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CDB Seminars
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First Year CDB PhD Students: Mini Symposium

Tuesday 1 July, 1.30-4.10pm

Host: Yoshiyuki Yamamoto
Room 249, 2nd Floor, Medical Sciences Building
1.30pm  Lizzie Yates: "Messed up lysosomes: what’s their role in Parkinson’s disease?"

1.45pm  Francis Carpenter: “Neural Representations of Space in Connected, Perceptually Identical Compartments”

2.00pm  Chris Penny:  "The functional architecture of Two-Pore Channels" 

2.15pm  Amina Yonis: “The role of actin nucleators in the cellular actin cortex”

2.30pm  Lewis Brayshaw: ”Cadherin de-adhesion in cancer”

2.45pm  Agnieszka Piatkowska: “Mechanism of somite formation”

3.00pm  Interval

3.10pm  Alan Greig: “Pertussis vaccination and dysfunction of the blood brain barrier: an in vitro study”

3.25pm  Marina Teter: “The role of Wnt antagonists in synapse vulnerability”

3.40pm  Gauri Bhosale: “Investigating the mitochondrial permeability transition pore as a therapeutic target in human disease”

3.55pm  Lourdes Sri Raja: "Modelling Protein Signalling Pathways during Neutrophil Differentiation"

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Thursday July 3rd, 12pm
Dr Shmuel Muallem, National Institutes of Health
Title: Lysosomal ion channels: form, function and dysfunction
Host: Prof Sandip Patel
Venue: Room 249, Medical Sciences Building

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About CDB

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There are more than 65 members of academic staff, directly in the department or holding joint appointments with other departments. Of these, there are five Readers and 36 Professors, including six Fellows of the Royal Society and 16 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The Department is interactive - there are several series of regular seminars. Postgraduate students are regularly monitored by a small committee appointed among experts in the field, which also stimulates interactions between labs. Several laboratories also run joint journal clubs and group meetings, and there are numerous collaborations both within the Department, across the Faculty of Life Sciences and throughout UCL.

The research encompasses a wide spectrum of biomedical investigation, from molecular analysis of cell signalling processes to aesthetics, philosophy, ethics and the history of medical practices in classical times. Around 200 research fellows, technicians and PhD students are engaged in this work, their activities being funded by competitive research grant income currently exceeding £30m.

The former Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology from which our new Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology was seeded, was rated grade 5A in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. Developmental biology was particularly strong in the previous Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, whereas Cell Biology was scattered among several departments (Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology and LMCB). The new grouping provides continuity across the whole range of cell biology from cell signalling, regulation of cell motility, cell adhesion, cell and tissue polarity, intracellular traffic, metabolism, apoptosis, regeneration and repair, wound healing, clocks and gene expression in adult tissues, embryos and stem cells.

History of CDB

Some interesting accounts of the Department's history.

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