Gerald Kerkut Trust Symposium
Summer 2020

This was an online symposium during which postgraduates funded by the trust gave talks on their work.


  Ellie Seaby (2) (Sarah Ennis, Heidi Rehm)
 A bespoke gene to patient approach uplifts novel gene discovery for rare diseases.
 Helena Rawsthorne (4) (Lindy Holden-Dye, James Dillon)
 Investigating autism associated genes in C. elegans reveals candidates with a role in social behaviour
 Dawn Cooper (3) (Matthew Loxham, Emily Swindle, Damon Teagle)
 Investigating the effects of co-exposure to airborne house dust mite (HDM) and particulate matter (PM) on bronchial epithelial cells
 Maria Fankhaenel (4) (Salah Elias, Keith Jones)
 Identification of Annexin A1 as a novel regulator of mitotic spindle orientation in mammary epithelial cells
 Jessica Bampton (4) (Matthew Terry, Haruko Okamoto)
 The role of singlet oxygen signalling in chloroplast development
 Gabriele Zalaite (2) (Jessica Teeling, Phil Williamson)
 The role of FcγRIIb in Parkinson’s Disease
 Rebecca Carter (3) (Lorraine Williams)
 Investigating Zn homeostasis in the crop plant barley using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing
 Hannah Warming (3) (Mariana Vargas-Cabalerro, Ian Galea, Diederik Bulters)
 Neurotoxicity of haemoglobin and the recovery of neuronal function in subarachnoid haemorrhage
 Kathryn Hussey (2) (Hannah Siddle, Edd James, Emma Reeves)
 Investigating the role of MHC class I molecules in immune evasion by tumour cells
 Evelin Szalai (4) (Marcin Przewloka, Paul Skipp)
 Mechanistic insight into the regulatory role of the key Drosophila kinetochore protein Spc105R
 Monica Guerrero-Carrasco (4) (Diego Gomez-Nicola, Mariana Vargas-Cabalerro)
 Understanding the role of inflammatory pre-conditioning on the onset of Alzheimer's Disease
 Stephanie Robinson (4) (Peter Lackie, Tina Roose)
 3D Imaging of Peripheral Pulmonary Lymphatics To Model Fluid Flow In Human Health And Disease
 Ben Bachelor (3) (Amrit Mudher)
 Investigating the spread of pathological Tau in Alzheimer's disease
 Lloyd Steele-Nicholson (2) (Melissa Andrews, David Tumbarello)
 Increasing axonal expression of α9β1 integrin to promote axon regeneration: exosome-mediated delivery and axon-targeting of the α9 integrin subunit
 Lauren McNicholas (3) (Katrin Deinhardt, Mariana Vargas-Caballero)
 Can Fyn inhibition rescue early synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease?
 Laura Cooke (2) (Jane Cleal, Jaswinder Sethi, Pam mahon, Nicholas Harvey)
 Getting a handle on placental mechanisms of vitamin D handling
  Dianne Lopez (3) (Katrin Deinhardt, Mark Coldwell, Jonathan West)
 Investigating the mechanisms of tau propagation in neurodegenerative diseases
 Steve John (3) (Matthias Baud, Rob Ewing, Graham Packham, Paul Skipp)
 Small molecule modulation of the wnt pathway: Protein-protein interaction networks and therapeutic outlook
 Jacob Trend (2) (Claire Clarkin, Katrin Deinhardt, Phillip Schneider)
 Does a common aetiology between Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis exist?
 Mike Price (2) (Herman Wijnen, Mariana Vargas-Caballero)
 Light-Mediated Switching of Circadian Pacemaker Function Across the Neural Clock Circuit of Drosophila