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.


Lecture Theatre F02, Firth Court
12 Noon
FRIDAY 8th September 2017

Professor Rytis Prekeris
University of Colorado

The role of cytoskeleton and membrane traffic in cell polarity: From epithelia morphogenesis to invadopodia formation

Host: Dr Andrew Peden


TUESDAY 26th September 2017
12 Noon

Dr Estee Kurant
University of Haifa, Israel

Keeping the CNS clear: glial phagocytosis in the developing and adult brain

Host: Dr Iwan Evans


Monday 16th October 2017

Professor Martin Müller
University of Zurich

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Anthi Apostolopoulou


Monday 23rd October 2017 - Internal Seminars

Dr Ivana Barbaric
Genetic changes in human pluripotent stem cells: implications for regenerative medicine

Professor Mikko Juusola
Seeing through moving eye - microsaccadic information sampling provides Drosophila hyperacute vision


Monday 30th October 2017

Dr Yanlan Mao
University College London

Getting in Shape: in vivo and in silico studies of tissue mechanics in growth control

Host: Dr Katie Fisher


Monday 13th November 2017

Dr Dominic Norris
MRC Harwell Institute

Cilia, Flow and Polycystins: making a left-right axis

Host: Dr Jarema Malicki


Monday 20th November 2017

Professor Anne von Philipsborn
Aarhus University

Neuronal circuits for fly sexual behaviour

Host: Dr Andrew Lin


Monday 27th November 2017

Professor Andrea Brand
The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Martin Zeidler


Monday 4th December 2017

Dr Stefan Barakat
University of Edinburgh

Making sense of Junk: deciphering the role of the non-coding genome in stem cells and models of brain development

Host: Dr Anestis Tsakiridis


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

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Chun Guo


Monday 22nd January 2018

Dr Diego di Bernardo
University of Naples

A systems and synthetic biology approach reveals the dynamics of the transcriptional network regulated by TFEB

Host: Dr Marta Milo


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

Clonal and polyclonal origin of Neuromesodermal Progenitors 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 14th May 2018

Professor Ronald Hay
University of Dundee

Harnessing the PML-SUMO-RNF4 axis for cancer therapy

Host: Dr Chun Guo


Monday 1st October 2018

Dr James Briscoe
University of Crick

Title to be announced

Host: Dr Anestis Tsakiridis