Gerald Kerkut Trust Symposium
23rd July 2010

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


 Arrival and registration (coffee and biscuits available)09:00 - 09:25
 Welcome and introduction09:25 - 09:30
 Ben Ient (School of Biological Sciences)
 Caenorhabditis elegans and ethanol
09:30 - 10:00
  Laura Roncoroni (School of Medicine)
 Binding partners for hK2P15.1, a background potassium channel
10:00 - 10:30
 Helga Groll (School of Biological Sciences)
 How does the brain smell - A calcium imaging study in parasitoids
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee11:00 - 11:30
 Priscilla Day (School of Medicine)
 Amino acid metabolism in the human placenta and environmental influences on placental genes
11:30 - 12:00
 Angela Cheung (School of Biological Sciences)
 Mechanisms underlying neuropeptide Y-mediated neuroproliferation
12:00 - 12:30
 Neil Roberts (School of Medicine, Manchester)
 The role of SOX9 in human pancreas development
12:30 - 13:00
Lunch13.00 - 14.00
 Sam Collins (School of Biological Sciences)
 The role of hypoxia and DNA mismatch repair in neuroblastoma multicellular tumour spheroid formation
14:00 - 14:30
 Pia Keskivali (School of Medicine)
 Priming of cardiovascular disease; oxidative stress and statins
14:30 - 14:50
 Rebecca Stead (School of Biological Sciences)
 Investigation into the Emerging and Established Roles of the Mnks
14:50 - 15:10
 Kirstin Williamson (School of Biological Sciences)
 Investigating the impact of immunity on senescence and neurodegeneration
15:10 - 15:30
Tea15:30 - 16:00
 Anita Rybka (School of Medicine)
 HDAC1 ... a role in cardiac hypertrophy
16:00 - 16:30
 Sally Curtis (School of Health Sciences)
 Neck Muscle Synergy During Arm Raise Exercises in Individuals With Chronic Neck Pain of a Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Onset
16:30 - 17:00
 General discussion17:00 - 17:30