KITP Program: Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab
(Jul 24 - Sep 15, 2017)
Coordinators: Michael Desai, Anthony Long, Paul Rainey, and Christian Schlötterer

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Time Speaker Title
7/17, 9:30am All Students Organizational meeting with students
7/24, 10:00am All Students and Participants Introduction with the rest of the program
7/24, 10:30am Paul Rainey
Overview talk/kick-off[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/24, 1:30pm All Students Safety instructions & project presentation
7/24, 2:00pm All Students and Participants Orientation meeting for workshop
7/25, 9:30am Bruce Levin
Emory & KITP
A Personal (biased) Perspective on Microbiology: Some History, Some Cool Experiments, and Opinions about Where the Action is[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/25, 11:00am Erdal Toprak
UT Southwestern & KITP
Molecular Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/25, 3:45pm Tim Cooper
U Houston
Mutation interactions and the repeatability, evolvability and basis of adaptation in experimentally evolved bacteria[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/26, 9:30am Rachel Dutton
Deconstucting and Reconstructing Microbial Communities Using Cheese[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/26, 11:30am Bruce Levin
Emory & KITP
Excursions into the Population and Evolutionary Dynamics of Bacteriophage[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/27, 9:30am Otto Cordero
Microbial Genome Evolution[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/27, 11:00am Seppe Kuehn
Univ. of Illinois & KITP
Constraints on Communities and Characters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/28, 9:30am Lizzy Wilbanks
The Wild Microbe: Challenges, joys and tools for the microbial world[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/28, 11:00am Silvia De Monte
Self-organized Assortment and the Evolution of Collective Function[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/31, 9:30am Otto Cordero
The Structure-Function Mapping of ?-Scale Microbial Ecosystems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/31, 11:00am Richard Neher
HIV-1 evolution, immune escape and latency[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/01, 9:30am Erik Van Nimwegen
Univ. of Basel
How do prokaryotic genomes evolve? Of SNPs, phylogenies, recombination, and population structure.
8/01, 11:00am Josh Quick
Univ. Birmingham
How to deploy a portable lab for the surveillance of emerging infectious diseases[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/01, 2:00pm Thomas Julou
ETH Zurich
Stochastic gene expression in changing environments and why slackers persist[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/02, 9:30am Lin Chao
Theoretical and experimental study of the effects of non-genetic damage on cellular aging, lineage immortality, and fitness variance in a bacterial population[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/02, 11:00am Rees Kassen
U. Ottawa
The sounds of silence: Fitness effects of synonymous mutations in a gene under selection[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/02, 2:00pm Olin Silander
Univ. of Basel
The evolution of bacterial gene regulation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/03, 9:30am Shelley Copley
Metabolic innovation in microbial communities: who gets to play?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/03, 11:00am Greg Lang
Lehigh Univ.
Yeast experimental evolution: sequence dynamics, targets of selection, an example of synergistic epistasis, and maybe some ploidy stuff too[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/03, 2:00pm Bruce Levin
Rees Kassen
(U. Ottawa)
Lin Chao
Informal discussion of topics related to antibiotic resistance[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/04, 9:30am Andrew Murray
Does experimental evolution tell us anything useful?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/04, 11:00am Sasha Levy
Stony Brook
The dynamics of adaptive genetic diversity during the early stages of clonal evolution[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/07, 9:30am Aleksandra Walczak
ENS Paris & KITP
Analyzing immune repertoires[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/07, 11:00am Alfred Spormann
How Micobes Use Energy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/08, 9:30am Joshua Weitz
Georgia Tech
Synergistic Elimination of Bacterial Pathogens by Phage and the Innate Immune System[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/08, 11:00am Paul Turner
Using phage to select for evolution of reduced virulence in pathogenic bacteria[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/08, 1:30pm Daniel Huson
Univ. Tübingen
Tutorial: Metagenomic analysis with MEGAN[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/08, 3:30pm Michael Lässig
Univ. of Cologne & KITP
Adaptive traits of influenza proteins[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/09, 9:30am Molly Burke
Oregon State & KITP
What can we learn from experimental evolution in sexual populations?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/09, 11:00am Terry Hwa
What does chemotaxis do for bacteria: beyond mechanisms and buzz words[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/09, 2:00pm All This slot is open for topics that come up during the week
8/09 6:15pm Rachel Dutton
The Wonderful Microbial World of Cheese[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Chalk Talk
8/10, 9:30am Gurol Suel
Electrical signaling in bacterial communities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/10, 11:00am Joshua Weitz
Georgia Tech
Space-time Frontiers of Marine Viral Ecology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/10, 3:30pm Terry Hwa
What does chemotaxis do for bacteria: beyond mechanisms and buzz words, cont'd[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/11, 9:30am Alfred Spormann
Ecological Consequences of Metabolic Pathways[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/11, 11:00am Daniel Huson
Univ. Tübingen
Metagenome analysis and assembly[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/14, 9:30am Aneil Agrawal
Univ. of Toronto & KITP
Experimental evolution in flies: plasticity evolution & sexual interactions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/14, 11:00am Pankaj Mehta
Statistical physics approaches to community ecology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
08/14 12:15pm Terry Hwa
Re-learning how to do phenomenological theories and why this is so important in biology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
8/15, 9:30am Ned Wingreen
Modeling microbial diversity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/15, 11:00am Rich Lenski
Dynamics of Adaptation and Genome Evolution in a Long-Term Experiment with E. coli[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/15, 3:30pm Claudia Bank
Fitness landscapes and the predictability of evolution[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 9:30am Oskar Hallatschek
Berkeley & KITP
Recurrent jackpot events (typically) favor majorities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 11:00am Paul Rainey
Big fleas, little fleas, lesser fleas[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 2:00pm All This slot is open for topics that come up during the week
8/17, 9:30am Olivier Tenaillon
Genomics of E. coli adaptation in vitro, in vivo, in infectio[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/17, 11:00am Philipp Messer
Cornell & KITP
Genetic manipulation of entire populations with CRISPR gene drives[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/17, 3:30pm Oskar Hallatschek
Berkeley & KITP
Recurrent jackpot events (typically) favor majorities, cont'd[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/18, 9:30am Rich Lenski
Back to the Freezer: Assorted Experiments, Old and New[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/18, 11:00am Students Presentations from QBIO School students[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/18, 1:00pm Students Presentations from QBIO School students, cont'd[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/21, 11:00am Thierry Mora
ENS Paris & KITP
Evolution and ecology of well-adapted immune systems
8/21, 3:45pm Aleksandra Walczak
ENS Paris & KITP
Analyzing Immune repertories part 2
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