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Wednesday 11th December 2013
Speaker: Dr Panagiotis Manesiotis Queens University Belfast
Title: Applications of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers in Pharmaceutical Analysis and Beyond. 

Wednesday 4th December 2013
Speaker: Professor Séamus Fanning University College Dublin
Title: Antibiotic resistance from farm-to-fork and its potential impact on public health: opportunity; power & usage. 

Wednesday 27th November 2013
Speaker: Professor Colin Fishwick Leeds University
Title: Computer-aided design and synthesis of drug-like molecules. 

Wednesday 20th November 2013
Speaker: Professor Vincent Piguet Cardiff University
Title: Viral Transmission and the Infectious Synapse. 

Wednesday 13th November 2013
Speaker: Professor Sylvie Urbe Liverpool University
Title: Control of receptor trafficking and signalling by reversible ubiquitylation. 

Wednesday 6th November 2013
Speaker: Professor Lesley Jones Cardiff University
Title: Huntington's disease: pathogenesis and therapeutic targets. 

Wednesday 30th October 2013
Speaker: Dr Divya Chari Keele University
Title: Biomedical Engineering Strategies for Repair of Neurological Injury. 

Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Speaker: Dr Andrew Berry Harvard University
Title: 100 Years On: Alfred Russel Wallace and the discovery of the theory of evolution by natural selection. 

Wednesday 9th October 2013 
Speaker: Professor Ian Weeks School of Medicine, Cardiff University
Title: bench to bedside research - lost in translation? 

Wednesday 29th May 2013
Speaker: Professor Valerie Speirs Section of Pathology, Leeds University
Title: Application of 3D models in breast cancer research: investigating the role of the stroma. 

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013
Speaker: Dr Mark Gumbleton School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University
Title: UoA3 REF update. 

Wednesday 15th May 2013
Speaker: Professor Adrian Porch School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Title: Interdisciplinary Uses of Microwave Technologies. 

Wednesday 8th May 2013
Speaker: Dr Andrew McBain Manchester University
Title: Biofilm models: from the ridiculous to the sublime. 

Wednesday 1st May 2013
Speaker: Dr Vas Ponnambalam Endothelial Cell Biology Unit, Leeds University
Title: Understanding and manipulating VEGF-regulated blood vessel growth and repair in health and disease. 

Wednesday 24th April 2013
Speaker: Dr Mark Young School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
Title: The structure, function and pharmacology of P2X receptors, key modulators of pain and inflammation. 

Wednesday 20th March 2013
Speaker: Dr Richard Bryce School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science, Manchester University
Title: Understanding protein-ligand recognition using molecular simulation. 

Wednesday 13th March 2013
Speaker: Dr Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy Reading School of Pharmacy, Reading University
Title: Pharmaceutical materials for ocular, oral and intravesical delivery. 

Wednesday 6th March 2013
Speaker: Dr Omar Usmani Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
Title: Targeting Inhaled Drugs Within and Beyond the Lungs: Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology & Patients. 

Wednesday 27th February 2013
Speaker: Professor David Wright School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia
Title: Integration, integration, integration: The recipe for success in UK pharmacy education?. 

Wednesday 20th February 2013
Speaker: Dr Maximiliano Gutierrez MRC National Institute for Medical Research
Title: Trafficking of phagosomes: lessons from mycobacteria. 

Wednesday 6th February 2013
Speaker: Dr Awen Gallimore Cardiff Institute for Infection and Immunity, Cardiff University
Title: Breaking down barriers to effective tumour immunity. 

Wednesday 30th January 2013
Speaker: Dr Ali Tavassoli School of Chemistry, Southampton University
Title: Targeting tumour metabolism with cyclic peptide inhibitors of protein-protein interactions. 

Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Speaker: Professor Paul Luzio Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Cambridge University
Title: The delivery of endocytosed cargo to lysosomes. 

Wednesday 16th January 2013
Speaker: Professor Tony Bayer Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University
Title: Alzheimer's disease therapeutics - clearing the confusion. 

Wednesday 9th January 2013
Speaker: Dr Matthew Fuchter Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London
Title: Small molecule epigenetic intervention of disease. 


