Organizer: Filipe Cabreiro
“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.
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
16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee Break and poster session
16:30 – 18:30 – Session 2
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
11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee Break and poster session
11:30 – 13:00 Session 4
13.00 – Lunch
14.00-14.30 – Summary session and informal discussion
15.00 – Departure for group activity or departure to home return.
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.
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)
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.
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).