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24th October 2023
09:30 to 10:00 Registration, Tea and Coffee
10:00 to 10:10 Welcome and Introduction Clare Merritt (Newton Gateway to Mathematics)
Jamie Hobbs (University of Sheffield)
Ulrike Tillmann (Isaac Newton Institute), (University of Oxford), (Isaac Newton Institute)
Session 1: Mechanics (Chair: Jamie Hobbs (University of Sheffield))
10:10 to 10:35 Mechanical control of seed morphogenesis Benoit Landrein (ENS - Lyon)
10:35 to 11:00 Using simulations to investigate the mechanical properties of peptidoglycan Marco Mauri (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
11:00 to 11:25 Deciphering the adaption of bacterial cell wall mechanical integrity and turgor to different chemical or mechanical environments Vicky Chen (Newcastle University)
11:25 to 11:50 Tea and Coffee Break
Session 2: Growth (Chair: Andrew Fleming (University of Sheffield))
11:50 to 12:15 How do grasses grow? Annis Richardson (University of Edinburgh)
12:15 to 12:40 How do bacteria control their shape during cell elongation? Sven Van Teeffelen (Université de Montréal)
12:40 to 13:05 How do you build a wall? Using live cell single molecule microscopy to investigate physical principles of bacterial cell wall remodelling Séamus Holden (University of Warwick)
13:05 to 14:00 Lunch
Session 3: Function (Chair: Andrew Fleming (University of Sheffield))
14:00 to 14:25 Plasmodesmata Cell Walls Yoselin Benitez Alfonso (University of Leeds)
14:25 to 14:50 Molecular simulations of the E. coli cell wall: successes and challenges Syma Khalid (University of Oxford)
14:50 to 15:15 Tea and Coffee Break
Session 4: Applications in Industry (Chair: Jamie Hobbs (University of Sheffield))
15:15 to 15:40 Antibiotic discovery – where do we go from here…..? Christopher Dowson (University of Warwick)
15:40 to 16:00 5 Minute Summary From One of the Organisers Followed by Industry Questions and Challenges – Q&A Andrew Fleming (University of Sheffield)
16:00 to 17:00 Informal discussion and posters
17:00 to 18:00 Networking Reception
19:00 College Dinner in St. Catherine's College (for speakers and academic organisers)