Wednesday, 5th December 2012
Speaker: Professor Geoff Pilkington Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth
Title: Brain tumours: complexity, diversity and challenge. 

Wednesday, 28th November 2012
Speaker: Professor Angus Clarke Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University
Title: The Challenge of Rational Treatments in Rett Syndrome. 

Special Seminar - Monday, 26th November 2012
Speaker: Professor Katherine Seley-Radtke University of Maryland, Baltimore Co.
Title: Structural Diversity in Nucleoside Drug Design. 

Wednesday, 21st November 2012
Speaker: Dr Rob Williams Dept. Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath
Title: Neuroprotective potential of dietary flavonoids in Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Wednesday, 14th November 2012
Speaker: Dr Margaret Watson Centre of Academic Primary, Care The University of Aberdeen
Title: Pharmacy Practice Research (PPR): An essential ingredient for evidence-based medicines management, pharmacy practice and policy. 

Wednesday, 7th November 2012
Speaker: Professor Cameron Alexander Nottingham University
Title: Polymer Therapeutics and Cells – Signals, Pathways and Responses. 

Wednesday, 31st October 2012
Speaker: Dr Alun Hutchings Cardiff Toxicology Laboratories, Llandough.
Title: The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory. 

Wednesday, 24th October 2012
Speaker: Dr Ingunn Holen Reader in Bone Oncology, Head of Laboratory Research, Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology, Sheffield University
Title: The tumour microenvironment in breast cancer bone metastasis - role in development and response to therapy. 

Wednesday, 17th October 2012
Speaker: Dr Vincent Thomas CEA/DSV/I2BM/Neurospin, LNAO, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France
Title: Free-living amoebae and their intracellular pathogenic micro-organisms. 

Wednesday, 10th October 2012
Speaker: Professor Clive Page Joint Head of IPS, Kings College London
Title: Recent advances in the treatment of asthma and COPD. 

Wednesday, 3rd October 2012
Speaker: Dr Chris George (School of Medicine, Cardiff University)
Title: Re-tuning cardiac Ca2+ signalling - adventures in space, time and noise. 

Monday, 23rd July 2012
Speaker: Professor Laurence Hurley (University of Arizona)
Title: Playing against the odds in academic drug discovery and still trying to win. 

Seminar 4th July 2012
Speaker: Charles McKenna (University of Southern California)
Title: How green was my bisphosphonate: Phosphonates in medicinal chemistry from bone actives to antiviral agents, with some nucleotide analogues en passant. 

Seminar 30th May 2012
Speaker: Andrew Mayes (University of East Anglia)
Title: Smart Polymers and Molecular Imprinting

Seminar 23rd May 2012
Speaker: Aled Clayton (Institute of Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University)
Title: Cancer exosomes: Vesicular communication that aids tumour growth

Seminar 16th May 2012
Speaker: Phil Collier (University of Abertay)
Title: Biocide Resistance

Seminar 2nd May 2012
Speaker: Simak Ali (Imperial College)
Title: Developing new insights into endocrine response and resistance in breast cancer

Seminar 25th April 2012
Speaker: Brian Jones (University of Brighton)
Title: Exploring the human gut mobile metagenome

Seminar 11th April 2012
Speaker: Emyr Lloyd Evans (BIOSI)
Title: Central role of a novel lysosomal multi-drug efflux pump in the pathogenesis of lysosomal diseases, autism and tuberculosis

Seminar 28th March 2012
Speaker: David Thurston (King's College, London)
Title: The Changing Face of Anticancer Drug Discovery

Seminar 14th March 2012
Speaker: Phil Woodman (Manchester University)
Title: Endocytosis and traffic of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) 

Seminar 7th March 2012
Speaker: Larry Liberti (Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science)
Title: The Evolving New Drug Development Paradigm: how globalisation and HTA are affecting patient access to medicines

Seminar 29th February 2012
Speaker: Catherine Emmett (WCPPE/LEARN)
Title: Electronic marking: enhancing student feedback in medical education 

Seminar 22nd February 2012
Speaker: Jenny Scott (University of Bath)
Title: Drug Misuse

Seminar 8th February 2012
Speaker: Matt Smalley (European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Cardiff University)
Title: Stem and progenitor cells and breast cancer heterogeneity

Seminar 1st February 2012
Speaker: Mala Mann (Cardiff University)
Title: What is a Systematic Review?


