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:
Extra activity: to be communicated. Interested participants will have to pay for it.
Up to 15 Genie members can be invited. 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 COST reimbursement.
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.
This workshop is supported by COST action BM1408