Biomedical Research Group seminars and events
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Recent and forthcoming events and conferences


4 October 2016, 4.00pm–5.00pm

Professor Maggie Bassendine, Visiting Professor of Hepatology at Imperial College London, and Professor Emeritus at Newcastle University.

Hepatitis C – thinking outside of the box

Location: lecture theatre, John Bull Building

Contact: Nicola Hillary


12 October 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Dr Kelly Sillence, SoBHS

An introduction into droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) and its application for non-invasive prenatal testing and blood group genotyping

Location: PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma


19 October 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Designing and Production of Ephrin-based Recombinant cytotoxins for the treatment of Glioblastoma

Dr Sara Ferluga, John Bull, PUPSMD

Location: PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma


26 October 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Creating a network and going with the flow

Dr Mike Allen, PML

Location: PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma


2 November 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Characterising the gastro-intestinal immune system in a murine model of Parkinson's disease using oral rotenone exposure

The Expression of CD47 Isoforms in Red Blood Cells using Next-Generation Sequencing

Harmanus Koopman/Ibrahim Halawani, SoBHS

Location: PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma


9 November 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Dr Shouqing Luo, John Bull, PUPSMD

Location: PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma


16 November 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Dr Torsten Bossing, SoBHS

Location: PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma


23 November 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Transcriptional Regulation of T Cell Development

Dr Amiya Patra, John Bull, PUPSMD

Location: PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma



28 November 2016, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Anaemia, Haemodilution and the Microcirculation

Professor Christa Boer, Programme Director of Cardiovascular Research, VUMC, Amsterdam

Location: Seminar Room C Lind Centre, Level 5, Terrence Lewis Building, Derriford Hospital

As places are limited please RSVP as soon as possible to Mark Bennett.

Contact: Mark Bennett mark.bennett4@nhs.net


30 November 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Dr Edwin Lasonder, SoBHS

Location: PSQ Bulding, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma


7 December 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Professor Joanna Verran, SoBHS/external speaker

Location: PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma


14 December 2016, 1.00pm–2.00pm

Dr Garry Farnham, SoBHS

Location: PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre

Contact: Vikram Sharma


26 January 2017, 4.30pm–5.30pm

RNA modifications in development and disease

Dr Michaela Frye, Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge

Location: lecture theatre, John Bull Building

Contact: Nicola Hillary


1 February, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Network biology - studying the social side of molecules

Professor Matthias Futschik (SoBHS)

Location: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre ( SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma


15 February 2017

Replication competent high capacity gene delivery vectors based on murine cytomegalovirus

Dr Zsolt Ruzsics, Institute of Virology, University Medical Center, University of Freiburg, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany

Location:  PSQ Building, Devonport lecture theatre, Plymouth

Contact: Vikram Sharma


16 February 2017, 1.30pm - 2.00pm

Emerging issues in NIHR funding and future UK research

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Health

Location: Lecture Theatre, John Bull Building, Plymouth


22 February 2017, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Ms Wajnat Tounsi, School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences, Plymouth University.

Location: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre ( SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma


1 March 2017, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Models of HIV vaccine protection, pathogenesis and immune responses

Dr Neil Berry, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control.

Location: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre ( SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma


6 March 2017, 4.30pm-5.30pm

Immunological changes during tumor progression from primary to recurrent glioblastoma

Professor Christel Herold-Mende, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Heidelberg

Location: lecture theatre, John Bull Building, Plymouth

Contact: Nicola Hillary


8 March 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Conference report on the 8th Next Generation Sequencing Congress (plus single cell analysis and genome editing), London, November 2016

Dr Tracey Madgett 

Venue: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre ( SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma


15 March 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Proteomics for the investigation of biological processes

Dr Ansgar Poetsch, School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences, Plymouth University

Venue: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre ( SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma


22 March 2017, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Nitrate, muscle and electricity

Anthony G Wynne, School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences, Plymouth University.

Location: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre ( SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma



24 March 2017, 4.30pm-5.30pm

Experimental Models for primary and secondary brain tumours: Their use for the identification of new therapeutic targets

Professor Rolf Bjerkvig, KG-Jebsen Brain Tumour Research Centre, University of Bergen

Location: lecture theatre, John Bull Building, Plymouth 

Contact: Nicola Hillary


21 April 2017, 4.30pm-5.30pm

New ways to target tumour suppressor signalling networks for cancer therapy

Dr Paul Huang, Institute of Cancer Research, London 

Location: lecture theatre, John Bull Building, Plymouth 

Contact: Nicola Hillary


26 April 2017, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Formation and function of the crystalloid, a unique parasite organelle essential for malaria transmission

DrJohannes T. Dessens (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Location: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre ( SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma


3 May 2017, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Redox-regulated metabolons in Alzheimer’s disease

Professor Myra Conway, UWE Bristol.

Location: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre ( SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma


10 May 2017, 1.00pm-2.00pm

NFATc1 Controls the Activity of CD8+T Lymphocytes at Multiple Levels

Professor Edgar Serfling, Institute of Pathology, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

Location: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre (SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma


17 May 2017, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Exercising osteocytes and old ladies (and men!) – the molecular and cellular response of human bone to mechanical stimulation

Dr Val Mann, School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences, Plymouth University.

Location: Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre ( SHC2 Upper)

Contact: Vikram Sharma



30 May 2017, 4.30pm-5.30pm

The role of microRNAs in the control of hair follicle morphogenesis and postnatal regeneration

Dr Natalia Botchkareva, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bradford 

Location: lecture theatre, John Bull Building, Plymouth 

Contact: Nicola Hillary 


1 June 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Brainstem Dopamine neurons: Activity transitions across sleep-wake cycles

Dr Antonios Dougalis,Formerly at University of Ulm,Germany 

Location: lecture theatre, John Bull Building, Plymouth 

Contact: Nicola Hillary


27 June 2017, 4.30pm-5.30pm

Tumor Classification and Target Identification: Methylation Analysis and NGS in Brain Tumor Assessment

Professor Andreas von Deimling, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Location: lecture theatre, John Bull Building, Plymouth 

Contact: Nicola Hillary


July 24 2017, 12.15pm-5:30pm 

Neuropsychological assessment of Perioperative Cognitive disorders

Dr Lis Evered

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are delighted to host Dr Lis Evered (Associate Professor). Lis has a science background in clinical research and biostatistics. Her PhD investigated the short and long-term cognitive and functional impact of surgery and anaesthesia, in particular considering progression to dementia in the long-term. Lis oversees clinical research in the Department of Anaesthesia at St Vincent’s Hospital (Australia), and specifically manages the cognitive research team. Lis is Principal Investigator of a number of studies, including the NHMRC funded AHEAD study. All are welcome. 

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Location: Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square

Contact: Katie McManus


24 July 2017, 1.30pm-2:00pm

Women in Science

Dr Lis Evered

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry is hosting a lunchtime Women in Science seminar, all are welcome to attend. A buffet lunch will be provided for those that book. Please confirm your attendance (and any dietary requirements) with Katie McManus

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Location:  Room C1 (Portland Square)

Contact: Katie McManus

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