Gerald Kerkut Trust Symposium
11th July 2008
Jermyn's House, Hillier Gardens

This was a day-long symposium during which postgraduates funded by the trust gave talks on their work. More images.


 Arrival and registration (coffee and snacks available) 09.00 - 09.30
 Welcome and introduction 09.35 - 09.45
 Zara Luedtke (School of Biological Sciences)
 The response to food deprivation in C. elegans
09.45 - 10.00
 Shmma Quraishe (School of Biological Sciences)
 Hypoxic Regulation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
10.00 - 10.15
 Catherine Forristal (School of Medicine)
 Expression of the small Heat Shock protein chaperone family in the mouse CNS
10.15 - 10.30
 Cally Gill (School of Medicine)
 Proteomic Analysis of Interstitial Fluid for Novel Markers of the Early Response to Injury
10.30 - 10.45
 Umar Sajjad (School of Biological Sciences)
 Oxidative Stress in Huntington's Disease
10.45 - 11.00
Coffee 11.00 - 11.30
 Michael Blackney (School of Biological Sciences)
 Characterization of a novel SOD gene in Drosophila: implications for ageing
11.30 - 11.45
 Oliver Dewhirst (ISVR)
 Effectiveness of a Volterra model of the locusts hind leg reflex control loop in predicting its response to physiological input signals
11.45 - 12.00
 Helga Groll (School of Biological Sciences)
 The role of peripheral and central processing of olfactory information in a parasitoid's brain - a closer investigation of the three-dimensional brain structure of Cotesia plutellae
12.00 - 12.15
 Aneta Rybeka (School of Medicine)
 The physiological and molecular understanding of the role of STAT and HDAC proteins in cardiac cell hypertrophy
12.15 - 12.30
 Simone Holley (School of Psychology)
 Deficits in executive function are associated with sleep disturbance in normally developing children aged 6-12 years
12.30 - 12.45
 Mohinder Pal (School of Biological Sciences)
 Protein misfolding and diseases
12.45 - 13.00
Lunch 13.00 - 14.00
 Sylvia Gaspar Pereira (School of Medicine, Newcastle)
 The role of NF-κB1 in the Heart
14.00 - 14.15
 Ayshe Ismail (School of Medicine)
 Interactions between human embryonic stem cells and foetal femur-derived cell populations - development of strategies for tissue regeneration
14.15 - 14.30
 Rebecca Holloway (School of Medicine)
 The role of elastase as an inflammatory stimulus in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
14.30 - 14.45
 Neil Roberts (School of Medicine)
 Human pancreas development: the role and regulation of SOX9
14.45 - 15.00
 Daniel Asby (School of Medicine)
 Normal Human Sexual Differentiation in Females is Influenced by Androgens: New Insight into the Causes of Malformation of the External Genitalia
15.00 - 15.15
Tea 15.15 - 15.45
 Nik Rogers (School of Biological Sciences)
 Determining the membrane-aqueous border of a Voltage Gated Potassium Channel
15.45 - 16.00
 Rebecca Grant (School of Medicine)
 Folic acid metabolism and fetal programming
16.00 - 16.15
 Angela Cheung (School of Biological Sciences)
 Cell culture: Into the third dimension
16.15 - 16.30
 Priscilla Day (School of Medicine)
 Glucose transport across the human placenta
16.30 - 16.45
 General discussion 16.45 - 17.00