Guest Speaker Seminars - 2010


Date Location Host Speaker/Title
Dec 10 MBI seminar room, 14:30 Reuter Eric Hajjar, Postdoctoral Fellow
Biozentrum, University of Basel
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Molecular Basis of Antibiotics permeation through bacterial porins: Can we understand and improve gram-negative antibacterials? - abstract
Dec 09 Sars seminar room, 13:30 Adamska Dr. Sally Leys
Leys Lab
University of Alberta
Glass sponge embryology & physiology: insights into the evolution of the nervous system
Dec 03 MBI seminar room, 13:30 Jiang Group Guest Speaker - Dr. Pierre-François Lenne
Group Leader, IBDML
Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille Luminy
Marseille, France
Force generation and transmission during tissue morphogenesis
Nov 26 MBI seminar room, 13:30 Mathias Ziegler Nathalie Reuter, Researcher
Researcher/BFS grant fellow, Department of Molecular Biology
University of Bergen
Peripheral binding of proteins to cell membranes: contribution of in silico studies.
Nov 25 10:30 - 12:00
Bergen High Technology Centre
Large Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Datablock
University of Bergen

Tora Aasland, Minister of Research and Higher Education
Visits Bergen to discuss plans for a national bio-technology strategy.
Program for mini-seminars:
10:30 Minister of Reseach and Higher Education, Tora Aasland
10:45 Question session
11:00 Daniel Chourrout, Director Sars International Centre
Model Systems in Biological Research.
11:10 Prof. Anders Goksøyr, Institute for Biology
Bioteknologi, miljø og akvakultur.
11:20 Prof. Aurora Martinez, Department for Biomedicine
Bioteknologi i biomedisinsk forskning.
11:30 Prof. Inge Jonassen, Department of Informatics and
Group Leader Nathalie Reuter, Department of Molecular Biology
Bioinformatikk og bioteknologi.
11:45 Summary

