Seminar series

External and Internal Seminar Programme 2017/2018

The Department of Biomedical Science runs a lively and exciting external and internal departmental seminar programme. Topics presented represent the wide-range of research interests within the department and are presented by experts in particular areas.

Seminars are held on Mondays at 12.00 noon (unless stated) in the Conference Room (room A225), A Floor, Alfred Denny building.

If you have any questions regarding our programme, please contact Wendy Howard.


Monday 8th January 2018

Dr Pradeepa Madapura, University of Essex

"Importance of noncoding RNAs in regulation of HOX genes in development and in cancer"

Host: Dr Anestis Tsakiridis


Monday 15th January 2018

Dr Stephen Tait, University of Glasgow

"Apoptosis and cancer - to the dark-side and back"

Host: Dr Chun Guo


Monday 5th February 2018
Internal Talks

Professor Tanya Whitfield - Title to be announced

Professor Marysia Placzek - "Development of the hypothalamus"

Chair: Dr Kyra Campbell


Monday 12th February 2018

Dr Dana Damian, Automatic Control & System Engineering, University of Sheffield

"In vivo tissue regeneration using robotic implants"

Host: Professor Peter Andrews & Dr Mark Bass


Monday 19th February 2018

Dr Gaia Pigino, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden

"Ciliary assembly and transport"

Host: Dr Jarema Malicki


Monday 5th March 2018

Professor Alfonso Martinez-Arias, University of Cambridge

"The cellular basis of axial elongation in mammalian embryos"

Host: Dr Anestis Tsakiridis


Monday 12th March 2018

Professor Joshua Brickman, University of Copenhagen

Title to be announced

Host: Prof Peter Andrews


Monday 19th March 2018

Dr Florian Merkle, University of Cambridge

"Implications of genetic variability in human pluripotent stem cells"

Host: Dr Ivana Barbaric


Monday 26th March 2018

Professor Maria Leptin, EMBO Germany

"Morphogenesis: from whole organism integration to biophysical principles"

Host: Prof David Strutt 


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Monday 9th April 2018

Dr Rebecca Richardson, University of Bristol

"Investigating the role of inflammation in heart regeneration in zebrafish"

Host: Dr Emily Noel


Monday 23rd April 2018

Prof Stefania Spano, University of Edinburgh

"An intracellular trafficking pathway that prevents bacterial infections"

Host: Dr Dan Humphreys


Monday 14th May 2018

Professor Ronald Hay, University of Dundee

"Harnessing the PML-SUMO-RNF4 axis for cancer therapy"

Host: Dr Chun Guo


Monday 21st May 2018

Professor Andrea Brand, University of Cambridge

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Martin Zeidler


Monday 11th June 2018

Professor Bruce Turnbull, University of Leeds

"Re-engineering bacterial toxins for new purposes"

Host: Prof Bazbak Davletov


Monday 18th June 2018

Dr Sean Munro, University of Cambridge

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Andrew Peden


Monday 25th June 2018

Professor Dr Jutta Engel, Saarland University

"The auxiliary Ca2+ channel subunit α2δ3 is required for P/Q-type Ca2+ currents of spiral ganglion neurons and for proper auditory nerve synapses"

Host: Prof Walter Marcotti


Monday 2nd July 2018

Dr Jenny Gallop, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

"Control of the actin cytoskeleton by membranes"

Host: Prof Kathryn Ayscough


Monday 9th July 2018

Dr Tobias Zech, University of Liverpool

“Actin on trafficking: How WASH coordinates endosomal transport”

Host: Dr Jason King



2018/2019 Programme:

Monday 1st October 2018

Dr James Briscoe, Francis Crick Institute

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Anestis Tsakiridis


Monday 8th October 2018

Dr Isabel Palacios, University of Cambridge

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Natalia Bulgakova