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Including internal IMS-MRL seminars as well as events open to all.

NB: During the Covid-19 situation we are now running some of our Tuesday seminar series online via Zoom. Please check the events calendar for details.

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

  • External Research Seminars (on Tuesdays at 1.15pm; refreshments available from 1pm) – sponsored by Astra Zeneca
  • 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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February 2020

Policy approaches to the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in England-Professor Jonathan Valabhji, Imperial College

February 11 @ 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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    EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES LENT 2020 Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS Speaker: Professor Jonathan Valabhji, Imperial College Title: Policy approaches to the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in England Host:Professor Nick Wareham Time: 13:15 refreshments from 1pm For programme information or suggestions contact: Dr Florian Merkle fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk, Dr Clemence Blouet csb69@medschl.cam.ac.uk  Dr Nadia Schoenmakers naaa2@cam.ac.uk Seminar Series Supported by Sponsorship from AstraZeneca  

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“Learning from –omics data”. -Dr Davide Chiarugi

February 18 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

  INTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES -Lent 2020 Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS Speaker: Dr Davide Chiarugi Title: “Learning from –omics data”.    Time: 13:15  

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Dads, diet and disease: the paternal programming of offspring health-Dr Adam Watkins, University of Nottingham

February 25 @ 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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    EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES LENT 2020 Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS Speaker: Dr Adam Watkins, University of Nottingham Title: Dads, diet and disease: the paternal programming of offspring health Host: Dr Albert Koulman Time: 13:15 refreshments from 1pm For programme information or suggestions contact: Dr Florian Merkle fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk, Dr Clemence Blouet csb69@medschl.cam.ac.uk  Dr Nadia Schoenmakers naaa2@cam.ac.uk Seminar Series Supported by Sponsorship from AstraZeneca

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March 2020

Genetic background and in vitro models of human disease-Dr Florian Merkle

March 3 @ 1:15 pm

  INTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES -Lent 2020 Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS Speaker: Dr Florian Merkle Title: Genetic background and in vitro models of human disease Time: 13:15

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James Stubbs, University of Leeds – “Evidence-based interventions for weight management: where have we been and where are we going?”

March 10 @ 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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    EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES LENT 2020 Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS Speaker: James Stubbs, University of Leeds Title:  Host:  Time: 13:15 refreshments from 1pm For programme information or suggestions contact: Dr Florian Merkle fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk, Dr Clemence Blouet csb69@medschl.cam.ac.uk  Dr Nadia Schoenmakers naaa2@cam.ac.uk Seminar Series Supported by Sponsorship from AstraZeneca

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Predicting risk of complications in young people with T1D’-Professor David Dunger

March 24 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

  INTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES -Lent 2020 Venue: Seminar Rooms, Level 4, IMS Speaker: Professor David Dunger Title: Predicting risk of complications in young people with T1D Time: 13:15

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April 2020

Professor Roman Hovorka- Update on closed-loop insulin delivery at Cambridge: from bench to commercialisation

April 21 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

  INTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES - EASTER 2020 Venue: Virtual - Zoom Speaker: Professor Roman Hovorka Title: Update on closed-loop insulin delivery at Cambridge: from bench to commercialisation Time: 13:15

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May 2020

Dr Cristina García Cáceres, Helmholtz Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, Germany – ” Emerging roles of astrocytes in metabolic control”

May 5 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

        EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES EASTER 2020 Venue: Virtual Seminar - via Zoom Speaker: Dr Cristina García Cáceres, Helmholtz Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, Germany Title: Emerging roles of astrocytes in metabolic control Host: Time: 13:15  For programme information or suggestions contact: Dr Florian Merkle fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk, Dr Clemence Blouet csb69@medschl.cam.ac.uk Dr Nadia Schoenmakers naaa2@cam.ac.uk Seminar Series Supported by Sponsorship from AstraZeneca

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Dr Tune Pers, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) – “Towards Hypothalamic Mechanisms Underlying Sustained Remission of Diabetes Induced by Fibroblast Growth Factor 1”

May 12 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES EASTER 2020 Venue: Virtual Seminar - via Zoom Speaker: Dr Tune Pers, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen (Denmark). Title: Towards Hypothalamic Mechanisms Underlying Sustained Remission of Diabetes Induced by Fibroblast Growth Factor 1 Host: Time: 13:15 For programme information or suggestions contact: Dr Florian Merkle fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk, Dr Clemence Blouet csb69@medschl.cam.ac.uk Dr Nadia Schoenmakers naaa2@cam.ac.uk Seminar Series Supported by Sponsorship from AstraZeneca

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June 2020

CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar: Gestational Diabetes – Dr Claire Meek

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Via Zoom

Monday 22 June 13.00-14.00 Gestational diabetes is the most common medical complication of pregnancy and is increasing in incidence worldwide. In this seminar we will cover the following topics: aetiology and risk factors for gestational diabetes diagnosis and clinical management dietary aspects to gestational diabetes interventions focussing on diet and physical activity. Claire Meek is a consultant metabolic physician and a group leader at the Institute of Metabolic Science and Metabolic Research Laboratories at the University of Cambridge. Her research…

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