Colloquiums on Microbiology began its second cycle in Concepcion

Colloquiums on Microbiology in ConcepciónA conversation about the deoxygenation of the oceans opened the second round of Colloquiums on Microbiology of Concepcion, in Alamiro Robledo Auditorium. PhD. Osvaldo Ulloa, professor at the Faculty of Natural and Oceanographic Sciences, was on hand to lay the debate, marked by the multidisciplinary nature of the area, which mixes Microbiology, Oceanography and Mathematical Sciences.

“We take this challenge and organized the first cycle last year, and this year we are starting with these 8 new talks, with a touch interdisciplinary, precisely because we believe that future research will be support in the interdisciplinary”, said PhD. María José Gallardo, a member of our Center and the organization of symposia. This year CEFOP will sponsor the event, working with the activities of the organization and a talk. “PhD. Juan Pablo Staforelli presented next symposium, entitled How optical forces can capture and study  unique organisms, so we will show one of the many activities that take place in the center”, said PhD. Maria José.

With two lectures at the Faculty of Physical Sciences and five in the School of Oceanographic Sciences, the colloquiums aim to be a communication platform among the attendees. “There are more microorganisms than stars in the universe,” noted PhD. Ulloa at the beginning of the first symposium, entitled When suffocate oceans, microbes are celebrating. “One of the things we need to study these organisms that are so small, are modern optical methods. For example, we borrow Oceanography Biomedical Sciences, an instrument called flow cytometer, which isn’t the most appropriate for the type of research we do, because we have other requirements, including size, as we work with cells much smaller than those working with biomedical scientists”.

Colloquiums on Microbiology in ConcepciónIn general, biological systems are complex models. “We need to work together with physicists and mathematicians, to model these biological systems, because they are all nonlinear and complex. Obviously that’s an area where we do not do development biologists, and also think it is extremely important”, PhD. Ulloa noted. The oceanographer also considered the possibility of working together with researchers at our center in the development and application of optical techniques to study nano-scale systems. “That is one of the topics that we have a current need and we have talked. We hope that some of the physics students want to work on it”, he said.

Besides the high call for attendees, who repletaron the auditorium of the faculty, people also can be part of the Colloquium by social networks, as highlighted by the medician Veronica Madrid, Department of Microbiology. “This conference has a special feature: such as is uploaded to the network and published on the website, we have many visitors. It’s a double diffusion to establish linkages and interactions. So we invited undergraduate and graduate to participate in every possible way “.

The video of this first colloquium will be uploaded to this page in the coming days.

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