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Appendix B Agenda The Social Biology of Microbial Communities March 6-7, 2012 500 Fifth St, NW Washington, DC DAY 1: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012 8:30-9:00: Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:00-9:15: Welcoming remarks: David Relman, James Hughes, and Lonnie King 9:15-10:00: KEYNOTE: Sociomicrobiology: Quorum sensing, biofilms, and territoriality E. Peter Greenberg, University of Washington Moderator: David Relman 10:00-10:30: DISCUSSION 10:30-10:45: BREAK 581

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582 THE SOCIAL BIOLOGY OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES SESSION I: Formation and Function of Microbial Communities Moderator: Jacque Fletcher 10:45-11:15:Symbiont community complexity: The fungal gardens of leafcutter ants Cameron R. Currie, University of WisconsinMadison 11:15-11:45:The role of oxygen in shaping the structure and function of microbial communities Thomas M. Schmidt, Michigan State University 11:45-12:15:Source-sink dynamics: Marine invertebrate-associated and free-living chemosynthetic symbionts Colleen Cavanaugh, Harvard University 12:15-1:00: DISCUSSION 1:00-1:45:LUNCH SESSION II: Factors Contributing to Community Stability Moderator: David Relman 1:45-2:15:Social evolutionary theory, cooperation, and the expression of virulence in microbial communities Sam Brown, University of Edinburgh 2:15-2:45:Ecological factors and processes during evolutionary transitions in Darwinian individuality Paul Rainey, New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology 2:45-3:15:Evolution of cooperation and control of cheating in the social amoeba: Dictyostelium discoideum Joan E. Strassmann, Washington University 3:15-3:45:BREAK 3:45-4:15: Swarming bacteria as freight haulage systems Colin J. Ingham, Wageningen University

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APPENDIX B 583 4:15-4:45:Emergence and robustness of multicellular behavior in bacteria Joao Xavier, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 4:45-5:15:Mathematical and computational challenges in the study of complex adaptive systems Simon A. Levin, Princeton University 5:15-6:00:DISCUSSION 6:00-6:15: CONCLUDING REMARKS 6:15: ADJOURN DAY ONE DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 8:30-9:00: Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:00-9:15: Summary of Day One: David Relman 9:15-10:00: KEYNOTE: Glowing corpses & radiant excrement: The role of bioluminescence in microbial communities Edith Widder, Ocean Research & Conservation Association Moderator: Lonnie King 10:00-10:30:DISCUSSION 10:30-10:45:BREAK SESSION III: Community Adaptation and Response to Environmental Stimuli Moderator: David Rizzo 10:45-11:15:Interspecies interactions among rhizosphere and soil bacteria Jo Handelsman, Yale University 11:15-11:45:Contact dependent mechanisms of communication in bacteria David Low, University of California, Santa Barbara

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584 THE SOCIAL BIOLOGY OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES 11:45-12:15:Interactions between symbiotic microbes, their mammalian host, and invading pathogens Vanessa Sperandio, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 12:15-12:45: DISCUSSION 12:45-1:30: LUNCH SESSION IV: What More Do We Need to Know about Microbial Community Dynamics? Moderator: Carole Heilman 1:30-2:00:Phylogenetic and phylogenomic approaches to studies of microbial communities Jonathan Eisen, University of California, Davis 2:00-2:30:Discovery and applications of the metabolic diversity of microbial communities Jared R. Leadbetter, California Institute of Technology 2:30-3:00:Statistical tools for integrating community networks, spatial and clinical data Susan Holmes, Stanford University 3:00-3:30:Microbial community assembly and dynamics: From acidophilic biofilms to the premature infant gut Jill Banfield, University of California, Berkeley 3:30-4:00: Human-microbe mutualism in health and disease David A. Relman, Stanford University 4:00-4:30:DISCUSSION 4:30-4:45: CONCLUDING REMARKS 4:45: ADJOURN DAY TWO