Crick Seminar Programme

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund: Crossing discipline, ethnic and social boundaries to promote health


CRICK Seminar and Meeting Programme, led by Professor Andrea Cooper

Introduction to seminars at The Francis Crick Institute, London, from Anna Harding, ISSF Manager

I looked up at the sky and was startled by the stunning exterior of the Crick Institute; it looked magnificent, even on a grey autumnal day in central London. Indeed, the Crick Institute is literally across the road from St Pancras Station; incredibly easy to get to from Leicester.  Signpost to the Crick

I was at the Crick to attend one of their research lectures and to have a look around at the building and their working environment. I was mightily impressed with my visit. The lectures are given by inspiring and top quality speakers, on fascinating subjects. The lecture I attended was given by Peter Howley, MD from Harvard Medical School on the molecular biology of the papillomaviruses and the role of these viruses in carcinogenesis. I was gripped throughout. Seminars are well attended with several hundred Crick staff piling into their Wellcome Lecture Theatre at the front of the building. Indeed I was advised that if Leicester researchers want to go to the seminars, they just need to bring their Leicester ID badge along. You will receive a very warm welcome and there is a drinks reception, which you can use for networking after the seminar [seminars start at 4pm]. The staff I met during my visit are excited at the thought that we might regularly start to join them for their lecture series and I strongly urge you to look at the programme, which is updated regularly:

  • 8 February 2018 - Malcolm Irving, Francis Crick Insitute
  • 15 February 2018 - Joan Massague, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York
  • 22 February 2018 - Jesper Svejstrup, Francis Crick Institute
  • 28 February 2018 - Nelly Polyak, Dana Furber Institute
  • 1 March 2018 - Andreas Wack, Francis Crick Institute
  • 8 March 2018 - Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller University, New York
  • 15 March 2018 - Susan Glasser, FMI Basel, Switzerland, "Stabilizing repetitive genome like ours, with H3K9 methylation and BRCA1"
  • 22 March 2018 - Karen Vousden, Francis Crick Institute
  • 12 April 2018 - Dame Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge
  • 19 April 2018 - Iris Saleker, Francis Crick Institute
  • 26 April 2018 - James Rothman, Yale University
  • 3 May 2018 - Thomas Surrey, Francis Crick Institute
  • 10 May 2018 - Antonio Lanzavecchia, Istituto di Ricerche Biotecnologiche, Bellinzona, Italy
  • 24 May 2018 - Titia de Lange, Rockefeller University, New York
  • 21 June 2018 - Pascale Cossart, Pasteur Institute, Paris
  • 5 July 2018 - Steven McKnight, Univ of Texas Southwestern Dallas
  • 12 July 2018 -  Enrico Coen, John Innes Centre
  • 19 July 2018 - Janet Rossant, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 6 September 2018 - Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI, Janelia, USA

The Crick have also extended an invitation to colleagues here at Leicester to join their Interest Group Seminars. These are seminars given very regularly by their research students, early career researcher and academic staff and are designed to enrich the scientific dialogue at the Institute, but I am assured these could well be of interest to colleagues at Leicester seeking potential collaboration or to share areas of interest. The links are as follows:  CRICK4

It would be very helpful to notify me, WT ISSF Manager Anna Harding at when you go to any of these events.

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