Seminar 14th December 2011
Speaker: Uta Griesenbach (Imperial College, London)
Title: The organisation and running of the Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium

Seminar 23rd November 2011
Speaker: David French (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University)
Title: Development and evaluation of a behaviour change intervention: getting people to increase their walking

Seminar 16th November 2011
Speaker: Rosemary Barnes (Cardiff University School of Medicine)
Title: An update on invasive fungal diseases

Seminar 9th November 2011
Speaker: Brendan Gilmore (Queens University, Belfast)
Title: Modulation of Bacterial Protease Targets in Infection and Biofilm Formation

Seminar 2nd November 2011
Speaker: Stephen Denyer (School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University)
Title: Learning, Teaching and Assessment Seminar focussing on feedback

Seminar 26th October 2011
Speaker: Chris Allender (School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University)
Title: Evolution of MPharm4 projects

Seminar 19th October 2011
Speaker: Marcus Rattray (Reading University)
Title: Glutamate transporter dysregulation: opportunities for neuroprotective therapies?

Seminar 12th October 2011
Speaker: Richard Kay (Kstatics, Derbyshire)
Title: Evaluating Non-Inferiority in Clinical Trials; Methods and Misunderstanding

Seminar 5th October 2011
Speaker: Josh Rappaport (School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham)
Title: Membrane Protein Trafficking and Directed Cell Migration

Seminar 15th June 2011
Speaker: Chew Eng Hu (National University of Singapore)
Title: Exploring the anticancer potential of biologically relevant compounds with electrophilic propensities

Seminar 1st June 2011
Speaker: Zoe Young (Cardiff University)
Title: Maximising your publication impact and Ebooks

Seminar 25th May 2011
Speaker: José Padron (Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife)
Title: A phenotypic drug discovery approach towards a new family of human topoisomerase II inhibitors

Seminar 18th May 2011
Speaker: Julian Marchesi (School of Biosciences, Cardiff University)
Title: Can we implement a systems biology approach to understand the gut microbiota?

Seminar 11th May 2011
Speaker: Nick Lane (UCL)
Title: Can a Cell within a Cell explain the Origin and Evolution of Complex Life?

Seminar 4th May 2011
Speaker: Julian Davies (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Title: The Future of Antibiotics

Seminar 13th April 2011
Speaker: Emma Lane (School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University)
Title: Just how ethical do you think you are?

Seminar 30th March 2011
Speaker: Hanna Ingmar (University of Copenhagen)
Title: Adaptive responses of Staphylococcus aureus to biocides and antibiotics

Seminar 23rd March 2011
Speaker: Matt Whiteman (Universities of Exeter and Plymouth)
Title: Hydrogen sulfide: a novel endogenous (and pharmacological) mediator in vascular and inflammatory signalling

Seminar 16th March 2011
Speaker: Roger Griffin (Northern Institute for Cancer Research, University of Newcastle)
Title: Modulation of DNA Damage - Response Pathways in Cancer Therapy

Seminar 9th March 2011
Speaker: Rose Cooper (UWIC)
Title: What goes around, comes around: honey for wounds

Seminar 1st March 2011
Speaker: Nigel Minton (Nottingham University)
Title: The Molecular Pathogenesis of Clostridium difficile

Seminar 23rd February 2011
Speaker: Polina Prokopvich (School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University)
Title: Antimicrobial Surfaces for Medical Applications

Seminar 16th February 2011
Speaker: Kathy Taylor and Marco Derudas (School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University)
Title: Joint Seminar: How Zinc Transporters Drive Intracellular Zinc Signalling and Cancer and Acyclic Nucleoside Protides: from Antiherpetic to Broad Spectrum Antiviral Compounds

Seminar 9th February 2011
Speaker: Alastair Sloan (School of Dentistry, Cardiff University)
Title: Novel models for tissue engineering and repair

