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Jan Delcour

06 January 2017

Prof Jan Delcour

Host: Fred Warren Prebiotics are selectively fermented ingredients that allow specific changes, both in the composition and/or activity of the gastrointestinal microflora, that confer benefits upon host well-being and health. The most studied prebiotics are the fructans inulin and fructo-oligosaccharides. Over the past years,...

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David Grainger

11 January 2017

Dr David Grainger

Host: Ian Charles Abstract: Work in my laboratory is focused on understanding bacterial gene regulation on a chromosome-wide scale. Since gene regulation underpins diverse biological processes application of genome-scale tools provides insight into diverse cellular processes. Our current research interests include understanding how bacteria...

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23 January 2017

Dr Pedro Bouchon

  Host: Pete Wilde Speaker Background: Pedro heads the food structure design laboratory. His research is oriented to get a better understanding on the relationship between food (micro) structural changes during processing, and associated transport phenomena and changes in key food attributes, including digestibility....

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Mark Webber

09 February 2017

Dr Mark Webber

I have recently joined the IFR and work in my group will be focussing on the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance with particular interests in evolution within biofilms and the regulation of multidrug efflux pumps. We study real world isolates and use in vitro mutagenesis...

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23 February 2017

Prof. Jack Satsangi

  Host: Ian Charles Abstract: Real progress has been made over the last decade in characterising the complex gene-environmental interactions involved in the pathogenesis of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; in parallel the successful development of new therapies has exceeded expectation. The challenge for...

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13 March 2017

Prof. Frédéric Carrière

Speaker: Prof. Frédéric Carrière, French National Centre for Scientific Research Hosted by: Myriam Grundy Galactolipids, mainly monogalactosyl diglycerides (MGDG) and digalactosyl diglycerides (DGDG, are the main lipids found in the membranes of plants, algae and photosynthetic microorganisms like microalgae and cyanobacteria. As such, they...

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23 March 2017

Prof. Trevor Dale

IFR Seminar – Professor Trevor Dale The Wnt pathway is frequently described as either ON or OFF in text books, but in reality is regulated across a range of different levels via tissue and context-specific mechanisms. In this talk, I will discuss how the...

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Tamara Bucher

30 March 2017

Dr Tamara Bucher

    Host: Paul Finglas Dr Tamara Bucher, University of Newcastle, Australia will present a Food & Health ISP/FDNC seminar: “Using fake foods and augmented reality technology to investigate consumer portion size choice and other dietary determinants” Abstract: Research involving food is often limited...

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20 April 2017

Prof. Yvette van Kooyk

Hosted by: Norihito Kawasaki Prof. Yvette van Kooyk leads dendritic cell immunobiology group at Vrije university medical centre in Amsterdam. Her work focuses on understanding the biology of lectin receptors expressed on human dendritic cells and exploiting their functions to combat cancer. Her earlier...

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27 April 2017

Prof. Gad Frankel

Hosted by: Ian Charles The mouse pathogen Citrobacter rodentium, a model organism to study infection with human pathogenic E. coli, triggers effacement of the brush border microvilli, colitis, hyperplasia and dysbiosis. We investigated the impact of infection with antibiotic resistant C. rodentium on intestinal...

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