Marine Ecology and Climate meeting - modelling virus-phytoplankton interaction in the ocean

26 July 2016, 12.00 PM - 26 July 2016, 1.00 PM

Folk House, Park Street, Bristol

We will have a guest speaker for our next Marine Ecology and Climate meeting next week. David Talmy from MIT will talk about virus-phytoplankton interactions in the ocean using the Darwin model approach.

Please note the different day and time than usual!

When: Tuesday 26th July, 12-1pm. Feel free to join us for lunch afterwards to the Folk House cafe.
Where: TBA
What: “How does viral infection of Emiliania huxleyi depend on ambient irradiance?”
“Lytic viral infection of marine phytoplankton is poorly understood. We combine a modeling approach with laboratory measurements to explore light dependence of EhV viruses on the marine calcifiers Emiliania Huxleyi. Results show clear differences in viral replication between low and high light, with the latter allowing enhanced viral production. Viral replication is highly dependent on host physiological state in different light environments."

David is visiting Tuesday and Wednesday of next week so will have time to meet with people. In addition to virus-phytoplankton interactions, David has worked on phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions, variable C:P ratio and light adaptation in phytoplankton. Let me know if you would like to meet with David and I will organise a meeting.

This meeting is open to all UoB staff and students.  

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