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Microbial Population Biology
July 17-22, 2005
Proctor Academy
Andover, NH
Chair:
Margaret A. Riley

Vice Chair:
Paul B. Rainey

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHow far have we come; the past twenty years of microbial population biology
Session Chair: Bruce Levin, Emory University
Lin Chao, UCSD
Dan Dykhuizen, SUNY Stony Brook
Barry Hall, Bellingham Research Institute
Dan Hartl, Harvard University
John Roth, U.C. Davis
9:30 pmChair's Reception - hosted by Peg and Paul
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amPhoto
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMicrobial ecology
Session Chair: Colleen Cavanaugh, Harvard University
Peter Morin, Rutgers University
The ecology of microbial aquatic communities
Colleen Cavanaugh, Harvard University
Symbioses of bacteria from deep-sea vents
Coffee Break
Sallie Chisholm, MIT
Facultative endosymbiotic bacteria of aphid: biological significance of hidden players in insect ecology
Osnat Gillor, Ben Gurion University
Family ties: Colicins induce their relative's production
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmProtozoan diversity and evolution
Session Chair: Graham Bell, University of British Columbia
Becky Zufall, Smith College
Protist diversity
Graham Bell, University of British Columbia
Protozoan sex
Johnathon Logsdon, University of Iowa
Phylogenomic analyses of microbial eukaryotes: hidden sex lives and an early origin of meiosis
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmGenome-enabled studies
Session Chair: Jeffrey Blanchard, UMass Amherst
Jeff Lawrence, University of Pittsburgh
Mapping the flow of laterally transferred genes
Julian Parkhill, The Sanger Institute
Comparative genomics and genome organization of microbial pathogens
Coffee Break
Eva Topp, University of Idaho
Adaptive evolution of broad-host-range plasmids: lessons from retrospective studies and experimental evolution
Takema Fukatsu, AIST
Genome enabled ecology of Prochlorococcus
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPhage diversity and evolution
Session Chair: Jim Bull, Univ. of Texas
Roger Hendrix, Univ. of Pittsburgh
All the world's a phage, but how did they get that way?
Jim Bull, Univ. of Texas
Genomics and predictability of phage evolution
Holly Wichman, Univ. of Idaho
Predictability of phage evolution
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCooperativity among microbes (in honor of John Maynard Smith)
Session Chair: Greg Velicer, Max-Planck Institute
Angus Buckling, Oxford University
Cooperation and competition in bacteria
Coffee Break
Greg Velicer, Max-Planck Institute
Evolution of novel cooperation in a social bacterium
Ben Kerr, University of Washington
The evolution and resolution of a 'tragedy of the commons' in a model host-pathogen metapopulation: Maynard-Smith's haystack revisited
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session III
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEcology and evolution of infectious disease
Session Chair: Abigail Saylers, Univ. of Illinois
Carl Bergstrom, Univ. of Washington
Evolution of infectious disease
Abigail Saylers, Univ. of Illinois
The new ecology of antibiotic resistance genes
Mike Feldgarden, Suny Stony Brook
A source-sink model for the evolution of pathogenic traits
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPhenotype-genotype mapping
Session Chair: Richard Lenski, Michigan State University
Phenotype and genotype mapping in E. coli
Dom Schneider, Université Joseph Fourier
Universal regulatory factors in E. coli and their phenotypic effects
Coffee Break
Christina Burch, Univ. North Carolina
Do RNA virus populations exist near an error threshold?
Allan Orr, UC Davis
The genetics of adaptation: theoretical issues
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session IV
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEvolution of sex
Session Chair: Rosemary Redfield, UBC
Do bacteria have sex?
Sally Otto, UBC
Why have sex: The population genetics of sex and recombination?
Wendy Gibson, University of Bristol
Genetic exchange in trypanosomes: approaches to elucidate the mechanism
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart

 
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