Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Seminar series

The 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 the Institute of Genetics and Cancer.

Sessions are open to all within CMVM, University of Edinburgh - Please contact for more information.

Unless stated, seminars take place on Thursdays at 1pm in the IGC Lecture Theatre


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Thursday 27th October

Professor Kristian Helin

Institute of Cancer Research, London

Host: Wendy Bickmore

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Thursday 3rd November

Dr Carla Mulas

Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics, KCL

Host: Elena Corujo Simon

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Thursday 10th November

Professor Don Rio

University of California, Berkeley

Host: Javier Caceres

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Thursday 17th November

Ruben van Boxtel

Princess Maxima Centre for Paediatric Oncology, Netherlands

Host: Martin Reijns

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Thursday 24th November

Professor John Rouse

MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit, Dundee

Host: Martin Reijns

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Thursday 8th December

Harry Leitch

MRC London Institute of Medical Science


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Thursday 19th January

Dr Georg Kustatscher

Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, UoE

Host: Andrew Wood

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Thursday 26th January

Dr Louise Walport

Francis Crick Institute, London

Host: Hannah Long

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Thursday 2nd February

Dr Ariel Afek

Weizmann Institute, Rehovot

Host: Martin Taylor

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Thursday 9th February​​​​​

Professor Karen Liu

King’s College London

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Thursday 23rd February

Adrian Bird

Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh

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Thursday 2nd March

Ewan Birney

EBI, Cambridge

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Thursday 9th March

Professor Floris Foijer

ERIBA, University Medical Centre, Groningen

Host: Martin Reijns

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Thursday 16th March

Donal O’Carrol

Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, UoE

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Tuesday 21st March 1pm  (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A Tuesday)

Marnie Blewitt

The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne

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Thursday 20th April

Professor Anne Schaefer

Max Planck Institute for Biology and Ageing, Cologne

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Thursday 27th April

Professor Andrew Beggs

University of Birmingham

Host: Prof Val Brunton

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Thursday 23rd March

Professor Crispin Miller

CRUK Beatson Institute, Glasgow

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Thursday 4th May

Professor Melissa Little

Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, Copenhagen and Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne

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Thursday 11th May

Dr Jamie Hackett

EMBL, Rome

Host: Olga Stepanova

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Thursday 18th May

Gabriel Balmus 

UK Dementia, Cambridge

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Thursday 25th May

Dr Ge Guo

Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter

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Thursday 1st June

Professor Deborah BOURC'HIS

Institut Curie

Host: Duncan Sproul

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Thursday 8th June

Mariya Moosajee


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Thursday 15th June

Christine Klein

Lubeck, Germany            

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Thursday 22nd June

Nathalie Spassky


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Thursday 29th June

Kim Jenson

University of Copenhagen

Host: Kevin Myant