Summer School: Design and Control of Microbial Communities

11 - 13th Sep 2023
Leuven, Belgium
max 35
Places
3
Days
12+
Speakers

About

In this summer school, we want to introduce students at the Master and PhD level to different computational methods to manipulate microbial communities to shift them towards a desired composition or function. In addition, we want to broaden the horizon of our students with a couple of research talks on the latest developments in the field. Beyond the educational purposes, we also hope to initiate a scientific exchange between speakers and students.

The organizing team

Karoline Faust, Leo Lahti & Didier Gonze

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Speakers

Didier Gonze
Unit of Theoretical Chronobiology
Université Libre de Bruxelles
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Frank Delvigne
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
Microbial technologies
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Hidde de Jong
INRIA
Université Grenoble Alpes
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Alex Fedorec
University College London
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Karoline Faust
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation
KU Leuven
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Shiri Freilich
Agricultural Research Organization
Newe Ya'ar Research Center
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Ophelia Venturelli
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Beatriz García Jiménez
Biome Makers Inc.
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Steffen Waldherr
University of Vienna
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Leo Lahti
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Teppo Hiltunen
University of Turku
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Lutz Becks
Universität Konstanz
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Ville Mustonen
University of Helsinki
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Aura Raulo
University of Turku
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Schedule

8:45 - 9:00

Opening of the school

9:00 - 10:00

Introductory talk




10:00 - 11:00

Title

Description



11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Entrance Van Den Heuvel Institute

11:30 - 12:30

Title

Description



12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Entrance Van Den Heuvel Institute

13:30 - 14:30

Title

Description



14:30 - 17:00

Tutorial




9:00 - 10:00

Introductory talk






10:00 - 11:00

Title

Description



11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Entrance Van Den Heuvel Institute

11:30 - 12:30

Title

Description



12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Entrance Van Den Heuvel Institute

13:30 - 14:30

Title

Description



14:30 - 17:00

Tutorial







9:00 - 10:00

Introductory talk






10:00 - 11:00

Title

Description




11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Entrance Van Den Heuvel Institute

11:30 - 12:30

Title

Description



12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Entrance Van Den Heuvel Institute

13:30 - 14:30

Title

Description



14:30 - 17:00

Tutorial







Registration

There are places for maximal 35 participants. The registration fee is 175 Euro. Please click here to register.

Important payment information

If you require an invoice, please select 'invoice' in the final step of your online registration and contact chantal.biernaux@kuleuven.be. The invoice will be sent to you by email, including corresponding payment instructions. Please do not pay before receiving the invoice. If you have already paid your registration by credit card or bank transfer, you will still be able to receive a proof of payment, indicating the amount, however, it will no longer be possible to receive an official invoice. Therefore if you require an invoice, please contact us first and wait with your payment until you receive our invoice!

What's included?

  • Talks and tutorials
  • Drinks, refreshments, and lunch

Venue

Location

The venue is located in the center of Leuven, in the Van Den Heuvel Institute.


Address

Room 02.40, Van Den Heuvel Institute
Dekenstraat 2
3000, Leuven

How to get there

Leuven is a very well connected city and easily reachable by train. If you come by plane, you can go by bus from Brussels airport to Leuven with lines 616, 651 or 652.
The next bus stops to the venue are at Leuven Campus Vesalius and Rustoord Remy (bus lines 1, 4, 5, 6 and 597). You can plan bus trips with De Lijn.

For more information about Leuven, please check out Wikitravel's helpful Leuven guide.

Accommodations

Please be aware that the registration to the summer school does not cover accommodation. Below, we list a couple of low-budget hotels (with prices below 100 Euro per night, prices as of November 2022) in walking distance to the summer school.

  • Leuven City Hostel A youth hostel well located in the city center. Dorms from 22 Euro per night.
  • De Blauwput A youth hostel located at the edge of the city, at the railway station, outside the city ring. Dorms from 30 Euro per night.
  • Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven A hotel located at the railway station outside the city ring. Rooms from 70 Euro per night.
  • Park Inn A hotel located at the railway station outside the city ring. Rooms from 85 Euro per night.
  • La Royale A hotel located at the railway station inside the city ring. Rooms from 89 Euro per night.

More hotels are listed in Wikitravel's helpful Leuven guide.

Information

Structure of the summer school
The summer school consists of research talk and teaching (hands-on) sessions. Each day is focused on a particular topic, which is introduced by an overview talk on the morning of that day. The afternoons are dedicated to hands-on sessions on the computer.
Preparation for tutorials
The summer school will take place in a class-room style lecture hall. Participants are required to bring their own laptop. To be able to follow the hands-on sessions, participants should install the following software beforehand:
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Contact

Scientific Organizers
Karoline Faust
Didier Gonze
Leo Lahti

Administrative support
Chantal Biernaux