Oral presentations of the VW Research Group Experimental Ecology and Evolution

The speaker is marked with an asterisk (*). Members of the Experimental Ecology and Evolution Group are highlighted in bold. 

2015  

Kost C. Metabolic cross-feeding via inter-cellular nanotubes among bacteria. Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Marburg, Germany.

2014

Dietel AK*, Merker H, Kaltenpoth M, Kost C. You are what you eat – can selective advantages explain the AT- bias of endosymbiotic genomes? International Plasmid Biology Scientific Meeting 2014, Palm Cove, Australia.

Kost C. Sharing or sparing? On the evolution of the evolution of cooperative cross-feeding interactions in bacterial communities. Volkswagen Foundation Symposium, Hannover, Germany. 

Pande S*, Kost C. Genome reduction in bacteria results in division of metabolic labour and a transition in individuality. 4th International Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom 2014, Jena, Germany.

2013

D’Souza*, Kost C. Loose to gain: Adaptive fitness benefits drive the prevalent loss of biosynthetic genes in bacteria. Jena Centre for Bioinformatics (JCB) Workshop 2013 “Bioinformatics meets biodiversity”, Jena, Germany.

D'Souza G*, Waschina S, Pande S, Bohl K, Kaleta C, Kost C.  Lose to gain: Adaptive fitness benefits drive prevalent loss of biosynthetic genes in bacteria. Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occindentale (CUSCO) Workshop - Bridging Theoretical and Experimental Evolution, La Fouly, Switzerland.

Pande S*, Kost C. It takes two to tango: Phenotypic dissimilarity promotes cooperation in bacterial cross-feeding interactions. 1st International RGT 1708 Workshop on “Bacterial Survival Strategies”, Bad Urach, Germany.

Pande S, Merker H, Bohl K, Reichelt M, Schuster S, Luís F de Figueiredo, Kaleta C, Kost C*. Less is more - Bacterial gene loss results in a division of metabolic labor and the formation of intercellular networks. 12th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology (BAGECO), Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Pande S*, Merker H, Bohl K, Reichelt M, Schuster S, Luís F de Figueiredo, Kaleta C, Kost C. Less is more - advantage of cost spreading. EMBO | EMBL Symposium: New Model Systems for Linking Evolution and Ecology, Heidelberg, Germany.

Pande S*, Merker H, Bohl K,  Reichelt M, Schuster S, Luís F de Figueiredo, Kaleta C, Kost C. Less is more - Bacterial gene loss results in a division of metabolic labor and the formation of intercellular networks. Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM), Bremen, Germany.

Kost C*. Less is more - Bacterial gene loss results in a division of metabolic labour and the formation of intercellular networks. Jena Centre for Bioinformatics (JCB) Workshop 2013 “Bioinformatics meets biodiversity”, Jena, Germany.

8 Waschina S*, Pande S, Merker H, Kaleta C, Kost C. Differences in metabolic profiles promote cross-feeding in microbial communities. 19th European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB), Exeter, United Kingdom.

2012

D’Souza G*, Kaleta C, Kost C. You loose some, you gain some: Trait loss confers a fitness advantage to bacteria. MICOM 2012 - 3rd International Conference on Microbial Communication, Jena, Germany.

2  Kaltenpoth M*, Salem H, Sudakaran S, Kost C, Kreutzer E. Host-microbiota co-evolution and the importance of Actinobacteria as nutritional symbionts in pyrrhocorid bugs. 7th International Symbiosis Society Congress, International Symbiosis Society, Kraków, Poland.

3  Sudakaran S*, Kost C, Kaltenpoth M. Evolution of distinct symbiotic microbiota in bugs of the Pyrrhocoridae family (Hemiptera). 14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME14) - The Power of the Small, Copenhagen, Denmark.

4 Waschina S*, Merker H, Pande S, Kaleta C, Kost C. Differences in metabolic profiles promote cross-feeding in microbial communities. MICOM 2012 - 3rd International Conference on Microbial Communication, Jena, Germany.

2011

Pande S*, Merker H, Bohl K, Schröter A, Schuster S, Kost C. Neighbors are more helpful than strangers:  Effect of spatial structure on the spread of cheaters, 2nd European Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom, Jena, Germany.

2009

Kost C. Genomic modularity facilitates adaptive evolution in Pseudomonas fluorescens, 12th Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Turino, Italy.

2  Tremmel M*, Kost C, Wirth R. Do leaf-cutting ants go undetected? Evidence for delayed induced defence following cumulative herbivory by Atta colombica in lima bean plants, Joint Meeting of Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) & Society for Tropical Ecology (Gtö), Marburg, Germany.

2008

1  Beaumont HJE, Kost C, Gallie J, Ferguson GC, Rainey PB*. Moving forward, moving back: what is gained can be lost (but then it gets complicated), Behaviour of biofilm bacteria: from co-operation and communication to control, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

2  Beaumont HJE*, Kost C, Gallie J, Rainey PB. Mutations, modules & phenotypes: reverse evolution and innovation in experimental bacterial populations under alternating selection, Euro Evo Devo 2008, Ghent, Belgium.

3  Radhika V*, Kost C, Heil M, Boland W. Testing the optimal defence hypothesis for two indirect defences: secretion of extrafloral nectar and emission of volatile organic compounds, Multitrophic Interactions, Göttingen, Germany.

2007

1  Beaumont HJE, Gallie J, Kost C, Rainey PB*. Repeated evolution of a microbial biofilm, ASM Biofilm 2007 Conference, Quebec City, Canada.

2  Heil M*, Silva Bueno JC, Kost C. Induction and priming of an indirect plant defense in nature, Joint International Workshop on: PP-Proteins and induced resistance against pathogens and insects, Doorn, The Netherlands.

Kost C*, Beaumont HJE, Rainey PB. Genetic architecture of Pseudomonas fluorescens facilitates repeated re-evolution of a complex phenotype, Evolution 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand.

2006

Kost C*, Boland W, Heil M. Lima bean neighbourhood watch - Herbivore-induced volatiles induce an indirect defence in neighbouring plants, International Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

2005

Kost C*, Boland W, Heil M. Two induced defences benefit Lima bean in nature, 17. Irseer Naturstofftage der DECHEMA e.V., Irsee, Germany.

Kost C*, Weisser WW, Boland W, Heil M. Lima bean neighbourhood watch - Herbivore-induced volatiles induce an indirect defence in neighbouring plants, Kurt-Mothes-workshop for PhD students, Halle, Germany.

2004

Kost C*. Duft oder Nektar? - Wie sich die Limabohne im Freiland gegen Fraßfeinde verteidigt, 27. Fränkisch-Mitteldeutsches Naturstoffchemiker-Treffen, Bayreuth, Germany.

Kost C*, Heil M. Indirekte Verteidigung der Limabohne im Freiland, Multi-trophische Interaktionen, Göttingen, Germany.

2002

Kost C*, Mody K, Linsenmair KE. Determinants of local biodiversity II: Driver ants, 1st International BIOTA-West Workshop, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, West-Africa.

2001

Kost C*, Wirth R. Symbiotic soil bacteria as broadband fungicides? High diversity of Streptomycetes in leaf-cutting ant colonies in French Guiana, International Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Bremen, Germany.