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Upcoming seminars are listed below (you may have to sort by date in ascending order). Seminars are held every Monday morning at 10:30 am for one hour in the Rountree Room of the Biological Sciences Building at the University of New South Wales. See here for maps. The series is a mix of guest presenters and research updates from students and staff. Speakers will be supplied with a projector by default. If a computer is required, please make the request (PC or Mac) to Mike.
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October 10, 2011 Francesco Ballestriero Combining microbial functional metagenomic and C. elegans genetics to uncover novel bioactive compounds and their molecular targets  
October 3, 2011 Labour Day Public Holiday  
September 26, 2011 Vanessa Huron The Pf4 filamentous prophage influences virulence and host interactions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 
September 19, 2011 Melissa Gardiner Novel lipopolysaccaride LipL32 mediates cell-cell interactions and biofilm formation within Pseudoalteromonas tunicata 
September 12, 2011 Nural Cokcetin The prebiotic potential of Australian honeys 
September 5, 2011 No presentation  
August 29, 2011 Stephen Heeb Quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: when incoherence makes more sense 
August 22, 2011 Jan Tebben Tetrabromopyrrole + Coral Larvae = Metamorphosed Coral Larvae. 
August 15, 2011 Alex Campbell Environmental change, seaweeds and bacteria 
August 8, 2011 No Seminar  
August 1, 2011 Shaun Nielsen Why bother with statistics and experimental design? 
July 25, 2011 CMB Annual Reviews  
July 18, 2011 CMB Annual Reviews  
July 11, 2011 Diane McDougald  
July 4, 2011 Adrian Low Identification of a 1,2-Dichloroethane dechlorinating bacteria in a mixed enrichment culture.  
June 27, 2011 Raymond Regalia To Stick or To Swim: Cyclic-di-GMP and Lifestyle Decision-Making in Bacteria 
June 20, 2011 Maurice Labatte Evolution of Vibrio species: what role does the integron/gene cassette system play? 
June 13, 2011 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday  
June 6, 2011 Önder Kimyon The role of AHLs on chitinase production in Aeromonas hydrophilia strain isolated from activated sludge 
May 30, 2011 Joanna Köenig Microbial Strategies for the bioremediation of Carbon Tetrachloride and Perchloroethene Mixtures 
May 23, 2011 Mike Manefield The business of bioremediation: Introducing Microverse Pty Ltd. 
May 16, 2011 Martina Erkin Protozoa within biofilms: opening the black box 
May 9, 2011 Seminar cancelled  
May 2, 2011 Seminar cancelled  
April 25, 2011 Anzac Day Public Holiday  
April 18, 2011 Carla Lutz Amazing animalcule's - a review of biological experiments using protozoa 
April 11, 2011 Hazlin Hazrin-Chong Microbial colonisation and degradation of coal 
April 4, 2011 Jane Fowler Microbial communities and metabolic activity in methanogenic hydrocarbon-degrading enrichment cultures 
March 28, 2011 Kerensa McElroy Simulation, Sequencing and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm diversity. 
March 21, 2011 Gee Ling Microbial community analysis on micro-fabricated surfaces using TRFLP 
March 14, 2011 Janice Hui The factors that drive the the conversion into the superinfective Pf4 prophage during Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm development 
March 7, 2011 Brendan Colley Signal transduction and gene regulation in response to surfactant stress in P. aeruginosa 
February 28, 2011 Lu Fan CRISPR - the Chronicle of Alien DNA Attacks 
February 21, 2011 Sabrina Beckman Microbial methane formation in abandoned coal mines in the Ruhr Basin, Germany 
February 14, 2011 No Presentation  
February 7, 2011 CMB Dutch Life Scientist Visit 
January 31, 2011 Shaun Nielsen Use of statistical methods in microbial ecology 
January 24, 2011 No presentation  
January 17, 2011 Michael Liu  
November 29, 2010 Melissa Gardiner Methods for investigating biofilm formation within marine bacteria: A discussion forum 
November 22, 2010 Astrid Michaelsen Foxing of paper caused by fungi and molecular monitoring of conservation treatments 
November 15, 2010 Biogas Open Day Field trip to the Lithgow State Coal Mine 
November 8, 2010 Nete Bernbom Danish marine bacteria with anti-bacterial and anti-adhesive properties. 
