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Susanne Erdmann: Viruses infecting archaea from "extreme" environments: what we can learn from them

Feb 23, 2018, 3:00 pm

INVITATION 

Friday, February 23, 2018 
in the New Auditorium (4012) at 3:00 p.m. (15:00h) 

Susanne Erdmann (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

will give a seminar with the title: 

Virus infecting archaea from "extreme" environments: what we can learn from them

Hörsaal

Archaea are present in environments that resemble early Earth, habe revealed novel lineages that are possible relics of an ancient past and offer insight into cellular evolution. By comparison, the evolution of virus, including their origin and relationship to other extrachromosomal elements and ancestral cellular life, is less certain. I have been studying virus from diverse 'extreme' environments including hot springs and Antarctic lakes and discovered novel virus and extrachromosomal elements possessing unique morphologies, genome content and interactions with their hosts. My studies aim to improve our understanding of viral evolution and virus-host relationship.

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