BBSRC UK Multiscale Biology Network Meeting
The aim of this workshop is to bring together key experts and early-stage scientists working on host-microbe interactions, including pathogen infections, commensals and microbiome level studies.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together key experts and early-stage scientists working on host-microbe interactions, including pathogen infections, commensals and microbiome level studies, to share novel scientific ideas on the multiscale investigation of host-microbe interactions and to provide an exciting opportunity to establish and improve cross-disciplinary and UK-wide collaborations.
After kick off with three keynote speakers on current challenges, the program provides structured study groups to discuss
1) novel methodological approaches;
2) potential future projects requiring participants from different disciplines;
3) the best ways to get funding for such multi-disciplinary projects. We will facilitate these goals with short presentations and brainstorming opportunities in coordinated team works, and with panel discussion with representatives of key relevant funding agencies and charities.
Detailed program is coming soon.
In principle, any project (or project idea) that involves host-microbe interactions is invited, even if it focuses only on the host or on the microbe side. Potential topics include (but not limited to) biofilm formation, rhizobiome or gut microbiome studies, antibiotic resistance, and host-pathogen modelling. Modelling approaches on molecular or population level are all encouraged to apply.
We will provide a platform to discuss field-specific questions and challenges with key funding agencies and charities. The output ideas of the study groups will have the chance to directly get a feedback from representatives of the research councils and charities about potential funding ways. In parallel, flash presentations and posters about your existing projects can also increase the visibility of your research.
We can arrange a cheap and pleasant accommodation at the campus on a discounted rate for participants (you can book the room through the registration).
Registration deadline: 31 March 2017
Participation: Open to all