Annual Lecture

Annual Lecture

ACADEMIC YEAR

 

Scope

The Department holds an Annual Lecture by a scholar who has made outstanding contributions in the field of Molecular Medicine. The Annual Lecture series started in 2013/14 with a major lecture in March 2014 on The modern proteomics toolbox and its application in biology and medicine from Matthias Mann, a scientist and directore of the Max Planck Institute in Biochemistry in Munich who pioneered major developments in the biological and medical applications of mass spectrometry.

The second 2014/15 Departmental Annual Lecture, in March 2015 and entitled Breaking boundaries: how structural variations can alter the 3D topology of our genome was given by Stefan Mundlos of the Institute for Medical Genetics and Human Genetics, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlinwas and addressed new and exciting developments in the area of gene regulation by supra-genic, topological features as found in complex eukaryotic genomes.

The third 2015/16 Annual Lecture, entitled Mitochondrial medicine: a long journey through the magic circle and beyond will be given by Massimo Zeviani of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit and University of Cambridge in April 2016 and will cover advances both in mitochondrial function and in new approaches for the treatment of mitochondrial disease.

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