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, 2017-2018:

Wednesday 24th January: West Riding Lecture: Molecular analysis of ammonia oxidisers: enlightenment or entanglement

Prof. James Prosser
University of Aberdeen
Wednesday 24th January at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Prof Robert Poole

Wednesday 31st January: The fifth nucleotide: genomic consequences of embedded ribonucleotides

Prof. Andrew Jackson
University of Edinburgh
Wednesday 31st January at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Prof Sherif El-Khamisy

Wednesday 7th March:
Inducible aneuploidy drives Cryptococcus neoformans pathogenesis

Dr Elizabeth Ballou
University of Birmingham
Wednesday 7th March at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Prof Simon Johnston (Dept. of Infection and Immunity, Med school)

Thursday 18th April:
Protein folding as an allosteric strategy: The yin and yang of Hsp-90-mediated client activation

Prof David Agard
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Thursday 18th April at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Julien Bergeron

Tuesday 24th April: Sir Hans Krebs Memorial Lecture

Prof Richard Henderson FRS
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Tuesday 24th April at 6pm
The Diamond

Host: Prof Neil Hunter FRS

Wednesday 25th April:
The protein composition and dynamics of the algal CO2 fixing organelle

Dr Luke MacKinder
University of York
Wednesday 25th April at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Matt Johnson

Wednesday 3rd May:
Molecular mechanisms of DNA-protein crosslinks repair: Implications for cancer therapy

Dr Bruno Vaz
CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology
Wednesday 3rd May at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Prof Sherif El-Khamisy

Wednesday 9th May:
Structures and mechanisms of transcription initiation

Prof Xiaodong Zhang
Imperial College London
Wednesday 9th May at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Julien Bergeron

Friday 25th May: The end of the line. How diversity in electron transport proteins after photosystem I regulates bioassimilation and biosynthesis

Dr Guy Hanke
Queen Mary University of London
Friday 25th May at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Matt Johnson

Wednesday 30th May: Persistence: orthologues of plant cutin synthases enable bacterial growth in diverse niches

Prof Ian Henderson
University of Birmingham
Wednesday 30th May at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Dr Robert Fagan

Friday 6th June: Dr Shona Murphy

Dr Shona Murphy
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
Wednesday 6th June at 1pm
Firth Court F2

Host: Prof Stuart Wilson