November 1, 2010 Mike Manefield and Shaun Nielsen Cost effective research in the CMB 
October 25, 2010 Scott Rice Small science and nano-bots 
October 18, 2010 No Seminar  
October 11, 2010 Justin Gooding Protein electrochemistry and cell biology 
October 4, 2010 Labour Day Public Holiday Why humans need holidays yet bacteria work all year round. 
September 27, 2010 Tran Huynh Investigation of starvation-induced dispersal of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms 
September 20, 2010 Carla Lutz Protozoan grazing and the effect on algal associated biofilm. 
September 13, 2010 Tim Williams Why do bad things happen to good methanogens? 
September 6, 2010 Jan Tebben Tetrabromopyrrole + Coral Larvae = Metamorphosed Coral Larvae. 
August 30, 2010 No Seminar  
August 23, 2010 ISME Conference (No seminar) If a microbiologist falls in a forest and nobody is there to witness it, does he/she make a sound. 
August 16, 2010 Jerry Woo Biofilm lifecycle and phenotypic variants from an environmental P. aeruginosa isolate. 
August 9, 2010 Ditta Bartels Electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) 
August 2, 2010 No Seminar  
July 26, 2010 Garfy Sun Microscopy of Vibrio cholerae biofilms 
July 19, 2010 Diane Mcdougald Grazing resistance of carbon starved bacteria 
July 12, 2010 No Seminar  
July 5, 2010 Nidhi Sodhi Manipulation of granular sludge in batch reactor systems 
June 28, 2010 Jacinta Green Patterns of macroalgae fouling in Sydney Harbour and the issues surrounding testing for defenses 
June 21, 2010 Tilmann Harder Desorption electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy: chemical analysis of known compounds in vivo (biofilms, animate surfaces, you name it...) 
June 14, 2010 June Long Weekend Impact of dry roasting on biofilm formation. 
June 7, 2010 Janice Hui The genes and factors that drive the conversion of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pf4 prophage into the superinfective form 
May 31, 2010 Maria-Luisa Gutierez-Zamora Development of a novel ribosomal RNA based method for fingerprinting bacterial consortia 
May 24, 2010 Francesco Ballestriero Bioactives against the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans revealed by functional metagenomics 
May 17, 2010 Mike Manefield Quorum sensing control of electron shuttle production 
May 10, 2010 Rob Brooks Ecology and Evolution 
May 3, 2010 Shaun Nielsen Sea urchin settlement on coralline algae 
April 26, 2010 Anzac Day Public Holiday Electron shuttle mediated corrosion of the QF25 Pounder Short Mk1 
April 19, 2010 Tilmann Harder An analytical approach to generating seminar titles from urchins and corals 
April 12, 2010 Tim Dean The evolution of morality 
April 5, 2010 Public Holiday Microbial community analysis of the Shroud of Turin 
March 29, 2010 Nigel Lewin Continued development of a living antifouling paint 
March 22, 2010 Matthew Lee Reductive dechlorination 
March 15, 2010 Nicolas Barraud Signaling pathways of biofilm dispersal 
March 8, 2010 Iman Taleb Oil degradation in the marine environment 
March 1, 2010 Grace Chong Selection for the AHL synthase (luxI) in Vibrio fischeri 
February 22, 2010 Ani Penesyan Production of antimicrobial compunds by marine epibiotic bacteria 
February 15, 2010 Joanna Koenig A mechanism for the bioremediation of mixtures of carbon tetrachloride and perchloroethylene by sulfate and humic acid reducing bacteria. 
February 8, 2010 Olivier Zemb Statistical use of microbial community fingerprinting and clone library data. 
February 1, 2010 Michael Liu Research to revenue: commercialisation training scheme at UNSW. 
