“Principles of Microbial Ecosystems” -how interactions characterize complex systems-
Date: 4 September (Tue) 2018
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami-Osawa campus
How can we find principles of microbial ecosystems? Microbial ecologists are discussing “function”, “stability”, “plasticity”, and “evolution” of microbial communities in various environments on the earth. These studies seem to indicate principles, i.e., common features of microbial ecosystems. However, we still have a long way to find the principles since a huge number of species coexist and interact with each other to form a complex network relationship. Artificial model microbial consortia, mathematical modelling, complex systems theory, and their combinations would lead us to develop effective approaches to the goal. We hope this meeting is a good chance to exchange opinions about studies on “principles of microbial ecosystems”.
Time schedule: TBA
Contact: Shin Haruta (Tokyo Metropolitan University)