Seminar series

External Seminar Programme

The Department of Biomedical Science runs a lively and exciting external 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.


2019/2020 Programme:

Monday 2nd March 2020

Dr Sara Wells, MRC Harwell

"New data and ideas from broad-based pipelines to new phenotyping paradigms. What do we really know about mice?"

Host: Dr Ivana Barbaric


Monday 9th March 2020

Dr Michael Harrison, Saban Research Institute, University of Southern California

"Development and regeneration of the cardiac vasculature systems and their role in repair"

Host: Prof Marysia Placzek


Monday 16th March 2020

Unfortunately, the seminar due to be given by Dr Yohanns Bellaiche, Institut Curie, Paris, has been postponed.  It is hoped that the talk will be rescheduled to take place later in the year.


Wednesday 18th March 2020

Unfortunately, the seminar due to be given by Dr Helen Matthews, University College London has been postponed.  It is hoped that the talk will be rescheduled to take place later in the year.


Monday 23rd March 2020

Unfortunately, the seminar due to be given by Professor Giorgio Scita from the University of Milan has been postponed.  The talk has been rescheduled to take place on Monday 5th October 2020.


Wednesday 25th March 2020

Unfortunately, the seminar due to be given by Dr Ian McGough, Francis Crick Institute has been postponed.  It is hoped that the talk will be rescheduled to take place later in the year.


Monday 30th March 2020

Unfortunately, the seminar due to be given by Dr Sarah McClelland, Barts Cancer Institute has been postponed.  It is hoped that the talk will be rescheduled to take place later in the year.


Monday 6th April 2020

Unfortunately, the talk due to be given by Dr Colin Logie, Radboud University, Nijmegen has been postponed.  It is hoped that the talk will be rescheduled to take place later in the year.


Monday 20th April 2020

Unfortunately, the seminar due to be given by Dr Brigitte Dorner, Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, has been postponed.  It is hoped that the talk will be rescheduled to take place later in the year.


Monday 27th April 2020

Unfortunately, the talk due to be given by Dr Sally Lowell, University of Edinburgh has been postponed.  It is hoped that the talk will be rescheduled to take place later in the year.


Monday 11th May 2020

Professor Hilary Ashe, University of Manchester

"Gene expression dynamics during embryonic development"

Host: Prof Marysia Placzek


Monday 18th May 2020

Dr Marie-Laure Baudet, University of Trento

"Non-coding RNAs: novel transport route and function in developing axons"

Host: Dr Andrew Lin


Monday 1st June 2020

Dr Robert Pinnock, RDP Life Sciences

"Drug discovery - minimizing risk of failure - maximizing patient benefit"

Host: Prof Bazbek Davletov


Monday 8th June 2020

Professor Marta Miaczynska, IIMCB Warsaw

"Inflammatory signaling from endosomes in cancer cell biology"

Host: Prof Kai Erdmann


Monday 22nd June 2020

Professor Christof Niehrs, Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz

"Organismic aging and DNA demethylation"

Host: Dr Vincent Cunliffe


Monday 29th June 2020

Dr MaĆ«va Luxey, University of Basel

"Differential response of the limb neuromuscular system to changes in dactyly"

Host: Dr Caitlin McQueen


Monday 6th July 2020

Professor Oscar Marin, King's College London

"Diversity and plasticity in the assembly of cortical circuits"

Host: Prof Andy Furley



2020/2021 Programme:

Monday 5th October 2020

Professor Giorgio Scita, University of Milan

"Solid-to-liquid phase transition in pathophysiology"

Host: Prof Walter Marcotti


Monday 26th October 2020

Dr Vassilis Pachnis, Francis Crick Institute

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Anestis Tsakiridis