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.


  • 7 October – The Biffen Lecture: Professor Venkatesan Sundaresan, University of California, Davis – Gametes to zygotes to self-cloning plants: The importance of being egg-centric
  • 21 October – Professor Judith Berman, Tel Aviv University – Aneuploidy as a rapid driver of adaptation to diverse stresses


  • 4 November – Dr Tom Williams, University of Bristol – ‘Title TBC’
  • 18 November – Professor Hiroshi Kudoh, Kyoto University – ‘Title TBC’
  • 25 November – Professor Julius Brennecke, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria – ‘Title TBC’


  • 2 December – The Darlington Lecture: Professor Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zürich – Cellular signaling during plant reproduction