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Pathophysiology and Repair Division Seminar Series 2014-15

Seminars to take place in the 6th Floor Seminar Room, Sir Martin Evans Building on Tuesdays at 13.10hrs -14.00hrs (except where marked).

When there is an external speaker, a buffet lunch will be provided from 12.45hrs -13.10hrs and a coffee/tea session for discussion with the speaker will take place every week from 14.00hrs-14.30hrs in the 6th Floor Seminar Room.


Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 1.10pm in 6th Floor Seminar Room, Sir Martin Evans Building

Professor Yasu Fujita, Hokkaido University, Japan

Title: EDAC: Epithelial Defence Against Cancer


16th September 2014

Christopher Wassif, National Institute of Child Dysmorphology (NICHD), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA and Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK

Title: Sterol precursors induce Niemann-Pick C disease phenotypes in Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome


7th October 2014

Professor Geert Bultynck, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Signalling, KU Leuven, The Netherlands

Title: Ca2+ signaling from the endoplasmic reticulum in apoptosis and autophagy: mechanisms and implications for disease


Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - Joint PPR and MB Seminar at 1.10pm in 6th Floor Seminar Room, Sir Martin Evans Building

Dr Ralph Nixon, NYU Langone Medical Centre, New York, USA

Title: Lysosomes: the Achille's heel of neurons in neurodegenerative disease


28th October 2014

Dr Ceri Fielding, Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity,  Cardiff University

Title: Human cytomegalovirus immune evasion

Followed by Division Meeting


4th November 2014

Professor Dorian Haskard, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Title: Transcriptional and post-transcriptional pathways regulating inflammation and homeostasis in atherosclerosis


11th November 2014

Dr Andrew Ward, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath

Title: An imprinted gene with roles in growth, energy homeostasis and behaviour


18th November 2014

Professor Paul Evans, Cardiovascular Science, University of Sheffield

Title: Biomechanical regulation of atherosclerosis


25th November 2014

Professor Ian Jackson, Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Title: How to colour in an animal: modelling melanocyte migration


2nd December 2014

Dr Vivien Coulson-Thomas, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Title: Therapeutic potential of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells for metabolic and inflammatory disorders: using the cornea as a model


3rd February 2015

Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh

Title: Intrinsic and extrinsic regulators of remyelination in the CNS


10th February 2015

Professor Tonia Vincent, Kennedy Institute or Rheumatology, Oxford University

Title: Shifting paradigms in osteoarthritis pathogenesis


24th February 2015 - POSTPONED

Dr Martin Bootman, Faculty of Science, Open University

Title: Measuring and modelling pro-arrhythmic calcium signals in atrial cardiac myocytes


10th March 2015

Professor Mike Gilchrist, MRC, London

Title: High resolution studies of gene expression improve our understanding of early vertebrate development


17th March 2015

Dr Derek Stemple, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge

Title: The Zebrafish Mutation Project


24th March 2015

Dr Adam Watkins, School of Life and Health Science, University of Aston

Title: From Gamete to Grandparent: the Developmental Programming of Adult Health


14th April 2015

Dr Michail Nomikos, Welsh Heart Research Institute, Cardiff University

Title: Distinctive molecular properties of calmodulin mutations associated with RyR2-mediated cardiac disease.


12th May 2015

Prof Jay Cross, Department of Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine, University of Calgary

Title: Evolution of Metabolic Hormones as Agents of Maternal Adaptations to Pregnancy



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