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)

  • Bernd Bukau – 4pm, 21st November
  • Wendy Barclay – time tbc, 6th December


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

Details of other local seminars can be found here

  • Epigenetic memory over geological timescales

    Speaker: Professor Hiten Madhani, Biochemistry and Biophysics UCSF, California
    Host: Kelly Nguyen
    Date: 01/11/2019 at 12:00am in the Klug Seminar Room, Level 2, LMB.

    Further information

    The talk will describe the evolutionary loss of a de novo cytosine DNA methyltransferse and its subsequent propagation for millions of years by a exquisitely specific maintenance methyltransferase in the lineage that gave rise to the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.

  • Immunology and Medicine seminar series: Epithelial endoplasmic reticulum stress drives intestinal immune responses

    Speaker: Joep Grootjans, Amsterdam University
    Host: Arthur Kaser
    Date: 01/11/2019 at 1:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

  • Parliamentary Office of Science and Tech Seminar/Q&A session

    Speaker: See Below
    Host: Liz Pryke
    Date: 05/11/2019 at 11:00am in the Sanger Seminar Room, Level 3, LMB.

    Further information

    11:00 - Sarah Bunn, Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST): overview of academic engagement with Parliament
    11:20 - Jonida Tafilaku: completing a parliamentary internship
    11:30 - Q&A, including others who have engaged with Government & Policy making
    Open to all: students, postdocs and PIs

  • Next Generation Biophysics

    Speaker: Various
    Host: Chris Johnson
    Date: 08/11/2019 at 9:30am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    An informal one day meeting organised by Astra Zeneca, MRC LMB and Imperial College London examining the application of cutting edge biophysical techniques in complex biological settings. Bringing together scientists in both academia and industry for stimulating talks and discussions how these new and emerging technologies may be able to address challenging questions in the future.

  • LMB Seminar Series: Folding and assembly of newly synthesized proteins revealed by ribosome profiling

    Speaker: Bernd Bukau, Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University and German Cancer Research Center
    Host: Lori Passmore
    Date: 21/11/2019 at 4:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

  • Immunology and Medicine seminar series: A carpet of synchronized motile cilia keeps us alive.

    Speaker: Pietro Cicuta, University of Cambridge
    Host: Andres Floto
    Date: 29/11/2019 at 1:00pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

  • LMB Seminar Series: Host factors that shape influenza evolution

    Speaker: Wendy Barclay, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London
    Host: John O’Neill
    Date: 06/12/2019 in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB.

    Further information

    Abstract to follow