Past Speakers

Below is a list of all speakers who have presented at NEFF in the past, along with the title of their talk (where known)

2016

October 21st
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University
Paraskevi Kritsiligkou, Grant lab, Manchester
" Redox regulation in the mitochondrial intermembrane space "

Lakxmi Subramanian , Queen Mary College London
"Mechanisms of Centromere Assembly & Propagation by the Highly Conserved Mis18 Complex"

May 20th
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University
Shiney George, Jeremy Brown Lab, Newcastle University
"The End is Nigh... Or is it?"

Peter Banks, High Throughput Screening Facility, Newcastle University
"High Throughput Screening Facility: Update and Upgrades 2016"

February 19th
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University
Alex Whale, Simon Whitehall Lab, Newcastle University
"Characterisation of Abo1, a bromodomain-containing AAA ATPase"

Clare Lewis, Brian Morgan Lab, Newcastle University
"A Novel Role for Small Ubiquitin Modifier in the yeast Cytoskeleton"

2016

October 21st
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University
Sara Luzzi, Manolis Papamichos-Chronakis Lab, Newcastle University
"Investigating the role of INO80 in RNA polymerase II transcription in Saccharomyces cerevisiae."

Anupama Chembath , Julian Rutherford Lab, Newcastle University
"Ammonium sensing during yeast pseudohyphal growth"

May 20th
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University
Shiney George, Jeremy Brown Lab, Newcastle University
"The End is Nigh... Or is it?"

Peter Banks, High Throughput Screening Facility, Newcastle University
"High Throughput Screening Facility: Update and Upgrades 2016"

February 19th
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University
Alex Whale, Simon Whitehall Lab, Newcastle University
"Characterisation of Abo1, a bromodomain-containing AAA ATPase"

Clare Lewis, Brian Morgan Lab, Newcastle University
"A Novel Role for Small Ubiquitin Modifier in the yeast Cytoskeleton"

2015

April 10th
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University

Stephen S. Foster, Stephen S. Foster Lab, Leicester University
"Uncovering the genetic architectures of complex cancer cell traits using budding yeast models"

Jane Usher, Ken Haynes Lab, Exeter University
"Resurrecting a sexual cycle in Candida glabrata"

January 23rd
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University
Kate Clark, David Lydall Lab, Newcastle University
"A genome-wide study of the CST (Cdc13-Stn1-Ten1) telomere-capping proteins"

Claudia Schneider, Claudia Schneider Lab, Newcastle University
"Finding the missing endonucleases in yeast ribosome biogenesis"

2014

Special Seminar 11 December 2014
Edgar Hartsuiker (Bangor University)

"The role of DNA repair in resistance to topoisomerase inhibitors and nucleoside analogues"


2pm Thursday 11 December 2014, L2.4 (William Leech Building, Medical School)

Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Cancer Biology, Chairman at the North West Cancer Research Institute, and holder of a CRUK Career Establishment Award.

Experiments in fission yeast S. pombe and in mammalian tissue culture were presented.

Seminar Host: David Lydall


September 26th
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University
Julian Rutherford, Julian Rutherford Lab, Newcastle University
"Ammonium sensing in yeast"

Melanie Ikeh and Iaroslava Kos, Janet Quinn Lab, Newcastle University
"The importance of stress responses in C. albicans pathogenesis"

May 9th
Dental Lecture Theatre E, Newcastle University
Simon Lebaron, Laboratoire de Cristallographie et RMN Biologiques, Universite Paris Descartes
"Structure-Function Relationships in Yeast Ribosome Biogenesis"

Elahe Radmaneshfar, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
"Osmotic Stress and the Regulation of the Cell Cycle in S. cerevisiae from a Systems Biology Perspective"

January 24th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Ellen Rumsby, Morgan Lab, Newcastle University
"Oxidative Stress and the Regulation of the Cell Cycle in S cerevisiae"

Dr Dora Sideri, Jurg Bahler's Lab, UCL
"Studies on Ageing and Prions in S pombe""

2013

October 11th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Csenge Gal, Whitehall Lab, Newcastle University
"Global Regulation of Chromatin by an AAA-ATPase"

Dr Nick Watkins, Watkins Lab, Newcastle University
"Ribosomes, Genetic Disease and Cell Signalling""

April 19th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Dr Tim Humphrey, Oxford University
"DNA double-strand breaks, chromatin and genome stability"

Dr Conrad Nieduszynski, Nottingham University
"Genome replication - regulation in time and space""

January 18th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Lewis Tomalin, Veal Lab, Newcastle University
"Why would a cell switch off its peroxidase enzymes in response to oxidative stress? Can computer models tell us more?"

Conor Lawless, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University
"Genome replication - regulation in time and space""

2012

October 26th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Elizabeth Andrew, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University
"TMPyP4-PPP = RIP?"

Dr Jeremy Brown, Brown Lab, Newcastle University
"Quality control or just frustrated nucleases?"

