The ActinoBase e-Seminar
The ActinoBase e-Seminar Series
The ActinoBase e-Seminar Series is an opportunity for both early-career and established researchers in the Actinobacteria community to share their work.
Two speakers each deliver a half hour presentation (twenty minute talks followed by ten minutes of audience Q&A), streamed directly to YouTube from Zoom, with the opportunity for their presentations to be uploaded to the ActinoBase channel. Each seminar is moderated by at least two early-career researchers who introduce the speaker and select questions from the stream chat & twitter.
The seminar is broadcast every Thursday (times TBC) and can be accessed via the Actinobase YouTube channel. To register interest in participation, as well as sign up to mailing-list notifications, please fill out our google form.
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QPadull3m4
- Dr. Kai Blin, Group Leader, Denmark Technical University
"Everything you wanted to know about antiSMASH but were afraid to ask"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcLTzTh2SW4
- Dr. Agustina Undabarrena, PostDoc Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
"Rhodococcus comparative genomics: NRPS distribution and connection to an orphan metabolite"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0BYT1elTvw&t=13s
- Dr. Paige Mandelare Ruiz, PostDoc Smithsonian Marine Station
"Isolating Coral-derived Actinobacteria as Probiotics for the Treatment of Stony Coral Tissue Loss-Diseased Florida Corals"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWa4sCJqQTA&t=3s
- Dr. Alejandra Prieto-Davo, Group Leader Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
"The maya underworld as a source of natural products "
- Buse Cinar, PhD student at The Leibniz University
"Phosphodiesterase-mediated local c-di-GMP-signalling mechanisms in Streptomyces developmental control"
- Dr. Pablo Cruz-Morales, Group Leader, Denmark Technical University
"Engineering Natural product biosynthesis to make rocket fuels and medicines"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSlrPdI4ohU
- Dr. Jana Shniete, PostDocs, Edge Hill University & Dr. Nelly Selem, Group Leader, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
"ActDES – a curated Actinobacterial Database for Evolutionary Studies"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RysFm5EbCY&t=9s
- Molly Keith-Baker - PhD Student, Strathclyde University
"First things first: Primary metabolism in Streptomyces"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plp_mbvvfeU
- Dr. Bronwyn Kirby-MCCullough - Group Leader, University of the Western Cape
"Screening actinobacteria associated with indigenous South African plants for natural products and accessing their potential use as plant growth promoters"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgO_M3M4pW0&t=1s
- Oliver Hennrich - PhD Student, Leibniz Institute DSMZ, Germany
"Generation of novel pristinamycin derivatives by mutasynthesis approaches"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLBH3uJlQWc
- Eleanor Terrelonge, PhD Student, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
"Exploring Jamaican Actinomycetes: new weapons against antibiotic resistance"
- Dr. Beatriz Camara, Group Leader, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
"A genomics and metabolomics guided bioprospection of marine actinomycetes from the South Pacific"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZUKfIat-Uc
- Satria Kautsar, PhD Student, Wageningen University, Netherlands
"Mapping the secondary metabolic diversity of 209211 microbial genomes and MAGs (introducing BiG-SLiCE, a new, ultra-scalable BGC clustering tool)"
Available at: https://youtu.be/NUyXiq_xcsM
- Prof Yvonne Mast - Group Leader, Leibniz Institute DSMZ, Germany
"SARP-Driven activation of antibiotic gene clusters"
Available at: https://youtu.be/IsyfayocPkI
- Prof Justin Nodwell + ECR Flash talks
"The ActinoBase ISBA seminar"
Available at: https://youtu.be/Fsd-69koBas
- Dr Virginia Helena Abarracin - Group Leader, National University of Tucuman, Argentina
"UV-resistant Actinobacteria from high-altitude Andean lakes: diversity and molecular mechanisms"
Available at: https://youtu.be/LhBMoiefrns
- Dr Bernhard Kepplinger - PostDoc, University of Newcastle, UK
"The Three Horsemen of the Amycolatopsis"
- Patrick Capel- PhD Student, University of Warwick, UK
"Cell-Free Transcription Translation for Natural Product Research"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMGYtd0gYLk
- Audam Chhun - PhD Student, University of Warwick, UK
"Phytoplankton trigger the production of cryptic metabolites in the marine Actinobacteria Salinispora tropica"
- Jonathan Parra - PhD Student, University of Strathclyde, UK
"Integrated multi-omics insights into the specialised metabolism of Pseudonocardia spp. isolated from the Southern Ocean"
Available at: https://youtu.be/cecBKLoonu4
- Dr Yaojun Tong - PostDoc at The Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
"Natural Products meet CRISPR, the BEST is coming"
- Emily Addington - PhD Student, University of Strathclyde, UK
"Disruption of the mce operon from Streptomyces affects spore resistance and results in precocious germination"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc6eKGZQ1Qw
- Dr Scott Jarmusch - PostDoc at Uppsala University, Sweden
"Siderophore Wars: iron-mediated fungal starvation by extremotolerant Streptomyces sp. S29 desferrioxamine production"
- Dr Magalena Kotowska - PostDoc, Hirzfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Poland
"A zinc binding GntR-like protein HypR controlling expression of genes associated with collagen and L-hydroxyproline utilisation in Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2)"
- Rebecca McHugh - PostDoc at the University of Strathclyde
"Aurodox: Teaching and old drug new tricks"
- Jan Falguera - PhD Student at the University of Toronto, Canada
"The effect of DNA damage on cell division in the filamentous bacterium Streptomyces"
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYSfLwdskpg
- Dr Wilaiwan Koomsiri - PostDoc at Kasetsart University
“ Discovery of New Linear Lipopeptides from Streptomyces sp. KO-7888 by Activation of a SARP Regulatory Gene of a Cryptic NRPS Gene Cluster.”
- Anne van der Meij - PhD student at Leiden University
“Impact of plant hormones on growth and development of Actinobacteria.”
Available at: https://youtu.be/5UekgN_-2Vo
- Dr Rebecca Devine - PostDoc at the University of East Anglia
“From ants to antibiotics: Discovering novel medicines in the genomic era.”
- David Mark - PhD student at the University of Strathclyde
“The anti-pseudomonad activity of Micromonospora Species from the Atacama Desert.”
The ActinoBase e-Seminar series is organised and hosted by a team of early-career Actinobacteria researchers, if you have any questions about the seminars then feel free to contact any of the members below:
The ActinoBase team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agustina Undabarrena - Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María: email@example.com
Katie Noble - PhD Student, John Innes Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lubabalo Ndidi - MSc Student, University of the Western Cape: email@example.com
Molly Keith-Baker - PhD Student, University of Strathclyde: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oliver Hennrich - PhD Student, University of Tübingen/Leibniz Institute,DSMZ: email@example.com
Sam Prudence - PhD Student, University of East Anglia: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @Sam_Prudence
David Mark - PhD Student, University of Strathclyde: email@example.com Twitter: @DavidRcoMark
Alicia Russell - PhD Student, John Innes Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @alisia_russell
Tom Mclean - PhD Student, University of East Anglia: email@example.com Twitter: @TomMcLean05
Emily Addington - PhD Student, University of Strathclyde
Rules & Etiquette
- Abusive behaviour within the live chat feed on YouTube will not be tolerated and will result in a permanent ban.
- Question for speakers can be submitted to moderators via the YouTube live chat or Twitter using the HashTag associated with each session.
- Individuals in the Zoom call should have their microphone muted and video switched off to minimize disruptions & save oin bandwidth.