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

Spring 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 18th January to 22nd March, except 15th March.
Date Titles and Speakers Venue
18th January Probing ribosome–nascent chain interactions and intracellular quinary structure with NMR relaxation measurements
Chris Waudby, Professor John Christodoulou's group

A long non-coding RNA that prolongs cellular lifespan by fine-tuning of metabolic flux?
Shajahan Anver, Professor Jurg Bahler's group

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
25th January Exploiting protein evolutionary data to predict protein function and functional sites
Sayoni Das, Professor Christine Orengo's group

The Crystalline Armour - Structure of the S-Layer of Clostridium difficile
Oishik Banerji, Professor Gabriel Waksman's group

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
1st February Single-molecule kinetics of pore assembly by the membrane attack complex
Ed Parsons, Professor Bart Hoogenboom's group

Enzyme clusters in cell-wall peptidoglycan metabolism machinery as novel therapeutic targets for anti-TB drug discovery
Arundhati Maitra, Dr Sanjib Bhakta's group

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
8th February Investigating the PKN2 serine/threonine kinase architecture, regulation and substrate-targeting mechanism
Amy Whittaker, Professor Neil McDonald's group

Contact-dependent secretion systems in bacterial communities
Dr Brian Ho, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
15th February Investigating the S. cerevisiae Complex: TINTIN
Emir Aciyan, Dr Alan Cheung's group

EM and AFM studies of an Hsp70 Disaggregase
Joe Beton, Professor Helen Saibil's group

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
22nd February Plasticity of Lipid Binding to the Groove of the Fat Depleting Factor Zinc-α2-glycoprotein
Henna Zahid, Professor Stephen Perkins' group

Let there be light: Building up the algal molecular toolbox
Henry Taunt, Professor Saul Purton's group

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
1st March
(Re)design of the chloroplast genome: towards a synthetic organelle
Harry Jackson, Professor Saul Purton's group

A chemical biology approach to understanding the interaction of Protoxin-II with Nav1.7
Stephen McCarthy, Professor Alethea Tabor's group

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
8th March
Understanding Mycobacterial Genomes: Impacts of Drug Resistance and Identification of Drug Targets
Sony Malhotra, Professor Maya Topf group

Cdk5 and GSK3 inhibit Fast Endophilin-Mediated Endocytosis
Alessandra Casamento, Dr Emmanuel Boucrot's group

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck
15th March
No Friday Wrap this week.
22nd March Structural insights into "host shut off" mediated by the Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpes virus
Hyunah Lee, Dr Tracey Barrett's group

Studies into photoactivatable protein conjugates
Roshni Malde, Dr Jamie Baker's group

Glaxo-Wellcome B62, Birkbeck