Nov 19 MBI seminar room, 13:30 Øyvind Halskau Daniel Chourrout, Director
Sars Centre
genomes break free (... but life still goes on)
Nov 12 MBI seminar room, 13:30 Mathias Ziegler Aurleia Lewis, Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
University of Bergen
Identifying nuclear phosphoinositide interaction networks to understand their function.
Nov 05 MBI seminar room, 13:3 Mathias Ziegler Guest Speaker - Thole Züchner
Protein Detection Unit
University of Leipzig
Taking neuroproteomics to the limit: A novel protein detection method for highly sensitive protein analysis
Oct 22 MBI seminar room, 14:30 Thompson Group Guest Speaker - Group Leader, Maria Elena Torres-Padilla
Epigenetics and cell fate in early mammalian development
Institut de Genetique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC)
Epigenetic mechanisms in early mammalian development.
Oct 21 MBI seminar room, 13:30 Thompson Group Guest Speaker - Group Leader, Sandra B. Hake
Histone Variants and their Posttranslational Modifications
Ludwig-Maximilians-University München (LMU)
Histones: How much variation do we need?
Oct 20 mbi seminar room, 13:00 Hejnol Group Guest Speaker - Chris Lowe, PI
Lowe Lab, Stanford University
Hopkins Marine Station, Department of Biology
Early deuterostome origins of the vertebrate head
Sept 22 MBI seminar room, 14:00 Lenhard Group Guest Speaker - Gill Bejerano, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Stanford University
Interpreting the cis-regulatory landscape of the human genome in development and in recent human evolution
Sept 14 MBI seminar room, 13:30 Lenhard Group Guest Speaker - Prof. Graham Kemp
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenberg
Bioinformatics Group
Protein Folding, Docking and Ligand Binding Site Prediction
Sept 13 MBI seminar room, 14:30 Lenhard Group Guest Speaker - Dr. Agnes Hotz-Wagenblatt
German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ)
Development of high-throughput analysis pipelines in Bioinformatics
Aug 20 Sars seminar room, 13:30 Hejnol Group Guest Speaker - Nadya Rimskaya-Korsakova
Moscow State University
Vestimentifera - Gutless Worm of Deep-Sea
July 09 mbi seminar room, 13:30 Thompson Group Guest Speaker - Dr. Friedrich Kragler
Group Leader at Department of Biochemistry
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
Center of Molecular Biology
University of Vienna, Austria
Non-cell-autonomous Acting Transcription Factors and RNA Molecules in Plant
June 28 mbi seminar room, 14:30 Lenhard Group Guest Speaker - Hugues Roest Crollius, Ph.D
Genome Organisation and Dynamics Lab
Department of Biology
Ecole Normale Supérieure
Paris, France
Ancient and recent evolution in vertebrate genomes: a key to understanding modern genomes.
Apr 23 Sars Sem Room, 13:00 Bouquet Fabien Lombard, Postdoctoral Researcher
National Institute for Aquatic Resources
Oceanography Section
Technical University of Denmark
“Active food selection in appendicularians and the fate of their discarded houses.” - abstract
Apr 15 MBI Sem Room, 12:15 Lenhard Guest Lecture - M. Madan Babu, PhD
Group Leader / Investigator
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
University of Cambridge
“Intrinsically Unstructured Proteins: Regulation and Disease.”
Apr 13 MBI Sem Room, 11:15 Lenhard Guest Lecture - Dr. Patrick Lemaire
IBDML, Campus de Luminy
“From genome sequence to the control of cell shapes and morphogenesis in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis.”
Mar 26 MBI Seminar Room,
HIB - 5th Floor Bioblokk, 13:30
Thompson Guest Lecture - Dr. Philippe Ganot
Systematic, Adaptation, Evolution
Team Symbiosis
“Wedding and divorce under the sea; expression switches following bleaching in the endosymbiotic snakelocks anemone.”
Mar 19 MBI Seminar Room,
HIB - 5th Floor Bioblokk, 13:30
Hejnol Cristina Grande, Ph.D.
Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa - CBMSO
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
“Lophotrochozoa get into the game: the Nodal pathway and left-right asymmetry in Bilateria.”
Mar 12 MBI Seminar Room,
HIB - 5th Floor Bioblokk, 13:30
Rentzsch Guest Lecture - Tsuyoshi Momose, Ph.D.
Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-mer
Station Zologique, La Darse
06230 Villefranche-sur-mer
“Formation of axis and polarity in a hydrozaon Clytia hemisphaerica embryos.”
Feb 26 Sars Seminar Room, 10:00 Hejnol Ricardo Neves, Postdoc Candidate
Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
“Phylum Cycliophora: when neglected organisms meet emergent techniques.”
Feb 23 Sars Seminar Room, 10:00 Hejnol Sabrina Schiemann, PhD Student Candidate
Institut für Genetik
TU-Braunschweig, Germany
“Etablishment of a phenome for C.elegans.”
Feb 05 MBI Seminar Room,
HIB - 5th Floor Bioblokk, 13:15
Thompson MCB Research School Lecture: J. Robert Manak, PhD
Dept. of Biology and the Roy J. Carver Center for Genomics
University of Iowa
“The use of specialized microarrays to identify mutations associated with disease: array-based Comparative Genomic Hybridization to identify Copy Number Variants, sequence (exon) capture and mismatch endonuclease strategies to identify disease-causing mutations down to a single altered DNA base pair.”
Feb 05 MBI Seminar Room,
HIB - 5th Floor Bioblokk, 11:00
Thompson MCB Research School Lecture: J. Robert Manak, PhD
Dept. of Biology and the Roy J. Carver Center for Genomics
University of Iowa
“The use of tiling microarrays to annotate genomes: Identification of novel transcript isoforms, mapping mutations to genes, mapping binding sites of chromatin proteins and histone modifications.”
Jan 29 MBI Sem Room, 13:15 Male Guest Lecture, Jason Matthews, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
“Regulation of Gene Expression by the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor and Estrogen Receptors.”
Jan 28 MBI Sem Room, 13:15 Male Guest Lecture, Lise Bjørkhaug Gundersen
Senter for medisinsk genetikk og molekylærmedisin
“Searching for novel mechanisms for the posttranslational regulation of the glucose sensor glucokinase (GK).”
Jan 26 MBI Sem Room, 13:15 Male Guest Lecture, Aurelia Lewis
Institutt for Biomedisin
“Phosphoinositides: Key regulators of cytoplasmic and nuclear functions as second messenger precursors and through interaction with effector proteins.”
Jan 25 MBI Sem Room, 13:15 Male Guest Lecture, Øyvind Halska
Institutt for Biomedisin
“Interplay of non-native, dynamic and flexible protein states in protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions.”
Jan 26 MBI Sem Room, 09:1 Male Guest Lecture, Karl A. Brokstad
Gades Institutt
“Immunological and molecular processes in the pathogenesis of Sjögrens syndrome.”
Jan 13 Small Auditorium,
HIB - Datablokk, 13:00
Aasland Dr. Leonie Ringrose
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Vienna,
“A novel class of mammalian Polycomb targets: Developmentally regulated non coding RNAs.”

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