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Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Discovery, mechanism of action, biosynthesis and bioengineering of antibiotics from Gram-negative bacteria
The overwhelming majority of antibiotics in clinical use are natural products or semi-synthetic derivatives produced by Gram-positive Actinobacteria and filamentous fungi. Pathogenic microorganisms ar... more

Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Interdisciplinary computing and complex Biosystems research at Newcastle University
Over the past 40 years technological developments in biology and medicine and the concurrent developments in computing technology means that informatics now plays an essential role in the life science... more

Thu, 01 Jun 2017
Uncovering unknown functions of Ca2+-binding proteins in chloroplast development and signaling
Calcium is an important secondary messenger in animal and plant signalling and in plant cells chloroplasts are able to store large amounts of calcium. However, not much is known about the role of calc... more

Thu, 27 Apr 2017
How to feel safe... or which infectious diseases are really going to kill you
Infectious diseases have the potential to ravage human populations. However, in modern high-income countries, the threat from the majority of diseases that plagued people in recent centuries has been ... more

Tue, 07 Mar 2017
Haze and decision making: A natural laboratory experiment
The adverse impact of haze on health and related socioeconomic outcomes has received increasing attention in the media. Recent biological studies point to a short-term impact of haze on brain function... more

Fri, 17 Feb 2017
Towards integrated modeling of animal morphogenesis by data-assimilation
I'm going to present a project based on multi-scale modeling of the animal morphogenesis which integrates the couple of dynamics genetic interactions and cell mechanics. The major challenge of this pr... more

Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Seminar (2) : From Salvarsan to Penicillin: Was Fleming a genius, a lucky guy, or neither?
Many important scientific discoveries are attributed to an unusual and fortuitous serendipity. Careful analysis of such cases, however, reveals luck to be just one parameter, not necessarily the most ... more

Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Seminar (1) : The birth of the discipline of biochemistry - Why did it wait to the 20th century?
The 1907 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, awarded to Eduard Buchner, marked the recognition of the scientific community in the discipline, then in its infancy, known as biochemistry. By that time, other bio... more

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