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

Thursday 2 July, Midday-3.00pm

Hosts: Steve Hunt and Michael Duchen

12.00pm  Riana Gaifulina: “Application of Raman Spectroscopy in the Diagnostics of Colorectal Cancer”

12.30pm  Bobby Bentham: Title tba

1.00pm  Daniel Manson: Title tba

1.30pm  Miriam Leon: “Using computational modelling to build robust synthetic genetic switches”

2.00pm  Janine Symonds: “Mathematical modelling of purine metabolism in HL60 cells”

2.30pm  Ida Barlow: “A novel peptide implicated in zebrafish sleep”

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The aim of this third year course is to give a broad introduction to the importance of "time" and oscillations in a number of biological systems. The main focus will be on the role and function of the circadian or "daily" clock found in almost all species of animals and plants, which controls most aspects of physiology and behaviour. One only has to consider how rhythmic our own physiology is, and how "day-active" we are as a species. Other topics covered in this course will include circadian clock regulation of sleep, as well as the role of the clock in animal navigation and annual changes, such as seasonal breeding and hibernation.

2012 TIMETABLE:  All lectures in Anatomy Room 106.

Jan 09 Mon 11-1pm General introduction to circadian timing Prof David Whitmore
Jan 11 Wed 9-11am The mammalian clock mechanism Prof David Whitmore
Jan 16 Mon 11-1pm The Drosophila clock mechanism Prof David Whitmore
Jan 18 Wed 9-11am Peripheral tissue clocks Prof David Whitmore
Jan 23 Mon 11-1pm Clocks in unusual species Prof David Whitmore
Jan 25 Wed 9-11am Hibernation and navigation Prof David Whitmore
Jan 30
Feb 1 Wed 9-11am Clocks and disease states Prof David Whitmore
Feb 6 Mon 11-1pm Human clocks and sleep Prof David Whitmore
Feb 8 Thu 1pm Shedding Light on the Clock: The Discovery of a Third Ocular Photoreceptor Prof David Whitmore

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