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.


  • 13 June – Professor Shifeng Cheng, Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen (AGIS), Chinese Academy of Agriculture – ‘From Genome Mapping of Traits to Genome Designing of Crops’
  • 16 June – Professor Henrik Jönsson, University of Cambridge – ‘On the initiation and maintenance of meristems’
  • 30 June – Professor Christopher Hayes, UC Santa Barbara – ‘Licensed to kill: Post-translational activation of a toxic antibacterial effector’


  • 14 July – Professor George Davey Smith, University of Bristol – ‘Mendel 200 celebrations – Randomness in Mendelian Processes: From Allowing Complex Life to Facilitating Causal Inference’