Life Sciences Seminar Series

Past events

Job Dekker

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA

Two ways to fold the genome

Alex Gould

Division of Developmental Neurobiology, Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK.

Coping with stress: adaptations of neural stem cells in Drosophila

Asaph Aharoni

Department of Plant sciences, Faculty of Biochemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Unravelling plant metabolism through the integration of heterogeneous data from metabolomics, genetics and informatics

Sergio Grinstein

The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, Canada

Imaging phagocytosis: receptors, signal transduction and the cytoskeleton

Yves van de Peer

Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics, VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, University of Gent, Belgium & Bioinformatics and Systems Biology research group, Genomics Research Center, University of Pretoria, South-Africa

The importance of gene and genome duplications for natural and artificial organism populations


Rick Morimoto

Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology, Rice Institute for Biomedical Research, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, USA

Proteostasis Networks and the Heat Shock Response in Biology, Aging, and Disease

Max Telford

Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, UK.

The evolution of simplicity: loss of characters as a theme in animal evolution

Catherine Dulac

Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, USA

Molecular and Neural Architecture of Social Behaviors in the Mouse

Frank Uhlmann

Chromosome Segregation Laboratory, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, Lincoln’s Inn Fields Laboratories, London, UK

SMC protein complexes in chromosome organisation and segregation

Silvia Arber

Biozentrum, University of Basel & Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel

Specificity and modules in circuits for motor control

Rolf Zeller

Developmental Genetics, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel Medical Faculty, Basel

Signaling networks and genomic landscapes in vertebrate limb development and evolution

Andrea Musacchio

Department of Mechanistic Cell Biology, Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

The molecular machinery of chromosome segregation and its feedback control

Julia Bailey-Serres

Center for Plant Cell Biology and Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, USA

Waterproofing plants: Sensing, signaling and response mechanisms

Reinhard Lührmann

Max Planck Institut für Biophysikalische, Göttingen, Germany

The spliceosome: one of the most complex and structurally dynamic molecular machines of the cell

Thomas Laux

Institute of Biology III, University of Freiburg, Germany

Regulation of zygote polarity

Gunter Wagner

Alison Richard Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

The Origin of a Novel Cell Type: the decidual cell of mammals

Tom Pollard

Yale University

Quantitative cellular and molecular approaches to understand the mechanisms of cytokinesis and endocytosis.