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Detection of Alzheimer’s Protein Biomarker Clusterin using novel Graphene Biosensors

UserShakil A. Awan, Wolfson Nanomaterials & Devices Laboratory, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, University of Plymouth.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockThursday 20 June 2019, 11:00-12:00

Materials Chemistry to Mimic Living Matter

UserProf. Samuel Stupp, Simpson Querrey Institute for Bio-Inspired Science and Technologies Northwestern University.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Wolfson Lecture Theatre.

ClockWednesday 12 June 2019, 10:30-11:30

Determination of protein structure and dynamics with integrative approaches

UserMassimiliano Bonomi, Structural Bioinformatics Unit, Institut Pasteur.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 29 May 2019, 10:30-11:30

Protein phase transition: from biology towards new protein materials

UserPaolo Arosio, Dept of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 22 May 2019, 10:30-11:30

Protein dynamics and molecular recognition

UserCarlo Camilloni, Department of Biosciences, University of Milan.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 15 May 2019, 10:30-11:30

Sustaining Life with Genes and Proteins Designed ‘From Scratch’

UserProfessor Michael Hecht, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 08 May 2019, 10:30-11:30

Deep Proteomes, iPS cells & Data Mountains

UserProf. Angus Lamond, Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, University of Dundee.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 01 May 2019, 10:30-11:30

The ribosome – from far past to near future

UserAda Yonath, Structural Biology Department, Weizmann Institute of Science.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 17 April 2019, 10:30-11:30

Recent progress in electron cryomicroscopy

UserRichard Henderson, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 03 April 2019, 10:30-11:30

Modulating Disease-relevant Tau Oligomeric Strains by Small Molecules

UserFilippa Lo Cascio, University of Texas Medical Branch.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockThursday 21 March 2019, 10:30-11:30

Investigating the propagation and spreading of protein aggregates in C. elegans

UserCarmen Nussbaum-Krammer, Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie der Universität Heidelberg (ZMBH).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 20 March 2019, 10:30-11:30

Material properties of functional amyloids

UserDr Ulyana Shimanovich, Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weitzmann Institute of Science.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 13 March 2019, 10:30-11:30

Prion propagation and its wider relevance in neurodegeneration

UserJohn Collinge, Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, University College London.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 06 March 2019, 10:30-11:30

A super-resolved look at synthetic nanomaterials

UserLorenzo Albertazzi, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 20 February 2019, 10:30-11:30

Aggregation of tau and alpha-synuclein: towards a therapeutic target in neurodegenerative diseases

UserMaria Grazia Spillantini, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 06 February 2019, 10:30-11:30

Using protein side-chain dynamics to probe enzymatic function and regulation

UserProfessor Flemming Hansen, Department of Structural & Molecular Biology, University College London.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 30 January 2019, 10:30-11:30

The role of α-synuclein at the pre-synapse

UserDr. Gabriele Kaminski Schierle, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 21 November 2018, 10:30-11:30

Molecular Studies in Vascular Dementia

UserAtticus Hainsworth, St George's University of London.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 07 November 2018, 10:30-11:30

On the structure-function uncertainties of proteins

UserProf. Monika Fuxreiter, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockThursday 18 October 2018, 11:00-12:00

Tuning protein biogenesis at the level of translation: probing dimensionality beyond the linear sequence of mRNA

UserProf. Zoya Ignatova, Institute of Biochem. & Mol. Biol., Univ. of Hamburg, Germany.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 17 October 2018, 10:30-11:30

Neurons Put Out the Trash: A Novel Facet of Proteostasis and Mitochondrial Quality Control

UserProf. Monica Driscoll, Rutgers University, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Piscataway, NJ, USA.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockMonday 15 October 2018, 11:00-12:00

Protein Misfolding Diseases. The Structural Determinants of Protein Misfolded Oligomers Responsible for Toxicity and the Mechanism through which Toxicity is Mediated

UserProf. Fabrizio Chiti, Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences “Mario Serio”, Section of Biochemistry, University of Florence, Italy.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 10 October 2018, 10:30-11:30

Cell Uptake and Trafficking: from amyloid proteins to drug delivery vehicles

UserProf. Elin K. Esbjörner, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockFriday 05 October 2018, 14:00-15:00

Title to be confirmed

UserProf Ralf Jungmann, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 04 July 2018, 10:30-11:30

Binding without folding: Extreme disorder and dynamics in a high-affinity protein complex

UserBen Schuler, University of Zurich, Department of Biochemistry and Department of Physics, Zurich, Switzerland.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 20 June 2018, 10:30-11:30

Microfluidic methods to study single cells and peptide-membrane interactions

UserProf. Petra S. Dittrich, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 06 June 2018, 10:30-11:30

PrP post-translational modifications determine prion disease outcome

UserChristina J. Sigurdson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Department of Pathology, UC San Diego.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 30 May 2018, 10:30-11:30

Weighing single molecules with light

UserPhilipp Kukura, Department of Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Pfizer Lecture Theatre.

