Impact of microbes on C. elegans life traits

Impact of microbes on C. elegans life traits

February 25 – 26, 2016

University College London

Organizer: Filipe Cabreiro

Scientific Programme

“Impact of microbes on C. elegans life traits”
Host-microbe interactions modulate worm metabolism, developmental processes and
ageing. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together group leaders working on
several aspects of the microbe/worm relationship for a two days informal think
tank. We propose a workshop to focus on 1) Dissecting the role of the microbe as
food, pathogen and commensal in regulating diverse worm life traits. 2)
Developing technical approaches (including high-throughput) to understand hostmicrobe
interactions in the context of diet and drugs.

Preliminary Schedule

Talks will be 20 min + 10 min Q&A.

Thursday 25th February

12:00 – 13:30 – arrival, registration and lunch

13:30 – 16:00 – Session 1

  • 3 talks and 1 selected abstract from students/post-docs
  • General discussion

16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee Break and poster session

16:30 – 18:30 – Session 2

  • 3 talks
  • General discussion

18:45 – 19:45 Keynote Speaker (to be announced – potentially Jonathan Hodgkin)

20:00 – Departure to restaurant

Friday 26th of February

8:30 – 11:00 – Session 3

  • 3 talks and 1 selected abstract from students/post-docs
  • General discussion

11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee Break and poster session

11:30 – 13:00 Session 4

  • 2 talks and 1 selected abstract from students/post-docs
  • General discussion

13.00 – Lunch

14.00-14.30 – Summary session and informal discussion

15.00 – Departure for group activity or departure to home return.

Practical Information

Travel: London is served by 4 airports (City airport, Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick). While Gatwick and Stansted operate low cost airlines they are further away and will require an additional 1-hour train travel to the city center.

Accomodation: Hotels are at walking distance to UCL. Participants will be accommodated at either:

Both hotels provide breakfast which is included in the price of the registration. If you require to spend one night before/after the workshop we can arrange it for you but you will have to pay directly at the hotel. COST only covers reimbursement of the extra night up to an amount of 90€. We recommend contacting us so that we can pair you with someone else that will have similar requirements. In the case that this is not possible, consider approximately costs around £120 for a single room (90€ of which can be reimbursed).

Extra activity: to be communicated. Interested participants will have to pay for it in addition to the registration fee.

Costs and registration

Up to 15 Genie members will be reimbursed (registration, which covers part of the accomodation and food, and travel – see below for the conditions). Should there be more demand for this workshop, we will open additional spots up to a maximum of 30 participants. These additional 15 spots will not be eligible for reimbursement by COST.

Registration: (a site will be set up for this)

  • Single bedroom – £170
  • Shared bedroom – £110
  • No bedroom – £50

 It will cover one-night accommodation (with the exception of no-bedroom rate), 2 lunches, one dinner and coffee breaks.

Rules for reimbursements, For a complete overview of the COST rules, please refer to the H2020 COST vademecum available on the COST website.

This workshop is opened to 15 reimbursed GENIE participants, selected on a first-come first served basis.

  • up to 2 meals covered (flat rates 20€/ meal)
  • accommodation: up to 2 nights (flat rate 90€/night)
  • Participation to travel (real costs and up to 275€). Attention: taxi not eligible

Funding priority: GENiE labs; if the number of attendees is limiting, priority is given in particular to GENiE labs who have not yet attended another activity (workshop, training school, STSM, Action meeting). Opened to scientists external to the network upon a registration fee (no COST funding available then).