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Molecular Biosciences Division Seminar Series 2013-14

Seminars to take place in the 6th Floor Seminar Room, Sir Martin Evans Building (BIOSI 3) 
at 13.10-14.00hrs on Mondays (except where marked).  

When there is an external speaker, a buffet lunch will be provided from 12.30hrs -13.10hrs 
and a coffee/tea session for discussion with the speaker will take place every week from 
14.00hrs-14.30hrs in the 6th Floor Seminar Room.


7th October 2013

Dr Marina Kuimova, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London

Title: Mapping microscopic viscosity using molecular rotors


28th October 2013

Professor Robert Ford, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester

Title: Structural and functional studies of ABCC7/CFTR and the search for a cure to cystic fibrosis


4th November 2013

Celin Forzani, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Maintenance of plant stem cells in roots


11th November 2013

Professor Frank Gunn-Moore, School of Biology, University of St Andrews

Title: Utilising Biology, Chemistry and Physics to investigate the consequences of mitochondrial amyloid in Alzheimer's Disease


18th November 2013

Andy Hartley, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Using novel post-translational modifications to modulate the activity of an enzyme


25th November 2013

Prof Paul Sharpe, Research Laboratories, Dental Institute, King's College London

Title: Dental stem cells, tooth repair and regeneration


2nd December 2013

Dr Ross Anderson, School of Biochemistry, Bristol University

Title: The ascent of man-made oxidoreductases


9th December 2014

Simona Caporilli, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Roles of the individual subunits of the testis meiotic arrest complex in transcriptional control


6th January 2014

Patrick Hardridge, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: From fireflies to LAMP light: DNA Quantification at low copy number


13th Janaury 2014

Claudia Di Napoli, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Label-free multiphoton microscopy of intracellular lipids using Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS)


20th January 2014

Professor Thomas Heimburg, The Niels Bohr Institute, Bio Complexity, University of Copenhagan

Title: Thermodynamics of nerve pulse propagation, channels and anaesthesia


27th January 2014

Leanne Grimes, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Using fruit fly eyes as membrane protein factories: Expression of rat P2X2 and pannexin-1 in Drosophila melanogaster'


3rd February 2014

Dr Rik Korswagen, Hubrecht Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Title: Wnts on the move: Wnt secretion and Wnt dependent cell migration in C. elegans


10th February 2014

Professor Chris Norbury, Molecular Pathology, University of Oxford

Title: 'RNA 3' end modifications in cancer development


12th February 2014 - Jt Seminar with Pathophysiology and Repair at 1.10pm in Haydn Ellis Lecture Theatre, Haydn Ellis Building

PPR-Dr Leo Price, Group leader, Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research, The Netherlands

Title: Ultra-high content analysis of 3D cultured tissues for compound screening and profiling


17th February 2014 

Dr Joel Loveridge, Lecturer in NMR Spectroscopy, Cardiff School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

Title: Big magnets, big prizes: using NMR spectroscopy to study biomolecular structure, dynamics and interactions


24th February 2014

Kez Cleal, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Exploiting nanoparticles as drug carriers: from cargo binding to cellular delivery


10th March 2014

Andrew Hollins, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Building an in vitro colorectal cancer culture platform: the utility and horizons for patient derived organoid culture


17th March 2014

Dr Antonio Ferrante, Horticultural Science, University of Milan

Title: Use of transcriptome data for identification of molecular markers useful for monitoring quality of fresh-cut vegetables


24th March 2014

Professor Alan Berry, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds

Title: New chemistry in old enzymes


31st March 2014 - Cancelled

Dr Mark Parker, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Title: TBA


7th April 2014

Maria Greco, Universita della Calabria, Italy

Title: Discriminating the geographical origin of olives and olive oil using epigenetic and volatile marker.


12th May 2014

Dr Stephen Thomas, Rothamsted Research

Title: Gibberellin Signalling: A pathway towards wheat improvement


Tuesday 1st July 2014 - Joint Seminar with Pathophysiology and Repair at 1.10pm, 6th Floor Seminar Room, Sir Martin Evans Building

Dr Archa Fox, Centre for Medical Research, University of Western Australia

Title: The functional aggregation of RNA binding proteins onto a long noncoding RNA to form subnuclear paraspeckles: implications for gene expression and the pathobiology of neurodegenerative disorders


Prof Charles Bond, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Western Australia

Title: The crystal structure of human SFPQ reveals coiled-coil mediated polymerisation that links RNP granule formation, nucleic acid binding and gene regulation activity

Details on more speakers and titles to follow shortly.