Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology Seminar Series 2019-20

Seminars take place 1-2pm in the Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School unless stated otherwise.

10th
September

Speaker: Dr Kristian Franze, University of Cambridge
Talk title: The mechanical regulation of neuronal development and regeneration 
URL: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?franze
Host: Prof. Mathis Riehle

Venue: Davidson Main LT: 208

17th 
September

Guest Seminar 

Speaker: Dr Christopher M. Gomez
Talk title: Bicistronic Calcium channel genes: Therapeutic and clinical implications 
URL: https://voices.uchicago.edu/gomezlab/
Host: Prof. Darren Monckton

Time: 12 - 1pm

25th 
September

Speaker: Taiana Maia de Oliveria & Dr Emanuela Cuomo, Astrazeneca
Talk title: Part 1: Structural insights into DNA damage sensors DNA-PKcs, ATM and ATM. 
Part 2: CRISPR in Drug Discovery
URL: TBC
Host: Prof. Laura Spagnolo

9th 
October

Speaker: Professor Hugh Nimmo, University of Glasgow
Talk title: How do plants sense time and temperature? A biochemical approach
URL: https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/biology/staff/hughnimmo/ 

22nd October 

Guest Seminar 

Speaker: Ana Toste Rego 
Talk Title: TBC
URL: TBC
Host: Prof. Helen Walden 

23rd
October

Speaker: Dr Matt Jones, University of Glasgow
Talk title: Understanding light; Integrating Environmental Signals
URL: https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/biology/staff/mattjones/

6th
November

Speaker: Laura Machesky, The Beatson Institute 
Talk title: Signalling to the actin cytoskeleton driving tumour invasion and metastasis in pancreatic cancer 
URL: http://www.beatson.gla.ac.uk/Invasion-and-Metastasis/laura-machesky-migration-invasion-and-metastasis.html

20th
November

Speaker: TBC
Talk title: TBC
URL: TBC

4th
December

Speaker: Professor Ulrike Eggert, Kings College London
Talk title: TBC
URL: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/randall/research/sections/motility/eggert/eggertulrike
Host: Prof. Helen Walden

18th 
December

Speaker: Dr Julia Cordero
Talk Title: TBC
URL: https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/cancersciences/staff/juliacordero/
Host: Prof. Julian Dow

16th
January

Guest Seminar

Speaker: Dr Andrew Lee, University of Leeds
Talk Title: A window on the Nanoscale: Augmenting High Speed Atomic Force Microscopy with DNA Nanostructures to Study Biomolecular Processes
URL: https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/electronic-engineering/staff/785/dr-andrew-j-lee
H
ost: Prof. Marshall Stark 

Venue: Davidson Main LT: 208

22nd 
January

Speaker: Dr Adam Dobson, University of Glasgow 
Talk Title: Nutrition, Transcription, and healthy ageing. 
URL: https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/biology/staff/adamdobson/

24th
January

Speaker: Prof. Fiona Watt, Kings College London
Talk Title: Exploring Cellular Heterogeneity in the skin
URL: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/gmm/departments/stemcells/wattfionahttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/gmm/departments/stemcells/wattfiona
Host: Dr Mathis Riehle

Time: 12pm 
Venue: Wolfson Medical School, Yudowitz Lecture Theatre 

5th
February

Speaker: Professor Pat Heslop - Harrison, University of Leicester 
Talk title: The genome landscape: consequences of repetitive DNA organization and evolution in diploid and polypoid crops
URL: https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/genetics/people/heslop-harrison
Host: Prof. Julian Dow

Time:
14:00 -15:00
Venue: 
Joseph Black Building, Carnegie C305

19th
February

Speaker: Dr Will Fuller, University of Glasgow, ICAMS
Talk title: New tricks for old ion transporters:palmitoylation and the regulation of cardiac function
URL: https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/icams/staff/willfuller/

4th
March

Speaker: Prof. Alberto Sanz, University of Glasgow 
Talk title: Reactive Oxygen Species: In Sickness and Health Till Death Do Us Part
URL: https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/biology/staff/albertosanzmontero/

18th
March

Speaker: Dr Chris MacDonald, University of York 
Talk title: To be, or not to be (at the cell surface): Mechanisms of membrane protein trafficking
URL: https://www.york.ac.uk/biology/research/developmental-biology/chris-macdonald/
Host: Professor Neil Bulleid 

31st
March

Guest Seminar

Speaker: Prof. James Murphy, Walter+Eliza Hall
Talk Title: The Death Kiss: understanding how the dead enzyme, MLKL, is triggered to kill cells by necroptosis
URL: https://www.wehi.edu.au/people/james-murphy
Host: Prof. Helen Walden 

Venue: Joseph Black Carnegie, C305

1st 
April

Speaker: Professor Agnieszka Chacinska, University of Warsaw
Talk title: Management of mitochondrial proteins: sort or destroy 
URL: https://cent.uw.edu.pl/en/person/prof-agnieszka-chacinska/
Host: Prof. Kostas Tokatlidis

14th
April

Speaker: Dr Elizabete Carmo Silva, Lancaster University 
Talk title: The search for optimatility: balancing Rubisco activation and inhibition 
URL: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/elizabete-carmo-silva
Host: Prof. John Christie

29th
April

Speaker: Professor Alistair Hetherington, University of Bristol
Talk title: Stomatal Responses to Environmental Signals
URL: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/biology/people/alistair-m-hetherington/index.html 
Host: Prof. Mike Blatt

13th
May

Speaker: Professor Fiona Gribble, University of Cambridge
Talk title: TBC
URL: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/fiona-gribble/
Host: Prof. Graeme Milligan   

27th
May

Speaker: Dr Gaynor Ann Smith
Talk title:Investigating the Genetics of Axonal Mitochondrial Biology
URL: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/892109-smith-gaynor
Host: Prof Kostas Toktalidis