2018 Faculty Flash

Date & time

1–5.30pm 13 June 2018


Eucalyptus Seminar Room, Level 2 RN Robertson Bldg, ANU


 Terri Richardson

ANU's Research School of Biology is hosting its third Faculty Flash. This year it will be themed featuring faculty from across the School who work on host-microbe interactions

At Faculty Flash, presenters talk about their research in an easily-digestible 8 minutes, with 4 minutes for questions.

There will be a social hour following the event.

All welcome. 


Welcome - Allen Rodrigo

1:00-2:30 Session 1

  • Rohan Williams - Multi-omics for microbiomes
  • Maja Adamska - Is a novel cell type involved in the vertical transmission of a sponge microbiome?
  • Allen Rodrigo - Modelling microbiomes
  • Adele Lehane - Plasmodium resistance to antimalarial clinical candidates
  • Giel Van Dooren - How Toxoplasma parasites watch what they eat
  • David Jones - Attack of the tomato killers – resistance is utile
  • John Rathjen - Plant-pathogen interactions

2:30-3:15 Afternoon tea

3:15-4:30 Session 2

  • Sasha Mikheyev - Microbial effects within and across generations
  • Kevin Saliba - Who needs riboflavin anyway?
  • Peter Solomon - Wheat diseases – current and potential issues
  • Bill Foley - The role of the hindgut microbiota of koalas in diet breadth
  • Ulrike Mathesius - Interactions between quorum sensing signals and the plant microbiome affect nodulation
  • Celeste Linde - The Good and the Bad
  • Justin Borevitz - Soils are alive! How can we nourish them so they will nourish us?

4:30-5:30 Social Hour

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