ISMB seminars take place every Wednesday during term time, and provide staff and students with the opportunity to hear world class researchers speak at the ISMB. These exciting termly seminar series are organised around specific themes, and are co-ordinated jointly by the Research Department of Structural Molecular Biology at UCL and the Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck. All are welcome to attend.


Summer 2018 Seminar Series

Compartmentalization, Systems Chemistry and Abiogenesis
Coordinator: Dr Salvador Tomas
All talks take place from 13:00-14:00, in Room B20, Birkbeck

Wednesday 25 April 2018
Synthetic Protobiology

Prof Stephen Mann FRS, Centre for Protolife Research and Centre for Organized Matter Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK
Host: Dr Salvador Tomas

Wednesday 2 May 2018
On the origins of biological complexity: what else but chemistry?

Dr Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Host: Dr Salvador Tomas

Wednesday 9 May 2018
Artificial Transmembrane Signal Transduction
Prof Chris Hunter FRS, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
Host: Dr Salvador Tomas

Wednesday 16 May 2018
Off-topic: Linking mechanochemistry with protein folding with single bond resolution

Prof Sergi Garcia-Maynes, Francis Crick Institute and King’s College London, UK
Host: Professor John Christodoulou

Wednesday 23 May 2018
Towards synthetic signal transduction

Dr Simon Webb, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
Host: Dr Salvador Tomas

Wednesday 9 May 2018
Off-topic: The Interplay between protein phosphorylation and protein ubiquitylation in regulating the immune system

Prof Sir Philip Cohen FRS, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK
Host: Professor Ivan Gout

Wednesday 6 June 2018
Can we synthesize life? From self-replication to catalysis and evolution

Prof Sijbren Otto, Centre for Systems Chemistry, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Host: Dr Salvador Tomas

Additional seminar: Monday 25 June 2018
Molecular Motors in Mighty Microscopes: Cryo-EM on a wide range of masses
Gabriel Lander, Scripps Institute, La Jolla
Host: Professor Helen Saibil