Jonathan Lombard
Microbial evolution and phylogeny


Oral communications and workshops

2016 (April) - Invited speaker to the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (Prof. Ruiz-Trillo), CSIC-UPF, Barcelona Spain
Talk: Evolution of the cell membranes in the three domains of life

2015 (October) - EMBO conference “Exploring the genomic complexity and diversity of eukaryotes” St Feliu de Guixols, Spain
Talk: From prokaryotic cell walls to eukaryotic N-glycosylation: The evolution of polyprenol-based glycosylations

2015 (May) - Summer school History and Philosophy of the Origin of Life. Ven (Sweden)

2015 (March) - Eukaryo-/archaeogenesis. Where do we stand? A workshop by the Company of Biologists, coordinated by Céline Brochier-Armanet & Damien P. Devos. Wiston House, Steyning (UK)
Talk: The sweet tip of the iceberg: the intriguing evolution of cell surface glycosylations in the three domains of life

2014 (October) - SACNAS conference, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Talk: Cell membranes in the last common ancestor of living organisms

2014 (June) - Evolution, Raleigh, NC (USA)

2013 (September) - HGT & LUCA conference, Milton Keynes (UK)
Talk: A systematic phylogenomic investigation supports the presence of phospholipid membranes in the cenancestor

2013 (June) - Invited speaker to the Comparative Genomics & Evolutionary Bioinformatics Group (Andrew Roger), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (Canada)

2013 (May) - Invited speaker to the School of Life Sciences (Geomicrobiology Laboratory-Ferrán García-Pichel), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (USA)

2013 (April) - Invited speaker to the Comparative Genomics Team (Toni Gabaldón), Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona (Spain)
Talk: Early evolution of membrane synthesis. Was the last common ancestor of all living organisms a lipid membrane-bounded cell?

2012 (July) - Invited speaker to the Microbiology Genomics Institute (Tal Dagan), Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Talk: Origins and evolution of metabolism in the three domains of life. Insights from lipid biosynthesis pathways

2011 (July) - Origins 2011, ISSOL and Bioastronomy Joint International Conference, Montpellier (France)
Poster: Poster presentation: Lipid membranes in the cenancestor: did they exist and how were they?

2010 (November) - Invited speaker to the Laboratory of Evolution, Genomics and Speciation, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Talk: Origine et évolution du métabolisme des isoprénoïdes : quel rôle dans les membranes du cénancêtre?

2010 (July) - SMBE international meeting 2010, Lyon (France)
Talk: A mevalonate pathway of isoprenoid biosynthesis in the cenancestor: a role in early membranes?

2010 (February) - French Exobiology Society workshop for PhD students, Le Teich (France)