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Conference "Microbes, Evolution, Metabolism"
Conference organised by:
John Dupre (University of Exeter, Egenis)
Gladys Kostyrka (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, IHPST)
Thomas Pradeu Université Paris-Sorbonne & IUF)
The aim of this conference is to gather biologists and philosophers of biology to explore the conceptual and theoretical issues raised by the very important transformations of current microbiology. The conference will gather several world-leading specialists in microbiology. The language of the conference is English.
Monday February 4, 2013
10:00-11:00 Margaret McFall-Ngai (University of Wisconsin, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, USA)
11:00-12:00 Gladys Kostyrka (Pantheon-Sorbonne University, IHPST, France)
Microbial models and the study of life processes : what role for viruses?
12:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:00 Eric Bapteste (Pierre et Marie Curie University, CNRS, France)
Evolutionary analyses of genetic diversity in microbes: why new datatypes and objects of studies would greatly benefit integrative thinking and exploratory science
15:00-16:00 Jean-Michel Claverie (University of Mediterranee School of Medicine, CNRS, France)
The Concept of virus in the post-Megavirus era: viruses might not be viruses, after all
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Thomas Pradeu (Paris-Sorbonne University & IUF, France)
Integrating endogenous viruses
Tuesday February 5, 2013
9:00-10:00 Patrick Forterre (Paris Pasteur Institute, Microbiology Department, France)
Life, death, organisms, individuals: Do we have appropriate concepts to understand the world of microbes and their viruses?
10:00-11:00 Marc-André Selosse (Montpellier II University, CNRS, France)
Pluricellular eucaryotes as puppets for microbes? When microbes drive organismal physiology
11:00-12:00 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Emmanuelle Charpentier (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research – Hannover Medical School, Germany; The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Sweden)
Defense against mobile genetic elements in bacteria and archaea: RNA-programmable adaptive and heritable CRISPR-Cas immunity
12:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:30 Gerard Eberl (Paris Pasteur Institute, Immunology Department, France)
Symbiotic microbiota and the development of the intestinal immune system
15:30-16:30 Philippe Sansonetti (Paris Pasteur Institute & College de France, France)
How broad and deep is our symbiotic interaction with the microbiota?
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-18:00 John Dupre (University of Exeter, Egenis, UK)
A philosophical look at viruses