Seminars

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SEMINAR SERIES 2017

All seminars held at 11:00 am (unless otherwise stated) in the Seminar Room, Level 5, Hodgkin Building 

 

WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY

Dr Martin Turner, Head of Lymphocyte Signalling, The Brabaham Institute, Brabaham Research Campus, Cambridge

 “RNA binding proteins play roles in B lymphocyte development, maintenance and activation”

(sponsor – Professor Anne Willis)

 

WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY – postdoc seminars

Dr Farheen Raza, (Dr John Le Quesne’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“Divergent roles of elF4A1 and elF4A2 in lung cancer”

 

WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY 

Professor Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers, Mitochondrial Biology, Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

“Human mitoribosomes – their biogenesis and behaviour”

(sponsor – Professor Anne Willis)

 

TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 

Dr Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir, Lister Institute Research Prize Fellow, Allen Distinguished Investigator & FENS-Kavli Scholar – Wellcome Trust – MRC Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge

“Neuronal regulation of (re)myelination”

(sponsor – Professor Anne Willis)

 

WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 

Dr Mark Ashe, Mechanisms of post-transcriptional control, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester

“Stress, Translation and mRNA localisation: Messages that play together stick together”

(sponsor – Professor Martin Bushell)

 

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL

Professor David Rowitch, Department of Paediatrics, Wellcome Trust MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge

“Early detection and development of cell-based therapeutic strategies for hypomyelinating leukodystrophies”

(sponsor – Professor Anne Willis)

 

TUESDAY 2 MAY 

Dr Sarah (Sally) Assmann, Waller Professor of Biology & Principal Investigator, Eberly College of Science,  Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA

“Hidden codes in RNA:  in vivo genome-wide probing of RNA structure”

(sponsor – Dr John Le Quesne)

 

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY – postgrad seminars

Hannah Mackay and Zoe Stephenson, (Dr Patricia Muller’s Lab, Dr John Le Quesne’s Lab and Professor Anne Willis’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“Mutant p53 driven cannibalism in cancer” and “Pre-clinical detection of mitochondrial toxicity in drug development”

 

WEDNESDAY 17 MAY

Professor Bertrand Joseph, Cancer Center Karolinska, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden

“Guilt by association, caspase-3 regulates microglia polarisation”

(sponsors – Dr Michal Malewicz and Professor Gerry Melino)

 

WEDNESDAY 24 MAY – postgrad seminars

Giles Hayward, (Professor Marion MacFarlane’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“The SMAC down on liver injury”

 

MONDAY 5 JUNE 

Professor Thomas Preiss, Professor of RNA Biology, Department of Genome Sciences, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

“RNA-binding proteomes and translation cycle dynamics”

(sponsor – Professor Martin Bushell)

 

WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE 

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska, Head of Mitochondrial Medicine and Biology, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia

“Mitochondrial tales of mice and men”

(sponsor – Dr Kenneth Pryde)

 

WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE – postdoc seminars

Dr Lydia Aschauer, (Dr Patricia Muller’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“Copper and cadmium promote unfolding of wild type p53 resulting in a mutant p53 Gain-Of-Function phenotype”

 

FRIDAY 23 JUNE 

Dr Daniel Murphy, Senior Lecturer, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow

“Phenotypic evolution in a mouse model reveals a druggable requirement for ERBB in KRAS-driven lung cancer”

(sponsor – Professor Marion MacFarlane)

 

WEDNESDAY 5 JULY – postgrad seminars

Ben Hawley, (Professor Martin Bushell’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“A role for Drosha and RNA in DNA damage repair”

 

TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

Dr Ivan Topisirovic, Investigator, Lady Davis Institute, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Assistant Professor, Dept of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

“Dysregulation of mRNA translation and energy metabolism in cancer”

(sponsor – Professor Anne Willis)

 

WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Dr Marco M Candeias, Investigator, The Molecular and RNA Cancer Unit, Kyoto Lab, Kyoto University, Japan

Cancer-specific mutations induce cap-independent expression of short p53 isoform leading to cancer cell survival and invasion

(sponsor – Professor Gerry Melino)

 

WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER – postdoc seminars

Dr Ania Wilczynska , (Professor Martin Bushell’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“Dual modes of translational repression by DEAD-box proteins

 

WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER – postdoc seminars

Dr Rob Harvey, (Professor Anne Willis’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“Regulation of protein synthesis during doxorubicin-induced toxicity”

 

WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER – postdoc/post grad seminars

Dr Clement Soleilhavoup & Kieran Patrick, (Dr Lia Panman’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“Transcriptional regulator Nolz1 is required for establishment of dopaminergic circuitry during embryonic development” 

 

WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER – postdoc seminars – POSTPONED

Dr Joseph Waldron, (Dr John Le Quesne’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“Investigating the structural determinants that confer increased eIF4A dependency of mRNAs
in cancer” 

 

WEDNESDAY 8 NOVEMBER 

Dr Edmund Kunji, Programme Leader, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge 

“Molecular basis of transport and regulation of mitochondrial carriers”

(sponsor – Dr Kenneth Pryde)

 

WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER – postdoc seminars

Dr Pedro Garcao, (Dr Lia Panman’s Lab), MRC Toxicology Unit

“Sox6 mediates efficient generation of substantia nigra dopaminergic neurons from pluripotent stem cells and confers selective vulnerability”

 

WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER – POSTPONED

Professor Thomas Langer, Head of Research Area A – Principal Investigator, Deputy Scientific Coordinator – Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, CECAD Research Center, Germany

“Proteolytic control of mitochondrial function”

(sponsor – Dr Kenneth Pryde)

 

WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 

Dr Stephan Vagner, INSERM Research Director, Institut Curie-Centre de Recherche, Université Paris, France

“mRNA translation and resistance to anti-cancer targeted therapies”

(sponsor – Professor Anne Willis)

 

WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER  

Professor Vladimir Botchkarev, Professor of Cutaneous Biology, Centre for Skin Sciences & Deputy Director, Bradford School of Chemistry and Bioscience, Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford 

“Epigenetic regulation of keratinocyte differentiation in health and disease”

(sponsor – Professor Gerry Melino)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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