Seminars

Seminars are held on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre at the Queen’s Medical Research Institute
(Full travel information here).

Time 12.30-1.30pm.

Seminar committee Chair:

Dr. Matt Brook (Matt.Brook@ed.ac.uk)

Upcoming Seminars in 2014

Monday 20 January
The Placental Integrated Stress Response, Growth Restriction and Pre-eclampsia

Prof. Graham Burton
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Host: Prof. Nicola Gray

Monday 27 January 2014
TBA

Monday 03 February 2014
The regulation of endometrial regeneration; mechanisms contributing to repair and restoration of tissue integrity following menses

Dr. Fiona Cousins, Centre for Reproductive Health

Host: Prof. Philippa Saunders

Monday 10 February 2014
No Seminar

Monday 17 February 2014
Defining the self-renewal pathways of an (avian) primordial germ cell

Dr. Mike McGrew, Roslin Institute (http://www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/mike-mcgrew/)

Host: Prof. Lee Smith

Monday 24 February 2014
No Seminar

Monday 03 March 2014
Found in Translation: Cancer-associated hydroxylases target the protein synthesis apparatus

Dr. Matthew Coleman, University of Birmingham

Host: Dr. Matthew Brook

Friday 07 March 2014 (Joint CRH/SCRM Special Seminar)
A stem cell niche and its control of germline self-renewal and differentiation

Prof. Judith Kimble, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hosts: Prof. Nicola Gray and Prof. Sally Lowell

Monday 10 March 2014
microRNA programming by maternal diet

Dr. Martin Bushell, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester

Hosts: Prof. Nicola Gray

Monday 17 March 2014
Introducing Cervical Cancer Prevention Services and HPV testing to rural Malawi

Prof. Heather Cubie, UoE HPV Research Group

Host: Dr. Richard Smith

Monday 24 March 2014
SGI and BES conferences – NO SEMINAR

Monday 31 March 2014
Regulation of the uterine/placental boundary by the immune system

Prof. Ashley Moffett, University of Cambridge

Hosts: Dr. Douglas Gibson

Monday 07 April 2014
Easter – No Seminar

Monday 14 April 2014
Easter – No Seminar

Monday 21 April 2014
Easter – No Seminar

Monday 28 April 2014
Epigenetic changes during human germ cell development

Jieqian Zhou, Centre for Reproductive Health – Final Year PhD Student Presentation

Host: Prof. Richard Anderson

Monday 05 May 2014
The development and use of a novel mouse embryonic ovary culture to investigate the effect of pharmaceutical agents on female germ cell development

Agnes Stefansdottir, Centre for Reproductive Health – Final Year PhD Student Presentation

Prof. Richard Anderson

Monday 12 May 2014 (Postponed- rescheduled for 17th November 2014)
Hormonal influences on the pain experience

Dr. Katy Vincent, Nuffield Dept. Obs & Gyn, Uni. Oxford

Host: Dr. Andrew Horne

Monday 19 May 2014
Fibrosis and wound healing.

Prof. Paul Martin,University of Bristol

Host: Prof. Philippa Saunders

Monday 26 May 2014
Investigating the expression and function of DAZL and BOLL during human oogenesis

Jing He, Centre for Reproductive Health – Final Year PhD Student Presentation

Host: Prof. Richard Anderson

Monday 02 June 2014
Title TBC

Prof. Evan Simpson,Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research, Clayton vic, Australia / CRH

Host: TBC

 

Monday 09 June 2014 (Postponed- to be rescheduled)
The transcription factor STAT3 at the crossroad between inflammation and cancer

Prof. Valeria Poli, Dept of Genetics, Biology & Biochemistry, University of Torino

Host: Prof. Jeff Pollard

Monday 16 June 2014
Role of toll-like receptors in perinatal brain injury

Prof. Carina Mallard,Perinatal Center, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg

Host: Dr. Veronique Miron

Monday 23 June 2014
TBA

Monday 30 June 2014
Pathogenesis of testicular germ cell cancer: Disruption of the mitosis-meiosis switch

