Computational Methods in Antimicrobioal Resistance Research


October 5, 2023    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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October 5th at 13:00 – 17:00
On-site event
Säästöpankki Hall, Main Building, University of Turku


We are delighted to present a lineup of researchers from Finnish institutions as well as our keynote speaker Dr. Christopher Quince visiting us from the Earlham and Quadram Institutes in Norwich, United Kingdom.

Make sure to register by 27.9.2023 at 12:00 (UTC+3) in order to secure your spot:>.


Seminar Schedule

Opening remarks  – Prof. Leo Lahti – Dept. of Computing, University of Turku, FI
Microbial secondary metabolism gene clusters in antibiotic discovery – Prof. Mikko Metsä-Ketelä – Dept. of Life Technologies, University of Turku, FI
KEYNOTE: Studies of microbiome response to antibiotics across multiple scales – Dr. Christopher Quince – Earlham and Quadram Institutes, Norwich, UK
Population level variation in human gut resistomes – Dr. Katariina Pärnänen – Dept. of Computing, University of Turku, FI


Role of rapid evolution & connectivity in community response to antibiotic disturbance – Dr. Johannes Cairns – Dept. of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, FI
Jointly linear & nonlinear GWAS of penicillin resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae – Dr. Tommi Mäklin – Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, FI
Linking antibiotic resistance genes to larger context with long read-sequencing and methylation patterns – Dr. Antti Karkman – Dept. of Microbiology, University of Helsinki, FI
Dispersal models for antimicrobial resistance – Dr. Aura Raulo1 & Dr. Guilhem Sommeria-Klein2 – 1Dept. of Biology, University of Oxford, UK & 2Dept. of Computing, University of Turku, FI



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