HotTopics Symposium: Evolution in and of Cell Communities

Location: O2 building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Date and Time: Wednesday 15/02/2022 from 9:30-18:00

9:30 – 10:00   Registration & Coffee

10:00 – 12:00 Session 1: Selection on communities by competition between communities

      • Paul Rainey: Communities as evolutionary units

      • Sijmen Schoustra: Experimental evolution and natural microbial communities from traditional fermentation

      • Rinke van Tatenhove-Pel: Evolution of microbial cooperation requires intermediate founder population sizes

12:00 – 13:00   Lunch

13:00 – 14:30   Session 2: Selection pressure on community members arising from community structure

      • Djordje Bajic: Exploring eco-evolutionary interactions on empirical fitness landscapes using metabolic models

      • Frank Bruggeman: Biochemistry-based prediction of the evolution of microbial metabolism in communities

      • Marjon de Vos: Antibiotic Resistance Evolution of urinary pathogens in their microbial habitat

14:30-15:00     Coffee

15:00 – 16:30    Session 3: Selection within multicellular organisms

      • Enrico Sandro Colizzi: Evolution of multicellularity: emergent evolutionary feedbacks on individual cells

      • Daniel Miedema: Measuring genetic diversity to predict cancer evolution

      • Saskia Suijkerbuijk: Cell competition in primary and metastatic colorectal cancer

16:30 – 18:00   Posters & Drinks

The symposium, including lunch and drinks, is free of charge but sign-up is obligatory.


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