Friday Wraps

ISMB 'Friday Wrap' meetings are held weekly during term time, and provide a forum for discussion with colleagues, and updates about the latest developments in our research. Talks are given by postdocs, final year PhD students and/or young PIs.

Members of the following departments are welcome to attend:

Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL
Department of of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck
Department of Chemistry, UCL
School of Computer Sciences and Information Systems, Birkbeck

Autumn 2019 Schedule

Venue: Glaxo-Wellcome Seminar Room (B62/63), Birkbeck College, Malet Street (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 15:00-16:00 talks, followed by refreshments
Dates: Fridays from 11th October to 13th December
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Date Speakers and Titles Venue
11th October 1st Talk | Exploring the role of DNA topology in genome function at the single-molecule level
Greame King - Dr Greame King, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

2nd Talk | Engineering contact-dependent bacterial secretion systems to modulate microbial populations
Brian Ho - Dr Brian Ho, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
18th October 1st Talk | Dissecting a co-translational knife-edge between folding and misfolding
Oliver Thomas - Dr Lisa Cabrita’s group, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

2nd Talk | Development of a protein-based delivery system for inducing cell death in cancer cells
Manoj Saxena - Dr Phil Robinson’s group, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
25th October 1st Talk | Dissecting clathrin light chain (CLC) function by using CLCa and CLCb knock-out mice models
Cherry, Yu Chen - Prof Frances Brodsky’s group, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

2nd Talk | Methods that can predict drug-target residence time
Andrew Potterton - Prof Andrea Townsend-Nicholson’s group, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
1st November 1st Talk | Mechanism and biological function of multisite phosphorylation in cancer
Anastasia Mylona - Dr Anastasia Mylona, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

2nd Talk | Biomolecular data modelling for cryo-EM and MS
Tristan Cragnolini - Dr Konstantinos Thalassinos’ group, joint ISMB affiliation

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
8th November 1st Talk | Turn me on, riboswitches controlling gene expression in M. tuberculosis
Alexandre D’Halluin - Dr Kristine Arnvig’s group, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

2nd Talk | Giving single cells a story - Heterogeneity within (non)-cancer cell populations
Kristina Ulicna - Dr Alan Lowe’s group, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
15th November 1st Talk | An integrative structural biology approach to unravel neuroserpin polymers structure
Luca Broggini - Dr James Irving’s group, Research Department of Respiratory Medicine, UCL

2nd Talk | Non-canonical splicesomal assemblies on the mRNAs of charged proteins
Rupert Faraway - Prof Jernej Ule’s group, Research Department of Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
22nd November 1st Talk | Unravelling the solution structures and stability of industrially-important antibodies with and without glycans
Valentina Spiteri - Prof Stephen Perkin’s group, Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

2nd Talk | Cancelled

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
29th November 1st Talk | Norcoclaurine Synthase: Structural Studies, Enzyme Engineering and the Biocatalytic Synthesis of Novel Alkaloids
Rebecca Roddan - Prof Helen Hailes, Research Department of Chemistry, UCL

2nd Talk | The interaction at the centre of TRIM28-mediated transcription silencing
Eugene Sun - Dr Alan Cheung’s group, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
6th December 1st Talk | Translational imaging of the dementias - what do tau PET tracers really show?
Kerstin Sander - Radiochemistry Team, Centre for Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, UCL

2nd Talk | Pore forming Toxins visualized by 3D cryo-electron microscopy
Gwen Marini - Prof Helen Saibil, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
13th December 1st Talk | Structural studies on ATPases involved in Type 4 Secretion System
Abhinav Koyamangalath - Prof Gabriel Waksman’s group, joint ISMB affiliation

2nd Talk | The structure and function of NusA paralogues in Archaea
Duy Khanh Phung - Prof Finn Werner, RNAP lab, Institute for Structural & Molecular Biology, UCL

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck