Scheduled Events

Future Events

  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 12 May 2016, 3:00-5:30pm

Diana Jurk (ICaMB) “Senescence - can anti-inflammatories help?"

David Llobet-Navas (IGM) "Insights from miR-424/503: a breast tumour suppressor with a role in fat homeostasis

Laura Greeves (IoN) "Mitochondrial DNA mutations in ageing and cancer"

Amanda Villalvilla (ICM) "Diving into genetic predisposition for osteoarthritis: epigenetic modulation of the 20q13 susceptibility region"


Past Meetings


  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room, ICaMB, 6 December 2011   

Prof. Neil Perkins (ICaMB)

"Regulation of cancer cell proliferation and survival by NF-kappaB"

Dr. Alison Day (ICaMB, Elizabeth Veal's lab)

"Why evolve peroxidases that are sensitive to inactivation by hydrogen peroxide?"


  • The Opportunities Room, IAH, 14 June 2012  

Prof. David Elliott (IGM)

"Identifying functional targets for splicing regulators"

Dr. Laura Maringele (IAH)

"CIA factors at telomeres?"


  • The Opportunities Room, IAH, 4 October 2012

Dr. Adam Benham (School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University)

"Why are specialised ER chaperones required for male fertility?"

Dr. Jelena Mann (ICM)

"Protective Adaptation by Heritable Epigenetic Modifications"


  • G02, IGM, International Centre for Life, 1 November 2012

    Dr. Fiona Oakley (Institute of Cellular Medicine)

    " NF-kB signalling in wound healing and regeneration"

    Dr. Luke Gaughan (Northern Institute for Cancer Research)

    " Epigenetic regulation of estrogen receptor function in breast cancer cells”


  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room, ICaMB, 6 December 2012   

    Prof. Linda Lako (IGM)  

    "A break is not the end: insights into DNA damage disorders using pluripotent stem cells"

    Dr. Ian Cowell (ICaMB) 

    "DNA topoisomerases and transcription factories, a recipe for chromosome translocation?"


  • The Opportunities Room, IAH, 7 February 2013

Dr. Kelly Coffey (NICR) 

"The lysine demethylase, KDM4B, is a key molecule in androgen receptor signalling and turnover”

Prof. Caroline Austin (ICaMB)

"Human genome-wide TOP2B occupancy"


  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room, ICaMB, 1 April 2013

Prof. Michael Briggs (IGM)

“Refining disease mechanisms in genetic skeletal disease for translational validation”

DrJoao Passos (IAH)

“Mitochondria, telomeres and the severity of senescence”


  • G02, IGM, International Centre for Life, 6 June 2013
"Alternative splicing in stem cell differentiation and epithelial to mesenchymal transitions - clues from evolution"
Dr Francesco Bruni (ICaMB, Bob Lightowlers' lab) 
"Exploring RNA degradation in human mitochondria: the fate of short RNAs"
  • G02, IGM, International Centre for Life, 12 September 2013
"Structure/function studies of CDK9"
"Small animal in vivo imaging  at Newcastle university"
  • The Opportunities Room (IAH, Campus for Ageing and Vitality), 7 November 2013, 3:45-5pm

    Sponsored by Life Technologies:

Dr Nick Watkins (ICaMB) "The 5S RNP Couples p53 Homeostasis to Ribosome Biogenesis and Nucleolar Stress"
Dr Olivier Binda (NICR) "Lysine methylation, methyltransferases, and histones"
  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 5 December 2013, 3:45-5pm
Dr Diego Miranda-Saavedra (ICM) "Systems biology approaches to dissect and manipulate the IL-10/STAT3 anti-inflammatory response"
Dr Bernadette Carroll (IAH, Korolchuk's lab) "Novel mechanism of amino acid sensing by mTOR in mammalian cells"
  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 6 February 2014, 3:45-5pm
Dr Julia Reichelt (ICM) "TALEN-mediated gene therapy for epidermolysis bullosa"
Dr Simon Whitehall (ICaMB) "Global Control of Chromatin by a Conserved AAA-ATPase"
  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 3 April 2014, 3:45-5pm
Prof Thomas von Zglinicki (IAH) "Mitochondrial dysfunction, cell senescence and ageing"
Dr Owen Davies (ICaMB) "The molecular structure and function of the human synaptonemal complex in meiosis"
  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 5 June 2014, 3:45-5pm
Dr Janet Quinn (ICaMB) "Survival in the host - specialised stress responses in the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans"
Kate Clark (Lydall lab, ICaMB) "Interplay between Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay and DNA Damage Response Pathways Reveals that Stn1 and Ten1 Are the Key CST Telomere-Cap Components"
  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 13 November 2014, 3:00-5:30pm

Urszula McClurg (Robson lab, NICR) "Rub a DUB Drug - exploring DUBs as therapeutic targets in prostate cancer"

Alessio Ianetti (Perkins lab, ICaMB) "Regulation of p53 and Rb Links the Alternative NF-κB Pathway to EZH2 Expression and Cell Senescence"

Mark Wade (Gaughan lab, NICR) "The histone demethylase enzyme KDM3A is a key estrogen receptor regulator in breast cancer"

Filippo Scialo (Sanz lab, ICaMB) "Site-specific ROS signal preserves mitochondrial function and extends Drosophila lifespan"

  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 5 February 2015, 3:00-5:30pm
Josana Rodriguez (ICaMB) CDC42 & atypical PKC: new insights for old cell polarity regulators
Mathew Martin (Endicott/Noble lab, NICR) Targeting Bromodomains through Serendipity
Kelly Coffey (NICR) Evaluating the methyltransferase, KMT5A, in prostate cancer
Ana Moles (Fibrosis lab, ICM)Implications of proteases in renal fibrosis
  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 14 May 2015, 3:00-5:30pm

Olivier Binda (NICR) “Chromatin signalling"

Iaroslava Kos (Quinn lab, ICaMB) “Inhibition of Cap1-mediated oxidative stress responses – a major antifungal defence mechanism?"

David Hill (Lovat lab, ICM) "Contribution of autophagy to the survival of melanoma-initiating CD271-positive subpopulations"

Ashwin Sriram (Sanz lab, ICaMB) “A mitochondrial ROS signal activates mitophagy and regulates mitochondrial dynamics"


  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 19 November 2015, 3:00-5:30pm

Caroline Wilson (Mann lab, ICM) “The role of neutrophils in inflammation driven cancer"

Elaine Willmore (NICR) "Targeting IKK alpha in primary leukaemia cells: effects on non-canonical NF-kB signalling and cell survival" 

Seamus Holden (ICaMB) "Spying on the biophysics of live bacteria with super-resolution microscopy"

Graeme Hewitt (Passos/Korolchuk lab, ICaMB) "p62: linking protein homeostasis with DNA damage during ageing"


  • Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room (ICaMB, main campus), 11 February 2016, 3:00-5:30pm
Jelena Mann (ICM) “Epigeentic reprogramming of wound healing"

Martyna Pastok (Endicott lab, NICR) "CDK4 and CDK6 containing complexes in cell cycle regulation" 

Nuria Martinez (Singh lab, ICaMB) "Autophagy and Integrative Physiology"

Clara Correia Melo (Passos lab, ICaMB) "Mitochondria are required for the pro-ageing features of cellular senescence"