Seminar: Biochemical and evolutionary peculiarities of the hyper-prevalent parasitic eukaryote Blastocystis

Mark van der Giezen (Biosciences, University of Exeter) will be speaking about the Biochemical and evolutionary peculiarities of the hyper-prevalent parasitic eukaryote Blastocystis in a seminar held next Wednesday (October 4th 2017) at 12:00 in the UCL Roberts Building, Room 106.   Abstract for the seminar Mitochondria are the main sites of ATP generation in eukaryotes. These…

Mitochondria: Form and Function Meeting

The Consortium for Mitochondrial Research together with three UK societies  (Physiological Society, Biochemical Society, British Pharmacological Society) will be holding a meeting: Mitochondria: Form and Function focusing on recent developments in mitochondrial research, with discussions on their implications in understanding health and disease, as well as potential physiological targets to fight disease. The meeting will have…

CBD seminar series – 15th June 2017

The Cell and Developmental Biology Department from UCL will be holding a seminar on the 15th ofJune 2017 as a part of their seminar series. The seminar, which will run from 1-2pm at the Anatomy Gavin de Beer LT will feature two talks from Robert Bentham and Agnieszka Piatkowska. Robert Bentham, form the Szabadkai lab will…

Metabolism & Society @ UCL: A Symposium on Food, Culture and Metabolic Health: Thursday, 16 February 2017

Metabolism & Society @ UCL is an active network of biologists, archaeologists, geneticists, social scientists, evolutionary biologists, epidemiologists, economists and more from across UCL and the Francis Crick Institute. We aim to combine resources to enhance interdisciplinary approaches to address metabolic disease and global nutrition, and to further communication between academics, policy-makers, the food industry,…

ROS and Mitochondria in Nervous System Function and Disease 27—29 March 2017 Charles Darwin House, London, UK

ABSTRACT DEADLINE 27th JANUARY   A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting From the website: This meeting will explore how the roles of ROS and mitochondria intersect in neuronal signal transduction, the underlying biochemical processes and how these mechanisms modulate neuronal function. ROS and mitochondrial signalling are vitally important, not only in nervous system development and function, but…

Veronica Eisner Sagues: Skeletal muscle mitochondrial fusion imbalance in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. December 7th, 4pm, Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre

  Developmental Neurosciences Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre  Ad hoc seminar  Wednesday 7 December 2016, 16.00    Skeletal muscle mitochondrial fusion imbalance in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Veronica Eisner Sagues PhD   Assistant Professor Mitochondrial Communication & Function Laboratory School of Biological Sciences, Dept Cellular & Molecular Biology Catholic University of Chile Venue: Lower Ground Seminar Room Institute…

Gyorgy Hajnoczky: Mitochondrial Calcium Signalling, UCL CDB Special Seminar, December 8th, 1pm

Gyorgy Hajnoczky Mitochondrial Calcium Signalling December 8th, 1pm UCL, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Anatomy Building, Gavin De Beer LT Host: Gyorgy Szabadkai     Gyorgy had a pioneering role in identifying the role of MICU1 in regulating mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake, see: MICU1 regulation of mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake dictates survival and tissue regeneration. MICU1 controls…