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LT1 at 1 pm
Prof Dave Allsop from Lancaster University will give a seminar entitled “Protein oligomers as toxins, biomarkers and molecular targets for neurodegenerative disease”

Buffet lunch will be available in the Committee Room from 12 noon.

The formation of fibrillar aggregates from a range of different proteins is a common feature of numerous different ‘protein conformational’ diseases. In these diseases, normally soluble proteins are deposited in the form of insoluble fibrils inside and/or outside of cells. In the systemic amyloidoses, extracellular fibrillar deposits (often called amyloid) can be found in many different tissues and organs throughout the body. Localised deposits are found in some other diseases, such as late-onset diabetes, where they are restricted to the pancreas, and some important neurodegenerative diseases, where they are often found only in the brain. Examples of the latter include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, the prion diseases (e.g. CJD in humans), Huntington’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease. David’s  research is concerned with the pathological role of these misfolded proteins, and is focussed mainly on neurodegenerative disease and late-onset (type 2) diabetes.

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Dr. Kees Jalink, Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI-AVL), Amsterdam, NL will be giving a seminar entitled

“Zooming in on signal transduction by FRET – How to optimize a FRET sensor… and how to use it” on

Tuesday 10th July at 5pm

Lecture Theatre 1, Sherrington Building, with a post lecture reception at 6.15pm in the foyer outside the lecture theatre.

This is particularly relevant to those interested in signaling and measuring how the interactions of molecules impacts on signallling.  More details on Dr. Kees Jalink’s website.

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