Nathan Lo

Presentations


Invited seminars and talks


The unusual sex lives of termites
Rapid Solutions Pest Control Conference, Gold Coast, August 2017

From coal forest dwellers to master architects: a timescale of evolution for termites
The Australian Museum, Sydney, December 2016

Midichlorian symbionts from ticks
Joint Academic Microbiological Seminars, Sydney, October 2016

The evolution of symbiosis in cockroaches: a genomic and phylogenetic perspective
The University of Milan, Italy, October 2016

The evolution of symbiosis in cockroaches: a genomic and phylogenetic perspective
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany, September 2016

The search for pathogens in Ixodes ticks
Ku-rin-gai Council Public Talk, Gordon, April 2016

Termite and cockroach symbioses
Department of Plant Protection, SouthWest University, Chongqing, China, March 2016

The evolution of mound-building and feeding habits in Australian nasute termites
Symposium on Insect Evolution, Ecology, Physiology, and Symbiosis. University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, October 2015

Discovery of candidate pathogens from Australian Ixodes ticks
Ku-rin-gai Council Public Talk, Gordon, October 2015

The evolution of termite gut symbioses
Faculty of Environment Seminar Series, University of Western Sydney, Australia, August 2014

The evolution of termite gut symbioses
School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Australia, August 2014

Metabolomic profiling of 13C-labelled cellulose digestion in a lower termite: insights into gut symbiont function
School of Biology, Environmental, and Earth Sciences Seminar Series, University of New South Wales, Australia, May 2014

Insights into termite symbioses from symbiont genomes and metabolomics
School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series, University of Queensland, Australia, May 2014

Insights into termite symbioses from symbiont genomes and metabolomics
School of Molecular Biosciences Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Australia, Oct 2013

The shrinking genome: evolution of intracellular symbiotic bacteria in arthropods
Society for Insect Studies, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia, August 2013

Genome evolution in Blattabacterium cuenoti
Joint Academic Microbiological Seminars, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia, July 2013

Insights into the evolution of endosymbiosis from the genomes of Midichloria mitochondrii and Blattabacterium cuenoti
Matryoshka-type Evolution of Eukaryotic Cells Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, July 2013

Termites: an overview
International Symposium on Digestive Systems in Termites, Okinawa, Japan, October 2011

Preliminary findings from the genome of Midichloria mitochondrii
Australian Society of Microbiology Conference, Sydney, Australia, February 2010

Intrinsic effect on caste determination in termites
Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Australia. August, 2009

Termites: the making of a superorganism
Australian Museum Members Night Talks, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia, November 2008

American Dream or British Monarchy? Growing up in a termite society
Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia, October 2008

Nature vs nurture in termite caste differentiation
School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Australia, October 2007

The evolution of cellulose digestion and the worker caste in termites
Biodiversity Center and the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2007

A tale of two symbionts: the gender bender and the mitochondrion muncher
School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia, September 2006

How termites became social wood eaters
School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Australia, May 2006

A brief history of cockroaches
School of Biology, Environmental and Earth Sciences Seminar Series, University of New South Wales, Australia, October 2005



Contributed talks


The Evolution of Mound building in Australian Nasutitermitinae
Australian Entomological Society Meeting, Melbourne, November 2016

The genome of Blattabacterium cuenoti : implications for the evolution of termite symbioses and digestive mechanisms
International Union for the Study of Social Insects Conference, Cairns, Australia, July 2014

Maintenance of essential amino acid pathways in the Blattabacterium cuenoti symbiont of a wood-feeding cockroach
Genetics Society of Australasia Conference, University of New South Wales, July 2013.

The genome of the tick borne symbiont Midichloria mitochondrii
Genetics Society of Australasia Conference, University of Melbourne, July 2012

Phylogenomic evidence for the presence of a flagellum + cbb3 oxidase in the free-living mitochondrial ancestor
Australian Society for Parasitology Conference, Cairns, July 2011

Genetic caste determination in termites
Evolution the Experience, Melbourne, February 2009

X-linked genetic influence on caste determination in a termite
Genetics Society of Australasia, University of Sydney, June 2007

X-linked genetic influence on caste determination in a termite
Australasian Evolution Society Conference, University of New South Wales, June 2007

Mitochondria-invading bacteria from the tick Ixodes ricinus
European Union COST Action 850 Workshop "Genomics and Symbiotic Interactions Between Micro-organisms and their Helminthic or Invertebrate Hosts", Kolymbari, Greece, July 2005

Mitochondria-invading bacteria from the tick Ixodes ricinus
International Wolbachia Conference, Heron Island, Australia, August 2004

Evolution in Australian wood-feeding and soil-burrowing cockroaches
International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, Australia, August 2004.

Molecular phylogenetics of Dictyoptera
International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, Australia. August 2004

Molecular screening of ticks in Italy for intracellular bacteria
XXIII Congresso della Società Italiana di Parassitologia, Vietri sul Mare, Napoli, Italy, June 2004.

Phylogenetics of Blattabacterium from cockroaches and Mastotermes darwiniensis
Proceedings of the 1st Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny, Dresden Natural History Museum, Germany, September 2003

Molecular phylogenetics of Dictyoptera and the evolution of eusociality and bacterial endosymbiosis in cockroaches
International Union for the Study of Social Insects Congress, University of Sapporo, Japan, August 2002