Seminars and meetings within CMM

School Seminar Series

Tuesdays (during term time), 1 p.m., lecture theatre C42, Biomedical Sciences Building (unless otherwise stated)

Autumn Term 2015

6th October 2015
Professor Andreas Plückthun, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zurich (host: Christoph Wuelfing)
'Engineered and evolved proteins to influence cell signaling'

13th October 2015
Professor Xin Lu, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of Oxford (host: Chris Paraskeva)
'Guardians of cellular plasticity: ankyrin repeats in connecting NFkB and p53 pathways'

27th October 2015 - no seminar

3rd November 2015
Dr Tony Southall, Imperial College London (host: Abder Kaidi)
'Specifying and maintaining neuronal fate in the developing nervous system'

10th November 2015
Professor Alison Sinclair, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex (host: David Matthews)
'Epstein Barr virus transcription factor Zta acts through distal regulatory elements to control cellular gene expression during its replication'

17th November 2015
Dr Gillian Fraser, Division of Microbiology and Parasitology, Dept Pathology, University of Cambridge (host: Ariel Blocker)
'Building a flagellum at the bacterial cell surface'

24th November 2015
Professor Philip Taylor, Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity (host: Lindsay Nicholson)
'Control of tissue resident macrophage phenotype and function'
This talk has been sponsored by the British Society for Immunology

8th December 2015
Dr Abigail Clements, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London (host: Ariel Blocker)

15th December 2015
Professor Richard Luxton, Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, University of the West of England (host: Ann Williams)
'Application of biosensors for cell monitoring'

CMM Annual 'Sir Anthony Epstein' Lecture

A prestigious annual lecture, The Sir Anthony Epstein lecture was inaugurated at the University of Bristol in 2009 to recognise the achievements of outstanding scientists in the fields of cancer biology, infection and immunology. It celebrates the achievements of Sir Anthony Epstein who was Professor of Pathology at Bristol University (1968-85) and one of the discoverers of the Epstein-Barr virus

2015 event

Professor Frances Balkwill OBE, Professor of Cancer Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London.
Wednesday 4th November 2015, 5 p.m. (follwed by refreshments).

Professor Balkwill graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Cellular Pathology in 1973, being taught also by Sir Anthony Epstein during her time at the University.  She has gone on to become one of the country's leading cancer researchers, is heavily involved in science public engagement and is a prolific author of science books for children, as well as having authored over 240 scientific papers.

In 2008 Professor Balkwill was awarded the OBE for services to science communication to children, and recently awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Bristol.

Previous speakers

PLEASE NOTE: Seminars may be subject to alteration and cancellation. Please call the CMM office on 0117 33 12050 to confirm details.