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May. 02, 2017

PhD Seminar
Roman Mortuza

Biochemistry Department, University of Otago
Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00
Phenotypic and Molecular Analysis of the Alanine and Glutamate Racemases of Mycobacteria
The enzymes alanine racemase (Alr) and glutamate racemase (MurI) catalyze the formation of the essential building blocks, D-alanine and D-glutamate, respectively, for... more »
May. 05, 2017

Julian Eaton-Rye

Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00 — 13:00
Solar upgrade
Kromdijk et al. (2016). Improving photosynthesis and crop productivity by accelerating recovery from photoprotection Science 354, 857–861 and Bourzac, K. (2017). Solar upgrade. Nature... more »
May. 05, 2017

Journal Club
Eiren Sweetman

Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00 — 13:00
A fungoid frog that fights the flu
Holthausen DJ, et al. (2017). An Amphibian Host Defense Peptide is Virucidal for Human H1 Hemagglutinin-Bearing Influenza Viruses. Immunity 46 (4):... more »
May. 09, 2017

Weekly Seminar
Professor Jack Tanner

University of Missouri
Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00
The Structural Biology of Proline Metabolism
Proline  metabolism  has  multifaceted  roles  in  cancer,  stress  protection,  protein chaperoning, cell signaling, programmed cell death, nutrient adaptation and survival, and pathogen virulence. This lecture will summarize the physiological importance of proline metabolism and present structural and functional data for some... more »
May. 12, 2017

Special Seminar
Sarah Diermeier

Cold Spring Harbour, USA
Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
09:00
Mammary Tumor Associated RNAs (MaTARs) as drivers of tumor growth and metastasis
Recent genome-wide studies revealed that only 2% of the human genome encodes for proteins while as much as 80% of the genome... more »
May. 12, 2017

Journal Club
Chris Brown

Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00 — 13:00
Cut in translation: Specific cleavage in bacterial mRNA
Leroy, M., et al. (2017). Rae1/YacP, a new endoribonuclease involved in ribosome-dependent mRNA decay in Bacillus subtilis. The Embo Journal 36,... more »
May. 12, 2017

Journal Club
Matthew Chisnall

Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00 — 13:00
Synthesising a Eukaryotic genome
Richardson, S.M., et al. (2017). Design of a synthetic yeast genome. Science 355(6329): 1040.
May. 15, 2017

Special Seminar
Peter Mace

Otago University
Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00
(Pseudo) Kinase Signalling and Beyond
Post-translational modification of signalling proteins has vast influence on eukaryotic cells, and is frequently disrupted in human disease. In this seminar, I... more »
May. 16, 2017

Special Seminar
Tim Allison

University of Oxford
Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00
Connecting membrane proteins and lipids using native mass spectrometry
My research interests lie in protein biochemistry, and the ways in which structure and function are either naturally modulated, or can be perturbed by design.  Insight toward these goals is gained from establishing an in-­depth understanding, frequently requiring molecular... more »
May. 17, 2017

Special Seminar
Paul Gardiner

School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury
Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
13:00
Does RNA avoidance dictate protein expression level?
Messenger RNA levels broadly correlate with their corresponding protein levels. But there can be considerable variation in [protein]/[mRNA] ratios. Just two general models... more »
May. 19, 2017

Journal Club
Sigurd Wilbanks

Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00 — 13:00
The central dogma-some
Kohler, R. Mooney, R.A., Mills, D.J., Landick, R. and Cramer, P. (2017) Architecture of a transcribing-translating expressome. Science 356:194-197.
May. 19, 2017

Journal Club
Gabriel Rawcliffe

Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00 — 13:00
Getting gains from our genes: PPARδ, a gene doping case study
Fan, W. et al (2017) PPARd promotes running endurance by preserving glucose. Cell Metabolism 25, 1186–1193
May. 23, 2017

Weekly Seminar
Dr. Mitja Remus-Emsermann

University of Canterbury
Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00
The ecology of leaf colonizing bacteria at a single-cell resolution
Traditionally  microbiologists  investigate  bacteria  as  averages  of  populations:  Be  it  by  observingthe average phenotypic properties of a population such as colony morphologies on an agar plates or  the  growth rate in a shaken liquid... more »
May. 26, 2017

Journal Club
Peter Mace

Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00 — 13:00
Reading the silent code
Yin, Y., et al (2017) Impact of cytosine methylation on DNA binding specificities of human transcription factors. Science. 356(6337)
May. 26, 2017

Journal Club
Tom Handley

Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00 — 13:00
Climate change resistant coral.
Krueger T., et al (2017). Common reef-building coral in the Northern Red Sea resistant to elevated temperature and acidification. Royal Society Open... more »
May. 30, 2017

PhD Seminar
Tahzeeb Fatima

Biochemistry Department, University of Otago
Place: 
Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Time: 
12:00
Gout and Metabolic Disease: Investigation of Potential Relationship in the New Zealand Population
Hyperuricaemia, the presence of higher levels of serum urate, results from a compromise in the delicate balance between the production and excretion... more »