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Student Biochemical Society Seminars

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

2017/18 Timetable


Friday 11 May
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Dr Andrew Tee, Cardiff University Speaker Highlight
Title: “Exploiting genetic disorders to discover novel cancer signalling mechanisms and therapies involving mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 10 May
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Dr Darragh Duffy, Intitut Pasteur, France Speaker Highlight
Title: “Milieu Intérieur: defining the boundaries of a healthy immune response for a better understanding of disease.”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 26 April
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Dr Liam O'Mahony, Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF) Speaker Highlight
Title: “Microbiome-Immune System Interactions in the 21st Century - Old Friends and New Terrorists”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 19 April
1-2pm in Stanley Quek (Level -1 TBSI)
Dr Austin Duffy, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin Speaker Highlight
Title: “Immunotherapy for solid tumors – through the window of hepatocellular carcinoma”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm outside the Stanley Quek on -1)

Thursday 5 April
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Dr Ben Collins, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zürich Speaker Highlight
Title: “Quantitative Interaction Proteomics via SWATH-MS - Insights into integrated stress response and host-pathogen interactions”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 29 March
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Professor Marc Peters-Golden, Michigan Medicine Pulmonary Clinic, University of Michigan Speaker Highlight
Title: “SOCS It To Me: Restraint of Lung Pathophysiology by Macrophage-Derived Extracellular Vesicles”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 22 March
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Professor Clare Bryant, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge University Speaker Highlight
Title: “Pattern Recognition Receptor Signaling in Response to Infection”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 8 March
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Dr Clíona Ní Cheallaigh, Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI, St. James' Hospital Speaker Highlight
Title: “Social Stress and Accelerated Ageing”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Tuesday 20 February
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Professor John Cryan from University College Cork Speaker Highlight
Title: “A gut feeling about the brain: Microbiome as a key regulator of neurodevelopment and behaviour”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 8 February
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Professor Robert C. Ford, Institute of Science and Technology, University of Manchester Speaker Highlight
Title: “ABC Transporters - Nature’s pumps”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 18 January
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Dr Toby Lawrence, Centre d’Immunologie Marseille Luminy Speaker Highlight
Title: “''NF-κB signalling and dendritic cell maturation: a tale of two kinases”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Tuesday 12 December
1-2pm in Stanley Quek (Level -1 TBSI)
Professor Sergey Nedospasov, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Title: “Of mice, camels and anti-cytokine therapy”
(Sandwiches and tea/coffee will be served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Thursday 7 December
1-2pm in B2.36 TBSI
Professor Eric Miska, The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge Speaker Highlight
Title: “New insights into viral RNA - from honeybees to Zika”
(Sandwiches and tea/coffee will be served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)

Wednesday 29 November
1-2pm in FRED (Level 5 TBSI)
Dr Saoirse O'Sullivan, University of Nottingham, UK Speaker Highlight
Title: “Cannabis Sativa: a treasure trove of medicines”
(Tea, coffee and sandwiches served from 12.45pm in the 6th floor seminar room)


40th ANNIVERSARY INAUGURAL LECTURE

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 2 May 2018 bbutler@tcd.ie (Email).