April 27th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Professor Chris Grant, Manchester University
Induction of yeast prions by reactive oxygen species

Dr Joanna Potrykus, University of Aberdeen
Tracking Candida-host interactions during developing systemic disease in situ

January 20th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Martin Schröder, Schröder Lab, Durham University
"Signal integration of endoplasmic reticulum and osmotic stress signaling by the Rpd3L histone deacetylase"

Debbie Thomas, Quinn Lab, Newcastle University
"Two Component Signalling to the Hog1 SAPK in Candida albicans"

2011

October 14th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Julian Rutherford, Rutherford Lab, Newcastle University
"Nickel homeostasis in Cryptococcus neoformans"

Michael Rushton, Maringele Lab, Newcastle University
"A novel function of Rif1 at chromosome ends which is independent of Rap1"

July 8th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Dr. Mark Ashe, The University of Manchester
"Cellular stress and the synthesis of protein"

Dr. Simon Avery, The University of Nottingham
"Individuality of yeast cells, their stress resistances and virulence"

May 6th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Heather Murton, Whitehall Lab, Newcastle University
"Control of LTR retrotranspsosons in S. pombe"

Peter Banks, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University
"High Quality Analysis of Yeast Genetic Interactions"

January 21st
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Marc Flanagan, Morgan Lab, Newcastle University
"Regulation of ubiquitin/ubiquitin-like protein conjugation by reactive oxygen species"

Alison Day, Veal Lab, Newcastle University
"Hydrogen peroxide-sensitive cysteines in the Sty1 MAPK regulate the transcriptional response to oxidative stress"

2010

October 29th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Stéphane Marcand, CEA/Fontenay
"Hot spots of breakage in dicentrics"

Dr. Campbell W. Gourlay, University of Kent
"Linking Actin to Cell Fate"

July 9th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Jan Quinn, Newcastle University
"Stress signalling in Candida albicans"

Fu Yan, Brown Lab, Newcastle University
"Making nonsense of sense - how do 2A peptides promote translational recoding?"

April 23rd
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Josephine Wardle, Whitehall Lab, Newcastle University
"Retrotransposons, silencing and histone chaperones"

Siddharth Narayanan, Schroeder Lab, Durham University
"The role of bZIP transcription factor Hac1p in osmosensitive gene activation"

January 29th
Ageing Research Laboratories, Newcastle University
Lars Erwig, University of Aberdeen
"Interactions of the Candida albicans with the innate immune system"

2009

October 16th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Jonathan Rand, Morgan Lab, Newcastle University
"Stressed out... need a doughnut?"

Nick Watkins, Newcastle University
"A global analysis of box C/D snoRNPs, RNA-protein complexes that catalyse the methylation of ribosomal RNA"

July 17th
Ageing Research Laboratories, Newcastle University
Rob Panting, Rutherford Lab, Newcastle University
"The Role of Nickel in the Survival of Cryptococcus neoformans"

Jindriska Fiserova, Goldberg Lab, Durham University
"Nucleocytoplasmic transport in Yeasts"

Julian Rutherford, Newcastle University
"Yeast metal reductases"

April 24th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Yuan Xue, Maringele Lab, Newcastle University
"Rif1 is a band-aid for telomere damage, essential for cell proliferation in the absence of repair"

Iglika Ivanova, Maringele Lab, Newcastle University
"Telomeres with a pinch of salt: prevention of cell swelling during cellular senescence activates anti-senescence mechanisms"

Darren Wilkinson, Newcastle University
"Quantifying genetic interactions in yeast using genome-wide robotic experiments"

January 23rd
Ageing Research Laboratories, Newcastle University
Stephanie Merchan, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University
"A genome-wide screen for sensitivity or resistance to the G quadruplex binding porphyrin TMPyP4 in budding yeast"

Frances Purtill, Morgan Lab, Newcastle University
"The regulation of cell cycle-dependent gene expression in Schizosaccharomyces pombe"

Miranda Patterson, Quinn Lab, Newcastle University
"Regulation of the oxidative stress response in the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans."

2008

October 16th
Large Board Meeting Room, Newcastle University
Amanda Greenall, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University
"The genome-wide transcriptional response to telomere uncapping in budding yeast"

Vicki Doronina, Brown Lab, Newcastle University
"Recruitment of Release Factors to a Sense Codon as a First Step in an unusual 'Stop-Carry-On' Translational Recoding Event"

June 12th
Ageing Research Laboratories, Newcastle University
Janni Peterson, University of Manchester
"Environmental control of cell size at division in fission yeast"

Catherine Millar, University of Manchester
"Dynamic chromatin: histone variants and acetylation"

March 14th
Research Beehive, Newcastle University
Alison Day, Veal Lab, Newcastle University
"Conserved Cysteine residues in the Sty1 MAPK are important for resistance to oxidative stress"

Alessandra Dantas, Quinn Lab, Newcastle University
"The role of the thioredoxin system in regulating stress responses and morphogenesis in the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans"

Stephen Addinall, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University
"A Genome-Wide Screen for Novel Genes Involved in Telomere Function"

January 7th
Durham University
Mike Stark, University of Dundee
"Roles and regulation of Ipl1p kinase in chromosome biorientation and spindle checkpoint activation"

Mick Tuite, University of Kent
"How yeast cells replicate the [PSI+] prion, a novel epigenetic determinant"

2007

July
Isabelle Morin, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University
Eileen Leung, Brown Lab, Newcastle University

April
Adele Marston, Schroeder Lab, Durham University
Martin Schroeder, Durham University

February
Kathryn Ayscough, University of Sheffield
Jill Cheetham, Quinn Lab, Newcastle University

2006

November
Iain Hagan, University of Manchester
Al Brown, University of Aberdeen
Julian Rutherford, Newcastle University

October
Emma Williams, Whitehall Lab, Newcastle University
Vaso Sapountzi, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University

April
Judy Berman

January
Martin Schroeder, Durham University
Steve Foster, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University

2005

November
Luis Aragon, Imperial College London
Caroline Wilkinson, University of Manchester

September
Kathryn Doris, Morgan Lab, Newcastle University
Amanda Greenall, Whitehall Lab, Newcastle University

July
Debbie Smith Quinn Lab, Newcastle University
Rob van Nues, Brown Lab, Newcastle University

May
Misha Zubko, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University
Alison Day, Veal Lab, Newcastle University

February
Ray Waters, Cardiff University
Ken Haynes, Imperial College London

2004

July
Vicki Doronina, Brown Lab, Newcastle University
Laura Maringele, Lydall Lab, Newcastle University