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Seminar Programme - 2002

January to July 2002

Date Speaker Affliliation Title Contact

16 January 2002 Dr. David Tough Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research (EJIVR), Compton. "Immune Stimulation by Type I IFN." Shirley Ellis

23 January 2002 Prof. Andrea Crisanti Dept. of Biology, Imperial College, London. "Molecular In Vivo Analysis of Malaria Sporozoite Interaction with Host Cells." Fiona Tomley

30 January 2002 Dr. Michael Way Cell Motility Group, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London "Vaccinia Virus a Model System to Understand Actin and Microtubule Based Motility?" Mike Skinner

6 February 2002 Dr. Kathy Triantafilou School of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth. "Interactions of Bacteria and Viruses with Cellular Receptors." Mike Skinner

13 February 2002
Dr. David Paton IAH Pirbright "Control of Classical Swine Fever."

John McCauley
Pete Kaiser

Tuesday, 19 February 2002 Prof. James Neil Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Glasgow. "Retroviruses as Probes of the Host Genome." John McCauley

27 February 2002 Dr. Stephen Gordon

Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge.

"Comparative Genomics of the Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex." Mark Stevens

Thursday, 28 February 2002 @ 12 noon Dr. Jim Zimring Emory University, Atlanta, GA. "Supressor T Cells in Allotolerance and Anti-Tumour Immunity." John McCauley

6 March 2002 Prof. John Hermon-Taylor Department of Surgery St. George's Hospital Medical School. "Mycobacterium avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis: A Pathogen in Animals and Humans." (Further info) Mike Skinner

20 March 2002 Prof. Martin Allday Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London. "To What Extent Does Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Infection of Human B Cells Mimic T Cell-Dependent Activation?" Mike Skinner

17 April 2002 Dr. Nabeel A. Affara Human Molecular Genetics Group, Division of Genetic Pathology, University of Cambridge. "Genomic Approaches to the Molecular Basis of Male Germ Cell Differentiation and Infertility." Yvonne Boyd

24 April 2002 Dr. Alan Cooper Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Dept. of Zoology, Oxford. "Using Ancient DNA to Track Evolution in Late Pleistocene Mammals." Shirley Ellis

1 May 2002 Dr. Alun Kirby Dept. of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. "The Early Innate Immune Response to Salmonella." Paul Wigley

8 May 2002 Dr. Dominique Soldati Dept. of Biology, Imperial College, London. "Development of an Inducible Gene Expression System to Study Essential Functions in Toxoplasma gondii." Fiona Tomley

15 May 2002 Dr. Richard Treisman Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, Lincoln's Inn Fields. "Serum Response Factor (SRF) - Linking the Cytoskeleton to Transcription." John McCauley

22 May 2002 Dr. Mark Jobling Department of Genetics, University of Leicester. "Beyond the Testicle: Y Chromosomes, Human Evolution and Genealogy." Yvonne Boyd

29 May 2002 Dr. David Paton IAH Pirbright "Control of Classical Swine Fever."

John McCauley
Pete Kaiser

Thursday, 30 May 2002 @ 13:00 Prof. Scott Edwards Department of Zoology, University of Washington. "Evolution of MHC Class II Genes in Songbirds." Shirley Ellis

12 June 2002 Dr. Julian Hiscox School of Animal & Microbial Sciences, University of Reading. "The Multifunctional Coronavirus Nucleoprotein: Nucleolar Interactions to RNA Binding." Pete Kaiser

19 June 2002 Dr. Jim McWhir Roslin Institute. "Stem Cell-derived Therapy for Human Disease." John McCauley

26 June 2002
Dr. Margaret Stanley Dept Pathology, University of Cambridge. TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED Shirley Ellis
26 June 2002 Prof. Andrew Hemphill   The Institute of Parasitology, University of Berne, Switzerland "Neosporum caninum, Host-Cell Interactions." John McCauley

3 July 2002 IAH/BBSRC Workshop Geoff Oldham
Guy Richards & Lesley Heppell BBSRC Swindon "How BBSRC Committees Work"

Tuesday 9 July 2002 @ 11:00 am Dr. Bernard Charley INRA, Virologie et Immunologie Moleculaires, Jouy-en-Josas, France. "In vivo Characterisation of Interferon Alpha Producing Cells in Pigs." Bryan Charleston

