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PDN Foster Talks seminar series

The PDN Foster talks is a seminar series that involves high profile internal and external speakers, who are experts in fields relevant to research interests in the Department.

We welcome people from the wider scientific community of Cambridge University as well as from within the Department to join us for these seminars. The talks are aimed for a broad audience, from all career stages, undergraduates to PIs.

This seminar series also provides an invaluable opportunity for staff and students to discuss with the guest speaker both before and after the talk, and often helps to foster collaborations.

All talks will take place in the Hodgkin Huxley seminar room, Physiology Building, at 4:00 pm.

Calendar

 

Date Speaker Hosted by
17
October
2019

Robin Franklin, WT-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Adult CNS progenitors: reversing the ravages of ageing

Golnar Kolahgar

7
November 2019

Allan Herbison, PDN Department, Cambridge

The amazing world of the GnRH neuron

Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri

14
November 2019
Michael O'Connor, University of Minnesota
Activin signaling and the regulation of Drosophila metabolism, body size and appendage scaling

Nick Brown and Sarah Bray

21
November 2019
Stefan Hoppler, University of Aberdeen

Context-specific Wnt Signalling in Embryonic Development and Heart Muscle Differentiation

Connor Ross 

5
December
2019

Guillermina Lopez Bendito, Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante

Thalamic Calcium waves regulate the development & plasticity of sensory cortical maps

Ole Paulsen

16
January
2020

Xavier Trepat, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

Mechanics of epithelial migration, growth and folding

Xuan Liang

23
January
2020

Steve Harridge, King's College London

Skeletal muscle and its role in challenging perceptions of human ageing
Andrew Murray
6
February
2020
Johanna Ivaska, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Finland
Adhesion and cytoskeleton dynamics in cell migration and pluripotency
Matteo Molè
27
February
2020

Evelyn Telfer, University of Edinburgh, UK

Formation and activation of ovarian follicles using germline stem cells

 Connor Ross

12
March
2020

Stefan Mundlos, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

3D Genomics in development and disease

Sarah Bray
30
April
2020

Francesca Cacucci, UCL

The role of sensory inputs in generating and sustaining cognitive maps

Elisa Galliano

7
May
2020

Kathy Niakan, Francis Crick Institute, London

Mechanisms of lineage specification in human embryos

Matteo Molè and Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri

14
May
2020

Ewa Paluch, PDN Department, Cambridge

Mechanobiology of cell shape control

 

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