Upcoming Friday Seminars

We host a weekly programme of seminars with internationally eminent plant and microbial scientists.

Email jic.fridayseminars@jic.ac.uk to request access.

As soon as they are confirmed we will announce speakers for the next academic term here.


  • 24 NovemberRedefining mobility in bacterial genetics – Prof. José Penadés, Imperial College London


  • 1 December – Epigenetics beyond the chromosome: from molecules to ecosystems – Dr. Daniel Jarosz, Stanford University


  • 12 JanuaryEmbryo-endosperm communication in developing seeds: Establishing the boundaries of an ambiguous relationship – Prof. Gwyneth Ingram, CNRS/ Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
  • 19 January – Prof. Karen Maxwell, University of Toronto
  • 26 JanuaryPredictive network modelling to engineer enhanced lettuce disease resistance – Prof. Katherine Denby, University of York


  • 2 February – Prof. Steven Spoel, University of Zurich
  • 9 February – OPEN Biffen Lecture – Prof. Ken Giller, Wageningen University & Research
  • 16 February – Prof. Tony Pridmore, University of Nottingham


  • 1 March – Prof. Rodolphe Barrangou, North Carolina State University
  • 8 March – Chatt Lecture – Prof. Hiroaki Suga, University of Tokyo
  • 15 MarchEnzyme discovery & engineering to create suitable biocatalysts – Prof. Uwe Bornscheuer, Greifswald University