Dr. Anne Jorgensen,Copenhagen University Hospital

Host: Dr. Rod Mitchell

Previous Seminars in Autumn 2013

Monday 23rd September      

Characterization and functional study of metastasis-associated macrophages

Dr. BinZhi Qian

Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Centre for Reproductive Health

Host: Professor Jeff Pollard

Monday 7th October             

Development of non ART treatment of human sperm dysfunction

Professor Christopher Barratt

University of Dundee School of Medicine

http://medicine.dundee.ac.uk/staff-member/professor-christopher-barratt

Host: Professor Lee Smith

Monday 14th October           

The role of infection and inflammation in a mouse model of preterm labour

Dr. Sara Rinaldi

Finishing PhD student, Centre for Reproductive Health

Host: Professor Jane Norman

Monday 21st October            

Imaging intracrinology using Mass Spectrometry

Dr. Ruth Andrew

UoE/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

http://www.cvs.ed.ac.uk/users/ruth-andrew

Host: Professor Philippa Saunders

Monday 28th October           

Keys for the gatekeeper? Macrophages and remodeling the cervix in the process of parturition

Dr. Steven Yellon

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

http://www.llu.edu/pages/faculty/directory/portfolio_activity.php?uid=syellon&catid=8

Host: Professor Jane Norman

Monday 4th November         

The modulation of inflammation in human parturition

Shalini Rajagopal

Finishing PhD student, Centre for Reproductive Health

Host: Professor Jane Norman

Monday 11th November        

The role of chemokine signaling in macrophage-mediated breast cancer metastasis

Dr. Takanori Kitamura

Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Centre for Reproductive Health

Host: Professor Jeff Pollard

Tuesday 12th November        QMRI SPECIAL SEMINAR

From mice to man: Investigating disease mechanisms of collagen IV mutations in kidney disease and haemorrhagic stroke

Dr. Tom Van Agtmael

University of Glasgow

Host: Dr. Nik Morton

Monday 25th November        

Wt1 and beta-catenin in kidney development and disease

Dr. Peter Hohenstein

The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

http://www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/peter-hohenstein/

 Host: Dr. Sander Van Den Driesche

Monday 2nd December          

Macrophages in central nervous system repair

Dr. Veronique Miron

Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Centre for Reproductive Health

Host: Professor Jeff Pollard

Monday 9th December          

Novel pathways that regulate miRNA and mRNA gene expression and function in decidual cells and adipocytes

Dr. Mark Christian

Metabolic and Vascular Health, University of Warwick

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/staff/mchristian/

Host: Dr. Andrew Horne

Details of events and seminars held at other University of Edinburgh (UoE) and affiliated institutions that may be of interest can be found below:

UoE College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/medicine-vet-medicine/news-events/all-events/upcoming-events

UoE School of Biological Sciences
www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/biology/news-events/seminars

UoE/MRC Centre for Inflammation Research
www.cir.med.ed.ac.uk/subcontent.asp?sID=55

UoE/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences
www.cvs.med.ed.ac.uk/Meetings%20and%20Events/Seminar%20series

UoE Centre for Molecular Medicine
www.mmc.med.ed.ac.uk/seminars/

UoE Centre for Integrative Physiology
www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/integrative-physiology/news-events/seminars/upcoming

UoE Centre for Neuroregeneration
www.cnr.ed.ac.uk/seminars/#current_seminars

UoE Centre for Systems Biology at Edinburgh
http://mook.inf.ed.ac.uk/twiki/bin/view.cgi/SysBioClub/ForthcomingTalks

UoE Institute of Cell Biology
www.biology.ed.ac.uk/research/institutes/cell/events.php

UoE Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology
www.biology.ed.ac.uk/research/institutes/structure/events.php

MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
www.crm.ed.ac.uk/events/calendar

MRC Human Genetics Unit
www.hgu.mrc.ac.uk/seminars_section/seminars.html

Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
www.ecrc.ed.ac.uk/seminars/seminars.asp

Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
www.igmm.ac.uk/seminars.htm

This page was last updated on 9th December 2013

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