Seminar Colour Guide:              
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 28 April 2017, 13:00Add to calendarLanthanide-binding nanobodies as experimental phasing tools for membrane proteins and protein complexesSophie Zimmermann, EMBL Hamburg, GermanyHost: Thomas R. SchneiderSeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
External Faculty Speaker
Friday, 5 May 2017, 13:00Add to calendarDissecting bacterial lifestyle with systems-based approachesNassos Typas, EMBL Heidelberg, GermanyHost: Matthias WilmannsSeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Abstract: We work at the interface of systems biology and molecular mechanism. On one hand we develop and utilize high-throughput quantitative approaches that reveal functional interactions between genes at a whole cell level. On the other hand, we zoom into these networks to understand how different functional modules are interconnected, often at a detailed mechanistic level. Here I will present how we use such approaches to shed light into gene function and pathway organization, to understand the action of drugs and their interplay when combined, and to probe how protein machineries operate at the bacterial cell envelope- how they are organized, how they coordinate their actions and how the cell senses when they are malfunctioning. We have also recently moved our approaches to the host-pathogen interface and the dynamic microbial communities formed in our gut. Our main goals are to: a) elucidate pathways Salmonella uses to hijack its host machinery and b) to probe how gut microbial communities are formed, how they react to nutrition and pharmaceuticals, and how their composition and characteristics affects our health.
External Faculty Speaker
Friday, 12 May 2017, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedGregory Chirikjian , The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, USAHost: Thomas SchneiderSeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
POSTPONED - Friday, 12 May 2017, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedAnne Tuukkanen, EMBL Hamburg, GermanySeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
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 calendarTo be announcedIva Pichová, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech RepublicSeminar 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, GermanySeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 28 July 2017, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedAnne-sophie Huart, EMBL Hamburg, GermanySeminar Room 48e, EMBL Hamburg
Hamburg Speaker
Friday, 15 September 2017, 13:00Add to calendarTo be announcedYonca 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