MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine

IGMM seminar series

The IGMM Seminar Series attracts distinguished scientists from around the world working in the fields of genetics, molecular medicine and cancer research, and whose research complements that being done at IGMM.

Unless stated, all seminars take place at 1pm in the IGMM Lecture Theatre.



Thursday 16th January : Single cell epigenome landscape of development and ageing

Professor Wolf Reik, Babraham Institute, Cambridge

Host: Dr Tamir Chandra

Thursday 23rd January: Nanopore sequencing from large genomes to small regions

Professor Matthew Loose, University of Nottingham

Host: Dr Thomas Williams

**ADDITIONAL SEMINAR**                                                                                                                                                                                                          13.00-14.00  Monday 27th January: Precision Oncology – Hope or Hype?

Professor Andrew Biankin, Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow

Host: Professor Margaret Frame

Thursday 30th January: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Professor Steve Brusatte, Grant Institute, University of Edinburgh

Host: Professor Wendy Bickmore


Thursday 6th February : Massive centriole production in multiciliated cells

Dr Alice Meunier, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

Host: Dr Pleasantine Mill

Thursday 20th February : Protein-RNA complexes in development and disease: insights from iCLIP

Dr Jernej Ule, Crick Institute, London

Host: Professor Javier Caceres

Thursday 27th February : Transposons as a source of regulatory elements in development and disease

Dr Miguel Branco, QMUL, London

Host: Professor Ian Adams


13.00-14.00 Tuesday 3rd March : Towards the mechanisms of chromatin transcription

Professor Patrick Cramer, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen

Host: Kathryn Jackson-Jones

Thursday 5th March : Mechanisms regulating tumour transition states

Professor Cedric Blanpain, Laboratory of Stem Cells and Cancer, ULB, Brussels

Host: Dr Kevin Myant

13.00-14.00 Monday 9th March : The Genetic Heterogeneity and Functional Dependencies of Melanoma

Dr David Adams, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Host: Professor Wendy Bickmore

Postponed to Thursday 26th November :   mRNA translation in tissue homeostasis and tumor development

Professor Raul Mendez, IRB, Barcelona

Host: Professor Javier Caceres


Thursday 23rd April : TBA

Dr Andrea Ablasser, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Host: Dr Juan Carlos Acosta

Thursday 30th April : TBA

Dr Gaia Pigino, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden

Host: Dr Pleasantine Mill


Thursday 7th May : Nucleolar dynamics regulate innate immunity and longevity

Professor Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Ageing, Cologne

Host: Dr Lesley Stark

13.00-14.00 Monday 11th May : TBA

Professor John D. Scott, University of Washington School of Medicine

Host:  Professor Margaret Frame

Thursday 14th May : TBA

Professor Stefan Mundlos, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin

Host: Professor Colin Semple

13.00 Monday 18th May : TBA

Professor Xin Lu, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of Oxford

Host: Professor Margaret Frame

Thursday 21st May : TBA

Professor Stephen Tait, Beatson Institute, University of Glasgow

Host: Dr Ashish Dhir

Thursday 28th May : Team science approaches to beat oesophageal cancer

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, MRC Cancer Unit, Cambridge

Host: Dr Craig Anderson


Thursday 4th June : TBA

Dr Paola Scaffidi, Crick Institute, London

Host: Dr Noor Gammoh

Thursday 25th June : Activation of Endogenous Retrotransposable Elements as a Mechanism Contributing to Age-associated Sterile Inflammation

Professor John Sedivy, Brown University

Host: Dr Tamir Chandra