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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: Since the Covid-19 pandemic we are  running the IMS-MRL Tuesday seminar series as hybrid events or online only 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’ and ‘Technical’ Seminars (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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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 clm70@cam.ac.uk 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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Merkle Group – ‘Predicting combination therapies for obesity from human cellular models’

October 11 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

  INTERNAL 'RESEARCH IN PROGRESS' SEMINAR SERIES - MICHAELMAS 2022 Venue: Hybrid at the IMS-MRL   Speaker: Members of the Merkle group Title: Predicting combination therapies for obesity from human cellular models Time: 13:15

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The Government’s Healthy Eating Strategy: Can we afford to scrap it?

October 11 @ 5:00 pm
Online

ONLINE Tuesday 11 October at 17.00 A distinguished panel of experts on public health and government policy, behaviour change and the genetics of obesity will unpack the issues, discuss possible solutions and answer your questions. Panel members: Professors Carol Brayne (Cambridge Public Health), Theresa Marteau (Behaviour and Health Research Unit), Giles Yeo (Wellcome-MRC Institute of metabolic Science) and Dr Dolly Theis (MRC Epidemiology Unit). Further details 

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The Royal Society Scientific Meeting – Causes of obesity: theories, conjectures and evidence

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Society United Kingdom

Royal Society Scientific Meeting 17-19 October 2022 The Royal Society, London, SW1Y 5AG Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor John R Speakman FMedSci FRS, Professor Thorkild IA Sørensen, Dr Kevin D Hall and Professor David B Allison. Obesity has been described by the WHO as the largest health threat facing mankind. Obesity is manifestly an issue of energy balance. Yet, there is surprisingly little consensus about why such energy imbalance develops. This meeting will include presentations by world experts on…

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Professor Moffat Nyirenda, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and MRC Uganda Unit -‘Differential manifestations of diabetes in Africa’

October 18 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

  EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES MICHAELMAS 2022 Online via Zoom Speaker: Professor Moffat Nyirenda, Professor of Medicine (Global Non-Communicable Diseases) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); MRC Uganda Unit Title: Differential manifestations of diabetes in Africa   Host: Albert Koulman Time: 13.15   For programme information or suggestions contact: Dr Daniel Fazakerley djf72 at medschl.cam.ac.uk, Dr Giles Yeo gshy2 at cam.ac.uk Dr Anthony Coll apc36 at cam.ac.uk

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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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Anthony Coll – ‘Investigating the mediators of body weight and body composition’

October 25 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

  INTERNAL 'RESEARCH IN PROGRESS' SEMINAR SERIES - MICHAELMAS 2022 Venue: Hybrid at the IMS-MRL   Speaker: Dr Anthony Coll Title: Investigating the mediators of body weight and body composition Time: 13:15

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November 2022

Farooqi Group – Dr Agatha van der Klaauw – ‘Obesity and Covid-19’

November 1 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

  INTERNAL 'RESEARCH IN PROGRESS' SEMINAR SERIES - MICHAELMAS 2022 Venue: Hybrid at the IMS-MRL   Speaker: Dr Agatha van der Klaauw from the Farooqi group Title: Obesity and Covid-19 Time: 13:15

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Professor David Guertin, University of Massachusetts Medical School – ‘Metabolic Adaptations that Power Brown Adipocyte Thermogenesis’

November 8 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

  EXTERNAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES MICHAELMAS 2022 Online Seminar via Zoom Speaker: Professor David Guertin, Associate Professor in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA Title: Metabolic Adaptations that Power Brown Adipocyte Thermogenesis   Host: Daniel Fazakerley Time: 13.15   For programme information or suggestions contact: Dr Daniel Fazakerley djf72 at medschl.cam.ac.uk, Dr Giles Yeo gshy2 at cam.ac.uk Dr Anthony Coll apc36 at cam.ac.uk

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Constancia Group – ‘Developmental epigenetic programming of growth and metabolism in germ cells and early embryos’

November 22 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

  INTERNAL 'RESEARCH IN PROGRESS' SEMINAR SERIES - MICHAELMAS 2022 Venue: Hybrid at the IMS-MRL   Speaker: Members of the Constancia group Title: Developmental epigenetic programming of growth and metabolism in germ cells and early embryos Time: 13:15

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