ClockThursday 17 May 2018, 15:00-16:00

Democratising high-quality live-cell super-resolution microscopy enabled by open-source analytics in ImageJ

UserRicardo Henriques, MRC-Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 25 April 2018, 10:30-11:30

Encapsulating Matter, from inert to alive: design and applications.

UserProfessor Jérôme Bibette, ESPCI, Laboratoire Colloïdes et Matériaux divisés.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockThursday 05 April 2018, 10:30-11:30

Cancelled

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 21 March 2018, 10:30-11:30

NMR atomic-resolution structures of amyloids

UserBeat H. Meier (Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zürich).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 14 March 2018, 10:30-11:30

Developing drugs for neurodegeneration and other diseases in academia, industry and in-between

UserJohn Skidmore, Alzheimer’s Research UK Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 21 February 2018, 10:30-11:30

Biologically inspired de novo protein structure prediction

UserProfessor Charlotte Deane, Professor of Structural Bioinformatics & Head of Department, Department of Statistics University of Oxford.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Pfizer lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 17 January 2018, 10:30-11:30

New insights into protein misfolding in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases using in vivo systems

UserProfessor Dennis Selkoe, Harvard Medical School, Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Pfizer lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 13 December 2017, 11:00-12:00

Learning from Nature to Form New Organic Materials for Tissue Regeneration

UserDr. Lihi Adler-Abramovich, Tel Aviv University.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 29 November 2017, 10:30-11:30

Microfluidic Single-Cell Manipulation and Analysis

UserDr. Stefano Pagliara, University of Exeter.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 22 November 2017, 10:30-11:30

"A TREMendous mechanism for Alzheimer's Disease: therapeutic insights"

UserDr Damian Crowther, Neuroscience, IMED Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 15 November 2017, 10:30-11:30

Evolution and assembly of protein complexes

UserDr Sarah Teichmann, Sanger Institute, Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 08 November 2017, 10:30-11:30

Deep Learning in Chemistry

UserDr Richard Dybowski, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 25 October 2017, 10:30-11:30

Microglia eating neurons and TREM2:Abeta interactions in neurodegeneration

UserProf. Guy Brown, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 18 October 2017, 10:30-11:30

Pre-degenerative deficits in dopamine transmission in an alpha-synuclein mouse model of Parkinson’s disease: the role of lipids and the dopamine transporter

UserSarah Threlfell, Senior Research Fellow, Dept. Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 27 September 2017, 12:30-13:30

Biomolecular self-assemblies by solid-state NMR: functional amyloids and bacterial filaments

UserDr Birgit Habenstein, CBMN UMR5248 CNRS, Institut de Biologie & Chimie des Membranes & Nanoobjets.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 19 July 2017, 10:30-11:30

Designing drugs on an intrinsically disordered protein involved in pancreatic cancer

UserProfessor José Luis Neira, Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche (Alicante), Spain.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 05 July 2017, 10:30-11:30

Mutant HTT aggregation and conformers: what we know and what we don’t know

UserErich E. Wanker, Head Neuroproteomics and Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 21 June 2017, 10:30-11:30

LILBID-mass spectrometry: interrogating non-covalent complexes

UserNina Morgner, nstitute of physical and theoretical chemistry, Goethe University Frankfurt.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 07 June 2017, 10:30-11:30

Molecular evolution of macrocyclic rescuers of disease-associated protein misfolding

UserDr. Georgios Skretas, Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 31 May 2017, 10:30-11:30

NMR spectroscopy to study dynamics with applications to immunology and neurodegeneration

UserProfessor Christian Griesinger, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 17 May 2017, 10:30-11:30

Amyloids from the origin to the end of life

UserProfessor Roland Riek, ETH Zurich.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 10 May 2017, 10:30-11:30

Dynamics and thermodynamics of ligand binding to galectin-3

UserProfessor Mikael Akke, Lund University.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 26 April 2017, 10:30-11:30

Biophysical Seminar Series 2016/17

Amyloid oligomers : precursors, competitors or inhibitors of fibril formation

UserProfessor Martin Muschol, Dept. of Physics, University of South Florida.

HouseUnilever Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockWednesday 19 April 2017, 10:30-11:30

Fuzziness in function and evolution of proteins

UserDr Monika Fuxreiter, MTA-DE Momentum Laboratory of Protein Dynamics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 22 March 2017, 10:30-11:30

Pathogenic vs. Reversible Amyloid & Inhibition of Aggregation

UserProf David Eisenberg, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UCLA-DOE Institute, Departments of Biological Chemistry and Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Pfizer lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 01 March 2017, 11:00-12:00

Disentangling Polydispersity in Biological Systems by SAXS

UserPau Bernadó, Centre de Biochimie Structurale (CBS).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 22 February 2017, 10:30-11:30

New insights into protein misfolding in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases using in vivo systems

UserProf Dennis Selkoe, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Pfizer lecture theatre.

