IBioE Seminar: Professor Alistair Elfick


Online Seminar via Teams


Monday, November 1, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Professor Alistair Elfick: Stabilising and sustaining bacterial communities using metapopulation controls


In the field of ecology metapopulation dynamics is a well-established paradigm in which extinctions of a local population of a species are balanced by regional persistence through migration. In a pilot study involving two Ecoli strains we demonstrated that metapopulation control could be an effective method to stabilise a bacterial community.  Drawing on this study I shall look at potential applications of metapopulation control in bioproduction and acceleration of directed evolution. To conclude, a touch of indulgent pseudo-scientific speculation will be shared.

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