Friday, September 15, 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Beckman Institute Room 1025 – Auditorium
Chair: Asma Hatoum-Aslan
The symbiotic and antagonistic relationships that microorganisms share with each other play vital roles in microbial survival and evolutionary trajectory. Investigating these intricate interactions is essential not only for understanding microbial population dynamics, but also for discerning their influence on a myriad of environmental and biological processes, including ecosystem dynamics and human health and disease. Speakers in this session will delve into the complex interactions between diverse microorganisms and highlight their far-reaching impacts, ranging from the emergence of disease to the development of new biotechnologies.
War and Peace: Polymicrobial interactions in cystic fibrosis airway disease
Dominique Limoli, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa
Engineering microbial “cell within cell” systems to study evolution
Angad Mehta, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Co-infecting phages impede each other’s entry into the cell
Ido Golding, Department of Physics, University of Illinois
Collective dynamics within influenza virus populations
Christopher Brooke, School of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Illinois