Molecular, ecological and evolutionary dynamics of quorum-sensing bacteria
- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 27th June 2012
- Speaker: Sam Brown (University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
In this talk I will give an overview of work in the lab on bacterial social life, with a focus bacterial communication via 'quorum-sensing' (QS). I will discuss the functional significance of the use of multiple signals in many QS systems, and whether drugs targeting QS can live up to claims of being 'evolution proof' therapeutics.
This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics..