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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 14 October 2015, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Nathalie Juge, Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich
Title: How our gut bacteria stick to mucus to keep us healthy: mechanistic insights into commensal bacteria-mucin interactions
Host: Dr Andrew Hemmings
Venue: EFRY 01.02

Wednesday 21 October 2015, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Federica Di Palma, The Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich
Title: All creatures great and small: vertebrate evolution and diversity
Host: Prof Andrea Munsterberg
Venue: EFRY 01.02

Wednesday 4 November 2015, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Lindsay Hall, Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich
Title: Microbiota-host interactions
Host: Prof Tracey Chapman
Venue: EFRY 01.02

*Additional BIO Open Lecture
Monday 9 November 2015, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Christiana Ruhrberg, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Title: Distinguishing VEGF signalling in angiogenesis, arteriogenesis and vascular permeability
Host: Dr Stephen Robinson
Venue: EFRY 01.08

Wednesday 18 November 2015, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Thomas Brand, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London
Title: The cAMP binding Popeye domain containing proteins are novel candidates for heart  and muscle disease
Host: Prof Andrea Munsterberg
Venue: EFRY 01.02

Wednesday 2 December 2015, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Steven Spoel, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Title: Reversible oxidative protein modifications in plant immunity
Host: Dr Matt Hutchings
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (Lecture Theatre Building)
Wednesday 20 January 2016, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Dennis Hasselquist, Department of Biology, Lund University
Title: 'Hidden' costs of disease - on accelerated telomere shortening, survival and immune response costs
Host: Prof David S. Richardson
Venue: EFRY 01.02
Wednesday 3 February 2016, 1pm
Speaker: Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge 
Title: The causes and consequences of obesity; lessons from human genetics
Host: Dr Mohammad Hajihosseini
Venue: TPSC Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 17 February 2016, 1pm
Biochemical Society logoSpeaker: Dr Joanne Santini, Institute of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL
Title: Arsenic as an energy source for microbes
Host: Dr Tom Clarke
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (Lecture Theatre Building)
Biochemical Society Sponsored Seminar

Wednesday 2 March 2016, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Greger Larson, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Title: Genomic insights into an emerging understanding of gene flow and evolution
Host: Dr Simon Butler
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (Lecture Theatre Building)


Wednesday 20 April 2016, 1pm
Biochemical SocietySpeaker: Prof Matthew Terry, Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton
Title: Chloroplast to nucleus communication: Are tetrapyrroles the elusive signalling molecules?
Host: Dr Richard Bowater
Venue: EFRY 01.02
Biochemical Society Sponsored Seminar

Wednesday 1 June 2016, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Colin Robinson, School of Biosciences, University of Kent 
Title: Understanding and exploiting the Tat protein translocation system in E. coli and microalgae
Host: Prof Colin Murrell
Venue: JSC 0.01

Wednesday 15 June 2016, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Juergen Heinze, Biologie I, University of Regensburg
Title: The queens, the workers, and the grim reaper: aging and reproduction in social insects
Host: Prof Andrew Bourke
Venue: Queens 1.03

Previous years' speakers