Gerald Kerkut Trust Symposium
16th July 2015
Bartley Lodge Hotel

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
 Adam Dorey (1) (Lorraine Williams, Ita O'Kelly, Matthew Terry)
 Are GTGs a new class of plant anion channels regulating pH in the endomembrane system?
09:30 - 09:45
  Prutha Patel (1) (Katrin Deinhardt, Jonathan West)
 Does BDNF signalling change in neurodegeneration?
09:45 - 10:00
 Lindert Mercken (1) (Christopher Torrens, Katharine Pike, John Holloway)
 Maternal obesity and the development of lung disease.
10:00 - 10:15
 Giedo Elamin (1) (Nicola Englyst, John Holloway, Judith Holloway)
 The role of blood microvesicles in coagulation
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee10:30 - 11:00
 Alison Caldwell (1) (Hannah Siddle, Tim Elliott)
 The immunology and immune evasion of a contagious cancer
11:00 - 11:15
 Sophia Sander (2)(Franchesca Houghton, Tilman Sanchez-Elsner)
 Role of miRNAs in the physiological regulation of human embryonic stem cells
 Alison Hill (2) (Christopher Grainge, Emily Swindle, Donna Davies)
 Role for IL-1 alpha in viral-induced inflammatory responses in a co-culture model of the airway mucosa
11:30 - 11:45
 Alex Colcutt (2)(Ayodeji Asuni, Jessica Teeling, Amrit Mudher)
 The effect of systemic inflammation on neuroinflammation and tau pathology: repeated LPS versus bacterial infection
11:45 - 12:00
 Juan Nunez (2) (Claire Clarkin, Ian Sinclair)
 Utilising High Resolution Imaging to Interrogate Blood Vessel and Bone Cell Interactions
12:00 - 12:15
Lunch12:15 - 14.00
 Chrysia Pegasiou (2) (Maria Vargas-Caballero, Hugh Perry)
 Need and opportunity for the analysis of adult human cortical excitatory synapses
14:00 - 14:15
 Miguel Moreno (2) (Herman Wijnen)
 Role of Rho1-signalling in Drosophila circadian rest/activity cycles
14:15 - 14:30
 Guilia Lioi (2) (Steven Bell, David Smith, David Simpson)
 Developing a clinical measurement of depth of anaesthesia using brain connectivity measures
14:30 - 14:45
 Jim Coates (3)(Andy Chipperfield, Geraldine Clough, John Tudor)
 Bioimpedance for monitoring living tissues
14:45 - 15:05
Tea15:05 - 15:35
 Gaia Andreoletti (3) (Sarah Ennis, Andrew Collins, Mark Beattie)
 Update of NGS studies in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
15:35 - 15:55
 Emily Farthing (3)(Lorraine Williams)
 Metal Tolerance Proteins play Key Roles in Heavy Metal Homeostasis of Higher Plants
15:55 - 16:15
 Mel Jannaway (3) (Tony Sampson, Jane Warner, Christopher Torrens)
 Resolvins inhibit agonist-induced constriction of rat and human arteries
16:15 - 16:35
 Megan Sealey (3) (Amrit Mudher, Delphine Boche)
 How does ageing contribute to Alzheimer's Disease?
16:35 - 16:55