Past Seminars

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Time Location
01/06/2023 Prof David Conway
Lindsey Stewart
Elena Lantero-Escolar
DIB / ITD, LSHTM Intrinsic multiplication rate variation of Plasmodium falciparum blood stage parasites – testing extent and importance’ 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
25/05/2023 Prof Taane Clark
Ashley Osborne
Dr. Matthew Higgins
Emilia Manko
DIB / ITD, LSHTM A MENU OF LOCAL MALARIA GENOMICS 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
18/05/2023 Dr Juan Pablo Bifani DIB / ITD, LSHTM A Malaria up-date from Pablo Bifani 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
11/05/2023 Prof Polly Roy DIB / ITD, LSHTM A place for everything and everything in its place in a complex RNA virus 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
27/04/2023 Prof Anil Koul DIB / ITD, LSHTM Targeting metabolic enzymes or pathways in tuberculosis drug recovery 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
20/04/2023 Theresa Ward DIB / ITD, LSHTM Plasma cell differentiation: making an antibody factory 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
13/04/2023
(postponed)
Prof Cally Roper DIB / ITD, LSHTM DIB research group presentation 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
06/04/2023 Dr Jody Phelan DIB / ITD, LSHTM Genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
30/03/2023 Dr Sam Willcocks DIB / ITD, LSHTM DIB research group presentation 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
23/03/2023 Dr Christiaan van Ooij [Speakers: Aline Freville, Giulia Pianta, Tansy Vallintine] DIB / ITD, LSHTM Making a cell a home: host cell remodeling by malaria parasites 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
(16/03/2023 – postponed) Dr Theresa Ward DIB / ITD, LSHTM DIB research group presentation 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
(09/03/2023 – postponed) Dr Vanessa Yardley DIB / ITD, LSHTM DIB research group presentation 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
(02/03/2023 – postponed) Prof Brendan Wren DIB / ITD, LSHTM DIB research group presentation 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
23/02/2023 Dr Mathew Beale Wellcome Sanger Institute Treponema 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
16/02/2023 Prof Bushra Jamil Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi Viral Haemorrhagic Fever in Pakistan: threats and challenges 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
09/02/2023 Rebecca Roscoe DIB / ITD, LSHTM Characterising kinetoplastid pantothenate kinase, a multifunctional enzyme of the CoA biosynthesis pathway 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
02/02/2023 Dr Kevin Tetteh DIB / ITD, LSHTM Developing serological tools for Plasmodium knowlesi towards the development of an integrated diagnostic platform for malaria 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: John Snow Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
19/01/2023 Penny Sparkes DIB / ITD, LSHTM DIB research group presentation 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
12/01/2023 Prof David Baker DIB / ITD, LSHTM DIB research group presentation 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
15/12/2022 Dr Francisco Olmo DIB / ITD, LSHTM DIB research group presentation 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
17/11/2022 Dr Jon Cuccui DIB / ITD, LSHTM Antibacterial vaccines, current and future trends 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
10/11/2022 Dr Lilliana Radosheich University of Iowa, USA Exploring the role of ISGylation in pathogen spread 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
03/11/2022 Prof Michael Blackman, Dr Abhinay Ramaprasad, Dr Theo Sanderson Francis Crick Institute (Blackman, Ramaprasad, Sanderson) & DIB / ITD, LSHTM (Blackman) Many genes, deleting them, all at once: Scaling up inducible knockout in the malaria parasite (Ramaprasad) & Genetics at scale in SARS-CoV-2 and malaria (Sanderson) 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
27/10/2022 Prof Serge Mostowy, Dr Damián Lobato Márquez & Dr Margarida Castro Gomes DIB / ITD, LSHTM New roles for septins in cell-autonomous immunity (Márquez) & Training innate immunity in zebrafish using Shigella (Gomes) 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
20/10/2022 Prof John Kelly DIB / ITD, LSHTM Trypanosoma cruzi infection – why is treatment failure so common? 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
(13/10/2022 – postponed) Dr Julius Hafalla DIB / ITD, LSHTM DIB research group presentation 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
(06/10/2022 – postponed) Dr Marco Fritzsche University of Oxford, UK Mechanobiology of T cells across scales 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
