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Seminars will normally take place in the conference room within the Ash Building at 4.30pm on Thursdays unless otherwise specified (differences highlighted in red).

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 2005






20 January 2005

Dr. Ernie Gould

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford.

"The Arboviruses Are Coming: Shall We All Wake Up Dead?"

Nick Knowles

10 February 2005

Dr. Ian Barker

Head of Immunological and Molecular Methods Team, Central Science Laboratory, York.

"Sudden Oak Death to FMD: Experiences with On-site/Penside Testing in Defra."

David Paton

24 February 2005

Dr. Stephen Curry

Imperial College, London.

"Structure, Specificity and Mechanism of FMDV 3C Protease."

Graham Belsham

17 March 2005

Dr. George Lomonossoff

John Innes Centre,
Norwich Research Park,
Colney, Norwich.

"Integration of Cowpea Mosaic Virus into the Plant Genome: from High Level Resistance to a Novel Expression System."

Graham Belsham

Wednesday, 23 March 2005

Dr. Friedemann Weber

Institut für Med. Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Freiburg, Germany.

"Two Strategies, One Goal: Blocking Interferon Induction by Bunyaviruses and the SARS Coronavirus."

Tom Wileman

31 March 2005 Prof. David J. Rowlands University of Leeds. "FMDV: Diagnosis, Vaccines and Antivirals."

Paul Barnett

7 April 2005

NO SEMINAR - SGM Meeting Edinburgh

21 April 2005

Prof. John Mayer

Centre for Biochemistry and Cell Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham.

"Ubiquitin; Tip of the Iceberg from Cell Cycle to Neurodegeneration."

Tom Wileman

19 May 2005

Dr. Yolanda Revilla

Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa" (CSIC-UAM), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

"Insights into the Regulation of Cellular Functions by ASFV."

Linda Dixon

26 May 2005


16 June 2005

Prof. Dirk Pfeiffer

Royal Veterinary College, London.

"Spatio-temporal Patterns of Avian Influenza in Vietnam."

Linda Dixon

23 June 2005

NO SEMINAR - Visiting Group rehearsals

30 June 2005

NO SEMINAR - Visiting Group

Seminar Programme - September to December 2005






Monday, 19 September 2005

Dr. Yoshi Sakoda

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

"Difference of Type 1 IFN Induction Between Wild and Attenuated Vaccine Strains in Pestivirus Infection."

Graham Belsham

Wednesday, 21 September 2005

Prof. Alexzander Asea

Scott and White Clinic at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, Texas, USA.

"Mechanism of Cytokine-Medicated Release of Hsp70 from Tumor Cells"

Miriam Windsor

Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Dr. Nicola Stonehouse

School of Biology and Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds.

"Viral Assembly – Roles of RNA."

Nick Knowles

Wednesday, 5 October 2005 Meeting of the South Wilts Virus Group at 7.30 pm

6 October 2005

Dr. Terence Lau Hong Kong DNA Chips Ltd., Hong Kong SAR, China. "Utilization of NASBA for Animal Virus Detection: Its Principle, Applications, and Standardization." Don King

13 October 2005

Dr. Sharon Brookes

Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge. 

"European Bat Lyssavirus in Spillover Hosts."

Chris Oura

20 October 2005

Prof. Petr Volf Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. "Sand Fly Saliva and its Role in Leishmania Transmission." Eva Veronesi

3 November 2005 -

Dr. Fiona Tomley

IAH, Compton.

"Genomics and Proteomics of Eimeria and its Application to Understanding Host Cell Invasion."

Terry Jackson

10 November 2005

NO SEMINAR (IAH Annual Review) 

17 November 2005

Dr. Lisa Roberts

Surrey University.

"It's All in the Translation- RNA Virus Protein Synthesis Mechanisms."

Chris Oura

24 November 2005

Dr. Dieter Blaas

Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

"Early Events in Rhinovirus Infection: Attachment, Internalization, and Uncoating."

Terry Jackson 

1 December 2005

Dr. John Mclaughlin

MRC Virology Unit, Glasgow.

"The Contribution of Lipid Metabolism and Membrane Interactions to HCV Infection."

Raza Ahmed

7-8 December 2005

NO SEMINAR (Workshop on "WAHIS - New Animal Disease Notification System" - contact Jean-Francois Valarcher)

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