Poster presentations of the VW Research Group Experimental Ecology and Evolution

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

2014

Dietel AK*, Kaltenpoth M, Kost C. Pleasant guests restrain – Can selective advantages explain the AT-bias of endosymbiotic genomes? 4th International Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom 2014, Jena, Germany.

D'Souza G*, Waschina S, Kaleta C, Kost C. Towards a mechanistic understanding of the selective benefit of auxotrophy in Escherichia coli. 4th International Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom 2014, Jena, Germany.

D’Souza*, Waschina S, Kaleta C, Kost C. Lose to gain: Selective advantages can explain the prevalent loss of biosynthetic genes in bacteria. 566th WE-Heraeus-Seminar on Mechanisms, Strategies, and Evolution of Microbial Systems, Bad Honnef, Germany.

Pande S, Kaftan F, Germerodt S, Lang S, Schuster S, Svatos A, Kost C*.  Privatization of public goods stabilizes  interspecific cross-feeding interactions. SPP1617 International Conference Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Sociobiology of Bacterial Populations, Irsee, Germany.

5  Preußger D*, Kost C. Spatial structure can hamper the evolution of cooperative cross-feeding. 4th International Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom 2014, Jena, Germany.

6  Seccareccia I*, Kost C, Nett M. Development of an assay for studying predator prey interactions. 4th International Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom 2014, Jena, Germany.

7  Shitut S*, Kost C. Supply on demand: inter-cellular regulation of amino acid production in bacteria. 4th International Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom 2014, Jena, Germany.

Waschina S*, D'Souza G, Kaleta C, Kost C. The adaptive potential of metabolic heterogeneity in communities of Escherichia coli. Workshop on the Economy of a Cell: Resource Allocation, Trade-Offs and Efficiency in Living Systems, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Miramare, Italy.

2013

1  Dietel AK*, Merker H, Kaltenpoth M, Kost C. Plasmids as minimal endosymbionts - unravelling the causes for genome erosion. Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occindentale (CUSCO) Workshop - Bridging theoretical and experimental evolution, La Fouly, Switzerland.

2012

1 Thiele T*, Kost C, Wirth R. A not so pleasant bouquet: Leaf-cutting ants learn to reject Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera plants with induced volatile plant defences. Frontiers in Chemical Ecology 2012, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany.

2 Waschina S*, Kost C, Kaleta C. Theoretical design and experimental verification of amino acid overproducing strains of Escherichia coli using CASOP GS. COBRA 2012 - 2nd Conference on Constraint-based Reconstruction and Analysis, Helsingør, Denmark.

Waschina S*, Kaleta C, Kost C. Theoretical design and experimental verification of amino acid overproducing strains of Escherichia coli using CASOP GS. German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) 2012, Jena, Germany.

2011

1 Dietel AK*, Kaltenpoth M, Kost C. Costs of nucleotide synthesis, size and copy number of plasmids as model endosymbionts, 13th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Tübingen, Germany.

2 Merker H*, Pande S, Boland W, Kost C. On the origin of mutualism: interspecific cooperation favored by spatial structure?, 2nd European Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom, Jena, Germany.

3 Merker H*, Pande S, Boland W, Kost C. On the origin of mutualism: interspecific cooperation favored by spatial structure?, 13th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Tübingen, Germany.

4 Pande S*, Merker H, Bohl K, Schröter A, Schuster S, Kost C. Effect of spatial structure on the spread of cheaters in synthetically designed mutualistic interactions, 13th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Tübingen, Germany.

5 Pande S, Merker H, Bohl K, Kaleta C, Reichelt M, Schuster S, Kost C*. Rational design of synthetic interactions to study the evolution of mutualisms, Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology, Andover, USA.

6 Sudakaran S*, Kost C, Kaltenpoth M. Composition and evolutionary history of the bacterial community in the mid-gut of firebugs (Hemiptera, Pyrrhocoridae), 13th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Tübingen, Germany.

