Seminars

Seminar Series

Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology  -  Renowned Speakers

All seminars are on Wednesday at 3.30pm (UK time) via zoom unless otherwise stated

Everyone is welcome to attend.

September 2021 - March 2022

 

Date

Speaker

Host

Wed 29 Sept 2021

Jesper Svejstrup

 Francis Crick Institute, London

 

David Tollervey

Wed 13 Oct 2021

Aaron Straight

Stanford University

 

Patrick Heun

Wed 27 Oct 2021

Jan-Michael Peters

IMP Vienna

 

Adele Marston

Wed 10 Nov 2021

Ritwick Sawarkar

MRC Toxicology Unit, Cambridge

 

David Tollervey

 

Wed 24 Nov 2021

postponed

 

 

Wed 8 Dec 2021

Karl-Peter Hopfner

LMU, Munich

 

JP Arulanandam

Wed 12 Jan 2022

Antonina Roll-Mecak

 NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

 

Julie Welburn

Wed 26 Jan 2022

Madeline Lancaster

MRC, Cambridge

 

Julie Welburn

Wed 9 Feb 2022

Andrea Pauli

 IMP Vienna

Adrian Bird

Wed 23 Feb 2022

 

tbc

 

 

tbc

Wed 9 March 2022

Philipp Holliger

MRC, Cambridge

 

Adrian Bird

Wed 23 March 2022

Neil Gow

MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, Exeter

 

Robin Allshire

Wed 20 April 2022

Daniel Colón-Ramos

Yale School of Medicine

Dhanya Cheerambathur

**Hybrid Seminar** 

12.00 noon, G27

Wed 8 June 2022

Tony Hyman

Max Planck Institute, Dresden

 

Robin Allshire

Seminar details (including ad hoc seminars)

Date Event
25th May 2022
15:30
Webinar
Zoom

Prof. Iain Cheeseman - MIT, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts

Wellcome iCM PhD student seminar - TBC

Host: Haresh Bhaskar and Domenico Modaffari


18th May 2022
15:30
Webinar
Collaborate

Prof. Oded Rechavi - Tel Aviv University, Israel

Wellcome iCM PhD student semianr - TBC

Host: Andreas Fellas and Katie Bexley


11th May 2022
15:30
Webinar
Zoom

Dr Lori Passmore - MRC, Cambridge

Wellcome iCM PhD student semianr - TBC

Host: James Watson and David MacLeod


4th May 2022
15:30
Webinar
Zoom

Dr Anne Rios - Princess Maxima Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands

Wellcome iCM PhD student semianr - "TBC"

Contact Carolyn Fleming for the Zoom link

Host: Tamina Lebek and Eleanor Casey


29th Nov 2021
12:00
Daniel Rutherford Building
G.27

Dr Bungo Akiyoshi - Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Monday Seminar Series - "Understanding the mechanism of chromosome segregation: lessons from diversity"

MAX ATTENDANCE 50 - STRICT SIGN-UP IN PLACE AND WILL BE RELEASED ON THE MORNING OF THE SEMINAR TO AVOID PEOPLE SIGNING UP IN ADVANCE AND NOT ATTENDING. PLEASE ONLY SIGN-UP IF YOU CAN DEFINITELY ATTEND IN PERSON.


SEMIANR WILL ALSO BE LIVE STREAMED ON COLLABORATE - EMAIL LOUISE.BISHOP@ED.AC.UK FOR JOINING LINK.

Biologists can learn a lot of lessons from exceptions. Although it was widely assumed that the macromolecular protein complex that drives chromosome segregation (called the kinetochore) consists of proteins that are common to all eukaryotes, no canonical kinetochore components have been identified in a group of organisms called kinetoplastids, which are evolutionarily divergent from yeast or human. To reveal how kinetoplastids achieve chromosome segregation, we identified 25 kinetochore proteins in Trypanosoma brucei (a kinetoplastid parasite that causes African sleeping sickness) and discovered that they constitute kinetochores that are specifically found in kinetoplastids. We are currently characterizing these “exceptional” kinetochore proteins in vitro and in vivo to understand how they carry out conserved kinetochore functions, such as binding to DNA and microtubules as well as error correction. By understanding how kinetoplastids segregate their chromosomes, we aim to understand fundamental principles of chromosome segregation machinery.

Host: Adele Marston, ICB/WBC