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A note on MRL seminar series: we run four series, taking place weekly during term time, with occasional seminars from visiting scientists.

  • External Research Seminars (on Tuesdays at 1.15pm; refreshments available from 12.30pm)
  • Internal ‘Research in Progress’ Seminars (on Tuesday at 1.15pm)
  • Internal ‘Hot Topics’ Sessions (on Tuesday at 2.15pm; 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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June 2017

Research for medical professionals

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 21, 2017 at 1:00pm

IMS Seminar Rooms, Robinson Way
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ United Kingdom
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Opportunity for NHS staff to visit the IMS. BOOK for Monday 19th June at 6pm - PLACES REMAINING BOOK for Wednesday 21st June at 1pm - PLACES REMAINING Doctor, nurse or allied health professional? Want to know more about what goes on in the Institute of Metabolic Science? Wondering about the best ways to access research outputs? Interested in how to include research in your career plan?  We invite you to join us for an hour to Hear from clinical researchers…

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Dr Jurre Kamphorst, Group Leader/Senior Lecturer/CRUK Career Development Fellow, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow “The fats about disease: the roles lipids play in metabolic syndrome and cancer’”

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS, Addenbrooke's Site B289 Metabolic Research Labl4 Keith, Addenbrookes Hosp Hills R, Robinson Way
Cambrige, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ United Kingdom
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Friday 23rd June, 12 noon in seminar rooms 1 & 2 Dr Jurre Kamphorst, Group Leader/Senior Lecturer/CRUK Career Development Fellow, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow "The fats about disease: the roles lipids play in metabolic syndrome and cancer" Host: Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly    

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Twitter chat – Do nurses make good researchers; do researchers make better nurses?

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us via Twitter for a 1 hour chat using #MRL_chat. From 13:00 (UK time) on Friday June 23 2017. This chat is for nurses thinking of taking their career into research - or simply wondering how they can incorporate research outputs into nursing practice. (see notes below on how to participate)   Questions for discussion will include: How can nurses get involved in research as a way to enhance or improve their practice? Does nursing education equip nurses to…

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Dr Tony Coll – “Mechanisms in disorders of energy balance”

June 27 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS, Addenbrooke's Site B289 Metabolic Research Labl4 Keith, Addenbrookes Hosp Hills R, Robinson Way
Cambrige, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ United Kingdom
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Research in Progress Seminar Series Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS Time: 13.15 Title: "Mechanisms in disorders of energy balance" Speaker: Dr Tony Coll

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July 2017

Dr Birgitta Olofsson, Department of Zoology – “Foraging decision in C.elegans”

July 4 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS, Addenbrooke's Site B289 Metabolic Research Labl4 Keith, Addenbrookes Hosp Hills R, Robinson Way
Cambrige, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ United Kingdom
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EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES  Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4 IMS-MRL Speaker: Dr Birgitta Olofsson, Department of Zoology Title: “Foraging decision in C.elegans” Host: Dr Florian Merkle Refreshments available from 12.30pm For programme information or suggestions contact Dr Florian Merkle (fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk) Seminar Series Supported by Sponsorship from Medimmune

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Dr Konstantinos Manolopoulos, Clinician Scientist in Endocrinology & Metabolism/Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham – “In vivo assessment of human adipose tissue function – an integrative physiology approach”

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS, Addenbrooke's Site B289 Metabolic Research Labl4 Keith, Addenbrookes Hosp Hills R, Robinson Way
Cambrige, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ United Kingdom
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Thursday 6th July at 1 pm in seminar rooms 2 & 3 Dr Konstantinos Manolopoulos, Clinician Scientist in Endocrinology & Metabolism/Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham "In vivo assessment of human adipose tissue function – an integrative physiology approach" Host: Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly    

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Professor Paul Greenhaff, University of Nottingham “Tissue free carnitine availability dictates muscle fuel selection: implications to metabolic health”

July 11 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS, Addenbrooke's Site B289 Metabolic Research Labl4 Keith, Addenbrookes Hosp Hills R, Robinson Way
Cambrige, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ United Kingdom
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EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES  Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4 IMS-MRL Speaker: Professor Paul Greenhaff, University of Nottingham Title: "Tissue free carnitine availability dictates muscle fuel selection: implications to metabolic health" Host: Professor Steve O'Rahilly Refreshments available from 12.30pm For programme information or suggestions contact Dr Florian Merkle (fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk) Seminar Series Supported by Sponsorship from Medimmune

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Dr Maia Kokoeva, McGill University, Canada – “Central leptin sensing: Where does it all start?”

July 18 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS, Addenbrooke's Site B289 Metabolic Research Labl4 Keith, Addenbrookes Hosp Hills R, Robinson Way
Cambrige, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ United Kingdom
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EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES  Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4 IMS-MRL Speaker: Dr Maia Kokeova, McGill University, Canada Title: "Central leptin sensing: Where does it all start?" Host: Dr Clemence Blouet Refreshments available from 12.30pm For programme information or suggestions contact Dr Florian Merkle (fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk) Seminar Series Supported by Sponsorship from Medimmune

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September 2017

Dr Atul Chopra, Baylor College of Medicine “Human Genetics Aided Discovery of a New Metabolic Hormone”

September 1 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS, Addenbrooke's Site B289 Metabolic Research Labl4 Keith, Addenbrookes Hosp Hills R, Robinson Way
Cambrige, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ United Kingdom
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Friday 1st September at 13.15 in seminar rooms 1 & 2 Dr Atul Chopra, Baylor College of Medicine "Human Genetics Aided Discovery of a New Metabolic Hormone"    

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Professor Sam Cushman, NIDDK/NIH Emeritus, Bethesda, USA “Cell biology of insulin action on glucose transport and its relationship to systemic glucose homeostasis”

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IMS Seminar Rooms, Robinson Way
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ United Kingdom
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EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES  Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4 IMS-MRL Speaker: Professor Sam Cushman, NIDDK/NIH Emeritus, Bethesda, USA Title: "Cell biology of insulin action on glucose transport and its relationship to systemic glucose homeostasis" Host: Prof Ken Siddle Refreshments available from 12.40pm For programme information or suggestions contact Dr Florian Merkle (fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk) Seminar Series Supported by Sponsorship from Medimmune

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