CDB Seminars
All welcome


All Seminars are held in the Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Thursday 1-2pm

16 Oct:

Tom Wyatt (Charras lab) "Oriented division in stretched epithelial monolayers"

Ravi Desai (Oates lab) “Micropatterning to interrogate cell biology”


23 Oct: Prof William Wisden, Imperial College
Title: “Neuronal ensembles sufficient for sleep and sedation
Host: Prof Steve Hunt


30 Oct: Harold Burgess , NIH
Title: "Deep brain sensory neurons and behavioral control in zebrafish"
Host: Prof Steve Wilson


31 Oct: SPECIAL SEMINAR - Sophie Jarriault (IGBMC) – Title TBC (Host: Dr Richard Poole)


6 Nov: Aude Marzo (Salinas lab)/ Maite Ogueta (Stanewsky lab)

13 Nov: (Paluch lab)/ Robert Bentham (Szabadkai lab)

27 Nov: Irene (Stern lab)/Cristina Benito(Jessen lab)

11 Dec: Marcus Ghosh (Rihel lab)/ (Chubbs lab)


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Dr Gyorgy Szabadkai

Dr Szabadkai

Senior Lecturer

g.szabadkai (at) ucl.ac.uk

Office: 020 7679 7362
(Int: 37362)


The interest of my research groups is to understand the role of mitochondria in cellular stress responses in major pathologies such as neurodegenerative disease and cancer. We use bioinformatics, biochemical, molecular biology and cellular imaging tools in collaboration with other mitochondrial biology and imaging groups at the UCL and UoP.

Schematic outline of our research Stress conditions, accompanying several pathologies like neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and cancer induce adaptive responses in both the mitochondrial and ER networks. This includes an increased turnover of organelle biogenesis and degradation (autophagy). If adaptation fails, cells utilize different pathways to die.  ER-mitochondrial crosstalk and transcriptional regulation of the mitochondrial proteome (biogenesis) determine both adaptive and death responses and thus will be a target of cellular stress signaling pathways.

Lab members at UCL:

Robert Bentham (UCL COMPLeX, British Heart Foundation PhD fellow)

Julia Hill (Eisai funded PhD fellow)

Gregory Keen (Research Assistant, UCL-Eisai Therapeutic Innovation Group)

Thomas Briston (Research Assistant, UCL-Eisai Therapeutic Innovation Group)

Ronan Astin (Clinical PhD fellow)


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