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Seminars

The Pirbright Seminar Series takes place on Thursday afternoons. The seminars take place in the Centre for Collaborative Learning at Pirbright.
External visitors can be invited to join the seminar remotely via their PC/laptop.

Extra seminars are sometimes scheduled at late notice; please contact the programme organisers for any changes to the schedule.

Seminar times

12.40 - Refreshments
13.00 - Seminar
14.00 - Student Q&A

Seminar contacts

For further information about individual seminars please contact the host directly.
For general information about upcoming seminars, please contact the programme organisers, pirbright.seminar@pirbright.ac.uk.

2018 Seminar programme

Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
04 Jan       No seminar  
11 Jan

Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE

University of Surrey

'Does Life Need Quantum Mechanics? The emerging science of quantum biology.'

Dr Adrian Zagrajek

18 Jan

Professor Charles Bangham

Imperial College London

'The human leukaemia virus HTLV-1: regulation of latency, clonality and pathogenesis'

Dr Linda Dixon  

25 Jan Dr Helen Roberts Animal and Plant Health Agency 'Predicting the unpredictable: horizon scanning and risk assessment of exotic diseases' Dr Chris Netherton
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
01 Feb Dr Carolina Stenfeldt United States Department of Agriculture

'Investigations of the FMDV carrier state in cattle at Plum Island Animal Disease Center'

Dr Bryan Charleston
08 Feb   No seminar    
15 Feb Professor Déirdre Hollingsworth University of Oxford

'Control of neglected tropical diseases: Mathematical modelling to optimise interventions with limited epidemiological data'

Dr Simon Gubbins
22 Feb Dr Cecilia Johansson Imperial College London

'Type I interferons regulate lung inflammation during viral infections'

Dr Elma Tchilian
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
01 Mar Dr David Carter Oxford Brookes University TBC Professor Venugopal Nair
08 Mar International Woman’s Day      
15 Mar Dr Chris Illingworth University of Cambridge TBC Dr Erica Bickerton
22 Mar No seminar      
29 Mar Privilege Day      
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
05 Apr No seminar      
12 Apr No seminar - SGM Microbiology Society Annual Conference Birmingham    10 - 13 April 2018    
19 Apr Dr Goedele Maertens Imperial College London

'Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) influences integration site selection of Human T-Lymphotropic Virus type-1 (HTLV-1)'

Dr Helena Maier
26 Apr Professor Paul Wigley University of Liverpool

“Gut Feeling: host-bacterial interactions in the chicken intestinal tract and their role in health and disease”

Dr Holly Shelton
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
03 May Professor Päivi Ojala Imperial College London

“Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) as a valuable model system for cancer biology”

Dr Linda Dixon
10 May Dr Susanna Bidgood University College London "The Poxvirus Lateral Body Proteome: Characterising Enigmatic Viral Structures" Dr Helena Maier
17 May Dr Benjamin Schusser Technical University of Munich "Genetically engineered chickens: New models to analyze host-pathogen interaction and vaccine responses in chickens" Dr Mark Fife
24 May No seminar      
31 May Dr Suzie Hingley-Wilson University of Surrey TBC Dr Elma Tchilian
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
07 Jun Dr David Carter   Oxford Brookes University “Intercellular communication following stress response: chit-chat or pow-wow?” Prof Venugopal Nair OBE
14 Jun No Seminar      
21 Jun Dr Peter Dearden University of Otago (New Zealand)

'The genomic architecture of a plastic trait'

Dr Mark Fife
28 Jun        
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
05 Jul

Dr Harry White

University of Exeter TBC Dr Elma Tchilian
26 Jul        
30 Jul
2pm
Dr Frederico Zuckermann University of Illinois 'Interaction of PRRSV with porcine macrophages' Dr Linda Dixon

There are no seminars during August.

Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
06 Sep        
13 Sep        
20 Sep        
27 Sep        
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
04 Oct Dr Isabelle Schwartz-Cornil Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France TBC Dr Simon Graham
11 Oct        
18 Oct Professor Robert Cheke University of Greenwich TBC Dr Simon Carpenter
25 Oct Dr Tony Nolan Imperial College London TBC Prof Luke Alphey

 

Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
01 Nov        
08 Nov        
15 Nov Dr Liam Morrison The Roslin Institute TBC Prof John Hammond
22 Nov        
29 Nov Dr Suzie Hingley-Wilson University of Surrey 'Survival strategies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis" Dr Elma Tchilian
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
06 Dec        
13 Dec        
20 Dec        

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