Seminar 2nd February 2011
Speaker: Barry Potter (Bath University)
Title: Steroid Sulfatase Inhibitors: from Concept to Clinic


Seminar 8th December 2010
Speaker: Dagmar Braun (Braun Beteiligungs GmbH)
Title: Pharmaceutical Research & Development in Middle Size Company: Proof of Concept

Seminar 1st December 2010
Speaker: Thomas Krieg (University of Cambridge)
Title: Translation of cardioprotective mechanisms after ischemia into clinical use

Seminar 24th November 2010
Speaker: Eshwar Mahenthiralinga (School of Biosciences, Cardiff University)
Title: Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial production in Burkholderia bacteria

Seminar 17th November 2010
Speaker: Isabel Rozas (University of Dublin)
Title: From antidepressants to DNA binders: guanidinium is the key

Seminar 10th November 2010
Speaker: Catherine Duggan (The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London)
Title: Supporting and developing advanced practice in pharmacy

Seminar 27th October 2010
Speaker: Peter McLennan (Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, NSW)
Title: Nutritional preconditioning – a new paradigm for the cardioprotective actions of omega-3 fatty acids

Seminar 20th October 2010
Speaker: Chris Scott (Queen's University Belfast)
Title: Development of macromolecular anti-tumour strategies

Seminar 13th October 2010
Speaker: Mark Webber (Birmingham University)
Title: Biocide-antibiotic cross resistance in Salmonella; how, where and why?

Seminar 6th October 2010
Speaker: Chris McGuigan (School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University)
Title: Antiviral Drug Discovery: stumbling and (sometimes) finding

Seminar 8th September 2010
Speaker: Jan Balzarini (Rega Institute, Leuven, Belgium)
Title: Cardiff University Distinguished Visiting Fellow Scheme - Mycoplasma infection may compromise antimetabolite-based anticancer chemotherapy

Seminar 26th May 2010
Speaker: Various (School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University)
Title: WSP Researchers presentations

Seminar 19th May 2010
Speaker: Bob Hider (The School of Pharmacy, King's College London)
Title: The Widening Potential of Iron Chelation

Seminar 12th May 2010
Speaker: Amanda Harvey (Brunel University)
Title: Understanding Brk's role in therapeutic responses in breast cancer

Seminar 5th May 2010
Speaker: James Mason (King's College London)
Title: pH sensitive peptides for gene delivery and silencing

Seminar 28th April 2010
Speaker: Ardeshir Bayat (Manchester University)
Title: Surgery-related infection and control

Seminar 21st April 2010
Speaker: Harold Thimbleby (Swansea University)
Title: Problems in human error - they are everywhere

Seminar 17th March 2010
Speaker: Roz Anderson (Sunderland University)
Title: Melatonin analogues for the treatment of psoriasis

Seminar 10th March 2010
Speaker: Anthony Hilton (Aston University)
Title: Grime Scene Investigation: at home with the microbes

Seminar 3rd March 2010
Speaker: Pete Obee (INSRV, Cardiff University)
Title: A look at QuestionMark Perception and its use for formative assessment

Seminar 24th February 2010
Speaker: Bing Song (School of Dentistry, Cardiff University)
Title: Controlling cell migration and wound healing electrically

Seminar 17th February 2010
Speaker: Andy Sewell (School of Medicine, Cardiff University)
Title: Enhanced T-cell receptor interactions in therapeutic applications

Seminar 10th February 2010
Speaker: Peter Barrett-Lee (Velindre Cancer Centre)
Title: How to get a handle on resistance to breast cancer treatment - lessons from clinical trials?

Seminar 27th January 2010
Speaker: Phil More (Kings College London)
Title: Therapeutic uses of hydrogen sulphide in the cardiovascular system - a glimpse into the future?


Seminar 10th December 2009
Speaker: Jan Balzarini (Rega Institute, Leuven, Belgium)
Title: Role of CD26 activity in Prodrug Design

Seminar 8th December 2009
Speaker: Jan Balzarini (Rega Institute, Leuven, Belgium)
Title: Criteria for Scientific Excellence. Impact of output.

Seminar 21st October 2009
Speaker: Various
Title: WSP 90th Anniversary Seminar