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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.

2019 Seminar programme

Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
03 Jan        
10 Jan No Seminar this week n/a    
17 Jan No Seminar this week n/a    
24 Jan        Dr Benjamin Schusser        Technical University of Munich, Germany

“Genetically engineered chickens: New models to analyze host-pathogen interaction in chickens”     

Dr Mark Fife
31 Jan    Dr Nuno Faria University of Oxford "Lessons from Brazil: genomic and epidemiological surveillance of Zika and yellow fever virus" Dr Isabelle Dietrich
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
07 Feb    TBA      
14 Feb  Dr Adi Stern Tel Aviv University, Israel "Exposing the hidden genetic diversity of RNA viruses during acute infection" Dr Toby Tuthill
21 Feb  Professor Simon Davis       University of Oxford “Signaling by immune receptors - the kinetic-segregation model” Dr Linda Dixon
28 Feb   Dr Tzachi Hagai

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge           

"Caught between pathogens and autoimmunity: The evolution of our immune system" Dr Toby Tuthill                   
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
07 Mar       International Womens Day 2019                     TBA    
14 Mar   Dr Alexander Malogolovkin London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine                         To be rescheduled Dr Chris Netherton
21 Mar   Professor Johanna Höög University of Gothenburg, Sweden 'Human and bull spermatozoa with a twist' Prof Pippa Hawes
28 Mar  TBC      
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
04 Apr     Professor Luis Enjuanes                           Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Spain 'Molecular basis of coronavirus pathogenicity, prevention and treatment' Dr Erica Bickerton
11 Apr No seminar this week SGM    
18 Apr No seminar this week Privelege Day    
25 Apr Professor Tonya Colpitts

Boston University School of Medicine, USA

'Arbovirus host factors: discovery and targeting' Dr Karin Darpel
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
02 May Dr Megan MacLeod                              University of Glasgow TBC Dr Elma Tchilian
09 May TBC                      TBC  
16 May Dr Joseph Hughes University of Glasgow TBC Dr Carrie Batten
23 May Dr Paul Fairchild University of Oxford TBC Dr Shahriar Behboudi
30 May Professor Brian Willett University of Glasgow TBC Dr Dalan Bailey
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
06 Jun Dr Hannah Siddle                    University of Southampton TBC Prof John Hammond
13 Jun Dr Sonja Härtle University of Munich, Germany                          TBC Dr Andrew Broadbent
20 Jun Dr Chun-Hong Chen National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan TBC Dr Jaroslaw Krzywinski
27 Jun Dr Ed Hutchinson University of Glasgow TBC Dr Holly Shelton
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
04 Jul Professor Sarah Cleaveland                 University of Glasgow           TBC Dr Simon Gubbins
11 Jul TBC      
18 Jul TBC      
25 Jul Dr Nicola Lewis Royal Veterinary College TBC Dr Bryan Charleston

There are no seminars during August.

Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
05 Sep        
12 Sep        
19 Sep        
26 Sep Dr Theresa Ward London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine TBC  Prof Pippa Hawes
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
03 Oct Dr Sophie Van Der Zee Erasmus University Rotterdam TBC Dr Simon Carpenter
10 Oct        
17 Oct        
24 Oct        
31 Oct        
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
07 Nov        
14 Nov        
21 Nov        
28 Nov        
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
05 Dec        
12 Dec        
19 Dec No Seminar      
26 Dec No Seminar      

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