Programme

08.15 – 09.00 Registration with tea, coffee and pastries
09.00 – 10.30 Session I
Welcome and opening remarks
Alexandra Lautarescu: Investigating disease mechanisms and biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease in people with Down syndrome (10 min student talk)
Pinky Langat: The dynamics of adaptive and antigenic evolution of influenza B virus (10 min student talk)
Dr Helen Lee: The SAMBA journey — from research to commercialisation and implementation
10.30 – 11.00 Morning tea and poster session
11.00 – 12.15 Session II
Tashfina Mirza: Engineering rearrangements in ODZ4 (TENM4) using the CRISPR/Cas9 system (10 min student talk)
Greg Slodkowicz: Structural and functional properties of protein sites evolving under different selective constraints (10 min student talk)
Prof David Colquhoun: The miscommunication of science
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 15.00 Session III
Prof Dame Nancy Rothwell: A Life in Science
Courtney Vaughn: Risk associated transcription factors in basal-like breast cancer (5 min student talk)
Diane Libert: Understanding the origin of epithelial neoplasia by the HPV16 E6 and E7 oncoproteins (5 min student talk)
Jan Freyberg: Is there less competition between different percepts in autism spectrum conditions? (5 min student talk)
Angela Zhu: Examining pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma through metabolomic studies on monolayer and spheroid co-culture models (5 min student talk)
Prof Tony Kouzarides: Epigenetic pathways, their function and role in cancer
15.00 – 15.45 Afternoon tea and poster session
15.45 – 17.30 Session IV
Prof Simon Tavaré: What Does Mathematics Have To Do With Cancer Research?
Panel discussion on reproducible research. Prof David Colquhoun, Prof Simon Tavaré, Dr Mark Hahnel and Dr Nathalie Le Bot.
Prize giving and concluding remarks