Life Sciences Seminar Series

Past events

James Briscoe

The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Molecular and Cellular Logic of Cell Fate Decisions in Vertebrate Development

Rob Martienssen

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Recombination, replication, repair … and RNA interference

Jan Hoeijmakers

Department of Genetics, Cancer Genomics Center, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The impact of DNA damage on sustained health

Kaspar Locher

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Protein N-glycosylation: Structural basis of transmembrane flipping and transfer of lipid-linked oligosaccharides

Niko Geldner

Department of Plant Molecular Biology (DBMV), Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

The endodermis - the green version of a polarised epithelium

Ralf Sommer

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity: from developmental switch genes to epigenetics

Michel Georges

University of Liege, Belgium

Revisiting germ line de novo mutations

William Martin

Institute Molecular Evolution, Düsseldorf, Germany

Hydrothermal vents and the origin of life

Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado

Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, USA

Regeneration, plasticity and cell fate

Michel Steinmetz

Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland

Molecular mechanisms of microtubule tip tracking and centriole formation

Mike White

Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

Dynamic control of signalling and transcription

Gillian Griffiths

Cambridge U Medical center, UK

Centrosome docking as a mechanism for polarised secretion

Charles Weitz

Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

PERIOD complexes of the mammalian circadian clock

Jonathan Jones

The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK

Plant intracellular immune receptors, diversity, deployment and dissection

Marileen Dogterom

University of Delft, The Netherlands

Minimal systems for studying microtubule-based cell organization

Mike Sheetz

Mecanobiology Institute, Singapore

Mechanosensing in growth

Dominique Bergmann

Stanford University, USA

Making a difference: Asymmetry, fate and renewal in the stomatal lineage


Satyajit Mayor

NCBS, Bangalore, India

Rafts come alive: actively driven organization of membrane components in living cells

Petra Schwille

Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biophysics, Martinsried, Germany

How minimal could life be?

Kun-Liang Guan

Department of Pharmacology, UC San Diego, USA

The Hippo Pathway in Regulating Cell Growth, Organ Size, and Tumorigenesis

Anne Osbourn

John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Harnessing plant metabolic diversity