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  • Apr
    16

    Jeffrey Gore: Building Microbial Communities from the Bottom Up

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    Title: Building Microbial Communities from the Bottom Up

    Speaker: Jeffrey Gore, Department of Physics, MIT

    Microbes exist in complex, multi-species communities with diverse interactions that play an essential role in both human health as well as the health of the planet. Over the last decade tremendous progress has been made in characterizing these communities, but the lack of experimentally tractable model systems has made it difficult to discern the rules governing microbial community assembly and function. In this talk I will describe our recent experimental effort to develop a bottom-up approach to understanding the dynamics of these communities. We have begun by quantifying the network of pairwise competitive outcomes among species within a model microbial community. We find that simple assembly rules incorporating just these pairwise competitive outcomes are surprisingly successful in predicting the outcome of multi-species competition in multiple environments as well as within the gut of the worm, indicating that higher-order interactions among species can often be neglected. These results are a first step towards a bottom-up approach of predicting the emergent behavior within complex multi-species communities.

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    TIME Monday, April 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Sep
    24

    New Graduate Student Fall Registration begins 9 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, September 24, 2018

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  • Sep
    25

    New Undergraduate Student Fall Registration

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    TIME Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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  • Sep
    25

    Welcome & Luncheon for New Full-time Graduate Students

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    11:30 AM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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  • Sep
    27

    Fall classes begin 8 a.m.

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    TIME Thursday, September 27, 2018

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  • Nov
    12

    Registration for Winter 2019 begins

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    TIME Monday, November 12, 2018

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  • Nov
    21

    Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

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    TIME Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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