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Seminars will be held in the conference room of the Henderson Building at 4.00 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 2004

Date Speaker Affliliation Title Contact

7 January 2004 Dr. Fiona Powrie Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford. "Control of Immune Pathology by Regulatory T Cells." Pete Kaiser

14 January 2004 Dr. Pietro Lio European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI-EMBL) and Dept. of Zoology, University of Cambridge. "Using Microarray for Identifying Regulatory Motifs and Analysing Time Series Gene Expression." John Young

21 January 2004 Prof. Hilary Hurd Director, Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology, Keele University. "Sporogonic Stages of Malaria: Survival or Suicide In Vitro and In Vivo." Fiona Tomley

28 January 2004 Prof. Roger Morris Molecular Neurobiology Group, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London. "The Changing Membrane Environment of Mouse Prion Protein and Its Influence upon Susceptibility to Pathogenic Conversion." Igor Bronstein

4 February 2004 Prof. M. J. Stear Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Glasgow University. "IgA, MHC and Breeding Sheep for Resistance to Nematode Infection." Shirley Ellis

11 February 2004 Prof. Keith Gull William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University. "Genomes, Cell Biology and Pathogenic Functions of Parasitic Protozoa." Fiona Tomley

25 February 2004 - cancelled / to be rescheduled Dr. Jean Langhorne NIMR, Mill Hill, London. "Dissection of the CD4 T Cell Response to Malaria: An In Vivo Approach and Trangenic Model." Adrian Smith

3 March 2004 Dr. John Wain Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College London. "Antibiotic Resistance Plasmids of Salmonella Typhi." Paul Wigley

Friday, 5 March 2004 at 1.00 pm - cancelled / to be rescheduled Dr. Steve Smerdon National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London. "Phosphorylation-dependent Protein Complex Assembly in Cell Cycle Regulation and Cancer." Igor Bronstein

10 March 2004 Dr. Greg Towers Wohl Virion Centre, Windeyer Institute, University College London. "Control of Retroviral Infection by Host Cell Factors." Mike Skinner

17 March 2004 Prof. Richard Moxon The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford. "The Challenge of the Meningococcus." Mark Stevens

24 March 2004 Dr. Kurt Drickamer Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford. "Structural and Genomic Views of Carbohydrate Recognition in Innate Immunity and other Biological Processes." John McCauley

31 March 2004 NO SEMINAR (SGM Bath)

7 April  2004 NO SEMINAR

14 April 2004 NO SEMINAR

21 April 2004 Prof. Rick Titball Defence, Science and Technology Laboratories, Porton Down, Salisbury. "Plague; Pandemics, Phylogeny and Prevention." Mark Stevens

28 April 2004 Prof. William Harnett Dept. of Immunology, University of Strathclyde. "The Filarial Nematode Secreted Product, ES-62: a Potent Immunomodulator with Therapeutic Potential." Fiona Tomley

5 May 2004 Prof. Jim Johnston Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Queen's University, Belfast. "Roles of Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling in the Regulation of Cytokine Responses." Pete Kaiser

12 May 2004 @ 3.30 pm Dr. Ad Koets Utrecht Veterinary School, The Netherlands. "Disecting Host - Pathogen Interactions in Subclinical Bovine Paratuberculosis." Bryan Charleston

Thursday, 13 May 2004 @ 4.00 pm Dr. Juizhou Song Bioinformatician & Statistical Geneticist, University of Calgary, Canada. "Genetic Regulatory Network from Temporal Gene Expression Analysis."  

19 May 2004 Dr. Alex Tonks Department of Haematology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. "Modelling Leukaemogenesis in Normal Human Primary Cells." Paul Wigley

26 May 2004 Dr. Len Stephens Babraham Institute, Cambridge. "Understanding the Significance of Intracellular Signalling Pathways in Neutrophils." Bryan Charleston

16 June 2004 Dr. Ian Brierley Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge. "Reprogrammed Genetic Decoding in Virus Gene Expression." John McCauley

30 June 2004 Dr. Anne O'Garra National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill. "Regulation of Immune Responses by IL-10 and Toll-like Receptor Signalling." John McCauley

7 July 2004 Dr. Ian Goodfellow University of Reading. "Early Events in Picornavirus Replication." John McCauley

Tuesday, 13 July 2004 @ 3.45 pm Dr. Liz Carpenter AgResearch, New Zealand. "Enhancing IgA Levels in Bovine Milk." Shirley Ellis

28 July 2004 Prof. James Kaper Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland, USA. "Regulation of Virulence Factors in E. coli O157:H7 by Quorum Sensing." Mark Stevens / Tim Wallis

4 August 2004 @ 12.00 pm in the Jenner Seminar room Prof. Peter Johnson Immunology Dept., University of Liverpool. "CD46: A Cell-surface Complement-regulatory Protein and Pathogen-receptor, also Multi-tasking in Reproduction?" Shirley Ellis

Thursday 9th September @ 4.00 pm Dr K. A. (Ton) Schat Unit of Avian Health,
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine,
Cornell University, USA.
"Possible Mechanisms of Regulation of Latency in Chicken Anaemia Virus Infection." Fred Davison

Seminar Programme -  September to December 2004

Date Speaker Affliliation Title Contact

29 September 2004 Dr. Paul Heinen IAH Pirbright. "Exacerbated Clinical Signs of Influenza Infection in Vaccinated Pigs. Antibody Mediated?" Bryan Charleston

13 October 2004 Dr. Nick Gay Dept of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. "Human TLRs and the Antiviral Response." John McCauley

20 October 2004 Dr. Mark Taylor Filariasis Research Laboratory, Department of Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. "Filarial nematodes and their Wolbachia bacterial endosymbionts." Mark Stevens

27 October 2004 Dr. Rachel Allen Dept of Pathology, University of Cambridge. "Recognition of HLA B27 by Leukocyte Receptors." Shirley Ellis

3 November 2004 Dr. Deirdre A. Devine Division of Oral Biology, Leeds Dental Institute, Unversity of Leeds. "Antimicrobial Host Defence Peptides in Regulation of Oral and Respiratory Bacteria." Pete Kaiser

10 November 2004 Dr. Jean Langhorne Division of Parasitology
National Institute for Medical Research, London.
"Dissecting the Immune Response to the Blood Stages of Malaria in an Animal Model." Adrian Smith

17 November 2004 Prof. Peter Derrick Chemistry Dept., University of Warwick. "Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry: Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry and Protein Interactions." Igor Bronstein

24 November 2004 Prof. Glenn Gibson Food Microbial Sciences Unit, School of Food Biosciences, The University of Reading. "Microbial Interactions in the Human Gut: Friends or Foes?" Mark Stevens

1 December 2004 Dr. Aoife McLysaght Genetics Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. "Poxvirus Genome Evolution." Mike Skinner

8 December 2004 Dr. Mark Harris University of Leeds. "The Hepatitis C Virus NS5A Protein: Ensuring the Survival of Infected Cells." John McCauley

15 December 2004 [POSTPONED] Prof. Martien Groenen Wageningen University, The Netherlands. "The chicken genome project." Pete Kaiser

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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