29/09/2022 Dr David Allen DIB / ITD, LSHTM Exploring the host, the virus, and the environment in understanding and monitoring virus emergence events 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
22/09/2022 Sherif Abouelhadid DIB / ITD, LSHTM The epic emergence of bacterial glycoworld 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
15/09/2022 Prof Martin Hibberd DIB / ITD, LSHTM Can we predict who is going to get infected with dengue virus? Introducing the concept of prophylactic drugs to prevent dengue disease 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
08/09/2022 Dr Robert Moon DIB / ITD, LSHTM Unravelling parasite invasion in P. knowlesi: from basic biology to vaccine development 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Manson Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
01/09/2022 Dr Francesc Coll I Cerezo DIB / ITD, LSHTM Improved accuracy of antibiotic susceptibility determination from Enterococcus faecium whole-genome sequences 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Rose Room (LG6/7) & via Zoom
28/07/2022 Dr Ozan Gundogdu DIB / ITD, LSHTM Campylobacter pathogenesis and the chicken microbiome 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: Rose Room (LG6/7) & via Zoom
14/07/2022 Prof Simon Croft DIB / ITD, LSHTM Treatments for leishmaniasis: from discovery to access 12:45 – 13:45 Hybrid: John Snow (A/B) Lecture Theatre & via Zoom
24/03/2022 Chantal Harris Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Metabolic competition between lipid metabolism and histone methylation regulates sexual differentiation in human malaria parasites 12:45 – 13:45 Online
10/03/2022 Prof Thomas Scriba University of Cape Town Progression from M. tuberculosis infection to TB disease 12:45 – 13:45 Online
24/02/2022 Prof Andrea Cooper University of Leicester Studying TB in a high incidence low exposure environment 12:45 – 13:45 Online
10/02/2022 Dr Patrick Moynihan University of Birmingham Cell wall recycling in pathogenic mycobacteria 12:45 – 13:45 Online
16/12/2021 Dr Shanon Takala-Harrison University of Maryland, USA Genomic epidemiological studies to investigate antimalarial drug resistance and inform malaria elimination 12:45 – 13:45 Online
09/12/2021 Prof Stephan Gunther Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg Viral haemorrhagic fevers in West Africa: Lassa fever and filovirus disease 12:45 – 13:45 Online
18/11/2021 Dr Androniki Psifidi Royal Veterinary College, London Host genetics and infectious disease: new insights and tools to control zoonotic disease 12:45 – 13:45 Online
04/11/2021 Michael Delves DIB / ITD, LSHTM A foot in both camps: How do Plasmodium gametocytes mediate the transition between divergent host environments to transmit malaria? 12:45 – 13:45 Online
07/10/2021 Dr Damian Lobato-Marquez DIB / ITD, LSHTM Mechanistic insight into bacterial entrapment by septin cage reconstitution 12:45 – 13:45 Online
23/09/2021 Dr Damien Portevin Swiss TPH Deciphering tuberculosis immunopathology to design adjunct treatment options using human 3D in vitro granulomas 12:45 – 13:45 Online
09/09/2021 Prof Mike Blackman The Francis Crick Institute Progress and puzzles in understanding and targeting malaria parasite egress 12:45 – 13:45 Online
29/07/2021 Prof Nick Thomson Sanger Institute Cholera in the times of Covid 12:45 – 13:45 Online
15/07/2021 Prof Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh University of Florida Epstein-Barr virus, a master manipulator of B cell biology 12:45 – 13:45 Online
01/07/2021 DR Effie Bastounis Tuebingen University Collective mechanosensing driven by innate immune signaling drives the extrusion end masse of bacterially-infected epithelial cells 12:45 – 13:45 Online
17/06/2021 DR Julien Vaubourgeix Imperial College London Multiform antibiotic resistance in mycobacteria 12:45 – 13:45 Online
15/06/2021 Dr Marcus Lee The Sanger Institute Cutting back malaria: CRISPR-based approaches for antimalarial target discovery 12:45 – 13:45 Online
03/06/2021 Dr Alvaro Acosta-Serrano Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Targeting insect tyrosine metabolism for vector control 12:45 – 13:45 Online
20/05/2021 Dr Brian Ho Birkbeck, University of London Contact-dependent bacterial cell-cell interactions in microbial communities 12:45 – 13:45 Online
06/05/2021 Dr Iñaki Comas Biomedicine Institute of Valencia, Spain Evolution of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex: from biology to global tuberculosis control 12:45 – 13:45 Online
22/04/2021 Prof Cynthia Whitchurch Quadram Institute Bacterial Shapeshifting: Super-power or Achilles’ Heel? 12:45 – 13:45 Online
25/03/2021 Prof Martin Hibberd DIB / ITD, LSHTM Dengue and our new work to understand its transmission and the potential for prophylactic prevention 12:45 – 13:45 Online
