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 virtually on Mondays at 12.00 noon (unless otherwise stated).

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


2020/2021 Programme:


Wednesday 23rd September 2020
12 noon

Dr Natalia Fili, Department of Oncology & Metabolism, University of Sheffield

"Mechanistic details of Myosin VI regulation and its impact on disease"

Host: Dr Dan Humphreys


Monday 12th October 2020
2.00 pm

Professor Sergio Grinstein, University of Toronto

"Multiple roles of phosphoinositides in phagocytosis and macropinocytosis"

Host: Dr Daniel Williams


Monday 19th October 2020

Dr Marie-Laure Baudet, University of Trento

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

Host: Dr Andrew Lin


Wednesday 21st October 2020
12 noon

Dr Ian McGough, The Francis Crick Institute

"Glypicans shield the lipid moiety of Wnts to enable signalling at a distance"

Host: Prof Marysia Placzek


Monday 26th October 2020
2.00 pm

Dr Bojana Gligorijevic, Temple University College of Engineering, Philadelphia

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Elena Rainero


Monday 9th November 2020

Professor Jesus Gil, Imperial College London

"Strategies to target senescence"

Host: Mr Mohamed ElGhazaly


Monday 16th November 2020

Professor Christof Niehrs, Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz

"Organismic aging and DNA demethylation"

Host: Dr Vincent Cunliffe


Wednesday 18th November 2020
12 noon

Dr Helen Matthews, University College London

"The mechanics of cancer cell division"

Host: Prof Liz Smythe


Monday 23rd November 2020

Dr Katherine Wood, University of Pennsylvania

"How is sound location encoded in the auditory cortex?"

Host: Prof Walter Marcotti


Monday 30th November 2020

Professor Anna Akhmanova, Utrecht University

"Regulation of microtubule organisation and dynamics: seeing proteins and drugs in action"

Host: Dr Miguel Ramirez Moreno


Monday 7th December 2020

Dr Jing Yang, UC San Diego

"Epithelial-Mesenchymal Plasticity in Carcinoma Metastasis"

Host: Dr Kyra Campbell


Monday 18th January 2021

Dr Serena Nik-Zainal, MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge

"Patterns of mutagenesis in human cells"

Host: Dr Zoe Hewitt