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Seminars

The Pirbright Seminar Series takes place on Thursday afternoons 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

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.

2022 Seminar programme

Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
20 Jan 2022               Dr Bryce Warner                    National Microbiology Laboratory (Winnipeg), Public Health Agency of Canada “Life before COVID-19: High containment pathogen research at the NML” Dagmara Bialy
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
10 Feb 2022      Dr Jonas Albarnaz University of Cambridge “Learning new tricks from an old dog: Antagonism of host immunity by vaccinia virus” Dr Linda Dixon
17 Feb 2022       Dr Ke Yuan University of Glasgow "Modelling intratumour heterogeneity across genomes and images with machine learning" Dr Graham Freimanis
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
10 Mar 2022 Dr Malcolm White University of St Andrews "Murder or Suicide? The Case of the Killer Slinky" Dr Chris Netherton
17 Mar 2022 Dr Priya Shah University of California, Davis “Unraveling flavivirus replication and disease through virus-host protein interactions” Dr Kevin Maringer
24 Mar 2022  Dr Stephanie Talker Institute of Virology and Immunology **Postponed to December 2022** Dr Wilhelm Gerner
31 Mar 2022      Dr Craig Thompson University of Oxford "Cross-reactive immunity to viruses: friend or foe?" Dr Elma Tchilian
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
21 Apr 2022        Dr Katie Doores  King's College London "Neutralizing antibody responses to HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 infections" Dr Graham Freimanis
28 Apr 2022 Dr Barbara Wieland Institute of Virology and Immunology IVI, Switzerland "From global to local - making disease control work" Dr Georgina Limon-Vega
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
5 May 2022         Dr Bonfante Francesco Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Postponed Prof Munir Iqbal
12 May 2022 Dr Thien Phong Vu Manh CIML (Centre d'immunologie de Marseille-Luminy) “Deciphering the types and activation states of dendritic cells using single-cell approaches” Dr Marie Di Placido
19 May 2022 Prof Ultan Power Queens University Belfast  “Respiratory virus/host interactions and solutions thereto" Dagmara Bialy
26 May 2022 Iain-Maclaren-Lee Oxford Nanopore "Virus sequencing: An update from Oxford Nanopore" Dr Graham Freimanis
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
9 Jun 2022       Dr Florian Krammer Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York "Antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination" Dr Dalan Bailey
         
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
7 Jul 2022         Dr Bethan Purse Centre for Ecology and Hydrology “Inter-disciplinary ecosystem approaches for understanding and mitigating zoonotic diseases” Dr Christopher Sanders
14 Jul 2022 Prof Jesse Bloom Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle “Interpreting the evolution of SARS-CoV-2” Dr Dalan Bailey
25 Jul 2022 Dr Andrez Perez University of Minnesota "Research and capacity building initiatives on FMD and ASF epidemiology in infected countries"  Dr Don King
28 Jul 2022  Dr Barry Atkinson UKHSA tbc Dr Tim Harvey-Samuel
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host

No seminars in August due to Summer Break   

       
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
8 Sep 2022 Dr Hannah Mischo Kings College London tbc Dr Trevor Sweeney
15 Sep 2022 Dr Jolyon Medlock Public Health England tbc Dr Marion England
23 Sep 2022 Dr Michelle Linterman Babraham Institute tbc Dr Wilhelm Gerner
29 Sep 2022                   Prof Ray Owens                         University of Oxford                        tbc Prof John Hammond
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
6 Oct 2022                     Dr Miles Carroll Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford tbc Dr Elma Tchilian
13 Oct 2022 Dr Bonfante Francesco Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie tbc Prof Munir Iqbal
20 Oct 2022 Prof  Sonia Rocha University of Liverpool tbc Prof Venugopal Nair OBE
27 Oct 2022 TBA      

 

Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
3 Nov 2022        TBA      
10 Nov 2022 TBA      
17 Nov 2022 TBA      
24 Nov 2022 Dr Montserrat Barcena Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) Netherlands tbc Dr Helena Maier
Date Speaker Organisation Title Host
1 Dec 2022   TBA      
8 Dec 2022 TBA      
15 Dec 2022     Dr Stephanie Talker Institute of Virology and Immunology tbc Dr Wilhelm Gerner
         

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