School of Life Sciences


Events, seminars and conferences

We run an exciting schedule of events, seminars and conferences throughout the year.  

Research seminar series

Throughout the year we hold a research seminar series featuring guest experts from other institutions, as well as new researchers in our School, to discuss their work.

Summer term

29th April 2021 - "The humpback whale: Socially intelligent or just ‘winging’ it?" - Dr Rebecca Dunlop, University of Queensland. (Please note that this event is being held at 10am due to the time difference with the speaker).

6th May 2021 - "Computational approaches to quantify tissue organization" - Dr Luis Maria Escudero Cuadrado, IBIS/University of Seville.

20th May 2021 - "Hydrocarbon degradation in deep waters of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea at in situ pressure" - Dr Evina Gontikaki, Technical University of Crete.

27th May 2021 - "Human gastruloids: an in vitro model of anteroposterior axial patterning in early embryo development" - Dr Naomi Moris, Francis Crick Institute.

3rd June 2021 - "Transitioning Advances in Molecular Epidemiology to Ocean Observing: Lessons from COVID-19" - Dr Peter Thielen, John Hopkins University.

10th June 2021 - "Increased fidelity of protein synthesis extends lifespan" - Dr Ivana Bjedov, UCL Cancer Institute.

17th June 2021 - "Fidelity of yellowfin tuna to seamounts and island foraging grounds in the central South Atlantic Ocean" - Dr Serena Wright (Cefas) and Rhys Hobbs (St Helena Government).

24th June 2021 - "Combining genome technologies with genetics to analyse MAGIC populations" - Dr Matt Clark, Natural History Museum.


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