Gerald Kerkut Trust Symposium
18th July 2012
Beaulieu Hotel (adjacent to Beaulieu Road Station)

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 biscuits available) 09:00 - 09:20
 Welcome and introduction 09:20 - 09:30
 Mel Jannaway (Sampson/Warner/Torrens)
 Modulators of airway and vascular smooth muscle contraction
09:30 - 09:45
  Claire Simner (Cleal/Harvey/Lillycrop)
 Regulation of placental amino acid transport.
09:45 - 10:00
 Katy Stubbs (Mudher/Perry)
 Understanding the mechanisms underpinning neurodegeneration in a Drosophila model of Alzheimer's Disease
10:00 - 10:15
 Christine Reitmayer (Newman/Girling)
 Does diesel exhaust pollution impact on the neurobiology of the honey bee (Apis mellifera)?
10:15 - 10:30
 Nicolas Dalliere (Holden-Dye/O'Connor)
 The pumping off food (PoFF) phenotype: a neuroadaptive response to chronic food deprivation in Caenorhabditis elegans
10:30 - 10:45
 James Schofield (Coldwell/O'Kelly)
 Where to begin? Identifying alternative translation initiation codons in human mRNAs
10:45 - 11:00
Coffee 11:00 - 11:30
 Rebecca Stead (Proud)
 Novel Regulation of Insulin Signaling by the MAPK-interacting Kinases (Mnks)
11:30 - 11:45
 Sebastien Pollet (Burridge/Conway)
 Cortical activity changes among stroke patients following robotic rehabilitation as measured by EEG
11:45 - 12:00
 Andrew Hutton (Pickard/Warner)
 Characterisation of T cell populations in the COPD lung
12:00 - 12:15
 Jessica Rajaram (Warner/Andrews/Torrens)
 Role of the peptides of the renin-angiotensin system in the lung
12:15 - 12:30
 Sarah Williams (O'Kelly/Bateman)
 Role of acid sensitive two-pore domain (K2P) channels in cancer progression
12:30 - 12:45
Lunch 12:45 - 14.00
 Raffaella Petruzelli (Houghton)
 Effect of environmental oxygen on the regulation of human embryonic stem cell pluripotency
14:00 - 14:15
 Nancy Wong (Williams/Terry/Smyth)
 Is there a conserved function for the GTG family of membrane proteins?
14:15 - 14:30
 James Atherton (Smith/Englyst/Holloway/Clough)
 Endothelial microparticle generation is vascular bed specific
14:30 - 14:45
 Emma Field (Lewis/Poore/Hanson)
 Why is there so much glutamate in the placenta?
14:45 - 15:00
 Charlotte Lawrence (Townsend/Tavassoli)
 Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Tumour Hypoxia Response Network
15:00 - 15:15
Tea 15:15 - 15:45
 Alison Donlevy (Packham/Coldwell)
 Inhibition of RNA translation by phenethyl isothiocyanate
15:45 - 16:00
 Louise Fairless (Eigenbrod/Doncaster/ Kraaijeveld/Newland)
 Ecophysiology of two sympatric Vesper bats
16:00 - 16:15
 Piia Keskivali (Torrens/Curzen/Clough)
 Statin withdrawal leads to increased constriction in the mesenteric arteries of adult rats
16:15 - 16:30
 Nola Pickard (Townsend/Tavassoli)
 Cardioprotection mediated through green tea: Synthesis and biological evaluations of modified epicatechin and epicatechin-3-gallate analogues
16:30 - 16:45
 Kirstin Williamson (Mudher/Parker/Kraaijeveld)
 Immune-related trade-offs in Drosophila melanogaster selected for parasitoid resistance
16:45 - 17:00