10 July 2002 Dr. Ian Henderson Division of Immunity and Infection University of Birmingham. "Autotransporters: Self Promoted Secretion of Virulence Factors in Gram-Negative Bacteria." Mark Stevens

17 July 2002 -
Prof. Av. Mitchison University College London. "Microevolution of Regulatory DNA." John McCauley


September to December 2002

Date Speaker Affliliation Title Contact

11 Sep 2002* Prof. Gerald-F. Gerlach Tieraerztliche Hochschule Hannover (Veterinary School Hannover), Institut fuer Mikrobiologie und Tierseuchen, Bischofsholer Damm 15, 30173 Hannover, GERMANY. "Paratuberculosis: Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Control." Bryan Charleston
* To be held in the Edward Jenner Seminar room, ground floor

Monday, 16 Sep 2002
@ 4.00 pm*
Dr. Tony Barbet Dept of Pathobiology, University of Florida, Gainsville. "Vaccines and Variation in Anaplasma and Ehrlichial Diseases." Shirley Ellis
* To be held in the Edward Jenner Seminar room, ground floor

18 Sep 2002* Dr. Andrew Davidson University of Bristol. "Understanding Dengue Virus Replication and Pathogenesis: Applications of a Reverse Genetic System." Mike Skinner
* To be held in the Edward Jenner Seminar room, ground floor

25 Sep 2002* Prof. Saveria Campo Institute of Comparative Medicine, Glasgow University Vet School. "The E5 Oncoprotein of Papillomavirus: Cell Transformation and Down-regulation of MHC Class I." Shirley Ellis
* To be held in the Edward Jenner Seminar room, ground floor

2 Oct 2002* Prof. Av. Mitchison Department of Immunology, University College London. "Regulatory DNA: a Cottage Industry Ripe for Modernisation." John McCauley
* To be held in the Edward Jenner Seminar room, ground floor

9 Oct 2002 Prof. Enzo Cerundolo Institute for Molecular Medicines, University of Oxford "Monitoring Tumour Specific CTL in Melanoma Patients: Lessons for Therapeutic Vaccines."

Shirley Ellis

16 Oct 2002 Dr. Philip Stevenson Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge. "Immune Control and Immune Evasion in Gamma-herpesvirus Pathogenesis." John McCauley

23 Oct 2002 Dr. D. Ala'Aldeen Molecular Bacteriology and Immunology Group, University of Nottingham. "The Role of Secreted Proteins in the Pathogenesis of Meningococcal Disease." Mark Stevens

30 Oct 2002 Dr. Martin Maiden University of Oxford. "Population Biology of Bacterial Pathogens." Yvonne Boyd

6 Nov 2002 Dr. Gregory Bancroft Immunology Unit, Department of Infectious & Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. "Role of Bystander T Cell Activation in Anti-bacterial Immunity." Mark Stevens


20 Nov 2002 Dr. Yolande Richard Laboratory of Immunopathology and Virology, INSERM U131, 32 rue des Carnets, 92140 Clamart, France. "B Cells as Targets for HIV-1." Bryan Charleston

27 Nov 2002 Prof. Karen Day Dept. of Zoology, University of Oxford. "Genomics-based Study of Malaria Evolution." Fiona Tomley

4 Dec 2002 @ 12.00 noon Prof. Margaret Stanley Dept. of Pathology, University of Cambridge. "Immune Responses to Papillomavirus Infections - Prospects for Immunotherapy." John McCauley

11 Dec 2002 Dr. Julian Parkhill The Pathogen Sequencing Unit, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. "Exploring Pathogen Biology Through Genome Sequencing." Mark Stevens

18 Dec 2002 @ 12.00 noon Dr. Adrian Whitehouse University of Leeds  "Investigating Gene Function in the Prototype Gamma-2 Herpesvirus: Role of the ORF 73 Protein in Episomal Maintenance." Mike Skinner

Seminar Co-ordinator: John McCauley

Past seminars at Compton Past seminars at Pirbright

Current seminar co-ordinator: Jayne Hope

Current seminar co-ordinator: Nick Knowles
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