Friday Wraps

ISMB 'Friday Wrap' meetings are held weekly during term time, providing 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.

For 2022-23 Term 1/Autumn:
ISMB Friday Wraps will take place from 3-4pm in-person in Glaxo-Wellcome room B62 Birkbeck for attendees based on site.
with a live link via MS Teams for those based off site (MS Teams link invitation is included in promotional emails and circulated to ISMB member calendars).
Presenters available to do so will give their talk in-person in the venue; those based off-site will present by video link on MS Teams. For further information, please contact the ISMB Administrator.

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

Term 1/Autumn 2022-23 Schedule

Date, time Speakers and Titles Venue
14th October 2022, 3-4pm 1st Talk | Visualising SWI/SNF, a chromatin remodeler, in action
Speaker | Debbie Woods - Dr. Philip Robinson's group, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

2nd Talk | A DNA nanostructure for membrane probing
Speaker | Alexia Rottensteiner - Prof. Stefan Howorka's group, Department of Chemistry, UCL

Room 532, Birkbeck
21st October 2022, 3-4pm 1st Talk | The changing microtubule cytoskeleton of the malaria parasite revealed by in situ cryo-ET
Speaker | Josie Ferreira - Prof. Carolyn Moores' group, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

2nd Talk | Cryo-EM structure of the African Swine Fever RNA polymerase
Speaker | Simona Pilotto - Prof. Finn Werner's group, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

Glaxo-Wellcome Room B62, Birkbeck
28th October 2022 No Friday Wrap - meeting of ISMB Incubators Incubator members will be notified of the venue from their Incubator lead.
4th November 2022, 3-4pm 1st Talk | The Gene Expression Control Mechanisms by Vitamin B12-sensing Riboswitches in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Speaker | Terry Kipkorir - Dr. Kristine Arnvig's group, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

2nd Talk | Opportunistic recognition of methylated RNA by the non-canonical reader IMP1
Speaker | Gian Abis - Prof. Andres Ramos' group, Research Department of Structrual and Molecular Biology, UCL

Glaxo-Wellcome Room B62, Birkbeck
11th November 2022, 3-4pm 1st Talk | Expression, Solubilisation & Purification of a Nrp1 transmembrane construct for structural characterisation
Speaker | Dino Janssen - Prof. Snezana Djordjevic's group, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

2nd Talk | Conformational analysis of antibody CDR loops upon binding
Speaker | Chu'nan Liu - Prof. Andrew Martin's group, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

Glaxo-Wellcome Room B62, Birkbeck
18th November 2022, 3-4pm 1st Talk | The Role of Cargo Binding in COPII Assembly/Disassembly
Speaker | Euan Pyle - Dr. Giulia Zanetti's group, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

2nd Talk | Characterising the impact of α-synuclein N-terminal modifications using biophysical techniques
Speaker | Rosie Bell - Prof. Mark Williams' group, Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck

Glaxo-Wellcome Room B62, Birkbeck
25th November 2022
No Friday Wrap - meeting of ISMB Incubators Incubator members will be notified of the venue from their Incubator lead.
2nd December 2022, 3-4pm 1st Talk | The Prediction of Lifespan from Simple Phenotypes in Fission Yeast
Speaker | Olivia Hillson - Prof. Jürg Bähler's group, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

2nd Talk | Rewriting the genetic code: the algal plastome as a testbed for basic and applied studies
Speaker | Harry Jackson - Prof. Saul Purton's group, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

Glaxo-Wellcome Room B62, Birkbeck
9th December 2022, 3-4pm 1st Talk | Facile and selective N-alkylation of gentamicin antibiotics via chemoenzymatic synthesis
Speaker | Gorjan Stojanovski - Prof. Helen Hailes' group, Department of Chemistry, UCL

2nd Talk | Presentation of 499 variants in the T-box transcription factor 5 gene in an interactive TBX5 variant database
Speaker | Shabana Shabana - Prof. Steve Perkins' group, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

Glaxo-Wellcome Room B62, Birkbeck
16th December 2022 No Friday Wrap - meeting of ISMB Incubators Incubator members will be notified of the venue from their Incubator lead.
Friday Wraps will return in 2023...