Events, seminars and conferences

We run an exciting schedule of events, seminars and conferences throughout the year.  

Research seminar series

Throughout the year we hold a research seminar series featuring guest experts from other institutions, as well as new researchers in our School, to discuss their work.

Spring term

20th January 2022 - "RNA modifications as determinants of chromatin structure and genome stability" - Dr Alexey Ruzov, University of Nottingham.

3rd February 2022 - "An evolutionary approach to ageing research" - Dr Jonathan Houseley, Babraham Institute.

10th February 2022 - "Mediator kinase-regulated transcriptional reprogramming: A broad therapeutic target" - Professor Igor Roninson, University of South Carolina.

17th February 2022 - "Sharks, skates and rays: Life-history, population status and fisheries management" - Dr Jim Ellis, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS).

24th February 2022 - "Microbial Influence on animal linear growth promotion" - Dr François Leulier, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

3rd March 2022 - "Conformational disorder in regulation of enzymatic catalysis" - Dr Vincenzo Venditti, Iowa State University.

10th March 2022 - "Chromatin remodelling and cell fate plasticity during neuronal maturation" - Dr Tony Southall, Imperial College London.

17th March 2022 - "Does wildlife provisioning help or hinder conservation?" - Dr Alexander Lees, Manchester Metropolitan University.

24th March 2022 - "The dynamics of marine human-wildlife conflict" - Dr Katrina Davis, University of Oxford (please note this event has been moved to online only).

30th March 2022 - "Using ancient DNA to obtain long-term perspectives in the marine environment" - Dr Bastiaan Star, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo (please note that this event is being held on a Wednesday in STEM 3.1).

Summer term

28th April 2022 - "Different ways for CD95/Fas to induce inflammation in chronic inflammatory disorders and cancers" - Dr Patrick Legembre, Université de Limoges.

5th May 2022 - "Geodiversity matters for biodiversity, in theory and practice" - Dr Joseph Bailey, York St John University.

12th May 2022 - "Wastewater based epidemiology: Successes, challenges and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic" - Professor Mariachiara Di Cesare, University of Essex (please note, this event has been moved to online only).

26th May 2022 - "Ex-vivo structural biology: new insights on systemic amyloidosis" - Dr Stefano Ricagno, University of Milano.

9th June 2022 - "Unravelling the effects of winter temperature variation on arable crop yields" - Dr Steven Penfield, Department of Crop Genetics, John Innes Centre (date changed from 19th May).

16th June 2022 - "Disulfiram: An old antialcoholism medicine gives cancer patients new hope" - Professor Weiguang Wang, University of Wolverhampton.

4th July 2022 - "Addressing the flexibility issue in protein-ligand binding: the EDES protocol" - Dr Attilio Vittorio Vargiu, University of Cagliari (please note that the date of this event has been changed from 23rd June to Monday 4th July, it will still be held in STEM 3.1).

14th July 2022 - "Coral reef in a bottle: eDNA for biomonitoring" - Dr Alessia Bani, University of Essex (please note that the date of this event has been changed from 30th June to 14th July, it will still be held in STEM 3.1).


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