Gerald Kerkut Trust Symposium
19th July 2019
Beaulieu Hotel

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


Coffee08:30 - 09:00
 Welcome and introduction from Prof. Robert Walker09:00 - 09:15
  Steve John (i) (Matthias Baud, Rob Ewing, Graham Packham, Paul Skipp)
 Small molecule modulation of the Wnt Pathway: Protein-protein interaction networks and therapeutic outlook
09:15 - 09:30
 Dawn Cooper (i) (Matthew Loxham, Emily Swindle, Damon Teagle)
 Interactions between airborne triggers of asthma
09:30 - 09:45
  Dianne Lopez (i) (Katrin Deinhardt, Mark Coldwell, Jonathan West)
 What is the limiting step in pathogenic tau transmission along neuronal networks?
09:45 - 10:00
 Hannah Warming (i) (Mariana Vargas-Cabalerro, Ian Galea, Diederik Bulters)
 Haemoglobin toxicity and synaptic recovery in subarachnoid haemorrhage stroke
10:00 - 10:15
 Lauren McNicholas (i) (Katrin Deinhardt, Mariana Vargas-Caballero)
 Ups and downs of NMDAR phosphorylation by Fyn kinase: relevance for synaptic function in Alzheimer’s Disease
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee10:30 - 11:00
Chair Dr Niall Horn
 Ben Bachelor (i) (Amrit Mudher)
 How Aβ42 influences Tau phenotypes in a Drosophila model
11:00 - 11:15
 Evelin Szalai (ii) (Marcin Przewloka, Paul Skipp)
 Mechanistic insight into the regulatory role of the key Drosophila kinetochore protein Spc105/KNL1
11:15 - 11:30
 Helena Rawsthorne (ii) (Lindy Holden-Dye, James Dillon)
 Using C. elegans social behaviour to investigate genes associated with autism spectrum disorder
11:30 - 11:45
 Iytzia Castenada-Davalos (ii) (Marc Dumont, Haruko Okamoto, Guy Poppy, Marcela Hernandez-Garcia)
 Disentangling contributions of light and beneficial bacteria on the nutritional value of Brassica plants
11:45 - 12:00
 Jessica Bampton (ii) (Matthew Terry, Haruko Okamoto)
 SOS for plant stress: the role of singlet oxygen in chloroplast development
12:00 - 12:15
Lunch12:15 - 13.45
Chair Dr Alan Thomas
 Maria Fankhaenel (ii) (Salah Elias, Keith Jones)
 Uncovering the mechanisms of oriented cell divisions in the mammary epithelium
13:45 - 14:00
 Monica Guerrero-Carrasco (ii) (Diego Gomez-Nicola, Mariana Vargas-Cabalerro)
 Understanding the role of early-life inflammation on the incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease
14:00 - 14:15
 Stephanie Robinson (ii) (Peter Lackie, Tiina Roose)
 3D imaging and microfluidic modelling of human pulmonary lymphatics
14:15 - 14:30
 Charlotte Hill (iii) (Yihua Wang)
 Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) in pulmonary fibrosis: More complex than you can imagine
14:30 - 14:50
Tea14:50 - 15:20
Chair Dr Alan Thomas
  Connor Maltby (iii) (Mark Coldwell, Katrin Deinhardt)
 Regulation of neuronal mRNA transport & translation initiation by G-Quadruplex structures
15:20 - 15:40
  Jemma Paterson (iii) (Tim Millar)
 Lipid regulated angiogenesis: the role of oxLDL and sphingosine-1-phosphate
15:40 - 16:00
 Tania Garcia-Becerra (iii) (Lorraine Williams, Matthew Terry)
 The physiological role of GTG in rice
16:00 - 16:20
 Rebecca Carter (i) (Lorraine Williams)
 Investigating zinc regulation in the crop plant barley
16:20 - 16:35
Short General Discussion about Trust activities16:35