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Open Lectures will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 13:00 in the Elizabeth Fry Building, unless otherwise stated. These lectures are open to everyone, including undergraduate students, PhD students, research staff, research associates, faculty and visitors. Please come along and listen to first-class scientists talk about their work in areas of research active within the School of Biological Sciences.

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Qing-Jun Meng, Professor of Chronobiology and a Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester
Title: Circadian rhythms in health and disease of the musculoskeletal system
Host: Prof Ian Clark
Venue: EFRY 01.05

 

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Nic Bury and Prof Duncan Bell, School of Science, Technology and Engineering, University of Suffolk
Title: Are we ready for the in vitro/in silico revolution in aquatic ecotoxicology
Host: Dr Martin Taylor
Venue: EFRY 01.05

 

Wednesday 7 November 2018, 1pm 
Speaker: Prof Conrad Mullineaux, Professor of Microbiology, Head of Cell and Molecular Biology Department, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London  
Title: Vision in a bacterium 
Host: Dr David Lea-Smith 
Venue: EFRY 01.02

 

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Alex Ivetic, King's College London  
Title: Understanding and subverting leukocyte responses to sterile injury
Host: Dr Jelena Gavrilovic
Venue: EFRY 01.02

 

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 2pm *note change to usual start time*
Speaker: Dr Mirte Bosse, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Holland
Title: To Be Confirmed
Host: Dr Lewis Spurgin
Venue: SCI 3.05

 

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 1pm
Speaker: To Be Confirmed 
Title: To Be Confirmed 
Host: To Be Confirmed 
Venue: EFRY 01.08

 

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Jane Sowden, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Title: To Be Confirmed 
Host: Dr Tim Grocott and Prof Andrea Munsterberg
Venue: EFRY 01.08

 

Wednesday 6 March, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Max Reuter, University College London (UCL)
Title: The genetics and evolution of sexual antagonism 
Host: Prof Tracey Chapman  
Venue: EFRY 01.08

 

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Keith Caldecott, University of Sussex  
Title: To Be Confirmed 
Host: Dr Tom Clarke  
Venue: EFRY 01.08

 

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 1pm 
Speaker: To Be Confirmed 
Title: To Be Confirmed 
Host: To Be Confirmed 
Venue: QUEENS 1.03

 

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Erik Postma, Univeristy of Exeter 
Title: Life, love and death in a changing world: Human life-history evolution in action? 
Host: Dr Alexei Maklakov 
Venue: EFRY 01.08

 

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Andrea Fantuzzi, Imperial College London 
Title:  To Be Confirmed
Host: Dr David Lea-Smith
Venue: EFRY 01.08

 

Wednesday 5 June 2019, 1pm
Speaker: To Be Confirmed
Title: To Be Confirmed 
Host: To Be Confirmed 
Venue: QUEENS 1.03

 

Wednesday 19 June 2018, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Duncan, Univeristy of Leeds 
Title: To Be Confirmed 
Host: Prof Andrew Bourke 
Venue: QUEENS 1.03

 

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 1pm (tbc)
Speaker: Prof Martin Kaltenpoth, Department for Evolutionary Ecology, Institute for Organismic and Molecular Evolution, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz 
Title: To Be Confirmed 
Host: Prof Matt Hutchings
Venue: To Be Confirmed

 

Previous years' speakers