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Single cell ecology

Discussion meeting

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Thomas Richards, Dr Ramon Massana and Professor Neil Hall

The Royal Society

Interdisciplinary meeting to explore the use of single cell technologies to understand the function, diversity and interactions of microbes. By bringing together physicists who manipulate cells, microbiologists who seek to understand the nature of microbial communities and genomicists who are developing new approaches to study individual cells we will achieve a greater understanding of the potential of this new field.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies are below. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions B.

Poster session

There will be a poster session at 16:15 on Monday 10 December. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team with the subject heading "Single cell ecology: poster abstract" no later than Monday 22 October 2018. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organiser's discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending the event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places, advanced registration is essential
  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

Enquiries: Contact the Scientific Programmes team.

Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

10 December

09:00-12:30

Biophysical approaches to manipulating cells

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Chairs

Professor Tom Richards, University of Exeter, UK

09:05-09:30

Professor Otto X Cordero, MIT, USA

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09:45-10:15

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:30

Professor Stephen Quake, Stanford University, USA

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11:45-12:15 Single cell analysis with droplet microfluidics

Professor David Weitz, Harvard University, USA

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12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-17:00

New approaches to studying microbial characteristics in natural environments

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Dr Alyson Santoro, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

13:30-14:00 Immunogenomics one cell at a time

Dr Sarah Teichmann FMedSci, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK

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14:15-14:45 Single-cell responses to environmental cues

Dr Stefano Pagliara, University of Exeter, UK

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15:00-15:30 Tea

15:30-16:00

16:15-18:00 Poster session

11 December

09:00-12:30

Genomics in the environment

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Chairs

Professor Neil Hall, Earlham Institute, UK

09:00-09:30

09:45-10:15 Studying uncultivated diversity via single-cell approaches

Dr Tanja Woyke, DOE Joint Genome Institute, USA

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10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-10:30

11:45-12:15 Interrogating marine microbes for their degree of activity and growth: an overview and recent developments

Dr Josep M Gasol, Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC, Spain

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12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-17:00

New approaches to capture microbial form, function and interactions

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Chairs

Dr Ramon Massana Institute of Marine Sciences, CSIC, Spain

13:30-14:00

14:15-14:45 How do we define the role of eukaryotic cells in complex microbial ecosystems?

Professor Patrick Keeling, University of British Columbia, Canada

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15:00-15:30 Tea

15:30-16:00

16:15-17:00 Panel discussion/overview

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Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Thomas Richards, Dr Ramon Massana and Professor Neil Hall

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK