The University of Sheffield
Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Guest seminars in MBB


The MBB Guest Seminars are presented by distinguished speakers on research in molecular biology.

Seminar programme for academic year 2013-2014

Getting the right number of participants: how dynamic allostery and intrinsic disorder ensure correct complex stoichiometry
  David Scott
  University of Nottingham
Wednesday October 9th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

MBB Postdoc Seminar
Peter Davis
Structural studies of large protein fibres and oligomers: The cystatin B amyloid model
  Nathan Adams
     The roles of ChlI and ChlD, the AAA+ subunits of magnesium chelatase
Wednesday October 16th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

Fourth Krebs Memorial Lecture
Generating the fuel of life
  Professor Sir John Walker FRS, Nobel Laureate
  Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge
Wednesday October 23rd at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

The Krebs Lecture
Structural biology in the gas phase
  Professor Dame Carol Robinson DBE FRS
  University of Oxford
Wednesday November 6th at 4:00 pm in Richard Roberts Auditorium, Dainton Building

How did surface motility evolve in bacteria?
  Tam Mignot
  University of Aix-Marseille, France
Wednesday November 13th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

How proteins manipulate the chemical properties of transition metals
  Nigel Richards
  Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Wednesday November 20th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

Hydrogen, sulphur, carbon and possibly nitrogen: biochemistry at the bacterial cell surface
   Frank Sargent
   University of Dundee
Wednesday November 27th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

The organisation and functionality of lipid rafts in bacteria
  Daniel Lopez
  University of Wurzburg, Germany
Wednesday December 4th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

The unusual biology of high copy repeats
   Jonathan Houseley
   Babraham Institute
Wednesday December 11th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

From redox reactions to sugar signals: optimising photosynthesis in a changing world
   Giles Johnson
   University of Manchester
Wednesday December 18th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

A study on Staphylococcus aureus that starts at the cell wall and ends in nucleotide signalling
  Angelika Gründling
  Imperial College
Wednesday Feb 12th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

The directional growth of fungal hyphae
Alex Brand
  University of Aberdeen
Wednesday Feb 19th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

Richard McCulloch
  University of Glasgow
Wednesday Feb 26th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

The 28th William Ferdinand Memorial Lecture
Thinking without a brain: the self-organisation of plant form

  Ottoline Leyser CBE FRS
  University of Cambridge
Wednesday Feb 26th at 4:00 pm in ADB1 NB Time and place!

MBB Soc Lecture
Understanding the absorption and metabolism of small molecules: How much immortality from red wine and chocolate?

  Gary Williamson
  University of Leeds
Wednesday March 5th at 1:00 pm in Biology Lecture Theatre 2, Alfred Denny Building

Weird ion, weird ion channel: Membrane exporters for resistance to fluoride toxicity
Chris Miller
  Brandeis University, USA
Wednesday March 12th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

Cryomicroscopy of macromolecular assemblies, inside and outside the cell
Peter Rosenthal
  MRC NIMR, Mill Hill
Wednesday March 19th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

  Jose Penadés
  University of Glasgow
Wednesday March 26th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

4th West Riding Microbiology Lecture
Bacterial glycosylation and the generation of novel glycoconjugate vaccines

  Brendan Wren
  London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine
Wednesday April 2nd at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

MBB Postgraduate Society seminar
Microbial cytochromes P450

  Diane Kelly
  Swansea University
Wednesday April 30th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2

6th Alan Roper Memorial Lecture
Genes and Biorhythms

  Bambos Kyriacou
  University of Leicester
Wednesday May 7th at 4:00 pm in MBB F2

Lost in translation? Investigating the control of gene expression in yeast with transcriptomics and proteomics
  Simon Hubbard
  University of Manchester
Wednesday May 14th at 1:00 pm in MBB F2