Gerald Kerkut Trust Symposium
18th July 2013
Sparsholt College

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)08:45 - 09:15
 Welcome and introduction from Prof. Robert Walker09:15 - 09:30
 Emily Farthing (Williams)
 Manganese Homeostasis in Higher Plants
09:30 - 09:45
  Gaia Andreoletti (Ennis/Collins/Beattie)
 Next generation sequencing and complex diseases
09:45 - 10:00
 James Coates (Clough/Chipperfield/Tudor)
 Multi-Modal sensing for monitoring skin health in the diabetic foot
10:00 - 10:15
 Megan Sealey (Mudher/Proud/Boche/Parkerg)
 Using a Drosophila model to investigate how ageing increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease
10:15 - 10:30
 Przemek Ociepa (Marchant)
 WallNet - Synthesis and modifications of the primary cell wall during root development
10:30 - 10:45
 Matthew Davies(O'Connor/Perry)
 Neurodegeneration associated stress responses in an in vivo model of experimentally induced prion disease
10:45 - 11:00
Coffee11:00 - 11:30
 Claire Simner (Cleal/Harvey/Lillycrop)
 The regulation of placental amino acid transport.
11:30 - 11:45
 Mel Jannaway (Sampson/Warner/Torrens)
 Resolvin D1 inhibits LTD4-induced constriction of isolated rat and human bronchioles
11:45 - 12:00
 James Schofield (Coldwell/O'Kelly)
 A predicted G-quadruplex within the 5' UTR of the acid-sensitive potassium leak channel, TASK-3, determines mRNA fate and membrane expression of the channel.
12:00 - 12:15
 Jessica Rajaram (Warner/Andrews/Torrens)
 The renin angiotensin aldosterone system and its role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
12:15 - 12:30
 Katy Stubbs (Mudher/Perry)
 Can WldS protect in a Drosophila model of tauopathy?
12:30 - 12:45
Lunch12:45 - 14.00
 Andrew Hutton (Warner/Wilkinson)
 Do lung fibroblasts interact with the immune system?
14:00 - 14:15
 Nicolas Dalliere (Holden-Dye/O'Connor)
 The pumping off food phenotype (PoffF): a neuroadaptive response to chronic food deprivation in Caenorhabditis elegans
14:15 - 14:30
 Christine Reitmeyer (Newman/Girling)
 Glial cell response in the brain of the honey bee after diesel exhaust exposure
14:30 - 14:45
 Ali Yeomans (Coldwell/Packham)
 The regulation of translation by Phenethyl Isothiocyanate
14:45 - 15:00
 Charlotte Lawrence (Townsend/Tavassoli)
 Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Tumour Hypoxia Response Network
15:00 - 15:15
Tea15:15 - 15:45
 Emma Lofthouse (Lewis/Hanson/Poore)
 Is the placental glutamate gradient driving the uptake of other nutrients?
15:45 - 16:00
 Sarah Williams(O'Kelly/Bateman)
 Role of acid-sensitive two-pore domain (K2P) potassium channels in cancer progression
16:00 - 16:15
 Nancy Wong (Williams/Terry/Smyth)
 Is there a conserved function for the GTG family of membrane proteins?
16:15 - 16:30
 Raffaella Petruzelli (Houghton)
 Environmental oxygen regulates human embryonic stem cell self-renewal
16:30 - 16:45