Colloquium zooming Molecular & Cellular Biology

Zooming Molecular & Cellular Biology Colloquium was initiated on July 28th, 2020 by the Biology department. The series is carefully curated and run by Dr Muhammad Tariq who is an Associate Professor at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering at LUMS. The series follows through various topics which come under the ambit of Molecular and Cellular Biology and in the past eight months, we’ve had the pleasure and honour of hosting some of the most knowledgeable scientists from around the globe. Below are the topics under discussion, our speakers and a link to the LIVE recorded talks. 

Here are a few words by Dr. Muhammad Tariq who is the curator of the series: 

I always felt that we are isolated and disconnected with scientific community in life sciences. Since beginning, I was worried about the impact of this isolation and the deficiencies our students may have in the absence of regular scientific seminar culture. I believe MCB seminar series is the biggest blessing of covid19 for life scientists here in Pakistan. It has not only enabled us to listen to the latest advances in life sciences but has also has connected us with highly accomplished scientists abroad. I strongly believe our students at LUMS as well as throughout Pakistan should attend these seminars. The impact these seminars will have on our learning is far more significant than what we try to learn through text books by ourselves. 

 

Mechanisms of the Malignant

Topic: The Role of Spatial Proximity in Genome Regulation

Speaker: Professor Dr. Wendy Bickmore

Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Time: 03:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Mechanisms of the Malignant

Topic: Hox Gene Regulation in Embryos and Pseudo-Embryos

Speaker: Professor Dr. Denis Duboule

Date: Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Time: 02:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Mechanisms of the Malignant

Topic: Mechanisms of the Malignant Progression of Carcinomas

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Robert Weinberg

Date: Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Time: 07:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Genome-Wide Mapping of Protein-DNA Interaction Dynamics

Topic: Epigenetic Memory Over Geological Timescales

Speaker: Prof. Hiten Madhani 

Date: Friday, March 5th, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Genome-Wide Mapping of Protein-DNA Interaction Dynamics

Topic: Genome-Wide Mapping of Protein-DNA Interaction Dynamics

Speaker: Professor Dr. Steve Henikof

Date: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Time: 9:00 am

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Understanding the strategies evolved by a very successful transposable element

Speaker: Professor Dr. Susan Wessler

Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Time: 9:00 am

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Transcriptomics for personalized medicine

Speaker: Prof. Greg Gibson

Date: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Bivalent Polycomb Complexes of Master Switches of Developmental Gene Regulation

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Mitzi Kuroda

Date: Monday, February 1st, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: New Signal Transduction Targets for Cancer Therapy

Speaker: Professor Dr. Tony Hunter

Date: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Principles and functional role of 3D genome folding

Speaker: Professor Dr. Giacomo Cavalli

Date: Friday, January 15th, 2021

Time: 9:00 am

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Properties and Functioning of a Developmental Clock

Speaker: Dr. Helge Grosshans

Date: Monday, January 11th, 2021

Time: 9:00 am

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: RNA biology at the crossroads of evolution and disease

Speaker: Prof. Jernej Ule

Date: Friday, January 8th, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Epistasis, the Spice of Life (and Evolution) – Lessons from the study of the plant immune system

Speaker: Professor Detlef Weigel

Date: Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Advances in pancreatic beta cell regeneration

Speaker: Professor Dr. Juan Domínguez-Bendala 

Date: Friday, November 13th, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Histones: How much variation do we need?

Speaker: Prof. Sandra Hake

Date: Friday, October 16th, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Genetic and Epigenetic mechanisms of X chromosome activation in Drosphila 

Speaker: Professor Dr. Peter Becker

Date: Friday, October 9th, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: Functional organisation of the genome in 3D

Speaker: Dr. Stefan Schoenfelder

Date: Friday, September 11th, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: How and where to assemble heterochromatin, and why it is essential for organismal survival

Speaker: Professor Susan Gasser

Date: Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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Topic: How cell fate decisions are maintained by Polycomb

Speaker: Dr. Oliver Bell

Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

Venue: Zoom / Online

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