CDB Seminars
All welcome


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

Monday July 6th - GDB, 1pm

Prof. Miguel Concha (University of Chile, Santiago)

Title: "Migrational coupling to extra-embryonic tissue expansion drives epiboly of embryonic cells in annual killifish"

Host: Dr Rich Poole


Thursday 9 July: midday-2.40pm

Host: Yoshiyuki Yamamoto

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

12.00pm  Heather Steele-Stallard: “Human iPS cell-based platforms for disease modelling and therapy screening for laminopathies”
12.15pm  Terry Felton: “Regulation of asymmetric neurogenesis in C. elegans
12.30pm  Marcus Ghosh: “Assigning Behavioural and Neurodevelopmental Functions to Autism-associated Genes”
12.45pm  Giulia Ferrari: “Towards a genomic integration-free, iPS cell and human artificial chromosome-based therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy”
1.00pm  Michele Sammut: “Mystery cells in C.elegans: Sex, Glia transdifferation and Learning”
1.15pm  Johanna Buchler: Title TBA
1.30pm  Interval
1.40pm  Renato Martinho: “The Asymmetric Habenula of Zebrafish: from Transcriptome to Behaviour”
1.55pm  Alex Fedorec: “Plasmid persistence: balancing plasmid stability and host competitiveness”
2.10pm  Maryam Khosravi: Title TBA
2.25pm  Marc Williams: “Identification of neutral tumour evolution across cancer types”

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Dr Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes 2012  

Lecturer in Systems Biology


Office: 020 3549 5455
(Int: 65455)

E-mail: christopher.barnes@ucl.ac.uk

I completed my PhD in experimental high energy physics at Imperial College / Fermilab in 2005. I worked for a short time at CERN and then moved to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in 2006 to work in statistical genetics and Copy Number Variation (CNV). There I developed tools to perform robust association studies using CNV (called CNVtools). In 2009 I moved to the Theoretical Systems Biology Group at Imperial to work on inference in systems and synthetic biology models, Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) and stochastic modelling. In 2012 I moved to the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at University College London to start my own research group in the area of computational systems and synthetic biology.

Research interests

The three main themes of my research all utilise mathematical modelling and statistical methods to gain insights into biological processes and their relation to disease.

  • Modelling mutational processes in the genome
  • Reverse engineering of signalling systems
  • Design of synthetic biological systems for therapeutic applications

Our group webpage is here: www.cssb.cs.ucl.ac.uk

My Google Scholar page is here: Google Scholar


I developed the materials for a BBSRC funded online mathematical/computational training course known as SysMIC: sysmic.ac.uk

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