The Research Seminars are held at 1pm on Tuesdays (from Sept '17) in the lecture theatre in the Institute of Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), Dangan (unless otherwise indicated).
A range of national and international speakers have been invited and will present talks on a wide range of topics as outlined in the schedule below. Precise details will be publicised closer to the scheduled dates.  Previous Seminar Speakers are found here.

Seminar Dates



26 Sept 2017
Host CS
1pm ILAS

Luca Pellegrini
University of Cambridge

Molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic DNA replication, as revealed by structural studies.

3 Oct 2017
Host ES
1pm ILAS

Olivier Micheau

Targeting TRAIL-R1 or TRAIL-R2 for cancer therapy, a cornelian choice!

27 Oct 2017
Host BL
1pm BSB Seminar Room

Eric Alani

Identifying novel roles for DNA mismatch repair proteins in genetic recombination and repair.

7 Nov 2017
Host SR
1pm ILAS

 Jop Kind
Hubrecht Institute

 Untangling spatial genome organization: new insights from single-cell genomics

10 Nov 2017
Host DM
2pm BSB Seminar Room

 Michael Talkowski
Harvard Medical School

Genome structure and function across the neuropsychiatric spectrum

 17 Nov 2017
Host UF
1pm BSB Seminar room

Aziz Aboobaker
University of Oxford

What can we learn from immortal worms? Planarians as model system for animal stem cell biology

20 Nov 2017
Host MG
AS203 River Room
(Not a BI446 Seminar)

 Noah Filkenstein
Centre for STEM learning
University of Colorado

 Preserving the promise of higher education: our critical roles in excellence and access.

21 Nov 2017
Host BL
1pm ILAS

John Schwabe
University of Leicester

Unravelling the complexities of histone deacetylase complexes - a structural and functional approach to understanding mechanisms of gene repression

28 Nov 2017
Host CM
1pm ILAS

Travis Stracker
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) Barcelona

Characterization of novel replication stress mediators in development and disease




16 Jan 2018
Host DM
1pm ILAS

Daniel Gaffney
Sanger Institute

Understanding the cellular functions of human genetic variation

23 Jan 2018
Host SL
1pm Aras Moyola MY243

 Fabio Martinon
University of Lausanne

 Mechanisms regulating the IRE1-XBP1 branch of the ER-stress response

 30 Jan 2018
Host MC
1pm ILAS

Tracy Robson

Harnessing the anti-angiogenic and anti-cancer stem cell properties of FKBPL; discovery to clinic

9 Feb 2018
Host ED
1pm Biomedical Science Seminar Room

Terry Orr-Weaver
Whitehead/ MIT

Developmental regulation of DNA replication to control cell size and gene copy number

13 Feb 2018
Host CS
1pm ILAS

Massimo Lopes
University of Zurich

Replication fork remodelling upon replication stress in cancer onset and therapy




27 Feb 2018
Host CM
1pm ILAS

Zuzana Storchová
TU Kaiserslautern

The consequences of aneuploidy: from Down's syndrome to cancer

6 Mar 2018
Host NL
1pm ILAS

Ivan Ahel
University of Oxford

 ADP-ribosylation signaling in the regulation of genome stability

20 Mar 2018
Host DM
1pm ILAS

Gianpiero Cavalleri
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

 Genomic insights into the population structure and history of the Irish Travellers

4 May 2018
Host NL
1pm BSB

Jeremy Carlton
KCL and the Francis Crick Institute

 ESCRT-III coordinates membrane remodelling during mitotic exit

11 May 2018
Host BL
1pm ILAS

Paul Modrich
Duke University Medical Center

 Mechanisms in human DNA mismatch repair


18 Sept 2018
Host SL
1pm ILAS

 Stefan Marciniak
Cambridge University

 The role of endoplasmic reticulum microviscosity in alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency




9 Oct 2018
Host NL
1pm ILAS

Tomás Ryan

Information storage in memory engrams


13 Nov 2018
Host NL
1pm ILAS

Patrick Harrison

Towards therapeutic gene editing for cystic fibrosis


19 Mar 2019
Host CS
1pm ILAS

David Shore
University of Geneva

Replication fork barrier tolerance mechanisms in budding yeast

26 Mar 2019
Host CS
1pm ILAS

Vincenzo Costanzo

Understanding the role of essential DNA repair proteins in vertebrates