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Fabio Antenucci from the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Copenhagen will give a talk entitled "Bacterial outer membrane vesicles and their use in vaccine development" at the upcomming Evogene/CIME extra seminar.
We will discuss the recent study of
Professor Emeritus Klaus Høiland, from our own section, was just granted funding by the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre for a new project that he will tell us all about on the coming Evogene section seminar.
In the study of Bast et al., we will discuss genomic patterns associated with the lack of recombination in asexual stick insects such as levels of polymorphisms, biased gene conversion and the effectiveness of purifying selection.
Elwira Smakowska from Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, will give the talk entitled "An extracellular network of Arabidopsis leucine-rich repeat receptor kinases control plant development and defenses".
We will discuss the study of Combs et al. and gain insights into spatial autocorrelation, coancestry and evolutionary clustering analyses as well as invasion in urban landscapes
Reidun Sirevåg from the Section for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UiO, will give a talk entitled "From hot springs to crystals. Confessions of a female scientist" at the Evogene seminar 22nd of October.
We will discuss tests for positive selection and evolutionary processes involved in host specificity in insect pathogens in the recent study of Kobmoo et al.
This years iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team from UiO will present their project entitled "Canditect - Fast detection of vulvovaginal Candida albicans using CRISPR/dCas9"
We will discuss a new Genome-Wide Association Study approach implemented by Caitlins & Didelot (TreeWAS). The method search for statistically significant associations between a phenotype and the genotype at all loci in a genetic dataset. treeWAS has the advantage to control for the confounding effects of clonal population structure and population stratification.
Pierre Gladieux is a research scientist at UMR BGPI, INRA Montpellier, France and he will give a talk entitled "Disease emergence and pathogen speciation".
We will discuss a study by Krohn et al. using a reduced representation genomic approach (RAD sequencing) to study the genetic diversity and evolutionary relationships of an endangered vole and other closely related desert-dwelling voles.
Eric Gelhaye will give a short talk entitled "From fungal detoxification systems to tree ecological traits" and Mélanie Morel-Rouhier will give a short talk entitled "Oak extractive-induced stress reveals the involvement of new enzymes in the detoxification response of Phanerochaete chrysosporium"
Leticia Pérez-Izquierdo from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Soil and Environment in Uppsala will give the talk entitled "Fungal community shifts along a fire severity gradient in a Boreal forest"
Group Leader Pilar Cubas from The National Centre for Biotechnolgy (CNB) in Madrid, Spain, will give the presentation entitled "To grow? To sleep? a bud ́s decision"
Read more about Cubas' reasearch here
Stefan Schild from The Institute of Molecular Biosciences at The University of Graz, Austria, will give the talk etitled "Multi-faceted roles of bacterial membrane vesicles".
To read more about Schild's research go here.
Prof. Rudolf Bohm from Texas A&M University -Kingsville, will give a talk at a joint Evogene / Fyscell Seminar this week entitled "How Drosophila Neural Circuits Can be Used to Study Disease Mechanisms".
Inger Skrede from Oslo Mycology Group at Evogene will give the talk entitled "Evolutionary necessities for invading buildings, comparative and population genomic analyses in the dry rot fungus".
Daniel Slade from Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech, US, will present his talk entitled "Identification and characterization of Fusobacterium nucleatum virulence factors critical for host-pathogen interactions in colorectal cancer"
Henrik Kvalheim Eriksen (Linke group): Colicins - a future tool in preventing bacterial diseases?
Sai Priya Sharma Kandanur (Leo group): Role of Secondary Structure Elements in the Translocator Domain of the Inverse Autotranporter Protein Intimin
Verena Mertes (Butenko group): A Phosphoproteomics approach to unravel the IDA Signalling Pathway
Yuri van Ekelenburg "The role of small RNA in genomic imprinting and plant fertilization"
Anne Greulich "Cross-generational analysis of short tandem repeat variation in the A.thaliana and G. morhua genome"
Chiara Di Luca - "Mechanisms and drivers of antimicrobial resistance"
Marie Leys - "Phylogeography and evolutionary history of a widespread endophytic fungus of Norway spruce (Lophodermium piceae)"
Jack Leo will give a presentation (~1 h) about his recent trip to Tanzania, which included visiting three national parks, so there will be plenty of pictures of animals (and even a few of plants - and fungi!). Bring some refreshments and enjoy! On Friday 23.2. at 4pm, EvoGene lunchroom.
Hawzeen Salah Khalil from The Leo Group will give a short talk entitled "Co-aggregation properties of trimeric autotransporter adhesins"
Øyvind S. Gulbrandsen from The Morphoplex Group will give a short talk entitled "A multi-gene phylogeny of the green algae (Chlorophyta)"
Renate Marie Alling from Aalen Group will give a short introduction to her newly started master project entitled "Evolution and molecular function of IDA-LIKE peptides"
Peter Kennedy from The Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, University of Minnesota will give a talk entitled "Adventures in optimizing the molecular characterization of fungi communities"
Peter Kennedy is a fungal ecologist broadly interested plant-microbe interactions. He has worked most extensively on the ectomycorrhizal fungal symbiosis, focusing on how the structure of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities is influenced by factors such as interspecific competition, host specificity, and biogeography.
Dr. Stefanie Barbirz, from the University Potsdam, Germany, will give the talk entitled "Tailspike cell adhesion systems in bacteriophage infection and as diagnostic tools".