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

18 Sept: Katarzyna Anton (Tada lab) / Mae Woods (Barnes lab)

2 Oct: Helena (Wilson lab) /Maria Maiaru (Geranton lab)

16 Oct: Tom Wyatt (Charras lab) (Oates lab)

30 Oct: Harold Burgess - Title TBC (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)


Wellcome PhD Students: Final Year Talks

Thursday 25 September


Room 249, 2nd Floor, Medical Sciences Building, Gower Street

12.30pm:  Scott Curran

12.55pm:  Kristina Tubby

1.20pm:  Miguel Tillo

1.45pm:  Alex Sinclair-Wilson

2.10pm:  Elena Scarpa


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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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