Genetics Seminars

Here you can find more information on the latest seminars in Genetics.

The Genetics Seminar programme hosts external speakers, prominent in their fields ofresearch.jpg study. The aims of these seminars are to discuss a range of topics relevant to research in genetics, from fundamental research discoveries to translational applications, and we hope that these seminars will become a focus of social interaction between members of the College interested in genetics and genomics.

Also included in our seminar programme are the LeMID (Leicester Microbial Sciences Diseases Centre) and LCRC (Leicester Cancer Research Centre) seminars. Both LeMID and LCRC form part of the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology.

  • GGB (Genetics and Genome Biology) Seminars are usually held on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00pm. 
  • LeMID (Leicester Microbial Sciences Diseases Centre) seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Click on the presenter's name to link to their web page, or on the seminar title for the abstract.

If you would like to meet with any of the speakers, please contact Lisa Witherington.

Spring Term 2019

Date Time Series Speaker Title Venue
Weds 16th January 2:00 - 3:00PM GGB Stephan Beck, Professor of Medical Genomics, UCL Cancer Institute, University College London

Getting up close and personal with UK genomics and beyond

Bennett Link Lecture Theatre 8
Weds 6th February 2:00 - 3:00PM GGB

Vera Warmuth, Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics, Faculty of Biology, LMU, Germany

Reconstructing species demographies from genetic data

Bennett Link Lower Ground Floor LT

Weds 20th March 2:00 - 3:00PM GGB Dr Freya Harrison, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick Dissecting the microbial ecology of biofilm infections using laboratory models Bennett Link Lower Ground Floor LT
Tues 26th March 12:00 - 1:00PM LeMID Pietro Mastroeni, Reader in Infection and Immunity, University of Cambridge Understanding the arm wrestle between immunity and pathogens to improve vaccines and antimicrobial treatment Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building


Tues 2nd April

12:00 - 1:00PM LeMID Guillaume Dumenil, Head of Pathogenesis of Vascular Infections, Pasteur Institute, France Vascular colonization by Neisseria meningitidis Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Weds 3rd April 12:30 - 1:30PM LCRC/LISCB Dr David Guttery, Lecturer in Cancer Early Detection and PGR Tutor, LCRC Using Ai And The Liquid Biopsy To Detect Early Stage Cancer & Monitor Therapy Resistance’ Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Friday 5th April 12:00 - 1:00PM LeMID Dr Deborah Hinton, Senior Investigator, Gene Expression and Regulation Section, NIDDK at the NIH Bethesda A 3-D Puzzle Approach to Building Protein-DNA Structures Bennett Link Ground Floor Lecture Theatre


Summer Term 2019


Weds 15th May

2:00 - 3:00PM GGB Dr Alison Bentley, Head of Genetics and Breeding, NIAB Bridging the gap – development of resources underpinning crop improvement Bennett Link Lower Ground Floor LT
Friday 17th May 12:00 - 1:00PM LeMID Professor Debby Bogaert, Scottish Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant in paediatric infectious diseases, University of Edinburgh Using Respiratory Microbiome Studies To Understand Pathophysiology And Improve Diagnosis Bennett Link Lower Ground Floor LT
Weds 5th June 2:00 - 3:00PM GGB Professor Tom Richards, Professor of Evolutionary Genomics, University of Exeter To be confirmed Bennett Link Lower Ground Floor LT

If you have any suggestions for possible speakers, please contact
Dr James Higgins or telephone Ext: 1296.

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