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.

Autumn term

14th October 2021 - "Increasing crop yield through manipulation of photosynthetic carbon metabolism" - Professor Christine Raines, University of Essex.

28th October 2021 - "The future of MSC-based therapies for cancer" - Dr Andrea Mohr, University of Essex.

4th November 2021 - "Spatially imposed specificity in chloroplast-to-nucleus signal transduction" - Professor Phil Mullineaux, University of Essex.

11th November 2021 - "Fishers on the Frontlines - empowering coastal communities in marine ecosystem management" - Charlie Gough, Blue Ventures and University of Exeter.

18th November 2021 - "Living on the Edge - Salt marshes under global change" - Stefanie Nolte, University of East Anglia.

25th November 2021 - "Unstable chromatin: spermatogenesis is an engine for evolutionary genome rearrangement" - Peter Ellis, University of Kent.

9th December 2021 - "Sharks, skates and rays: Life-history, population status and fisheries management" - Dr Jim Ellis, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS).

16th December 2021 - "The crucial role of marine vegetated ecosystems" - Ian Hendy, University of Portsmouth.

Spring term

3rd February 2022 - "An evolutionary approach to ageing research" - Dr Jonathan Houseley, Babraham Institute.


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