Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Reader in Cell-cell Adhesion Signalling



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Guest Lectures

Antitumoral targets upstream and downstream of Ras GTPases, Ras symposium, Santander, Spain, 2012

When development meets cell Biology, French Societies for Cell Biology and Developmental Biology joint meeting, Montpellier, France, 2012

5th Mechanobiology Conference, Singapore, 2011

Gordon Conference on Cell Adhesion, Mount Snow resort, Vermont, USA, 2011

Synergy Meeting, BHF Centre of Research Excellence, Edinburgh, 2010

Membrane Trafficking, University College London, London, 2009

Epithelial Morphogenesis and Diseases, BSCB Autumn Meeting, London, 2008

Cell Migration: from molecules to organisms, 6th Abercrombie Meeting, Oxford, UK, 2007

European Small GTPase Meeting, Umea, Sweden, 2007

Cell Contact and Adhesion, Gordon Conference, Ciocco, Italy, 2007

Ultrasound traps and indices of cell adhesion, UCL Institute of Hepatology, London, 2006

International Meeting on Cytoskeletal Dynamics, Montréal, Canada, 2006

9th International Dahlem Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 2005

German Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Muenster, Germany, 2004

Cell Migration in Development and Disease, 2nd International DGF Symposium, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2004

Signalling Networks in Cell Shape and Motility, Novartis Foundation Symposium no 261, Singapore, 2004

Regulation and Biological Function of Small GTPases, FASEB Summer Research Conferences, Snowmass, USA, 2004

Epithelial Polarity: Basic biology and clinical implications, Third Annual Timberline Symposium, Oregon, USA, 2004

Signalling and cell-cell interactions, Keystone Meeting, Colorado, U.S.A., 2003

Receptor Mechanisms & Signal Transduction, INSERM U441, Bordeaux, France., 2003

Symposium Infection of Endothelium, DGF Workshop, Dresden, Germany, 2003

Molecular Control Mechanisms of Cell Migration, DGF Workshop, Berlin - Germany, 2002

Gordon Conference on Small GTPases, Oxford, 2002

Cell Adhesion, Joint meeting of Belgium and Dutch Societies for Cell Biology, Ghent – Belgium., 2002

Research Staff

Susann Bruche,

Research Student Supervision

Andrea Gubas,, Autophagy regulation

Anna Cock,AC, NHLI Foundation

Fernanda Costal Oliveira,, Cellular Mechanisms of snake venom action

Kyasha Sri Ranjan,, BHF Centre for Research Excellence

Noor Mohd-Naim,NM, Studentship Brunei Government 2010

Susann Bruche,SB, BHF Centre for Research Excellence