2010

1 Bertels F, Merker H*, Boland W, Kost C. Synthetic but biological - Biosensors to detect bioavailable amino acids in situ, 1st European Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom 2010, Jena, Germany.

2 Bohl K*, Kost C, Schuster S. Computing elementary flux modes in genome-scale metabolic networks: Recent advances and biotechnological applications, Systems Biology of Microorganisms, Paris, France.

3 Bohl K*, Kost C, Schuster S. Mutualistic interactions among amino acid exchanging bacteria studied by evolutionary game theory, JSMC/ JSB Workshop "Microbes, Models & Methods", Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany.

4 Pande S*, Merker H, Kost C. Construction of synthetic mutualism between Escherichia coli and Acinetobacter baylyi, 1st European Student Conference on Microbial Communication – MiCom 2010, Jena, Germany.

5 Venkatesan R*, Kost C, Bonaventure G, David A, Boland W. Back to beginning: Studying jasmonate signaling in Pteridium aquilinum. 25th Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE), Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

2009

Kost C*, Beaumont HJE, Ferguson GC, Farr AD, Rose C, Gallie J, Rainey PB. Genomic modularity facilitates adaptive evolution in Pseudomonas fluorescens, 12th Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Turino, Italy.

Kost C*, Beaumont HJE, Ferguson GC, Farr AD, Rose C, Gallie J, Rainey PB. Genomic modularity facilitates adaptive evolution in Pseudomonas fluorescens. Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology, Andover, USA.

2007      

1 Kost C*, Beaumont HJE, Rainey PB. Replaying life’s tape – Determinism and stochasticity in reverse evolution experiments with Pseudomonas fluorescens facilitates repeated re-evolution of a complex phenotype, Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology, Andover, USA.

2 Radhika V*, Kost C, Heil M, Boland W. Sweet or extra-sweet? A test of optimal defence theory for extrafloral nectar production 9th International Pollination Symposium on Plant-Pollinator  Relationships - Diversity in Action, Ames, USA.

2006      

1 Lakatos T*, Redenbach M, Kost C, Arendholz WR, Wirth R. The white crust on cuticles of fungus-growing ants: Is it really symbiotic bacteria?, International Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

2 Radhika V*, Kost C, Heil M, Boland W. Studying the regulation of volatile emission and nectar secretion in Pteridium aquilinum, Workshop on Proteomic Insights into Plant-Insect Interactions, Department of Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Chemical Laboratories (NCL), Pune, India.

2005

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

2 Kost C*, Heil M. Lima bean neighbourhood watch - Herbivore-induced volatiles induce an indirect defence in neighbouring plants, 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Chemical Ecology, Washington, USA.

2004      

1 Kost C*,  Heil M. Two induced indirect defences benefit Lima bean plants in nature, 12th Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships, Berlin, Germany.

2003      

1 Heil M, Kost C*. Insekten helfen Pflanzen: Indirekte Verteidigung, Munich Science Days: Threads of Life - 50 Years of DNA Double Helix, Munich, Germany.

2002      

1 Mody K*, Kost C*, Linsenmair KE. Small-scale mosaics of arthropod communities in natural habitats: patterns and determinants, 1st International BIOTA-West Workshop, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, West Africa.

2001      

1 Mody K*, Kost C*, Linsenmair KE. Determinants of small-scale mosaics of arthropod communities in natural and anthropogenically disturbed habitats, Annual Status Seminar of BIOLOG - German Programme on Biodiversity and Global Change, Bonn, Germany.

2 Wirth R*, Kost C, Schmidt S. Costs of trail construction and maintenance may affect the pattern of herbivory in leaf-cutting-ants, Proceedings of the Society for Ecology, Basel, Switzerland.

2000      

1 Böttcher IG*, Kost C*, Wirth R, Redenbach M. Identification and analysis of Actinomycetes derived from fungus growing leaf cutting ants, Association for General and Applied Microbiology: Biologie bakterieller Naturstoff-produzenten, Bonn, Germany.