Events: Livsvetenskaper och teknik events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 19 Jan 2018 12:53:15 +0100 Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine Yearly Event<p>Conference Center Wallenberg</p><p></p><p>​<strong>When?</strong><br />Thursday February 1<sup>st</sup> 2018<br /><br /><strong>Where?</strong><br />Venue Wallenberg, Conference Center Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20A, University of Gothenburg<br /><br /><strong>Who can participate?</strong><br />Everyone is welcome that has an interest in translational research.<br /><br />Registration is open at <a href=""></a></p> <p> </p> and Engineering Monday Seminar<p>KA, lecture hall, Kemi, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​​Decrypting carbon degradation in anaerobic ecosystems</p>​<div><strong>Speaker</strong>: Phillip Pope   <br /><strong>Affiliation</strong>: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)</div> <div><br /> “My research applies interdisciplinary approaches to study and compare natural and engineered digestive ecosystems that are linked together via overlapping phylogenetic structure and functional traits (i.e. biomass degradation, fermentation, methane production). Specific studies focus on the gut microbiomes of important agricultural animals (cows, pigs and salmon), wild herbivores (moose, reindeer) and commercial biogas reactors that recycle municipal waste in Scandinavia. We employ a combination of molecular microbiology, genome-resolved meta-“omics” and enzymology for the targeted discovery of biomass-converting microbial populations. This collective effort has revealed novel carbohydrate-active enzymes and mechanisms as well as intriguing cellular features (i.e. outer membrane vesicles), and population dynamics (i.e strain-level interactions and viral predation) that all exert influence towards community function. We are funded by the European Research Council, The Research Council of Norway and The Norwegian University of Life Sciences.&quot;</div> <div> </div> <div>There will be sandwiches and soft drinks, first come first serve.</div> <div>Welcome!</div> <div> </div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>The Life Science Monday Seminars will display the wide range of</em><br /><em>Life Science activities in the Gothenburg region, but we will also have speakers from abroad.</em><br /><em>Academia, research institutes, and industry will be represented.</em><br /><em>It is our goal to increase the interaction between education, research, and</em><br /><em>innovation in order to make the Life Science environment at Chalmers more dynamic.</em></div> Seminar: Gustavo Requena<p>Föreläsningssalen&quot; (Main Lecture Hall), Zoology Building, Medicinaregatan 18A</p><p>​Dr Gustavo Requena, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil: What can we learn from weird creatures&#39; behaviours?</p><a href="">​<br />Dr Requena</a> is an evolutionary behavioural ecologist. He will talk about his fascinating study system of harvestmen, which are arachnids that provide sophisticated paternal care to their offspring. His talk will cover how paternal care may interplay with sexual selection in these animals. In particular, he will highlight how discoveries on arthropods challenged &quot;well-established predictions&quot; of parental investment and provided new insights to a more comprehensive understanding of general patterns beyond avian systems.