11/03/2021 Dr Katarzyna Mickiewicz Newcastle University L-form switching in antibiotic evasion 12:45 – 13:45 Online
25/02/2021 Prof John Kelly DIB / ITD, LSHTM Why does Trypanosoma cruzi cause Chagas disease? 12:45 – 13:45 Online
11/02/2021 Melissa Hart LSHTM Combining reverse genetics and live microscopy to investigate Plasmodium knowlesi invasion of red blood cells 12:45 – 13:45 Online
28/01/2021 Dr Nihal Altan-Bonnet NIH Sneaking out with the trash’: how coronaviruses exit cells 12:45 – 13:45 Online
14/01/2021 Prof Roger Hewson DIB / ITD, LSHTM Bunyavirales: An expanding order of emerging viruses 12:45 – 13:45 Online
17/12/2020 Dr Kate Baker Liverpool University, UK Emergence of Shigella as a STI 12:45 – 13:45 Online
03/12/2020 Dr Rui Pedro Ribeiro Galao King’s College London, UK Virus Restriction Factors 12:45 – 13:45 Online
19/11/2020 Dr Tanya Monagham Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, UK Understanding Aetiology and Transmission of Acute Diarrhoeal Diseases in Central India: Towards a One Health Perspective 12:45 – 13:45 Online
05/11/2020 Prof Mark Meissner Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany Back on track: The functions of actin in apicomplexan parasites 12:45 – 13:45 Online
29/10/2020 Prof Anil Koul DIB / ITD, LSHTM Discovery and development of Bedaquiline: Story of a novel drug for MDR-tuberculosis 12:45 – 13:45 Online
22/10/2020 Dr Ethel Bayer Santos Three pathogens and three secretion systems – stories on host cell manipulation and interbacterial competition 12:45 – 13:45 Online
08/10/2020 Dr Joana Duarte Da Rocha Pereira KU Leuven, Belgium Cells, mice and zebrafish: tackling human norovirus replication on the road to antiviral drug discovery 12:45 – 13:45 Online
24/09/2020 Dr Janine Bosse Imperial College London, UK Development of a genetic toolbox for Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae informed by genome analysis 12:45 – 13:45 Online
05/03/2020 Dr Virginia Marugan-Hernandez Royal Veterinary College, London, UK Current knowledge in cell biology of Eimeria species and how this informs control strategies against coccidiosis 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
13/02/2020 Dr Maria Cristina Nonato Costa University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Dihydroorotate dehydrogenase: A potential target against schistosomiasis 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
03/10/2019 Dr. Gerald Larrouy-Maumus Imperial College London, UK Elucidation of the role of cAMP in Mycobacterial antibiotics tolerance by cAMP phosphodiesterase, bioenergetics and 13C flux analysis 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
06/02/2020 Dr Rebecca Limenitakis Swiss Integrative Centre for Human Health, Fribourg, Switzerland Malaria liver stage biology 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
10/10/2019 Stephanie Nofal LSHTM, UK The role of an essential cyclic GMP signalling component and a downstream effector in Plasmodium falciparum merozoite egress and invasion 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
12/12/2019 Dr Alba Llibre-Serradell Institut Pasteur, Paris, France Identification of perturbed immune and metabolic responses during Tuberculosis disease 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
14/11/2019 Dr Pavel Tolar The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK Discussing new results of whole genome screens relating to antibody response 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
16/01/2020 Dr Vincenzo Torraca DIB / ITD, LSHTM Use of zebrafish to study emerging Shigella infection 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
17/10/2019 Prof Peter Stockley University of Leeds, UK Simple RNA viruses: avoiding the tyranny of symmetry to stay infectious 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
19/09/2019 Dr Lucy van Dorp University College London, UK Tracing infectious disease through time: case studies in antibiotic resistance and Plasmodium evolution 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
21/11/2019 Dr Dennis Linton University of Manchester, UK Too hot to handle! RNA thermometer mediated regulation of zinc resistance in the bacterial pathogen Campylobacter jejuni 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
26/09/2019 Prof Keertan Dheda University of Cape Town, South Africa Interrogating and challenging the human lung: implications for TB vaccines, diagnostics, and treatment 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre
28/11/2019 Dr Helen Wagstaffe University College London, UK Cytokine and antibody-dependent activation of natural killer cells after Ebola vaccination 12:45 – 13:45 Manson Lecture Theatre

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