Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 22, 2013. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by April 20, 2013. Please refer to the Application Instructions section below for more details (if available).
The Microbial Population Biology Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Microbial Population Biology Gordon Research Conference
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Please refer to the Microbial Population Biology GRC web page for more information.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Microbial Population Biology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The Gordon Research Seminars constitute a unique platform for early-career scientists to share their work, to foster scientific collaboration, and promote a greater connectivity among the next generation of population biologists. This GRS on Microbial Population Biology will be the first of its kind and will focus on a broad array of current issues in the field such as host-pathogen interactions, new models in experimental evolution, synthetic biology, bacteria metagenomics and bacterial communication. The seminar will be held prior to the GRC on Microbial Population Biology and will culminate with a the presentation of Q&A session with two invited speakers who will share their experience in the field.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 20, 2013. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
Update: Applications for oral presentations have now reached the limit. Applications for poster presentation will be accepted until the date noted above. Current applications for an oral-presentation will be wait-listed.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Microbial Evolution|
|Discussion Leader: Fred Inglis (ETH Zurich)|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Eric Bruger (Michigan State University)
"Quorum sensing inhibits invasion by social cheaters in Vibrio harveyi"
|4:00 pm - 4:05 pm||Discussion|
|4:05 pm - 4:25 pm||Ben Kerr (University of Washington)|
|4:25 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 8:40 pm||Systems and Synthetic Biology|
|7:30 pm - 7:35 pm||Discussion Leader: William Harcombe (Harvard University)
|7:35 pm - 7:50 pm||Xiao Yi (University of Minnesota)
"Adaptation in fluctuating environment: from biochemistry to ecology"
|7:50 pm - 7:55 pm||Discussion|
|7:55 pm - 8:10 pm||Huei-Yi Lai (Institute of Molecular Biology, Taiwan)
"Mode of protein evolution revealed by substituting orthologous essential genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae"
|8:10 pm - 8:15 pm||Discussion|
|8:15 pm - 8:30 pm||Christopher Wylie (Brown University)
"Epistasis mediated by cooperative protein folding"
|8:30 pm - 8:40 pm||Discussion|
|8:40 pm - 9:30 pm||Experimental Evolution|
|8:40 pm - 8:45 pm||Discussion Leader: Anita Melnyk (University of Ottawa)|
|8:50 pm - 9:05 pm||Danna Gilford (University of Oxford)
"Compensatory adaptation in rifampicin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa"
|9:05 pm - 9:10 pm||Discussion|
|9:10 pm - 9:25 pm||Zachary Blount (Michigan State University)
"Evidence of speciation in an experimental population of E. coli following the evolution of a key adaptation"
|9:25 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 10:10 am||Ecological Interactions (Practice and Theory)|
|9:00 am - 9:05 am||Discussion Leader: Luis Zaman (Michigan State University)
|9:05 am - 9:20 am||Justin Meyer (Harvard Medical School)
"Phage Lambda fitness landscape revealed by high throughput sequencing techniques"
|9:20 am - 9:25 am||Discussion|
|9:25 am - 9:40 am||Madalena Pieczynska (Jagiellonian, Poland)
"Signature of coevolution between killer viruses and their hosts in yeast strains"
|9:40 am - 9:45 am||Discussion|
|9:45 am - 10:00 am||Manoshi Datta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Range expansions favor the maintenance of cooperation in an experimental microbial metapopulations"
|10:00 am - 10:10 am||Discussion|
|10:10 am - 11:00 am||Microbial Evolution and Genomics|
|10:10 am - 10:20 am||Discussion Leader: Jesse Shapiro (Harvard University)
|10:20 am - 10:35 am||Helena Mendes-Soares (University of Idaho)
"Comparative functional genomics of vaginal lactobacilli"
|10:35 am - 10:40 am||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am||Sergey Kryazhimskiy (Harvard University)
"Influence of epistasis on adaptability in yeast"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:00 pm||Keynote Speaker|
|Discussion Leader: Tami Lieberman (Harvard Medical School) |
|1:30 pm - 1:55 pm||Keynote Speaker: Sheri Simmons (Marine Biological Laboratories)|
|1:55 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:40 pm||Mentorship Session|
|Q&A with Ben Kerr and Sheri Simmons|
|2:40 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Last Updated: May 23, 2013