lecture 3: Bacterial interactions in synthetic communities and in the wild
UMCW04 26th November 2014
15:45 to 16:20
E Trably Plenary Lecture 4: Eco-engineering of fermentative microbial communities: the role of keystone species
UMCW04 26th November 2014
16:20 to 16:55
B Smets Plenary Lecture 5: Engineering microbial community architecture to set community metabolism
UMCW04 26th November 2014
16:55 to 17:10
JF Poyatos Contributed Talk 1: Synthetic microbial systems as ecosystems simulators
UMCW04 27th November 2014
09:30 to 10:05
V de Lorenzo Plenary Lecture 6: Metabolic conflicts drive multi-scale organization of microbial activities
UMCW04 27th November 2014
10:05 to 10:40
G Hernandez-Raquet Plenary Lecture 7: Lignocellulose degradation by enriched microbial consortia from cow rumen and termite gut
UMCW04 27th November 2014
10:40 to 10:55
O Croze Contributed Talk 2: Long distance relationships between algae and bacteria
UMCW04 27th November 2014
11:25 to 11:55
A Pinto Plenary Lecture 8: Towards a predictive framework for microbial community dynamics in drinking water systems
UMCW04 27th November 2014
11:55 to 12:30
N Krasnogor Plenary Lecture 9: Computation and Polymer Synthesis for Designer Quorum Sensing Behaviour
UMCW04 27th November 2014
14:00 to 14:35
M Asally Plenary Lecture 10: tba
UMCW04 27th November 2014
14:35 to 15:10
M Barer Plenary Lecture 11: The good the bad and the irrelevant. Sequential analyses of the sputum microbiome in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
UMCW04 27th November 2014
15:10 to 15:25
R Kleerebezem Contributed Talk 3: Flux analysis in microbial ecosystems
UMCW04 27th November 2014
15:55 to 16:30
J Prosser Plenary Lecture 12: The paradox of nitrification in acid soils and lessons for microbial community ecology
UMCW04 27th November 2014
16:30 to 17:05
A Free Plenary Lecture 13: Variability and Alternative Community States in Microbial Communities
UMCW04 27th November 2014
17:05 to 17:20
M Ortiz Contributed Talk 4: Optimization-based tools for bacterial ecology design
UMCW04 27th November 2014
17:20 to 17:35
M Kirkilionis Contributed Talk 5: Numerical Continuation of Equilibria of Cell Population Models with Internal Cell Cycle
UMCW04 28th November 2014
09:30 to 10:05
P Wilmes Plenary Lecture 14: Ecosystems Biology: from data to control of microbial communities
UMCW04 28th November 2014
10:05 to 10:40
J Rodriguez Plenary Lecture 15: Can bioenergetics tell us more about microbial ecosystems activity than community identity?
UMCW04 28th November 2014
11:25 to 11:55
L Raskin Plenary Lecture 16: Managing microbial communities in anaerobic membrane bioreactors
UMCW04 28th November 2014
11:55 to 12:30
C Picioreanu Plenary Lecture 17: Modeling biofilm formation in porous media and fouling in membrane processes
UMC 4th December 2014
13:30 to 13:45
J Toland & J Leeks Welcome & Introduction
UMC 4th December 2014
13:45 to 14:10
T Curtis Mathematical Computational Approaches to Understanding Microbial Communities
UMC 4th December 2014
14:10 to 14:40
J-P Steyer Innovation and Technology Transfer in Anaerobic Digestion
UMC 4th December 2014
14:40 to 15:10
H-K Kotlar Industrialisation of a Biotech Process - a Multidisciplinary Approach
UMC 4th December 2014
15:30 to 16:00
B Murphy Microbial Dysbiosis - A Personal Care Perspective
UMC 4th December 2014
16:00 to 16:30
R Rozendal Harnessing the Wonders of the Microbial World to Solve Environmental Problems
UMC 4th December 2014
16:30 to 17:00
Questions & Open Discussion
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