Scientific Seminars


Below is a list of upcoming seminars at the LMB aimed at a general scientific audience and open to individuals throughout Cambridge. If you are not at the LMB and wish to attend a seminar, please contact the seminar secretary.

The LMB hosts ‘The LMB Seminar Series’, where 1-2 leading scientists per month are invited to speak throughout the year. Four of these lectures are named in honour of LMB Nobel Laureates Max Perutz, Francis Crick, César Milstein and John Kendrew, given by eminent scientists from around the world. The LMB Seminar talks and LMB Named Seminar talks are advertised widely throughout the local area and are open to all.

2019 LMB Seminar Series speakers (click to expand)

  • Anne Ferguson Smith – 11am, 30th January
  • Meri Huch – 4pm, 28th February
  • Milstein Lecture: Pietro Di Camilli – 4pm, 5th March
  • Janet Iwasa – 4pm, 8th March
  • Mary-Claire King – 11am, 14th March
  • Jorge Galan – time tbc, 5th April
  • Gia Voeltz – time tbc, 10th April
  • John Rubinstein – time tbc, 19th April
  • David Rudner – 4pm, 3rd May
  • Tony Kouzarides – time tbc, 16th May
  • Tim Hubbard – 4pm, 23rd May
  • Gaia Pigino – time tbc, 28th May
  • Xiaodong Zhang – time tbc, 18th June
  • Perutz Lecture: Lily Jan – 4pm, 19th September

 

A full list of LMB Named Lectures to date can be found here.

Details of other local seminars can be found here


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Introduction to light microscopy

    Speaker: Nick Barry
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 22/01/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Image analysis tools (NOTE - Change of Venue to Sanger Seminar Room)

    Speaker: Jerome Boulanger
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 24/01/2019 at 10:00am in the Sanger Seminar Room, Level 3, LMB.


  • Immunology and Medicine Seminar series: Unexpected targets of intracellular antibodies - LCMV and rotavirus

    Speaker: Sarah Caddy
    Host: Josefin Bartholdson-Scott
    Date: 25/01/2019 at 1:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • LMB Seminar Series - Epigenetic inheritance in mammals

    Speaker: Anne Ferguson Smith, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
    Host: John O’Neill
    Date: 30/01/2019 at 11:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract:
    Epigenetic modifications, such as DNA methylation, contribute to the regulation of genome function. Such modifications can be heritably maintained in somatic lineages, however, between generations epigenetic modification are erased and re-established twice ensuring that most epigenetic states are not perpetuated across generations. Nonetheless, epigenetic inheritance is evident at genomic imprints – regions of the genome that regulate the parental origin-specific gene expression that is important for pre and postnatal development, neurological processes and the control of metabolic resources. Mechanisms regulating epigenetic inheritance at imprints will be discussed.
    We have considered whether epigenetic inheritance occurs in a wider context. Inspired by a classic mouse model caused by the insertion of a retrotransposon upstream of the agouti coat colour locus (Avy) exhibiting non-genetic transmission of coat colour across generations, we have conducted a screen for retrotransposons exhibiting properties of Avy. Our studies have provided novel insights into the epigenetic control of the repeat genome, the contribution of epigenetically modulated repeats to genome function, and the mechanisms of non-genetic inheritance of phenotypes across generations.
    Kazachenka, Bertozzi et al., Cell, 175(6):1717 (2018)
    Takahashi, Coluccio et al., Genes & Development, 33(1-2):49-54 (2019

  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Fluorescent labelling, FRET and light sheet microscopy

    Speaker: Ben Sutcliffe
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 31/01/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Super-resolution microscopy

    Speaker: Jonathan Howe
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 07/02/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Fluorescence spectroscopy and microscale thermophoresis

    Speaker: Stephen McLaughlin
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 12/02/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Single molecule spectroscopy

    Speaker: Chris Johnson
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 14/02/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Introduction to biomolecular NMR

    Speaker: Trevor Rutherford
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 19/02/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Advanced NMR applications

    Speaker: Jane Wagstaff
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 21/02/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Biomolecular thermodynamics and calorimetry (ITC)

    Speaker: Chris Johnson
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 26/02/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Biosensor technologies (Biacore SPR, Switchsense, Octet)

    Speaker: Stephen McLaughlin
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 28/02/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • LMB Seminar Series - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Meri Huch
    Host: Madeline Lancaster
    Date: 28/02/2019 at 4:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • LMB Seminar Series Milstein Lecture - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Pietro Di Camilli, Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine
    Host: Wanda Kukulski
    Date: 05/03/2019 at 4:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • LMB Seminar Series - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Janet Iwasa, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry Department, University of Utah
    Host: Andrew Carter
    Date: 08/03/2019 in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • LMB Seminar Series - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Mary-Claire King, human geneticist professor, University of Washington
    Host: Lalita Ramakrishnan
    Date: 14/03/2019 at 10:30am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Light scattering techniques

    Speaker: Chris Johnson
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 26/03/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Flow Cytometry

    Speaker: Maria Daly
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 28/03/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC)

    Speaker: Stephen McLaughlin
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 04/04/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • LMB Seminar Series - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Jorge Galan, PhD, DVM, Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell Biology; Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
    Host: Lalita Ramakrishnan
    Date: 05/04/2019 in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Curve fitting, errors and analysis of binding data

    Speaker: Chris Johnson and Stephen McLaughlin
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 09/04/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • LMB Seminar Series - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Gia Voeltz PhD, HHMI Investigator, University of Colorado Boulder
    Host: Liz Miller
    Date: 10/04/2019 in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Bioinformatics

    Speaker: Balaji Santhanam
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 11/04/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Mass spectrometry

    Speaker: Mark Skehel
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 16/04/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • Introduction to Biophysical Techniques: Hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry

    Speaker: Glenn Masson
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 18/04/2019 at 10:00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • LMB Seminar Series - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: John Rubinstein
    Host: John Briggs
    Date: 29/04/2019 in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • LMB Seminar Series - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: David Rudner, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
    Host: Jan Lowe
    Date: 03/05/2019 at 4:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • Innate immunity to cystolic bacteria: Pyroptosis & beyond.

    Speaker: Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing
    Host: Felix Randow
    Date: 08/05/2019 at 3:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • LMB Seminar Series - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Tony Kouzarides, PhD FRS FMedSci, Professor of Cancer Biology, Cancer Research UK Gibb Fellow, Director of the Milner Therapeutics Institute, Member of the Department of Pathology
    Host: Katja Roeper
    Date: 16/05/2019 in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • LMB Seminar Series - Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Tim Hubbard, Professor of Bioinformatics & Head of Department, King’s College London
    Host: Richard Henderson
    Date: 23/05/2019 at 4:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC

  • LMB Seminar Series: Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Gaia Pigino, Research Group Leader at the MPI-CBG
    Host: Wanda Kukulski
    Date: 28/05/2019 in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • LMB Seminar Series: Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Xiaodong Zhang’s, Imperial College, London
    Host: David Barford
    Date: 18/06/2019 in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.


  • LMB Seminar Series Perutz Lecture: Title to be confirmed

    Speaker: Lily Jan
    Host: Bill Schafer
    Date: 19/09/2019 at 4:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract TBC