Research Seminars

2024 Seminars

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Olga Kalinina, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Centre for Infection Research, Saarland University

Title
Overcoming antibacterial drug resistance with the discovery of novel biologically active molecules from natural product

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre Thursday 4th April at 1pm

Speaker

Dr. Eleanor A. Harrison, University of Sheffield

Title
The role of mobile genetic elements and horizontal gene transfer in the rhizobia-legume symbiosis

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre Thursday 29th February at 1pm

Speaker

Dr. Michael Bottery, University of Manchester

Title
The global emergence of antifungal resistance; inevitable or avoidable?

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre Thursday 22nd February at 1pm

Speaker

Professor Charles Van der Henst, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Title
Regulation of the polysaccharide capsule in the WHO priority pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre Thursday 15th February at 1pm

Prof. Charles Van der Henst

2023 Seminars

Speaker

Professor Beate Averhoff, University of Frankfurt

Title
Acinetobacter baumannii an emerging pathogen: Adaptation to the human host and survival in clinical habitats

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre Thursday 23rd November at 1pm

Professor Beate Averhoff

Speaker
Professor Harmit Malik. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Title
Evolutionary arms races between host and viral genomes

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre Friday 20th October at 1pm

Speaker
Professor Simon Heilbronner. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Title
Staphylococcal Iron Acquisition at the Host Microbiome Interface

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre Thursday 25th May at 4pm

 

Seminar by Professor Simon Heilbronner

Speaker
Professor Ian Henderson, The University of Queensland, Australia

Title
Host lipids define niche-specific colonisation of Salmonella

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre, Wednesday 22nd February, at 2pm

Host
Marta Martins

 

Prof Ian Henderson, Microbiology Seminar

2022 Seminars

Speaker
Dr. Jake Baum, Professor and Head of School of Medical Sciences at UNSW, Sydney

Title
Paratechnology: New tools for malaria control and eradication

Venue & Time
VIA Zoom, Tuesday 11th October at 9:30am - Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82362756284?pwd=cE9uQjY2OWVMeFRwNXFvbHZuVktrZz09

Host
The DU Microbiological Society as part of the Department of Microbiology Seminar Series

 

Dr Jake Baum Microbiology Seminar

2022 Seminars

Speaker
Professor Ursula Bond, Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin

Title
Packing a Punch: How the unique genomes of Saccharomyces pastorianus are designed for making beer

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre, Tuesday 26th September, 1:00pm

Host
The DU Microbiological Society as part of the Department of Microbiology Seminar Series

 

Dr Ursula Bond, Microbiology SeminarProfessor Bond, Moyne, Microbiology Seminar

Speaker
Professor Syma Khalid, University of Oxford

Title
Step towards computational Microbiology

Venue & Time
Via Zoom; https://tcd-ie.zoom.us/j/92566414391?pwd=YnVicFdxSVFDYnFUV3lnVjIzSSs4Zz09
Meeting ID: 925 6641 4391 Passcode: 247349

Host
Maire Ni Leathlobhair

 

Syma Khalid, Microbiology Seminar

Speaker
Dr. John Lees, EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute

Title
Bacterial population structure: defining it, visualising it, and using it (appropriately)

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre, Thursday 24th March, 1:00pm (Save the date)

Host
Maire Ni Leathlobhair

 

Dr John Lees, Microbiology Seminar

Speaker
Professor Johannes Wagener, Consultant Microbiologist, St James's Hospital

Title
Molecular aspects of defence against invasive aspergillosis

Abstract : The airborne opportunistic fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus causes severe systemic infections in immunocompromised patients. Multiple mechanisms contribute to the host’s defence against and successful treatment of invasive aspergillosis. We are interested in understanding the molecular aspects of the invasive infection and how antifungal treatments help to eliminate this pathogen from the host.

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre, Thursday 3rd March, 1:00pm (Save the date)

Host
Maire Ni Leathlobhair

 

Professor Johannes Wagener, Microbiology Seminar

2020 Seminars

Speaker
Dr. John MacSharry, APC Microbiome Ireland, School of Medicine & Dept. of Microbiology, University College Cork

Title
Aiming at Asthma, the immune microbiome dialogue

Biography: Dr John Mac Sharry is a  Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology and Assistant director of the GEM programme with the School of Medicine with an affiliation to the Department of Microbiology, Univeristy College Cork. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Microbiology and a Ph.D. in Mucosal Immunology from University College Cork. John worked with Alimentary Health Ltd as Molecular Biology section head collaborating with several multinational research partners.  In 2008 he joined the APC Host Response core as a Post-Doctoral researcher and collaborated on research with GlaxoSmithKline. His research interests are in host-microbe interactions with particular focus on the immune sampling and response in the gut and the lungs.

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre, Thursday 30th January, 1:00pm

Host
Sinead Corr

 

Dr John MacSharry, Microbiology Seminar

Speaker
Professor Martin Cormican, NUI Galway

Title
AMR and Salmonella

Venue & Time
Moyne Lecture Theatre, Thursday 23rd January, 1:00pm

Host
Marta Martins

 

Prof Martin Cormican Microbiology Seminar