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Seminars

Seminars are held on Wednesdays during term from 1-2p.m. in the Right Hand Lecture Theatre, JJ Thompson Building. They are open to all staff and students at the University of Reading. Speakers are researchers working in the field of Systems Biology who are external to the University of Reading. Suggestions for seminar speakers are always welcome and should be e-mailed to m.tindall@reading.ac.uk

 

 

Spring 2016

2nd March - "Linking Physiology and Cardiology through Mathematical Models"

Dr Steven Niederer (Kings College London)

 

16th March - "Roles of balanced positive and negative feedbacks in inflammatory and infectious disease"

Dr Reiko Tanaka (Imperial College, London)

 

Autumn 2015

21st October - "Maths for new medicines"

Dr James Yates (AstraZeneca)

 

18th November - "Using mathematical action potential models to predict
drug-induced cardiac side effects"

Dr Gary Mirams (Oxford)

 

9th December - "Perturbations of PIP3 signalling trigger a global remodelling of mRNA landscape and reveal a transcriptional feedback loop" 

Dr Nicolas Le Novere (Babraham Institute)

 

 

Spring 2015

4th February - "Reverse engineering chromosome oscillations: a systems analysis

Prof Nigel Burroughs (University of Warwick)

 

4th March - To be confirmed

 

18th March - "Stochastic gene expression, global phenotypic variability and cellular growth and size

Dr Vahid Shahrezaei (Imperial College London)

Autumn 2014

29th October - "Mathematical modelling of gene regulation networks in Gram-positive bacteria

Dr Sara Jabbari (University of Birmingham)

 

19th November - "Exploring The Mechanics Of Swimming Flagellates"

Dr Eamonn Gaffney (University of Oxford)

 

3rd December - "Systems level understanding of cell size regulation"

Dr Attila Csikasz-Nagy (Kings College London)

Spring 2014

5th February - "Computer simulation of molecular cell biology

Prof Andrzej Kierzek (University of Surrey)

 

5th March - "Evolution as the designer in biology: From cellular networks to microbial communities"

Prof Orkun Soyer (University of Warwick)


19th March - "Systems Biology of stem cell fate"

Dr Ben Macarthur (University of Southampton)

 

Past Seminars

Autumn 2013

30th October - "Competing protein interactions coordinate Raf-1 and MST2/Hippo signalling"

Prof Walter Kolch (Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin)


11th December - "When the average is a poor predictor of central tendency: using agent-based modelling for ecological risk assessments of pesticides"

Dr Pernille Thorbek (Syngenta)

Spring 2013

6th February - "Control Engineering, and Systems and Synthetic Biology"

Dr Antonis Papachristodoulou (University of Oxford)


20th February - "Zinc regulation in E. coli"

Assoc Prof Dov Stekel (University of Nottingham)

6th March - "From cells to tissue: coping with heterogeneity when modelling the electrophysiology of the human heart"

Prof Kevin Burrage (University of Oxford, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland)

20th March - "Taking a systems control approach in biology: exogeneous and endogeneous control of biological systems"

Dr Guy-Bart Stan (Imperial College, London)

 

Autumn 2012

31st October - "Chemotaxis: linking cell shape, behaviour and strategy"

Dr Robert Endres (Imperial College)

 

28th November - "A multi-disciplinary approach to understanding microtubules, MAPs and mitosis"

Dr James Wakefield (University of Exeter)

 

12th December - "Systems Pharmacology: Bridging Systems Biology and Pharmacokinetics-Pharmacodynamics (PKPD) in Drug Discovery and Development"

Dr Piet van der Graaf (Pfizer)

 

Spring 2012

8th February - "ITFOM: making ICT work for truly individualised Systems Medicine; £1G for 7 billion people" Further details on the project can be found at www.itfom.eu

Prof Hans Westerhoff (University of Manchester) 

 

22nd February - "Systems Pharmacology: Bridging Systems Biology and Pharmacokinetics-Pharmacodynamics (PKPD) in Drug Discovery and Development" - POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN 2012

