Seminars

Seminar Series

Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology  -  Renowned Speakers

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

Everyone is welcome to attend.

October 2022 - March 2023

 

Date

Speaker

Host

Wed 12 Oct 2022

Joseph Heitman

 Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina

 

Robin Allshire

Wed 26 Oct 2022

Tim Mitchison

Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

Ken Sawin

Wed 9 Nov 2022

Clodagh O'Shea

Salt Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

 

Marcus Wilson

Wed 1 Feb 2023

Eva Stukenbrock

Environment Genomics Group, University of Keil, Germany

 

Robin Allshire

 

Wed 15 Feb 2023

Kevin Corbett

University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California

 

Dhanya Cheerambathur

Wed 1 March 2023

Tom Muir

Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, New Jersey

 

Marcus Wilson

Wed 15 March 2023

Mike Lampson

 Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

 

JP Arulanadam

Wed 29 March 2023

Sebastian Klinge

The Rockefeller University, New York

 

Owen Davies

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