Development and Cell Biology Theme Away Day

Registration deadline: Friday 29 October.

08.30 Registration – Tea & Coffee available
09.00 Welcome & Introduction from Professor Paul Riley
09.10 Guest Speaker: Prof. Ellie Tzima (RDM): “Mechanosensing in Endothelial Cells”
09.40 Dr Auguste Vadisiute (Molnar Group) “The Role of Microglia in Activity-Dependant Neuronal Network Maturation and Maintenance”
10.05 Assoc. Prof. Nicola Smart (Smart Group) “Maintaining Smooth Muscle Differentiation to Protect Against Vascular Disease”
10.30 Tea / Coffee break
11.10 Preman Singh (Wilson Group) “Probing the Physiology of Amyloidogenesis in the Drosophila Repoductive System: A
New Model for Alzheimer’s and Other Degenerative Disorders”
11.40 Dr Jacinta Kalisch-Smith (Sparrow Group) “Maternal Iron Deficiency Causes Congenital Heart Defects”
12:10 Athena SWAN – Louise Cotterell & Sarah De Val
12:15 Lunch
13:00 Poster Session
13.55 Dr Alice Neal (De Val Group) “Transcriptional Regulation of Blood Vessel Patterning in the Embryo”
14.25 Dr Irina-Elena Lupu (Stone Group) “Developmental Origins of Lymphatic Endothelial Cells”
14.55 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
15.25 Dr Luana Soares (Szele Group) “Recapitulating Corical Development with 3D Printing”
15.55 Keynote Speaker: TBC
16:55 Closing Remarks from Professor Paul Riley
17:00 Drinks Reception