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The importance of microbial communities for health, industry and the natural environment cannot be overstated. Powerful new tools in molecular microbial ecology are being brought to bear on these systems in the anticipation of new technologies and treatments. However our lack of theoretical understanding of their function, structure, and dynamics represents a strategically important lacuna in our knowledge. It is unlikely that we will ever be able rationally design very large and very complex natural or "synthetic" communities without an appropriate mathematical description of how they work. Thus, a better understanding of microbial communities will increase our ability to harness the power of the microbial communities in biotechnology and to manipulate such communities to promote health and well-being. This workshop will explore the development of a generic suite of mathematical tools and concept that can be grounded in a tractable experimental reality to the rational predictive design of natural and synthetic communities. Key topics community assembly, immigration, community stability and dynamics, the development of model-based community design, experimental approaches for implementing synthetic communities, and application of microbial communities in biotechnology and health and well-being.
The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Wednesday ? Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.
Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as Visiting Fellows, programme participants or their guests, the above charge will apply.
Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation. Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.
Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.
Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.
The Formal Dinner will take place at 19:30 on Thursday 27 November at Cambridge Union Society. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.
If you are on the dinner list please ensure you arrive by 19:15 at the venue
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