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Spring Seminar Programme 2017

All seminars will be held in the Lecture Theatre at 11.30am on Tuesdays unless stated otherwise. To book your place, please email mguadmin@har.mrc.ac.uk

Due to occasional last minute changes, please check before travelling to MRC Harwell that the planned speaker is still due to give a talk on said date.  Any external visitors need to contact the speaker’s host or Debbie Ashworth on 01235 841009.

 

17th January                                Dr Adrian Isaacs, University College London                   

Host: Pat Nolan                            “Disease mechanisms in frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic
                                                               lateral sclerosis caused by C9orf72 repeat expansions'”         

 

24th January                               Ms Tess Harris, Ciliopathy Alliance

Host: Dominic Norris                   “Is Patient Engagement the Next Blockbuster Drug?' 

                 

21st February                           Dr David McEwan, University of Dundee

Host: Roger Cox                         “Understanding the role and regulation of autophagy in health and disease”

 

28th February                            Professor Mary Herbert, University of Newcastle

Host: Andy Greenfield                “Maternal inheritance – a tale of two genomes”

 

7th March                                  Dr Marcela Votruba, University of Cardiff

Host: Paul Potter                        “OPA1 gene and mitochondrial optic neuropathy: disease mechanisms
                                                            and insights into potential therapies”                           

 

14th March                                Dr J Douglas Armstrong, University of Edinburgh​    

Host: Pat Nolan                          “Reconstructing an integrated synaptic proteome”                    

 

21st March                                Professor Clare Lloyd, Imperial College London ** please note this has been postponed till Autumn **

Host: Steve Brown                     “Living on the edge – regulation of lung immunity by the pulmonary epithelium”​

 

28th March                               Dr Pleasantine Mill, University of Edinburgh 

Host: Dominic Norris                 “Cilia and macromolecular machineries – some assembly required”

 

4th April                                    Professor Marcelo Rivolta, University of Sheffield

Host: Mike Bowl                        “Stem cells, cochlear implants and the repair of the damage inner ear”