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Seminars will be held in the conference room of the Henderson Building at 4.15 pm (unless otherwise stated). Visitors are welcome and are asked to sign in upon arrival at the Gatehouse. From the Gatehouse you will be directed to a parking area and the Henderson Building.

Please telephone IAH reception on the day(s) you wish to attend to check seminar information is correct and to register your attendance

Seminar Programme - January to July 2003

Date Speaker Affliliation Title Contact

8 January 2003
Dr. Nicole Zitzmann Institute of Glycobiology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford. "Imino Sugars as Inhibitors of RNA Viruses." John McCauley

15 January 2003 Prof. Nick Talbot University of Exeter. "On the Trail of a Cereal Killer: Molecular Biology of Plant Infection by Magnaporthe grisea." Fiona Tomley

22 January 2003 Dr. Cliff Luke Newborn Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. "Exploding Worms, Serpins and Apoptosis." Mike Skinner

29 January 2003
Dr. Pietro Lio European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI-EMBL) and Dept. of Zoology, University of Cambridge.

"Modelling the Evolution of Large Gene Families."

John Young

5 February 2003 Dr. Eddie Holmes Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford. "The Evolution of RNA Viruses: the Same or Merely Different?" John McCauley

12 February 2003 Prof. Dave Kelly Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, University of Sheffield. "Metabolism and Bioenergetics of Campylobacter jejuni: Implications for Survival in the Environment and Growth in the Gut." Paul Wigley

19 February 2003 Prof. Tim Mitchell Division of Infection and Immunity, University of Glasgow. "Molecular Studies of the Pathogenesis of Diseases Caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae." Mark Stevens

5 March 2003 Prof. Tom Barrett IAH, Pirbright. "Phocine Distemper Virus: Disease, Virus and Epidemiology." Bryan Charleston

12 March 2003 Dr. Danny Todd Veterinary Sciences Division, Stormont, Belfast. Link 1 - Link2 "Circoviruses: Emerging Viral Pathogens." Mike Skinner

19 March 2003 Shirley Ellis

26 March 2003 Dr. Andrew Easton Biological Sciences, University of Warwick. "Regulatory Sequences and Protein Domains Involved in Pneumovirus RNA Synthesis." Mike Skinner

2 April 2003 Dr. Simon Davis Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford. "Costimulatory Molecules: Structures, Binding and Models of Function." John Young


16 April 2003 NO SEMINAR

23 April 2003 Dr. Elena Orlova Dept. of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, University of London. Title to be announced. Igor Bronstein

30 April 2003 Dr. Simon Cousens Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Univ. of London. "The Epidemiology of vCJD in the UK." Matthew Baylis

7 May 2003 Prof. Duncan Maskell Marks and Spencer Professor of Farm Animal Health, Food Science and Food Safety, Centre for Veterinary Science, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. "Genetics, Role in Virulence & Environmental Regulation of Bordetella LPS." Paul Wigley

Thursday, 8 May 2003 at 1 pm Dr. Michael Neuberger and Dr. Javier Di Noia MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge. "The Generation of Antibody Diversity is Triggered by Programmed DNA Deamination." Jim Kaufman

Tuesday, 13 May 2003 at 11 am Prof. Ernst Peterhans Institute of Veterinary Virology, University of Bern, Switzerland. "BVD Virus: Evolution and Interaction with the Innate Immune System." Munir Iqbal

14 May 2003 Dr. Thomas Göbel Institut für Tierphysiologie, University of Munich, Germany. "NK Cells and Their Receptors – An Update?" Pete Kaiser

21 May 2003 Prof. Ian Jones Virology Group, University of Reading. "Probing the Unknown Structure of the Prion Protein." John McCauley

28 May 2003 Dr. Igor Bronstein Compton Laboratory. "S100 Proteins Family in Health and Disease." John McCauley

4 June 2003 Prof. Andrew McMichael Institute for Molecular Medicine, Oxford. "Immunodominance and T Cell Receptors." Shirley Ellis

Friday, 6th June 2003 at 11 am Dr. Pascale Chavatte-Palmer INRA, Jouy en Josas, France. "Foetal and Postnatal Development of Cloned Cattle." Shirley Ellis

11 June 2003 Dr. Mike Hubank Institute for Child Health, University of London. "DNA Damage: It's Not a Matter of Cell Life and Death. It's More Important Than That." Adrian Smith

18 June 2003 Dr. Mark C. Field Reader in Molecular Cell Biology, Wellcome Trust Laboratories for Molecular Parasitology, CMMI and Department of Biological Sciences, Wolfson Laboratories, Imperial College London. "Endocytic Systems in Trypanosoma brucei: Developmental Regulation and Virulence." Fiona Tomley

2 July 2003 Prof. Geoffrey Smith Imperial College London. Title to be announced John McCauley

16 July 2003 Dr. Ernie Gould Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford. Virology and Environmental Microbiology. "Implications for the UK of the Appearance and Dispersal of West Nile Virus in North America." Mike Skinner

30 July 2003 Prof. Ilia Baskakov University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Medical Biotechnology Center, Baltimore, MD, USA. "The Conformational Transition of Prion Protein: Exception or Rule in Protein Folding." Igor Bronstein

Seminar Programme - September to December 2003

Date Speaker Affliliation Title Contact

10 September 2003 Dr. Nicole Zitzmann Glycobiology Institute, University of Oxford. "Iminosugars as Antivirals." John McCauley

17 September 2003 Dr. Joachim J. Bugert University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. "The Other Side of Poxvirology: a Guide to Molluscum Contagiosum Virus - a Human Tumorigenic Poxvirus." Mike Skinner

24 September 2003 Dr. Peter Lane MRC Centre for Immune Regulation, Medical School, University of Birmingham. Title to be announced. Bryan Charleston

8 October 2003 Dr. Frieda Jorgensen Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol. "Is it the Take-away or the Supermarket Chicken?" Paul Wigley

15 October 2003 Prof. John Hopkins Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. "Paratuberculosis - Functional Genomic Analysis of Host-Pathogen Interactions." John McCauley

Tuesday, 21 October 2003 @ 11 am in the Jenner Conference Room Dr. Beth McCormick Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Division of Mucosal Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, USA. "Intestinal Inflammation Induced by Salmonella typhimurium: Cross Talk with Neutrophils." Ed Galyov

22 October 2003 Dr. Rachel Fearns Lecturer, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Pathology, University of Dundee. "Respiratory Syncytial Virus Transcription and Genome Replication - An Interplay Between Cis-acting Sequences and Trans-acting Proteins." Mike Skinner

5 November 2003 Dr. David Matthews Dept. Pathology & Microbiology, University of Bristol. "The DNA Binding Core Proteins from Human Adenoviruses as Enhancers of Liposome Mediated Gene Therapy." Pete Kaiser

12 November 2003 No seminar - IAH Science Review

19 November 2003 Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Hardt Institute of Microbiology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich. "The Salmonella Typhimurium SPI-1 Type III Secretion System: In Vitro and In Vivo Analyses." Mark Stevens

10 December 2003 Prof. Alun Williams Royal Veterinary College, London. "Neuronal Death in Prion Disease...It Happens But How?" Bryan Charleston

Seminar Co-ordinator: John McCauley

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Current seminar co-ordinator: Jayne Hope

Current seminar co-ordinator: Nick Knowles
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