Seminar series

We run a regular programme of seminars for staff and students.

The programme covers a variety of topics and themes and are part of the vibrant culture within the School.

All seminars commence at 13:10 except where marked.

DateSpeakerTitleLocationDivision

20/11/2017

Starts at 16:00

Prof. Ravishankar Rai

University of Mysore

Host: Eshwar Mahenthiralingam

Quorum sensing inhibitors from endophytic bacteria associated with medicinal plants of Western Ghats, India

C/0.07 Physiology A Lecture Theatre

OnE

21/11/2017

Starts at 13:10

Gaia Pasqualetto - Cardiff University

Structure-based design of P2X receptor small-molecule modulators

Preparatory Reading: 1) P2X Receptors 2) Purinergic P2X Receptors: Structural and functional features 3) Identification and characterisation of a selective antagonist of human P2X4 receptor channels

6th Floor Seminar Room

BMD/MOLBIO

24/11/2017

Buffet lunch from 12:30

Starts at 13:10

Dr Mark Ungless - Imperial College London

Host: Stephane Baudouin

How do dopamine neurons respond to aversive events

6th Floor Seminar Room.

NEURO

24/11/2017 Please note that this seminar is on a Friday

Starts at 13:10

Professor Jan Dirk van Elsas – University of Groningen

The soil bacterial-fungal interactome - Mechanisms of interaction, with special emphasis on Burkholderia terrae

Anatomy Lecture Theatre, East 0.09, Sir Martin Evans Building

OnE

28/11/2017

Buffet lunch from 12:30

Starts at 12:30

Alberto Baena Lopez- Oxford University.

Host - Joaquin de Navascues Melero.

Caspase roles beyond apoptosis in stem cells

6th Floor Seminar Room.

BMD/MOLBIO

29/11/2017

Starts at 13:10

Chris Graves

OneDrive

c0.13, Sir Martin Evans Building

Bioconnect

30/11/2017

Starts at 13:10

Luis Cunha & Nuno Ferreiro – Cardiff University

Luis Cunha – ‘Soil biodiversity footprints in human-modified landscapes: The case of the Amazonian Dark Earths'

Nuno Ferreiro - 'Terrestrial isopods: a metallomic model'

Anatomy Lecture Theatre, East 0.09, Sir Martin Evans Building

OnE

01/12/2017

Exhibition space 12:00-13:00

Starts at 13:00-14:00

Professor Claudia Bagni - VIB

Host: Simon Trent

TBC.

Lecture Theatre 0.07, Hadyn Ellis Building

NEURO

05/12/2017

Starts at 13:10

Kenneth Ewan Cardiff University

HnRNPa1 and beta-catenin expression

Preparatory Reading: 1) HnRNPa1 - The swiss army knife of gene expression 2) Emerging roles of HnRNPa1 in modulating malignant transformation 3)HnRNPA1 couples nuclear export and translation of specific mRNAs downstream of FGF-2/S6K2 signalling

6th Floor Seminar Room

BMD/MOLBIO

06/12/2017

Starts at 16:30

TBC

Research update

6th Floor Seminar Room

Bioconnect

07/12/2017

Starts at 13:10

Professor Darren Griffin – University of Kent

Jurassic spark:  Mapping the genomes of birds and other dinosaurs

Anatomy Lecture Theatre, East 0.09, Sir Martin Evans Building

OnE

08/12/2017

Starts at 13:10

Spyros Merkouris

Studying BDNF signalling using human neurons derived from human ESCs

6th Floor Seminar Room

NEURO

12/12/2017

Starts at 13:10

Andrew Hollins, Cardiff University

Colorectal cancer organoids as pre-clinical models for cancer therapeutics

Preparatory reading:

1) Translational applications of adult stem cell-derived organoids
2) Prospective Derivation of a Living Organoid Biobank of Colorectal Cancer Patients
3) Screening out irrelevant cell-based models of disease

6th Floor Seminar Room

BMD/MOLBIO

13/12/2017

Starts at 13:10

Daniela Riccardi

Work Load Model

E1.22, Sir Martin Evans Building

Bioconnect

15/12/2017

Starts at 13:10

Dr Mariah Lelos

'Exploring the functional efficacy of hESC-derived dopamine neurons for Parkinson's disease'

Suggested reading includes research papers on Amelioration of non-motor dysfunctions after transplantation of human dopamine neurons in a model of Parkinson's disease. and Predictive Markers Guide Differentiation to Improve Graft Outcome in Clinical Translation of hESC-Based Therapy for Parkinson's Disease.

6th Floor Seminar Room.

NEURO

09/01/2018

Buffet lunch from 12:30

Starts at 13:10

Andrea Pauli- Research Institute of Molecular Pathology

Small proteins with big roles

6th Floor Seminar Room

BMD/MOLBIO

02/02/2018

Buffet lunch from 12:30

Starts at 13:10

Professor Nicoletta Kessaris - UCL

Host: Frank Sengpiel

TBC.

6th Floor Seminar Room

NEURO

06/02/2018

Starts at 12:30

Chris Hawes- Oxford Brookes University.

Host - Barend de Graaf.

Shaping the Endomembrane System

6th Floor Seminar Room

BMD/MOLBIO

14/02/2018

Starts at 16:00

Followed by a light buffet in the SMEB foyer.

Dr Rachel Tribe -  FPhysiol, Kings College London

G L Brown Prize Lecture 2016-2017Physiology A lecture theatre

Plenary seminar

27/02/2018

Starts at 12:30

Ramiro Albeiro- Nottingham University

Host - Helen White-Cooper

Germ cell specification in mammals

6th Floor Seminar Room

BMD/MOLBIO

06/03/2018

Rachael Natrajan- Institute of Cancer Research

Host - Matt Smalley

Translating the Breast Cancer Genome

6th Floor Seminar Room

BMD/MOLBIO

20/04/2018

Exhibition space 12:00-13:00

Starts at 13:00

Professor Madeline Lancaster - Cambridge University

Host: Yasir Syed

TBC.

Lecture Theatre 0.07, Hadyn Ellis Building

NEURO

27/04/2018

Exhibition space 12:00-13:00

Starts at 13:00

Professor Michael Ziller - Max Plank Institute

Host:  Yasir Syed

TBC.

Lecture Theatre 0.07, Hadyn Ellis Building

NEURO

05/06/2018

Sarah Coulthurst- Dundee University

Host - Dafydd Jones

Bacterial warfare using the Type VI secretion system

6th Floor Seminar Room

BMD/MOLBIO