The Section of Structural and Synthetic Biology holds research seminars from external speakers from 4-6pm at the South Kensington Campus (unless otherwise stated).

Details of upcoming seminars are shown below. If you have any queries, please contact Kasia Pearce (k.pearce@imperial.ac.uk)

All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming seminars

DateSpeakerTalk titleLocation
 21 November 2019 Professor Charles Bangham The human leukaemia virus HTLV-1: chromatin structure, epigenetics and regulation of latency Room 119, Sir Alexander Fleming Building 
12 March 2020 Dr Nicolas Thomä CUL4 ubiquitin ligases in genome maintenance and drug discovery Room 119, Sir Alexander Fleming Building 
 21 May 2020 Professor Andrea Musacchio


Cell division: from reconstitution to function

Room 119, Sir Alexander Fleming Building 
Upcoming seminars

Past seminars

Past seminars

DateSpeakerTalk titleLocation
5 September 2019

Dr David Riglar, Imperial College London

Seeing in the Dark: Engineering microbes to monitor and control the mammalian gut environment Room 120, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
13 June 2019

Professor Jane Endicott, Newcastle University 

Mechanistic insights into CDK activity revealed by comparative analysis of CDK-cyclin structures

Room 119, SAF Building, South Kensington Campus
16 April 2019

Dr Alessandro Costa

Eukaryotic chromosome replication studied by cryo-electron microscopy

Room 119, SAF Building, South Kensington Campus
13 February 2019

Professor James Naismith, University of Oxford  

Strange chemistry: The uses of peptides to transport iron and to treat disease

Room 158D MDL1, SAF Building, South Kensington Campus
8 November 2018 Dr Timm Maier, University of Basel

The structural basis for regulation of acetyl-CoA carboxylase 1

Room G47A, Flowers Building, South Kensington Campus
26 April 2018

Professor Christopher Hill, University of Utha

Structure and mechanism of Vps4, the enzyme that drives membrane fission in the ESCRT pathways  

Room G34, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
1 March 2018


Professor Jane Endicott, Newcastle University

Characterisation of CDK complexes controlling the cell cycle and transcription

Room G34, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
8 February 2018


Professor Virginijus Siksnys, Vilnus University


CRISPR-Cas defense: a stand-alone Cas9 and multiplexed Cas10

Room G34, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
12 October 2017

Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Heyer University of California

Homologous recombination and chromosomal rearrangements

Room 120, Sir Alexander Fleming Building

25 May 2017  Dr. Stephen J. Smerdon, The Francis Crick Institute, UK Signalling around double-stranded DNA breaks – new tricks for old dogs! Signalling around double-stranded DNA breaks – new tricks for old dogs! Room 122, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
2 March 2017 Prof. John Schwabe, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UDr. Stephen J. Smerdon The Francis Crick Institute, University of Leicester Understanding the structure and function of transcriptional repression complexes using a combinatorial approach Room G34, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
15 September 2016 Professor Susan Lea, University of Oxford Using mixed methods and ecto-parasites to unpick complement activation and regulation mechanisms SAF Building, room 119
17 November 2016 Dr Bruno Klaholz, IGBMC High-resolution cryo-EM structure of the human 80S ribosome Flowers Building, Room G47A, South Kensington
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