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Seminars

A list of seminars of relevance to researchers in infectious diseases. There are currently no in-person seminars, but some have been re-arranged as webinars.

Infection Medicine Online Seminar: Paramyxoviruses, interferon & within host RNA virus persistence

When:   Monday 28 September 2020

Time:  12 to 1 pm

Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate, link to be confirmed

Speaker:  Professor Richard E. Randall, School of Biology, University of St Andrews

Host: Jürgen Haas (

Scottish Gut Seminar Series: Mitochondrial dysfunction & Mitophagy

When:   Monday 28 September 2020

Time:  1 pm

Where: Online via Zoom; Meeting ID: 898 8286 1829, Passcode: intestine

Speaker: Dr Arianne Theiss (Colorado)

Host:  Emily Gwyer Findlay (Emily.Findlay@ed.ac.uk)

School of Social & Political Science Webinar: Testing and Trust. Reseaching trust and the social value of testing in Scotland's COVID-19 response

When:   Wednesday 30 September 2020

Time:  1 - 3 pm.

Where: Meeting via Zoom but please register on Eventbrite to be emailed the Zoom link.

Registration: To register click here

Speaker: Shona Lee (DiaDev Research Fellow and study lead - shona.lee@ed.ac.uk) with Alice Street (Principal Investigator of DiaDev and Testing and Trust - )

Host:  The Testing and Trust team 

Scottish Gut Seminar Series: Human gut tumour - derived organoids

When:   Monday in October 2020 (TBC)

Time:  TBC

Where: Online via Zoom; Meeting ID: 815 4360 6922, Passcode: intestine

Speaker: Dr Mairi Maclean (Dundee)

Host:  Emily Gwyer Findlay (Emily.Findlay@ed.ac.uk)

Infection Medicine Online Seminar

When:   Monday 9 November 2020

Time:  12 to 1 pm

Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate – link to be confirmed

Speaker: Dr Edward Hutchinson, Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow

Host: Richard Sloan

Scottish Gut Seminar Series: Microbiota & the Immune System

When:   Monday 16 November 2020

Time:  4 pm

Where: Online via Zoom; Meeting ID: 847 2557 5855, Passcode: intestine

Speaker: Prof Kathy McCoy (Calgary)

Host:  Emily Gwyer Findlay (Emily.Findlay@ed.ac.uk)

Infection Medicine Online Seminar: Host Defence Peptides in Respiratory Syncytial Virus infection

When:   Monday 23 November 2020.

Time:  12 to 1 pm

Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate – link to be confirmed

Speaker: Donald J DavidsonChair of Host Defence & Inflammation Biology / Centre Academic Lead for Public Engagement, University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research

Host: Richard Sloan (

Infection Medicine Online Seminar

When:   Monday 7 December 2020

Time:  12 to 1 pm

Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate – link to be confirmed

Speaker: Professor John MclauchlanCentre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow

Host: Richard Sloan (

Scottish Gut Seminar Series: PhD Week

When:   Monday 14 December 2020

Time:  1 pm

Where: Online via Zoom ; Meeting ID: 880 0820 3883, Passcode: intestine

Speaker: To be confirmed

Host:  Emily Gwyer Findlay (Emily.Findlay@ed.ac.uk)