ClockFriday 17 February 2017, 14:00-15:00

From the bush to the bench: a short-lived african fish reveals novel aspects of the genetic control of aging

UserAlessandro Cellerino, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy and Leibniz Institute on Aging, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 18 January 2017, 10:30-11:30

Insights into unfolded protein states and GPCR function by solution NMR

UserProf. Dr. Stephan Grzesiek, University of Basel.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 07 December 2016, 10:30-11:30

Molecular Chaperone Functions in Protein Folding and Quality Control

UserProf. Dr. F. Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry (Pfizer lecture theatre).

ClockWednesday 16 November 2016, 11:00-12:00

Polymers through protein pores: single-molecule experiments with nucleic acids, polypeptides and polysaccharides

UserProfessor Hagan Bayley, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2016, 10:30-11:30

Beta-hairpin motifs of amyloidogenic IDP

UserDr. Wolfgang Hoyer, University of Dusseldorf.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 26 October 2016, 10:30-11:30

Designing drugs on an intrinsically disordered protein involved in pancreatic cancer

All welcome

UserJose L Neira Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular. Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche (Alicante) Spain.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 24 August 2016, 10:30-11:30

The cutting edge of Alzheimer’s disease research

All welcome

UserProf. Bart De Strooper, University of Leuven and University College London.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 01 June 2016, 10:30-11:30

The properties of nano-scale amyloid fibril fragments in vitro and in vivo

All welcome

UserDr Wei-Feng Xue, School of Biosciences, University of Kent.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 25 May 2016, 10:30-11:30

Expanding the universe of protein structure and function by design

UserDek Woolfson Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry, & BrisSynBio University of Bristol, UK.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 18 May 2016, 10:30-11:30

α-Synuclein: amyloid inclusions and supra-fibrillar structures

User Prof. Mireille Claessens (University of Twente, The Netherlands).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 04 May 2016, 10:30-11:30

** CANCELLED** Functional versatility and regulation of proteins with intrinsically disordered regions

Cancelled

UserM. Madan Babu, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 27 April 2016, 10:30-11:30

Enhancing nanopore sensing with DNA nanotechnology

All welcome

UserUlrich F. Keyser, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge .

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 20 April 2016, 10:30-11:30

Structural Analysis of Amyloid-like Protein Fibrillation

All welcome

UserBente Vestergaard, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 09 March 2016, 10:30-11:30

Electron microscopy studies of protein aggregation and disaggregation

All welcome

UserHelen Saibil ISMB, Birkbeck College London.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 02 March 2016, 10:30-11:30

Fates of mitochondrial proteins.

UserProf. Agnieszka Chacinska.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 24 February 2016, 10:30-11:30

Rational design of protein aggregation

UserProf. Frederic Rousseau, VIB (Belgium).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 10 February 2016, 10:30-11:30

Understanding the neuronal control of ageing and proteostasis

UserDr. Rebecca Taylor, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 03 February 2016, 10:30-11:30

Chaperoning single proteins

All welcome

UserProf. Sander Tans, AMOLF.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 27 January 2016, 10:30-11:30

"Acid sensing and sensory innervation: from molecules to mammals”

All welcome

UserDr. Ewan St. John Smith, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 20 January 2016, 10:30-11:30

How cryo-EM is revolutionising structural biology

UserDr. Sjors Scheres, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 13 January 2016, 10:30-11:30

Non-covalent Peptide Assembly: The latest Results

All welcome

UserMike Bowers, UC Santa Barbara.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockThursday 10 December 2015, 16:00-17:00

The mechanical control of neuronal development

UserDr Kristian Franze, University of Cambridge (PDN).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 25 November 2015, 10:30-11:30

Microtechnologies for biomolecular complex analysis and cryo-microscopy

All welcome

UserDr Thomas Burg, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Wolfson Lecture Theatre.

ClockWednesday 18 November 2015, 15:00-16:00

Pathways of protein quality control in the cytosol

UserDr. Ramanujan Hegde, LMB Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 04 November 2015, 10:30-11:30

Controlling Protein Damage

All welcome

UserDr. Stefan Rüdiger, Utrecht University.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theater.

ClockWednesday 28 October 2015, 10:30-11:30

Proteome homeostasis and protein aggregation in ALS

Everyone is welcome

UserDr. Justin Yerbury, University of Wollongong.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Cambridge, Unilever lecture theater.

ClockWednesday 07 October 2015, 10:30-11:30

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