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IMS-MRL seminars are primarily for staff and invited guests. External events open to a wider audience are included where appropriate.

NB: During the Covid-19 pandemic we are  running the IMS-MRL Tuesday seminar series online via Zoom. Please check the events calendar for details.


The IMS-MRL seminar series:  taking place weekly during term time, with occasional seminars from visiting scientists.


  • External Research Seminars (on Tuesdays at 1.15pm – invited audience only); – sponsored by Astra Zeneca


  • Internal ‘Research in Progress’ Seminars (on Tuesday at 1.15pm -staff only)


  • Internal ‘Hot Topics’ Sessions (on Thursday at 2.30pm; for 1st year PhD and post-graduate students)


  • Mastering Academic Excellence in Metabolic Medicine (MAXIM), sponsored by Eli Lilly. (on Fridays at 1.15pm; sandwiches available from 1.00pm)
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September 2022

The Association for the Study of Obesity – Early Career Researcher Event

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lancaster University

Early Career Researcher event 6 September 2022 at Lancaster University The event takes place ahead of the UK Congress and includes career progression talks from academia and industry perspectives, oral and poster presentation opportunities and workshops on relevant transferrable skills. Open to ECR who are members of ASO and who have submitted an abstract already to the UK Congress. Benefits to attendees: Free pre-conference event for ECRs Includes two free nights’ accommodation A chance to present your work-in-progress and obtain…

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Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) Post-doc Summit

September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

DDA Post-doc Summit (formerly known as the Winter School) 25-30 September 2022, at Green Solution House, Bornholm, Denmark An immersive week-long event for early career scientists (including PhD students and postdocs) who will convene to expand their professional network with fellow and senior scientists and engage in training as well as give their perspective on highly topical themes To attend participants must submit an abstract - deadline 1 August 2022. Further details and to book a place

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Environmental Impacts on Pregnancy and Offspring Outcomes: Lessons Learned and Avenues for Intervention

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Environmental Impacts on Pregnancy and Offspring Outcomes: Lessons Learned and Avenues for Intervention 29 September, 2022 Coin Street Conference Centre, London Jointly organised by Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri (IMS-MRL affiliated PI) and sponsored by the Physiological Society, this meeting showcases the latest work assessing the impact of environmental influences on maternal physiological support of offspring development. Call for abstracts open now.  Further details

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October 2022

The impact of maternal nutrition in gestational diabetes

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Via Zoom

Cambridge in Africa Webinar Programme - Diabetes in Pregnancy   The impact of maternal nutrition in gestational diabetes Thursday 6th October – Dr Claire Meek, University of Cambridge 13.00 (UK) and 16.00 (Uganda)   Please contact in advance for a Zoom link, to be added to the mailing list, or to suggest future topics and speakers.     This webinar programme is a new venture between researchers in Uganda and Cambridge This webinar programme aims to: Encourage collaboration Increase…

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Fat sensing and the brain control of puberty

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm

Fat sensing and the brain control of puberty 24-26 October 2022 Baeza, Spain The overall goal of this workshop is to provide the most incisive and up-to-date overview of the current research in the fields of organismal growth, food intake control, metabolism, and puberty, with a particular focus on the mechanisms whereby metabolic signals (specially those originating from fat, as major form of energy storage) influence and shape pubertal maturation. This workshop will bring together a unique combination of fifteen…

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