Seminars

Seminars

We host, on average three or four seminars each month, usually on a Wednesday at 1pm during term. We invite a range of guest speakers with expertise covering all areas of molecular bioscience. All students, academics and staff are welcome to attend.

Other bioscience seminars are hosted by the Imagine: Imaging Life project and the Florey Institute:


Molecular Biology and Biotechnology seminars, 2018-2019:

Wednesday 24th October:

Understanding microbial interactions at the host interface in inflammation and wound healing

Prof. Sheena Cruickshank
University of Manchester
Wednesday 24th October at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Lynda Partridge

Wednesday 31st October:

Structural characterization of the type VI secretion system, a weapon of bacterial destruction

Dr Chiara Rapisarda
Institut Européen De Chimie Et Biologie, Bordeaux, France
Wednesday 31st October at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Julien Bergeron

Tuesday 6th November:

Improving the sugarcane-based biorefinery using yeast physiology and metabolic engineering

Prof Andreas Gombert
Tuesday 6th November at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Vijay Raghavendran

Wednesday 21st November:

Protein kinase B-mediated regulation of peptidoglycan biosynthesis and growth in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr Galina Mukamolova
University of Leicester
Wednesday 21st November at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Professor Jeff Green

Tuesday 27th November:

Flies Dancing on an Elephant's Trunk: Structural Mass Spectrometry to Investigate how Ribosomes Respond to Amino-Acid Starvation

Dr Glenn Masson
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Tuesday 27th November at 11am
Arts Tower LT05

Host: Professor Mike Williamson

Wednesday 28th November:

Visualising transcription regulation by molecular motors

Dr Chris Toseland
University of Kent
Wednesday 28th November at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Ian Sudbery

Thursday 6th December:

Phasevarions and epigenetics of bacterial pathogens: shedding new light on old enemies

Dr John Atack
Griffith University, Australia
Thursday 6th December at 1pm
Firth Court G2

Host: Prof Dave Kelly

Wednesday 12th December:

Taming Fusobacterium nucleatum genetics to study host-pathogen interactions

Prof. Daniel Slade
Virginia Tech, USA
Wednesday 12th December at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Rob Fagan

Wednesday 23rd January:

Constructing synthetic bacterial communities

Dr Chris Barnes
University College London
Wednesday 23rd January at 1pm
G02

Host: Dr Stuart Casson

Wednesday 6th February:

Disulfide bond formation underpins antimicrobial resistance in Enterobacteria

Dr Despina Mavridou
Imperial College London
Wednesday 6th February at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Rob Fagan

Wednesday 20th February:

How defects in ribosome biogenesis activate the tumour suppressor p53 in human disease.

Dr Nick Watkins
University of Newcastle
Wednesday 20th February at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Emma Thompson

Wednesday 6th March:

The Roper Lecture

Professor Peter Sudbery
University of Sheffield
Wednesday 6th March at 4pm
ADB LT01

Host: Professor Mike Williamson

Wednesday 13th March:

The William Ferdinand Memorial Lecture: Towards understanding and treatment of Rett Syndrome

Professor Adrien Bird
University of Edinburgh
Wednesday 13th March at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Professor Mike Williamson

Wednesday 20th March:

The Mark Cooke Memorial Lectures

Joshua Sutton

"Murein from murine: The role of Staphylococcus aureus cell wall structure during host-pathogen interaction"  

Guy Mayneord

"Quantifying the interactions between cytochrome b6f and plastocyanin at the single molecule level "  

Wednesday 20th March at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Professor Simon Foster

Wednesday 27th March:

The evolution of function in the nervous system: What can we learn from the vertebrate retina?

Dr Tom Baden
University of Sussex
Wednesday 27th March at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Professor David Rice

Wednesday 1st May:

Prof David Grainger

Professor David Grainger
University of Birmingham
Wednesday 1st May at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Ling Chin Hwang

Wednesday 15th May:

Reversing ubiquitylation: Mechanisms and functions of Deubiquitinases

Dr Yogesh Kulathu
University of Dundee
Wednesday 15th May at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Professor David Rice

Wednesday 29th May:

The Krebs Memorial Lecture

Professor Tracy Palmer
University of Newcastle
Wednesday 29th May at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Professor Neil Hunter FRS

Wednesday 5th June:

The West Riding Lecture

Professor Judith Armitage
University of Oxford
Wednesday 5th June at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Professor Robert Poole