Workshop - Microbial ecology and mathematical modelling  15 - 19 December 2014


Roger Arditi, Université de Fribourg

Jean-Jacques Godon, INRA

Jérôme Harmand, INRA

Claude Lobry, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis

Description :

The optimization of bioprocesses has benefited very little from the enormous progress made over the past 20 years in the observation of the dynamics of microbial ecosystems. It could have been expected that the accumulated knowledge about "who is there" in a microbial ecosystem would have led to optimize the process operations, which is actually not the case. It becomes clear that research combining microbiology and ecological concepts is needed to explore the "who does what" question before being able to address, in the future, the challenge of manipulating the ecosystem in order to manage microbial communities. The objective of the workshop is to study how ecological concepts applied to microbial ecology can be formalized using mathematical models and to identify key questions that must be necessarily investigated by a cross-view between microbiologists and mathematicians. Questions to be investigated include: What drives ecosystems diversity? What is the role of interactions on diversity? With which magnitude is diversity driven by viruses?

Name University Dates of visit
Roger Arditi Université de Fribourg 15/12/2014 - 19/12/2014
Jean-Jacques Godon INRA 15/12/2014 - 19/12/2014
Jérôme Harmand INRA 15/12/2014 - 19/12/2014
Claude Lobry INRIA Sophia-Antipolis 15/12/2014 - 19/12/2014
Total Guests : 4
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