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Student Biochemical Society Seminars

The Student Biochemical Society organises guest lectures throughout the academic year.

2018/19 Timetable

  • Title:
    • “Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size, and cancer.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Kun-Liang Guan, Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego
  • Date:
    • Tuesday 16 April
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • Stanley Quek (Level -1 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm outside the lecture theatre on level -1.
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Trained immunity - a memory for innate host defence.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Mihai Netea, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Date:
    • Thursday 21 March
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • Stanley Quek (Level -1 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm outside the lecture theatre on level -1.
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Novel aspects of non-inflammasome NLR signalling.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Thomas Kufer, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Date:
    • Thursday 14 March
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Producing Functional Human Liver Tissue From Pluripotent Stem Cells.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Dave Hay, Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh
  • Date:
    • Tuesday 12 March
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Signalling by cooperative assembly formation (SCAF) by TIR domains in innate immunity and cell death pathways.”
  • Speaker:
    • Professor Bostjan Kobe, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Date:
    • Wednesday 6 March
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Metabolic regulation of NKG2D ligand expression - Immune oversight of intracellular metabolism.”
  • Speaker:
    • Dr Michael McCarthy, Department of Haematology & Oncology, St James's Hospital
  • Date:
    • Thursday 31 January
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Gene Editing: concept to clinical reality and beyond.”
  • Speaker:
    • Dr Patrick Harrison, University College Cork
  • Date:
    • Thursday 13 December
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Understanding the regulation of IL-1 and its contribution to brain disease.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. David Brough, University of Manchester
  • Date:
    • Wednesday 5 December
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Dynamics of starvation-induced and selective autophagy: coordination of early machineries.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Nicholas Ktistakis, Professor in Autophagy: Mechanisms and Regulators at the Babraham Institute, UK
  • Date:
    • Thursday 29 November
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Physics of infection: Lessons learnt from trypanosomes.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Prof. Markus Engstler, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Würzburg
  • Date:
    • Thursday 22 November
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Nutrient Uptake in T Cells”
  • Speaker:
    • Dr Linda Sinclair, University of Dundee
  • Date:
    • Tuesday 13 November
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Title:
    • “The importance of metabolic reprogramming to cell function.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Philip Newsholme, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • Date:
    • Thursday 8 November
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Profiling γδ T-Lymphocytes in the Landscape of Human Cancers.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Jean Jacques Fournié, Cancer Research Centre of Toulouse, France
  • Date:
    • Tuesday 6 November
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room
  • Speaker Highlight:

Inaugural Lecture

  • Title:
    • “Directing immunity with novel vaccine strategies”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Peter Andersen, the Statens Serum Institute, Denmark
  • Date:
    • Thursday 25 October
  • Time:
    • 5-6pm
  • Venue:
    • Tercentenary Hall (Level 2 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Prof. Andersen is an expert in novel vaccine research and development, with a particular interest in immunity to intracellular pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Chlamydia trachomatis.

      The talk will be followed by a wine reception in the Knowledge Exchange

  • Speaker Highlight: