ISMB Friday Wraps

Current schedule of meetings Previous meetings

ISMB 'Friday Wraps' provide a forum around which to relax and get to know other members of the Institute. They also aim to facilitate communication among postdocs and students. These Friday meetings are held weekly.

Meetings begin with refreshments at 15.45, followed by two 30 minute talks from 16.00. Talks are given by postdocs, final year PhD students and/or young PIs.

Members of the following departments are welcome to attend:

Summer 2017 Schedule

Friday Wrap meetings will resume on Friday 13 January 2017. All meetings in the Spring 2017 term will take place in the Glaxo-Wellcome Seminar Room B62, Birkbeck.

Refreshments will be available beforehand in the neighbouring meeting room (B64) from 15.45, with the talks starting at 16.00. Details about the meetings are listed below and are updated as information is confirmed.


Title and Speaker


28 April 2017

Orthogonal Signalling Modes of a Neurotrophic Factor
Dr Sarah Adams, Prof Neil McDonald group

Biophysical and computational characterisation of the disorder-to-order structural transition of SHERP
Elliot Drew, Prof Bonnie Wallace group

B62, Birkbeck

5 May 2017

Development of therapeutic agents against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and cardiovascular disease
Neela Rambaruth, Prof Snezana Djordjevic group

EPR and fluorescence-based approaches for monitoring conformational change in alpha-1-antitrypsin
Evan Wroe, Dr Chris Kay group

B62, Birkbeck

12 May 2017

Structural Insights of WHAMM's Interaction with Microtubules by Cryo-EM
Tianyang Liu, Prof Carolyn Moores group

Unravelling the solution structures of antibodies with and without glycans
Valentina Spiteri, Prof Steve Perkins group

B62, Birkbeck

19 May 2017

The population signalling response of human CD34+ cells differentiating into neutrophils
Lourdes Sriraja, Prof Geraint Thomas group

Host-Microbe Co-metabolism Dictates Cancer Drug Efficacy in C. elegans
Povilas Norvaisas, Prof Filipe Cabreiro group

B62, Birkbeck

26 May 2017

Engineering sulfonium salts for the synthesis of novel Positron Emission Tomography
Klaudia Cybulska, Dr Erik Arstad group

Self-assembled DNA-nanopores that span lipid bilayers
Jonathan Burns, Dr Stefan Howorka group

B62, Birkbeck

2 June 2017

Using cytochrome c oxidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae to study mitochondrial forms of oxidase
Dr Andrew Hartley, Dr Amandine Marechal group

Protein structure and function analyses to understand the implications of alternative splicing
Su Datt Lam, Prof Christine Orengo group

B62, Birkbeck

9 June 2017

Common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs’ (NSAIDs) antibacterial action demonstrated potential of reversing intrinsic antimicrobial resistance in TB
Alina Chrzastek, Dr Sanjib Bhakta group

The mechanism of formaldehyde sensing in the bacterial transcriptional regulator FrmR
Claudine Bisson, Prof Helen Saibil group

B62, Birkbeck





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