IRD Seminar series

Through the monthly IRD seminar series leading experts in the fields of inflammation, repair and development from around the UK and beyond present their work to the department. They also spend the day in the department, meeting the students, postdocs and PIs.

View the Journal Club schedule for a list of upcoming speakers‌ or view the 

Journal club

To further our students’ development, we hold weekly research in progress meetings, monthly seminars with guest speakers and a weekly journal club where students discuss current relevant research. We are always happy to discuss posibilities for student projects within IRD, please contact academics directly or email IRD. IRD students are encouraged to become an active part of the section, there are ample opportunities to take part in networking and social events both within IRD and the wider Imperial community.

Contact the journal club

If you’re interested in the journal club please contact Dr James Harker at


The journal club is a held every Monday at 14:00 and is organized by James Harker. All IRD’s students (PhD, MD, MSc), and anyone else who is interested, get together to discuss the latest and greatest articles in the biomedical field. Presenters take it in turns to introduce, highlight and critique the latest published research. The students also write a blog on their favourite papers (see below). The group also meets with external speakers from the IRD seminar series to discuss their own careers and scientific views. Critical questions always welcome, cookies often provided.