January 25, 2010 Alex Cambell Consequences of an environmentally-mediated algal bleaching disease 
January 18, 2010 Staffan Kjelleberg and Peter Steinberg The CMB welcomes staff and students back for 2010 
December 14, 2009 Annette Brunsen Photocrosslinkable dextran-based hydrogel films for biosensing 
December 7, 2009 Jerry Woo, Leesia Tan, Martin Tay and Janice Hui  Highlights from the Fifth ASM Conference on Biofilms 
December 1, 2009 Lachlan Yee Development of a treatment solution for reductive dechlorination of hexachloro-1,3-butadiene in vadose zone soil 
November 30, 2009 Mike Manefield and Torsten Thomas Conversion of coal to methane 
November 23, 2009 Sylvain Bordenave Two different applications of microbial ecology in relation with petroleum: the impact of petroleum contamination on microbial mats and the role of bacteria in the industry of oil sands 
November 16, 2009 Raymond Regalia "Ice-Ice" disease in Kappaphycus alvarezii: Revisiting a seaweed disease phenomenon in the Philippines 
November 9, 2009 Melani Sutrisno Identification of novel antibiotics against Shigella and other Gram negative bacteria via metagenomic screening 
November 2, 2009 Alex Ling The effect of micro-fabricated surfaces in marine microbial attachment 
October 26, 2009 Vickey Chen Microbial community and diseases in marine red algae 
October 19, 2009 Chris Fan Functional metagenomic study of associating microbes from Great Barrier Reef and Sydney sponges 
October 12, 2009 Vicki Chen Fouling in membrane systems 
October 5, 2009 Labour Day Public Holiday How working hard is good for keeping the yang up. 
September 28, 2009 Neil Fernandez Discussion on high-throughput screen for novel antimicrobials using a whole animal infection model 
September 21, 2009 Maria Jung Analysis of genomic fragments from yet to be cultured microbial communities associated with Cymbastela concentrica. 
September 14, 2009 Richard Stuetz An overview of activities at the UNSW Water Research Centre. 
September 7, 2009 Cathy Burke Composition, uniqueness and variability at different taxonomic levels of the epiphytic bacterial community of an Ulvacean marine green macro-alga. 
August 31, 2009 Marcus Klein Monitoring pathogens in cattle feedlot waste by real-time PCR 
August 24, 2009 Adrian Low Bioaugmentation of the Botany sands aquifer. 
August 17, 2009 No presentation  
August 10, 2009 Mike Manefield Journey to Bavaria and back. 
August 3, 2009 Grace Chong Impact of AHLs on activated sludge 
July 27, 2009 Tilmann Harder Wow! Desorption Electrospray Ionisation MS, the silver bullet the CMB has been craving for? 
July 20, 2009 Tran Huynh TBA 
July 13, 2009 Olivier Zemb The hard task of approaching bacteria: when you're a virus. 
July 6, 2009 Nigel Lewin The development of a living antifoulng paint. 
June 29, 2009 Alex Cambell TBA 
June 22, 2009 Francesco Ballestriero Novel activities against the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans revealed by functional genomics of the marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas tunicata. 
June 15, 2009 Jerry Woo Mutation frequency: Beyond the usual suspects. 
June 8, 2009 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday Irritable bowel syndrome in the royal family - a result of inbreeding or too many cups of tea? 
June 1, 2009 Maria-Luisa Gutierrez The advances and challenges of microbial RNA profiling 
May 25, 2009 Leesia Tan The nutrient effect on grazing resistance in mixed species biofilms. 
May 18, 2009 Shuyang Sun Roles for Vibrio Polysaccharide and Quorum Sensing in Resistance to Protozoan Grazing. 
May 11, 2009 Nidhi Sodhi Screening of Xanthomonas mutant libraries. 
May 4, 2009 Lan Le Biofilm communities on membranes in ammonia oxidising membrane bioreactors. 
April 27, 2009 Maria Johanson Exploring the seas for new bioactive natural products 
April 20, 2009 Peter Steinberg The trouble with fingerprints in the CMB. 
April 13, 2009 Easter Public Holiday Microbial degradation of the colourful foil from easter eggs. 
April 6, 2009 Matthew Lee Simultaneous desorption and dechlorination of organochlorins from contaminated materials 
March 30, 2009 Janosch Klebensberger Surfactant-induced aggregation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa 
March 23, 2009 John Lafleur Induced resistance to S. aureus by consortia of environmental marine bacteria 
March 16, 2009 Martina Erken Protozoan grazing on biofilms 
March 9, 2009 Nicolas Barraud Biofilm dispersal and control by nitric oxide. 
March 2, 2009 Lachlan Yee Nitric oxide delivery from polymer surfaces. 
February 23, 2009 Shaun Nielsen Bacteria on coralline algae as settlement cues for marine invertebrate larvae. 
February 16, 2009 Kazuya Watanabe Evolution and interactions in syntrophic methanogenic consortia 
February 9, 2009 Mike Manefied Do Cyanobacteria really produce AHLs? A discussion of this recent claim made in the ISME Journal. 
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