2018 Faculty Flash

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

Date & time

1–5.30pm 13 June 2018


Eucalyptus Seminar Room, Level 2 RN Robertson Bldg, ANU


 Terri Richardson

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