Biosciences events in Cornwall

CEC Seminars for 2017/18 - Seminars will take place in Old Chapel Lecture Theatre, at 1:00pm unless othewise stated. All are welcome. The CEC Seminar Series Coordinator is Dr Ben Longdon (B.Longdon2@exeter.ac.uk).

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28 March 201913:00

Who benefits in amoeba-bacteria symbiosis?

Laboratory strains of microbes have long been isolated from their muddy past. What predators, prey, or symbionts have they lost in this process? Are some of these former partners vital to the success or failure of apparently independent organisms? What would a wild collection where these ties are unbroken tell us? Here I use field-collected strains of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum and their bacterial symbionts to explore these questions. Among the players are zombies, unculturables, chemical weapons, and complex evolutionary patterns. Even for microbes, we benefit from a return to the natural environment. Prof. Joan E. Strassmann, Washington University in St Louis. Hosted by Dr. Sasha Dall. Full details
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9 May 201913:00

Wild great apes as sources and sentinels for diseases

Dr. Fabian Leendertz from the Robert Koch-Institute on "Wild great apes as sources and sentinels for diseases". Hosted by Dr. Kim Hockings. Full details
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23 May 201913:00

The evolution of plant sexual diversity: from natural history to genomics

Prof. Spencer Barrett form the University of Toronto's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology on "The evolution of plant sexual diversity: from natural history to genomics". Hosted by Dr. Sasha Dall. Full details
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