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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.

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.

2020 Seminar programme

Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
09 Jan No seminar      
16 Jan Prof. Paul Becher

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
EU & OIE Reference Laboratory for Classical Swine Fever

'Classical swine fever virus and related viruses: an update' Dr Don King
23 Jan        Prof. Xiangxi Wang  Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences 'Structure of African Swine Fever Virus' Prof Bryan Charleston
30 Jan   

No seminar

     
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
06 Feb    Professor Paul Verkade School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol  "Correlative Light Electron Microscopy (CLEM) strategies for Life Science Research" Dr Helena Maier
13 Feb  Dr Claire Shannon Lowe Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham “How to defeat an age-old foe? Epstein Barr virus, myeloid derived suppressor cells and BH3 mimetics” Dr Dalan Bailey
20 Feb  Dr Eleanor Gaunt University of Edinburgh "CpG dinucleotides in the influenza A virus genome" Dr Andrew Broadbent
27 Feb   Dr David Robertson Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow "Data-driven approaches to the study of virus evolution and host specificity" Dr Toby Tuthill  
           
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
05 Mar Dr John Tregoning Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London TBC Dr Elma Tchilian
12 Mar

Dr Stathis Giotis

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London

"Inferring the zoonotic transmission potential of bat influenza viruses" Dr Andrew Broadbent
19 Mar          
26 Mar   Dr Stephen Graham

Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

TBC Dr Dalan Bailey
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
02 Apr     No Seminar SGM The Microbiology Society's 75th anniversary, Edinburgh    
09 Apr No Seminar Privilege Day    
16 Apr Iain MacLaren Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd “Applications of Nanopore sequencing: What’s new from Oxford Nanopore” Dr Graham Freimanis
23 Apr Dr Lauren Oldfield

J. Craig Venter Institute, Maryland, USA

TBC Dr Pip Beard
30 Apr Professor Emma Thomson Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow TBC Dr Andrew Broadbent
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
07 May Dr Rachel Edgar

Department of Infectious Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

TBC Dr Helena MaierDr Andrew Broadbent
15 May Dr Vineet Menachery University of Texas, USA TBC Dr Holly Shelton
21 May        
28 May Dr Thomas Walker London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) TBC Dr Simon Carpenter
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
04 Jun Professor Hirotaka Kanuka The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan TBC  Dr Jaroslaw Krzywinski
11 Jun Professor Ultan Power Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast TBC Prof Satya Parida
18 Jun        
25 Jun Dr Mariolina Salio University of Oxford TBC Dr Elma Tchilian
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
02 Jul Dr Owen Donohoe Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium TBC Dr Carrie Batten
09 Jul        
16 Jul Dr Craig Thompson University of Oxford TBC Dr Elma Tchilian
23 Jul        
30 Jul        

There are no seminars during August.

Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
03 Sep        
10 Sep

Dr Wilhelm Gerner

Institute of Immunology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna TBC  Prof John Hammond
17 Sep        
24 Sep        
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
01 Oct        
08 Oct        
15 Oct        
22 Oct        
29 Oct        
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
05 Nov        
12 Nov        
19 Nov        
26 Nov        
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
03 Dec        
10 Dec        
17 Dec        

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