Great advances in understanding how organisms work have been made in recent years, largely through the use of a few well-understood model systems such as yeast. Our understanding of evolution is much less complete, in part because of the less effective use of model systems to study variation and evolution.
The intention of this conference series is to explore the concept of using yeast as a model system in evolution and ecology, building on our deep understanding of its physiology and genetics, and taking advantage of sophisticated techniques to manipulate the yeast cell and it shall concentrate on four core issues in evolutionary biology, providing emphasis in all four areas on wetlab experimental approaches. The first is the overall architecture of the genome and the major processes that have contributed to its evolution.
The second is the ecological and genetic structure of natural populations that forms the stage on which this evolution has taken place. The third involves the mechanisms of selection that lead to adaptation, and in particular how these can be studied experimentally in the laboratory. The fourth is the use of yeast to illuminate important problems in adaptation, especially the evolution of sex and mating systems. The conference series will bring together scientists working in all of these areas to show how integrated research programs using yeast as a model could be as successful in ecology and evolution as they have been in cellular and molecular biology.
Yeast has pioneered many areas of cell biological research and many new technologies have been used first with this organism in order to explore their general applicability. Currently, significant progress has been made in technologies suitable to assess biological diversity, ranging from high-throughput sequencing, tiling arrays to high-throughput quantitative cell biological investigations. The intention of this conference series is to bring scientists engaged in technology development together with evolutionary biologists, population geneticists and classical cell biologists and geneticists in order to explore experimental strategies to study the mechanisms and design principles of evolution.
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Staphylococcus aureus is a feared pathogen (MRSA, multi-resistant S. aureus) due to frequent resistances against many antibiotics, especially in hospital infections. Researchers at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have identified immunological processes that prevent a successful immune response directed against the pathogenic agent. The delivery of bacterial proteins with RNA adjuvant or messenger RNA (mRNA) into immune cells allows the re-direction of the immune response towards an active defense against S. aureus. This could be of significant importance for the development of an effective vaccine. PLOS Pathogens has published these research results online on 25 May 2017.
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Physicists from the University of Würzburg are capable of generating identical looking single light particles at the push of a button. Two new studies now demonstrate the potential this method holds.
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An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behaviour of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy.
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Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboard pattern. Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institute published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.
Ferrimagnets are composed of two centers which are magnetized at different strengths and point in opposing directions. Two-dimensional, quasi-flat ferrimagnets...
An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday...
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