Trinity College Dublin

Skip to main content.

Top Level TCD Links

Student Biochemical Society Seminars

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

2017/18 Timetable


Friday 24 November 5-6pm in the 5pm in the Stanley Quek (Level -1 TBSI)

Dr Erika Pearce, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany
Title: "Mitochondrial Shape Shifting In The T Cell Response"

Dr. Pearce obtained her Ph.D. in 2005 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she studied the regulation of T cell responses during infection. During her postdoctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, she began her research into how cellular metabolic processes govern immune responses to infection and cancer. In 2009, Dr. Pearce launched her independent research career as an Assistant Member at the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, New York. In 2011, she moved to Washington University in St. Louis as an Assistant Professor. In 2015, Dr. Pearce became a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany. Her research continues to investigate metabolic pathways in immune cells, with a view to targeting these pathways for therapy. Speaker Highlight

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

Thursday 23 November
12-1pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Professor Susan Sharfstein, College of Nanoscale Science, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA Speaker Highlight
Title: “Expression of Monoclonal Antibody Variants in Transient and Stable Cultures: the Effects of Sequence on Stability and Expression Level”

Thursday 9 November
1-2pm in Stanley Quek (Level -1 TBSI)
Professor Derek Gilroy, Centre for Clinical Pharmacology, University College London Speaker Highlight
Title: “Inflammatory resolution and the macrophage”
(Sandwiches and tea/coffee will be served from 12:45pm outside the Stanley Quek)

Thursday 12 October
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Dr. Patrick Schloss, The Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany Speaker Highlight
Title: “Serotonin - more than a Neurotransmitter: novel mechanisms in neuronal plasticity”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 5 October
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Dr. Audrey Gérard, The Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford Speaker Highlight
Title: “Collective T cell decisions during immune responses”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 14 September
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Professor Daniel Klionsky, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, USA Speaker Highlight
Title: “The mechanism and regulation of autophagy in yeast”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Last updated 22 November 2017 (Email).