Programme

The programme below will be updated regularly so please check back for updates.

You can find out more about the speakers on the speakers webpage.

Wednesday 5 July 2017

TimeActivityVenue
09.00 Registration for Symposium guests.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits available in foyer area.
You will also be able to meet with our exhibitors and sponsors during refreshment breaks.
The Sanctuary
09.30 Introduction from Professor Nicholas Talbot FRS, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact, University of Exeter The Great Hall
10.00 Professor Jeremy Nicholson 
Molecular phenotyping and systems medicine approaches in personal and public healthcare
The Great Hall
10.45 Tea and coffee break
Opportunity to meet exhibitors and sponsors.
The Sanctuary
11.15 Professor Mark Ellisman
Toward making the invisible and complicated understandable: microscopy across scales and modalities in brain research

Associate Professor Steven West
The mechanism of transcriptional termination: then and now
The Great Hall
12.30 Group photo of Symposium participants Great Hall Piazza
12.40 Buffet lunch and networking
Opportunity to meet exhibitors and sponsors.
The Sanctuary
13.30 Associate Professor Enrico Petretto
Systems-Genetics to complex disease and drug target identification

Professor Gáspár Jékely
Combining the connectomics and neuromodulation perspectives in the study of Platynereis larvae
The Great Hall
14.30 Tea and coffee break
Opportunity to meet exhibitors and sponsors.
The Sanctuary
15.00 Special Nobel Laureate guest lectures:
Please note – these special lectures will take place in the Forum Alumni Auditorium, located in building 3 on this map.

Sir Paul Nurse FRS
Controlling the cell cycle

Professor Christiane Nusslein-Volhard ForMemRS
How fish colour their skin: a paradigm for development and evolution of adult patterns
Forum Alumni Auditorium
16.30 End of first day of Symposium  
19.30

Living Systems Institute Celebratory Dinner
A special dinner in the University of Exeter Great Hall, attended by Symposium attendees and special guests from the VIP opening ceremony.

Dress code: smart casual / business.

Great Hall Piazza (drinks reception, 19.30 – 20.00)

Great Hall (dinner, 20.00 – 22.00)

Thursday 6 July 2017

TimeActivityVenue
08.30 Living Systems Institute facility open for Symposium guests to visit

Tea and coffee will be available in the LSI for this session.
Living Systems Institute
09.30 Registration for day two The Sanctuary
10.00 Professor Dame Amanda Fisher DBE FMedSci FRS
Visualising epigenetic changes during development

Professor Maria Leptin 
Cell shape and morphogenesis: sub cellular and supra-cellular mechanisms
The Great Hall
11.15 Tea and coffee break
Opportunity to meet exhibitors and sponsors.
The Sanctuary
11.45 Professor Frank Vollmer
Exploring the nanoscale dynamics of single proteins

Professor John Terry
Brain networks in epilepsy: from models to man
The Great Hall
13.00 Buffet lunch and networking
Opportunity to meet exhibitors and sponsors.
The Sanctuary
14.00 Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan 
A zebrafish guide to tuberculosis treatment

Dr Kirsty Wan 
The gait-keeper of microswimming by flagella
The Great Hall
15.15 Tea and coffee break
Opportunity to meet exhibitors and sponsors.
The Sanctuary
15.40 Dr Vicki Gold 
Protein transport and assembly machines studied by electron cryo-microscopy
The Great Hall
16.15 Closing address from Professor Philip Ingham FRS, Director of the Living Systems Institute The Great Hall
16.30 End of second day of Symposium  

Contact us

If you have any questions about the LSI Opening Symposium please contact the organisers:

Email: research-events@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 722321