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External Faculty Speaker
Friday, 2 June 2017, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedAndrew Leach, The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Genome Campus, United KingdomHost: Matthias WilmannsSeminar Room 48e
Science and Society
Friday, 9 June 2017, 15:00Add to calendarDo microbes control the mind? Issues in brain, gut and microbiota researchMaureen O'Malley, University of Bordeaux, FranceHost: Rob MeijersSeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Abstract: Microbiota research uses a sequencing-based approach to examine the composition and function of microbial communities in specific niches. Some of the most intensive research in this area has been carried out on the gut microbiota of animals, particularly humans and mice. Many associations have been made between microbiota composition and various health or disease states. A rapidly expanding area of investigation is concerned with the connections between animal gut microbiota, the enteric nervous system, and various brain and behavioural states. Links have been made between microbiota composition and disorders such as autism, anxiety and depression. Microbiota even seem to influence general cognition and memory. Many strong interpretations have been made of these findings, including claims that microbiota control animal behaviour in the manner of puppeteers controlling puppets. I will examine these claims in the context of a variety of problems in microbiota research methodology and what they can say about causality.
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 16 June 2017, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedClement Blanchet, EMBL Hamburg, GermanySeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
External Faculty Speaker
Friday, 23 June 2017, 13:00Add to calendarFunction regulation of enzymes from central carbon metabolism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Iva Pichová, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech RepublicHost: Matthias WilmannsSeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 30 June 2017, 13:00Add to calendarResolution and validation of SAS-based structural modelsAnne Tuukkanen, EMBL Hamburg, GermanyHost: Dmitri SvergunSeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 7 July 2017, 13:00Add to calendarSmall angle scattering data and model validation at SASBDBAl Kikhney, EMBL Hamburg, GermanyHost: Dmitri SvergunSeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 28 July 2017, 13:00Add to calendarMolecular mechanisms behind DAPK regulation: how phosphorylation switches workAnne-Sophie Huart, EMBL Hamburg, GermanyHost: Matthias WilmannsSeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 15 September 2017, 13:00Add to calendarStructure and function of a peptide transporter from E. coli

Yonca Ural-Blimke, EMBL Hamburg, GermanySeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 20 October 2017, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedCy Jeffries, EMBL Hamburg, GermanySeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 24 November 2017, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedDaniel Franke, EMBL Hamburg, GermanySeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 1 December 2017, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedSpyros Chatziefthimiou, EMBL Hamburg, GermanySeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg