Upcoming Friday Seminars

Friday Seminars planned for the upcoming academic term are;

January 2019

  • 11 January  – ‘A unifying theory of branching morphogenesis’ – Professor Benjamin Simons, University of Cambridge
  • 18 January – ‘Chemical discovery in the microbial world’ – Professor Emily Balskus, Harvard University
  • 25 January – ‘Mathematics vs dementia: the ultimate folly’ – Professor Alain Goriely, University of Oxford


  • 8 February – ‘Evolution and regulation of cell polarity and oriented cell division’ – Professor Dolf Weijers, Wageningen University & Research
  • 15 February – Title TBC – Professor John Collinge, University College London & Harvard Medical School


  • 1 March – ‘Genes gone wild: Experimental evolution meets synthetic biology’ – Professor Ralph Bock, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
  • 8 March – ‘The mechanism and role NAD+ cleavage in signalling by TIR domains in mammalian and plant cell-death pathways’ – Professor Bostjan Kobe, University of Queensland
  • 15 March – ‘Learning from Nature: New function of plant volatiles and mode of their emission’ – Professor Natalia Dudareva, Purdue University
  • 22 March – ‘Breaking the Silence: New strategies for discovering novel natural products’ – Professor Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 29 March – ‘Getting to the roots of plant resilience to salinity stress’ – Professor Christa Testerink, Wageningen University


  • 5 April – Title TBC – Professor Louise Glass, University of California, Berkeley