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Pathophysiology and Repair Division Seminar Series 2013-14

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

When there is an external speaker, a buffet lunch will be provided from 12.45hrs -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.



1st October 2013 - Joint Seminar with OPTOM

Professor Gary Conrad, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, USA

Title: Development of the Vertebrate Cornea


8th October 2013

Dr Matt Smalley, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Translating basic biology to clinical benefit: integrating mammary cell biology and breast cancer


22nd October 2013

Dr Katja Rietdorf, Open University, Milton Keynes

Title: When Cells Can’t Keep Quiet: Cardiomyocytes in the Pulmonary Vein cause Atrial Fibrillation. A study in Mouse Lung Slices


29th October 2013

Prof Dr Isabella Ellinger, Institute for Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, 
Medical University Vienna, Austria

Title: A Janus view on the human materno-fetal barrier: Placental research in transition from methods to function


12th November 2013

Dr Simona Parrinello, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Title: Regeneration, stem cells and the microenvironment


19th November 2013 - Joint Seminar with Neuroscience - PHYSIOLOGY B LECTURE THEATRE, Sir Martin Evans Building

Professor John Hardy FRS, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, 
University College London

Title: Genetics - the end game


10th December 2013 - Joint Seminar with Neuroscience

Professor Hugh J Willison, Department of Neurology, University of Glasgow 
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Title: The glycoimmunology of nervous system autoimmunity

7th January 2014

Prof Ian Mackenzie, Centre for Cutaneous Research, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Title: Stem cells in head and neck cancers - problems and possibilities


28th January 2014

Prof David Rubinsztein, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Cambridge

Title: Autophagy: from neurodegeneration to the plasma membrane


4th February 2014

Dr Will English, Sheffield Cancer Research Centre, University of Sheffield

Title: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A isoform regulation of the tumour microenvironment and metastasis


11th February 2014 - Postponed

Professor Steve Jones FRS, School of Life and Medical Science, University College London

Title: Incest and folk-dancing: two things to avoid


12th February 2014 - Jt Seminar with Molecular Biosciences 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


18th February 2014

Professor Antony Galione, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford

Title: Biology of endolysosomal two-pore channels


25th February 2014

Professor Enrique Amaya, Faculty of Life sciences, University of Manchester

Title: The secrets of scarless wound healing and appendage regeneration  


4th March 2014

Professor Timothy Cox, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Title: Restoring Cycles for Orphans


11th March 2014

Professor Jo Adams, School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol

Title: Thrombospondins, Matrix and the emerging role of fascin-1 in carcinoma 

18th March 2014

Prof Alistair Watson, School of Medicine (Research), Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

Title: Intestinal Cell Shedding and Barrier Function


25th March 2014

Professor Frances Platt, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford

Title: Understanding and treating lysosomal disorders: is there light at the end of the tunnel?


1st April 2014

Dr Kathy Niakan, NIMR, MRC, London

Title: Gata6 directly regulates pluripotency and extraembryonic endoderm genes to reprogram mouse embryonic stem cells


8th April 2014

Neil Rodrigues, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Biological and therapeutic implications of GATA-2 mediated regulation of normal and malignant stem cells in blood


6th May 2014 - POSTPONED

Dr Andrew Ward, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath

Title: An imprinted gene with roles in growth, energy homeostasis and behaviour


13th May 2014

Professor Catrin Pritchard, Professor of Cancer Biochemistry, University of Leicester

Title: Mechanisms of BRAF-driven tumour development


20th May 2014

Dr Axel Behrens, CR-UK London Research Institute

Title: Stem cell regulation and cancer


3rd June 2014

Professor Owen Sansom, The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Title: Investigating epithelial regeneration and transformation using murine models


10th June 2014

Dr Tristan Rodriguez, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Title: Monitoring stem cell fitness: How embryonic cells set themselves aside from the 


17th June 2014 - Hadyn Ellis Lecture Theatre at 1.10pm-POSTPONED

Simon Brooks, School of Biosciences Cardiff University

Title: Systems analysis of HD mouse lines


1st July 2014 - Joint Seminar with Molecular Biology

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


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