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SEMINAR SERIES 2018

All seminars held at 11:00 am (unless otherwise stated) in the Seminar Room, Level 5, Hodgkin Building 

 

WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY

Dr Vladimir Kirkin, Team Leader, Cancer Research UK, Cancer Therapeutics Unit at The Institute of Cancer Research Division of Cancer Therapeutics, London

“The art of being picky: making autophagy selective”

(sponsor – Dr Michal Malewicz)

 

WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 

Professor Robert Brown, Chair in Translational Oncology, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London and Professor of Translational Oncology, Institute of Cancer Research, London

“Epigenetic drivers of drug resistance in ovarian cancer”

(sponsor – Professor Gerry Melino)

 

WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 

Dr Pierre Close, Principal Investigator, Lab of Cancer Signaling, GIGA-Research, Molecular Biology of Diseases, University of Liège, Belgium

Translation regulation through tRNA modification in cancer

(sponsor – Professor Anne Willis)

 

WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH – Postdoc/grad Seminar

Dr Alberto Marini, MRC Toxicology Unit – Gerry Melino’s Group

“TAp73 contributes to the control of protein synthesis”

 

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 

Dr Mathew Coleman, Reader in Tumour Cell Biology & CRUK Programme Foundation Fellow, Tumour Oxygenase Group, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham

“OH, the places you’ll go! The emerging roles of protein hydroxylation in physiology and disease”

(sponsor – Dr John Le Quesne)

 

WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH – Postdoc/grad Seminar

Dr Wei-ting Lu, MRC Toxicology Unit – Martin Bushell’s Group

“A role for RNA in DNA repair”

 

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 

Dr Farhat Khanim, Research Fellow/Group Leader, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

“A tale of two drugs: combination drug repurposing for finding new therapies for cancer”

(sponsor – Dr Michal Malewicz)

 

WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL – Postdoc/grad Seminar

Dr Ivana Celardo, MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester – Miguel Martin’s Group

“Regulators of neuroprotective mechanisms in mitochondrial toxicity models”

 

WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL

Professor Nicola Gray, Principal Investigator, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, The Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh

Role of the DAZ family of RNA-binding proteins in human infertility from phenotype to mechanism

(sponsor – Professor Anne Willis)

 

FRIDAY 4 MAY 

Dr Barak Rotblat, Principal Investigator, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

“Long noncoding RNA in brain cancer

(sponsor – Professor Gerry Melino)

 

WEDNESDAY 9 MAY – Postdoc/grad Seminar

Dr Joseph Waldron, MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester – John Le Quesne’s Group

“Investigating the structural determinants that confer increased eIF4A dependency of mRNAs in cancer”

 

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY – Postdoc/grad Seminar

Dan Hughes, MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester – Giovanna Mallucci’s Group

Targeting the Akt-PERK axis in neurodegeneration

 

WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 

Dr Michaela Frye, Cancer Research UK Senior Fellow, Department of Genetics, WT-MRC Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge

“RNA methylation in controlling gene expression during stem cell differentiation

(sponsor – Dr Lia Panman)

 

WEDNESDAY 11 JULY 

Dr Ian Copple, MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science, Department of Molecular & Clinical Pharmacology, The University of Liverpool

“Role of Nrf2 in protection against drug-induced disease

(sponsor – Professor Gerry Melino)

 

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Dr Fatima Gebauer, Group leader, Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer Program, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain

“Title – TBC”

(sponsor – Professor Anne Willis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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