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.




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


POSTPONED - New date to be arranged    Thursday 23rd April

Dr Andrea Ablasser, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Host: Dr Juan Carlos Acosta

POSTPONED - New date to be arranged    Thursday 30th April

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

Host: Dr Pleasantine Mill


POSTPONED - New date to be arranged   Thursday 7th May : Nucleolar dynamics regulate innate immunity and longevity

Professor Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Ageing, Cologne

Host: Dr Lesley Stark

POSTPONED - New date to be arranged    Thursday 14th May

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

Host: Professor Colin Semple

POSTPONED - New date to be arranged   Thursday 21st May

Professor Stephen Tait, Beatson Institute, University of Glasgow

Host: Dr Ashish Dhir

Postponed to 28th January 2021     Team science approaches to beat oesophageal cancer

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, MRC Cancer Unit, Cambridge

Host: Dr Craig Anderson


Thursday 4th June : Chromatin deregulation in cancer: mechanisms and opportunities

Dr Paola Scaffidi, Crick Institute, London

Host: Dr Noor Gammoh

***Please note this seminar will take place online***

POSTPONED - New date to be arranged     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