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Student Biochemical Society Seminars

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

2019/2020 Timetable


  • Title:
    • “Is obesity a choice?”
  • Speaker:
    • Dr Giles Yeo, Cambridge University
  • Date:
    • Thursday 13 February
  • Sandwich reception:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm outside the Stanley Quek theatre on level -1.
  • Talk:
    • 1-2pm in the Stanley Quek theatre (Level -1 TBSI)
  • Discussion Session:
    • Informal discussion with PhD and MSc Immunology students will be held from 3.30pm
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “The rise and fall of microglia driving central nervous system regeneration”
  • Speaker:
    • Dr Veronique Miron, Queens Medical Research Institute, The University of Edinburgh.
  • Date:
    • Thursday 6 February
  • Sandwich reception:
    • 12pm-1pm in Room 6.07.
  • Talk:
    • 1-2pm in 5.16 FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Discussion Session:
    • Postgraduates will have a discussion session in 6.07 at 3.15pm.
  • Speaker Highlight:

INAUGURAL ADDRESS CANCELLED

Inaugural Address - TCD Biochemical Society 

  • Title:
    • Plasmodium falciparum: Antibody correlates of protection from volunteer infection studies in humans”
  • Speaker:
    • Professor Faith Osier
      International Union for Immunological Societies (IUIS) President
      KEMRI-Wellcome Training Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
      Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Date:
    • Thursday 23 January
  • Talk:
    • 5.30pm in Tercentenary Theatre, Level 2, TBSI
  • Reception:
    • Followed by reception in the Knowledge Exchange, Level 2, TBSI
  • Extra Information:
    • Prof. Osier is the current IUIS President and her research focuses on vaccine development, with an emphasis on malaria.
  • Speaker Highlight:

  • Title:
    • “Resolving Inflammation in Diabetic Complications: Are we nearly there yet?”
  • Speaker:
    • Professor Catherine Godson, Professor of Molecular Medicine and Director of the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre.
  • Date:
    • Thursday 16 January
  • Sandwich reception:
    • 12pm-1pm in Room 6.07.
  • Talk:
    • 1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Masterclass:
    • 3:15- 5pm Room 6.07.
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Cracking the immunological code of pregnancy.”
  • Speaker:
    • Dr Francesco Colucci, University of Cambridge
  • Date:
    • Tuesday 3 December
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in Room 6.07.
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Using Metabolomics to uncover disease mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease.”
  • Speaker:
    • Dr Brian Green, Queen's University Belfast
  • Date:
    • Thursday 21 November
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in Room 6.07.
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Targeting the NLRP3 inflammasome for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.”
  • Speaker:
    • Dr Rebecca Coll, Queen's University Belfast
  • Date:
    • Thursday 14 November
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in Room 6.07.
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Structure-guided development of selective GPCR ligands.”
  • Speaker:
    • Professor Peter Gmeiner, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Date:
    • Thursday 7 November
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in Room 6.07.
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Therapeutic antibodies: Past, Present and Future.”
  • Speaker:
    • Dr John McCaffety, IONTAS Ltd., Cambridgeshire
  • Date:
    • Friday 1 November
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • Stanley Quek (Level -1 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm outside the Stanley Quek theatre on level -1.
  • Speaker Highlight:
  • Title:
    • “Metabolic Checkpoints in Autoimmune T Cells.”
  • Speaker:
    • Prof. Cornelia Weyand, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University
  • Date:
    • Thursday 24 October
  • Time:
    • 1-2pm
  • Venue:
    • Tercentenary Hall (Level 2 TBSI)
  • Extra Info:
    • Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm outside the Tercentenary Hall on level 2.
  • Speaker Highlight: