seminars

MBB hosts on average 3-4 seminars a month (usually Wednesday 1pm during term) by a range of guest speakers with expertise covering all areas of molecular biology and biotechnology. Unless stated otherwise all students, academics and staff are welcome to attend. Note that the seminar on Tuesday Dec 6 by Nobel Prize winner Tomas Lindahl is expected to be popular and booking is required.

In addition to the MBB seminars, you may also be interested in the seminars and symposium organised by IMAGINE: Imaging Life, and by the seminars organised by the Florey Institute.

Seminar programme for academic year 2016-2017:

Wed October 12th:

iGEM  team: Iron & Blood: Using synthetic biology to develop a tool to diagnose bacterial infections

iGEM team
Iron & Blood: Using synthetic biology to develop a tool to diagnose bacterial infections

Wednesday October 12th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Wed October 19th:

Alan Lehmann FRS: Genetic and clinical heterogeneity in DNA repair associated human disorders

Genetic and clinical heterogeneity in DNA repair associated human disorders
Alan Lehmann

University of Sussex
Wednesday October 19th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Sherif El-Khamisy

Wed November 2nd:

Caroline Dean: Epigenetic switching in seasonal timing

Epigenetic switching in seasonal timing
Caroline Dean

John Innes Centre
Wednesday November 2nd at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Dr Steve West

Wed November 9th:

Janet Lord: Ageing and Immunity - an inflammatory combination

Ageing and Immunity - an inflammatory combination
Janet Lord

University of Birmingham
Wednesday November 9th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Dr Lynda Partridge

Wed November 16th:

Diane Saunders: Developing new tools for interrogating cereal invaders

Developing new tools for interrogating cereal invaders
Diane Saunders

Earlham Institute, Norwich
Wednesday November 16th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Dr Jeremy Craven

Wed November 23rd:

Isabella Colas: How to control recombination in a large genome crop?

How to control recombination in a large genome crop?
Isabella Colas

James Hutton Institute, Dundee
Wednesday November 23rd at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Alastair Goldman

Wed Wed November 30th:

Cait MacPhee: Proteins as switchable Janus ellipsoids

Proteins as switchable Janus ellipsoids
Cait MacPhee

University of Edinburgh
Wednesday November 30th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Dr Rosie Staniforth

Tues December 6th:

Krebs Lecture - Tomas Lindahl FRS

registration required

Krebs Lecture 2016

Dr Tomas Lindahl FRS
winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2015, The Royal Society's Royal Medal in 2007 and Copley Medal in 2010
Francis Crick Institute

DNA Instability and the Role of TREX1
Tuesday December 6th at 6pm in Richard Roberts Auditorium

The lecture is free and open to all but you need to register by clicking here

Wed December 7th - cancelled

Wed December 14th:

Julian Naglik: Candidalysin is a peptide toxin critical for mucosal Candida infection

Candidalysin is a peptide toxin critical for mucosal Candida infection
Julian Naglik

King's College London
Wednesday December 14th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Pete Sudbery

Wed January 18th:

Microbiology Symposium

Microbiology Symposium

The symposium is intended for microbiologists in MBB, who will present their work to each other. It runs from 10 am to 4 pm in F2, and the timetable can be downloaded from here.

Wed January 25th:

Morgan Beeby: Evolution of higher torque in bacterial flagellar motors studied by electron cryo-tomography

Evolution of higher torque in bacterial flagellar motors studied by electron cryo-tomography
Morgan Beeby

Imperial College London
Wednesday January 25th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Dr Bob Turner

Wed February 1st:

lecture cancelled

Wed February 8th:

Thomas Gligoris

Of Kites and Hawks: understanding the regulation of Smc-kleisin enzymes

Of Kites and Hawks: understanding the regulation of Smc-kleisin enzymes
Thomas Gligoris

University of Oxford
Wednesday February 8th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Alastair Goldman

Wed February 15th:

Judy Hirst: CryoEM structure of mammalian respiratory complex I, an asymmetric 1 MDa energy-converting enzyme

The Krebs Memorial Lecture
CryoEM structure of mammalian respiratory complex I, an asymmetric 1 MDa energy-converting enzyme
Judy Hirst

MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge
Wednesday February 15th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Neil Hunter

Wed Feb 22nd:

Martha Clokie: Lessons from how Clostridium difficile bacteriophages saddle up and take the reins of their bacterial hosts

Lessons from how Clostridium difficile bacteriophages saddle up and take the reins of their bacterial hosts
Martha Clokie

University of Leicester
Wednesday February 22nd at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Dr Rob Fagan

Wed March 1st:

Piers Hemsley: S-acylation in plants – greasing protein-membrane interactions and function

S-acylation in plants – greasing protein-membrane interactions and function
Piers Hemsley

University of Dundee
Wednesday March 1st at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Dr Stuart Casson

Wed March 8th:

Jan Rehwinkel: Nucleic acid sensing by innate immune receptors

Nucleic acid sensing by innate immune receptors
Jan Rehwinkel

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford
Wednesday March 8th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Alastair Goldman

Tues March 14th: Krebs Lecture

Fraser Stoddart (Nobel prize 2016): The Rise of the Mechanical Bond: From Molecules to Machines

The Krebs Lecture
Special lecture by Prof Sir Fraser Stoddart, joint winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
The Rise of the Mechanical Bond: From Molecules to Machines

Tuesday March 14 at 6pm in Lecture Theatre 1, The Diamond

The lecture is free and open to all but you need to register at https://universityofsheffield.sym-online.com/registrationforms/stoddartstd/

The lecture is part of the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering

Wed March 15th:

Tim Craggs: How structure-specific DNA binding proteins recognise their substrates: Structural and dynamic from insights from single-molecule FRET and molecular dynamics

How structure-specific DNA binding proteins recognise their substrates: Structural and dynamic from insights from single-molecule FRET and molecular dynamics
Tim Craggs

Dept of Chemistry, University of Sheffield
Wednesday March 15th  at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Mike Williamson

Wed March 29th:

Neil Gow: Another brick in the fungal cell wall

Another brick in the fungal cell wall
West Riding Lecture
Neil Gow

University of Aberdeen
Wednesday March 29th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Robert Poole

Wed April 26th:

Miguel de-Lucas: Unravelling chromatin dynamics during xylem differentiation

Unravelling chromatin dynamics during xylem differentiation
Miguel de-Lucas

University of Durham
Wednesday April 26th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Dr Stuart Casson

Wed May 3rd:

Mark Cooke memorial lectures

Mark Cooke memorial lectures
Wednesday May 3rd at 1 pm in MBB F2

Two talks given by third year PhD students (winners from the third year PGR symposium in January 2017)
George Sutherland: Using simple artificial ‘maquette’ proteins to investigate fundamental photophysics and develop novel biological functions
James Thackery: Plant hormones and seed size
Mark Cooke was a postgraduate student in MBB

Wed May 10th:

Ross Anderson: Radical new directions in maquette chemistry

Radical new directions in maquette chemistry
Ross Anderson

University of Bristol
Wednesday May 10th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Neil Hunter

Wed May 17th:

Michael Tomlinson: Scissor sisters: regulation of ADAM10 by tetraspanins

Scissor sisters: regulation of ADAM10 by tetraspanins
Michael Tomlinson

University of Birmingham
Wednesday May 17th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Dr Lynda Partridge

Wed  June 7th:

Julie Aspden: The blurred boundary between coding and non-coding RNAs

The blurred boundary between coding and non-coding RNAs
Julie Aspden

University of Leeds
Wednesday June 7th at 1 pm in MBB F2

Host: Prof Stuart Wilson