Social Biology of Microbes 2012 #SocialMicrobes12 wrapup via Storify

Meeting details: 

Welcoming remarks: 

  • David Relman (presentation) (audio)
  • James Hughes (audio)
  • Lonnie King (audio)
  • KEYNOTE: 

Sociomicrobiology: 

  • Quorum sensing, biofilms, and territoriality (presentation) (audioE. Peter Greenberg, University of Washington
  • Moderator: David Relman DISCUSSION (audio)
SESSION I: Formation and Function of Microbial Communities

  • Moderator: Jacque Fletcher
  • Symbiont community complexity 
    • The fungal gardens of leafcutter ants
      • (presentation) (audio)
      • Cameron R. Currie, University of Wisconsin Madison
    • The role of oxygen in shaping the structure and function of microbial communities
      • (presentation) (audio)
      • Thomas M. Schmidt, Michigan State University
  • Source-sink dynamics: 
    • Marine invertebrate-associated and free-living chemosynthetic symbionts
    • Colleen Cavanaugh, Harvard University DISCUSSION (audio)
SESSION II: Factors Contributing to Community Stability 

  • Moderator: David Relman
    • Social evolutionary theory, cooperation, and the expression of virulence in microbial communities
    • (presentation) (audio)
  • Sam Brown, University of Edinburgh
    • Ecological factors and processes during evolutionary transitions in Darwinian individuality
    • (presentation) (audio)
  • Paul Rainey, New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
    • Evolution of cooperation and control of cheating in the social amoeba:
  • Dictyostelium discoideum
    • (presentation: part 1 part 2) (audio)
    • Joan E. Strassmann, Washington University\
  • Swarming bacteria as freight haulage systems (presentation) (audio)
    • Colin J. Ingham, Wageningen University
    • Emergence and robustness of multicellular behavior in bacteria (presentation) (audio)
  • Joao Xavier, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    • Mathematical and computational challenges in the study of complex adaptive systems
    • (presentation) (audio)
  • Simon A. Levin, Princeton University
    • DISCUSSION (audiopage2image12752 page2image12912 page2image13072 page2image13232 page2image13392 page2image13552 page2image13712 page2image13872 page2image14032 page2image14192 page2image14352 page2image14512 page2image14672 page2image14832
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
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SESSION III: 

  • Summary of Day One: David Relman (presentation) (audio)
  • Edith Widder, Ocean Research & Conservation Association
    • KEYNOTE: Glowing corpses & radiant excrement: The role of bioluminescence in microbial communities
    • (presentation) (audio)
    • Moderator: Lonnie King DISCUSSION (audio)page3image6024 page3image6184 page3image6344 page3image6504
  • Jo Handelsman, Yale University
    • Interspecies interactions among rhizosphere and soil bacteria (presentation) (audio
    • Moderator: David Rizzo
  • David Low, University of California – Santa Barbara
    • Contact dependent mechanisms of communication in bacteria (presentation) (audio)
  • Vanessa Sperandio, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 
    • Interactions between symbiotic microbes, their mammalian host, and invading pathogens
    • (presentation) (audio)
    • Moderator: Carole Heilman
  • Jonathan Eisen, University of California – Davis
    • Phylogenetic and phylogenomic approaches to studies of microbial communities
    • (presentation) (audio)
SESSION IV: What More Do We Need to Know about Microbial Community Dynamics?

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  • DISCUSSION (audio
  • Jared R. Leadbetter, California Institute of Technology
    • Discovery and applications of the metabolic diversity of microbial communities
    • (presentation) (audio)
    • Statistical tools for integrating community networks, spatial and clinical data (presentation) (audio)
  • Jill Banfield, University of California – Berkeley
    • Microbial community assembly and dynamics: From acidophilic biofilms to the premature infant gut
    • (presentation) (audio)
  • David A. Relman, Stanford University
    • Human-microbe mutualism in health and disease (presentation) (audio)
  • DISCUSSION (audio
  • Concluding Remarks (audio

Just got back from a meeting on the “Social Biology of Microbes”. Here are some notes from my trip and from the talks at the meeting, done via Storify. Here it is as a slideshow: http://storify.com/phylogenomics/social-biology-of-microbes-socialmicrobes2012.js?template=slideshow[<a href=”http://storify.com/phylogenomics/social-biology-of-microbes-socialmicrobes2012″ target=”_blank”>View the story “Social Biology of Microbes #SocialMicrobes2012” on Storify</a>]

And here it is a a full scrollable presentation


http://storify.com/phylogenomics/social-biology-of-microbes-socialmicrobes2012.js[View the story “Social Biology of Microbes #SocialMicrobes2012” on Storify]

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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