Past events

14
Dec
2018
Speaker: Professor Jotun Hein, Professor Bioinformatics, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
This lecture series has 12 audio-lectures (slides with voice), each with 30 slides and each lasting 90 minutes.  Thus 18 hours in total.  The aim is to give the BIG PICTURE of the topic and hopefully also hint at open problems.  Each slide might summarize a paper, so technical detail is generally
12
Dec
2018
Join us for stimulating scientific discussions with our visitors from Singapore in the themes of Biodiversity, Parasitology, Plant Science and Structural Biology. 
06
Dec
2018
Speaker: Dr Chris G Tate - Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge - Host Associate Professor Richard Callaghan
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) activate intracellular signalling proteins (G proteins and arrestins) in response to extracellular signalling molecules. GPCRs are highly dynamic proteins, which rapidly interchange between different conformational states.
05
Dec
2018
Speaker: Eleanor Stalenberg, Foley Group, RSB, ANU
Mapping species vulnerability to climate change Forecasting how a changing climate will affect wildlife is a major goal in scientific research and policy.
04
Dec
2018
Speaker: Kevin Hultine
Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) gallery forests support large numbers of dependent communities and ecosystem processes, but are among the most threatened forest types in North America.
04
Dec
2018
Speaker: Andrew McKechnie, University of Pretoria
The ability of some birds to survive and breed in the hottest and driest habitats on the planet, despite their diurnal habits and high mass-specific energy and water requirements, has intrigued ecological physiologists for nearly a century.
30
Nov
2018
Speaker: Kevin Murray
In this talk, I'll overview two chapters from my thesis. Both seek to establish model plant systems that can be used to study the genetic basis of adaptation to the environment.
29
Nov
2018
Speaker: Dr Christian Bok - Charles Darwin University - Host Giel van Dooren
“The Xenotext” is an artistic exercise currently being undertaken by the poet Christian Bök, who proposes to create an example of “living poetry.” Bök plans to generate a short verse about language and genetics, whereupon he plans to use a “chemical alphabet” to translate this poem into a sequenc
28
Nov
2018
Speaker: Professor Paul Birch FRSE
The oomycete Phytophthora infestans causes late blight, the most significant disease of potato and tomato. As such, it is a threat to food security. It has been shown to secrete so-called effector proteins to suppress the host immune system.
27
Nov
2018
Speaker: Professor Kim Hammond-Kosack
Crops are susceptible to a multitude of diseases, some of the most devastating being caused by microscopic fungi.   Plant pathogenic fungi and their hosts are locked in a battle, the outcome of which is strongly influenced by their genetic attributes.

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