Dr Piet van der Graaf (Pfizer)

 

7th March - To be announced

Dr Jennifer Hallinan (University of Newcastle)

 

21st March - "Chemotaxis: linking cell shape, behaviour and strategy" - POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN 2012

Dr Robert Endres (Imperial College)

 

Autumn 2011

2nd November - "Building and analyzing genome-scale metabolic models"
Prof David Fell (Oxford Brookes) 

 

16th November -  "Operating Data for Hollow Fibre Membrane Bioreactors for Tissue Engineering Applications: Combining Theory and Experiment"
Dr Rebecca Shipley (OCIAM, Oxford)
 
30th November - Cancelled

 

Spring 2011

23rd February - "A few examples of mathematical modelling in Syngenta, a world-leading plant science company"
Dr Domingo Salazar (Syngenta)
 
9th March - "Controlling mosquitoes by classical or transgenic sterile insect techniques"
Dr Steven White (CEH, Wallingford)
 
23rd March - "Operating Data for Hollow Fibre Membrane Bioreactors for Tissue Engineering Applications: Combining Theory and Experiment" - Cancelled
Dr Rebecca Shipley (OCIAM, Oxford)

 

Autumn 2010

20th October - "Bone remodeling and its role in bone metastases: a mathematical approach"
Mr Marc Ryser (McGill University, Canada)
 
3rd November - "An introduction to the Systems Biology Software Infrastructure and model parameter optimization"
Drs Stephen Gilmore and Richard Adams (Centre for Systems Biology at Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh)
 
17th November - "Protein folding, function, visualisation and our approach to the global proteome"
Dr Lawrence Kelley (Imperial College, London)
  
15th December - "Biofilms versus chemostats: using individual-based modelling to study the effect of spatial structure on the fitness of competing strategies"
Dr Jan Kreft (Centre for Systems Biology, University of Birmingham) 

 

Summer 2010 

12th May - "Multiscale modelling of plant root growth and development"
Dr Leah Band (Centre for Plant Integrative Biology, University of Nottingham)
 
26th May - "Biofilms versus chemostats: using individual-based modelling to study the effect of spatial structure on the fitness of competing strategies"
Dr Jan Kreft (Centre for Systems Biology, University of Birmingham) 

 

9th June - Title
Dr Kevin Bryson (Department of Computer Science, University College London) 

 

Spring 2010

20th January - "Single molecule in vivo imaging: Obtaining quantitative data for Systems Biology"
Dr Nick Delalez (Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Oxford)
 
3rd February - "Bioinformatic and statistical methods for metabolomics"
Dr Tim Ebbels (Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology, Imperial College)
 
17th February - "Systems biology of streptococcus pneumoniae quorum sensing"
Dr Kevin Bryson (Department of Computer Science, University College London)
 
3rd March - "Modelling plant nutrient uptake"
Dr Tiina Roose (School of Mathematics, University of Southampton) 

 

Autumn 2009

14th October - "High throughput approaches to biological signalling processes"

Dr Ben Hall (Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Oxford)

 

28th October - "Structural identifiability and indistinguishability analyses: Tools for Systems Biology"

Dr Mike Chappell (School of Engineering, University of Warwick)

 

11th November - "System-level feedbacks control cell cycle progression"

Prof Bela Novak, Chair in Systems Biology (Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford)

 

25th November - "Threshold models of intracellular calcium release"

Prof Stephen Coombes (Department of Mathematics, University of Nottingham) 

 

Summer 2009

29th April - "How Systems Biology can benefit your research"

Dr Marcus Tindall and , University of Reading.

 

13th May - "Structure, dynamics and efficiency of tumour vascular networks"

Dr Tomas Alarcon (Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Imperial College, London).  View abstract

 

27th May - "Molecular Logic Gates and Network Medicine"

Dr Rune Linding, The Institute of Cancer Research. View abstract.

 

10th June - "Mathematical models for tissue engineering"

Dr Sarah Waters (Oxford Centre for Industrial Applied Mathematics), Website: http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/~waters/Waters/Dr_Sarah_Waters.html

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