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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 2 October 2019, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Sabine Werner, Professor of Cell Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Title: Stromal-epithelial interactions in wound repair and cancer
Hosts:  Prof Uli Mayer and Dr Mohammad Hajihosseini
Venue: EFRY 01.05

 

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Richard Merrill, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t (LMU), Munich
Title: Mate choice and speciation in tropical butterflies
Host: Dr Lewis Spurgin
Venue: EFRY 01.05

 

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 1pm UEA Life & Science Talk Logo
Speaker: Prof Nicola Stonehouse, University of Leeds
Title: Poliomyelitis - why do we need new vaccines and how close are we to developing them?
Host: Dr Richard Bowater 
Venue: EFRY 01.05

This is a UEA Life & Science talk and a Biochemical Society Sponsored seminar

 

 

 

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Andrea Vortkamp, University of Duisburg-Essen
Title: Heparan sulfate in chondrocytes: friend or foe?
Co-Hosts: Prof Andrea Munsterberg & Prof Ian Clark 
Venue: EFRY 01.05

 

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 1pm 
Speaker: Prof Heather McQueen, Professor of Biology Education, University of Edinburgh, SFHEA National Teaching Fellow
Title: The Quecture: Personalised Learning in Lectures
Host: Dr Harriet Jones, National Teaching Fellow
Venue: SCI 3.05

 

Wednesday 15 January 2020, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Martin Kaltenpoth, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Title: An inordinate fondness for symbionts: mutualist-provided adaptive benefits in beetles
Hosts: Prof Matt Hutchings
Venue: EFRY 01.05

 

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 1pm
Speaker: Prof Nick Talbot, The Sainsbury Laboratory
Title: Investigating the cell biology of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae
Host: Prof Tamas Dalmay
Venue: EFRY 01.05

 

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 1pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: Prof Kayla King, Department of Zoology, Oxford  
Title: Protectors and Killers: Rapid evolution and consequences of microbe-mediated protection
Host: Prof Tracey Chapman 
Venue: SCI 3.05

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Wednesday 11 March 2020, 1pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: Dr David Smith, Sheffield Hallam University - HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year 2019
Title: To Be Confirmed
Host: Dr Harriet Jones, National Teaching Fellow
Venue: SCI 3.05

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Wednesday 18 March 2020, 2pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: Dr Tom Williams, University of Bristol
Title: Phylogenomics and the early evolution of Bacteria
Host: Dr Laura Lehtovirta-Morley
Venue: SCI 3.05

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 1pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: Prof Tonia Vincent, University of Oxford
Title: Osteoarthritis: a disease of failed tissue repair?
Host: Prof Ian Clark
Venue: EFRY 01.05

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Tuesday 31 March 2020, 1pm *note change to usual day of week* ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: Prof Susan Baserga, Yale University
Title: When good ribosomes go bad
Host: Dr John Griffin
Venue: EFRY 01.08

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Wednesday 22 April 2020, 1pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: To Be Confirmed
Title:  To Be Confirmed
Host: To Be Confirmed
Venue: Lecture Theatre 4

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Wednesday 6 May 2020, 1pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: Prof Niclas Kolm, Stockholm University
Title: To Be Confirmed
Host: Dr Alexei Maklakov
Venue: EFRY 01.05

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Wednesday 20 May 2020, 1pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: Prof Martha Clokie, University of Leicester
Title: To Be Confirmed
Host: Prof Colin Murrell
Venue: EFRY 01.05

This is a Biochemical Society Sponsored seminar

 

 

 

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Wednesday 10 June 2020, 1pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: To Be Confirmed
Title: To Be Confirmed
Host: To Be Confirmed
Venue: EFRY 01.05

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Wednesday 24 June 2020, 1pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: To Be Confirmed
Title: To Be Confirmed
Host: To Be Confirmed
Venue: EFRY 01.05

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 1pm ***EVENT CANCELLED***
Speaker: Prof Kayla King, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford  
Title: Protectors and Killers: Rapid evolution and consequences of microbe-mediated protection
Host: Prof Tracey Chapman 
Venue: EFRY 01.05

***The above event has been cancelled***

 

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