Gerald Kerkut Trust Symposium
14th July 2017
Rhinefield House

This was a day-long symposium during which postgraduates funded by the trust gave talks on their work. More images.


 Arrival and registration (coffee and biscuits available)08:30 - 09:00
 Welcome and introduction from Prof. Robert Walker09:00 - 09:15
  Prutha Patel (3) (Deinhardt, West)
 Does TauP301L mutation alter long-distance BDNF growth factor signalling?
09:15 - 09:35
 Charles Hurdle (2) (Wijnen, Jackson)
 Multi-functional Environmental sensing by CRYPTOCHROME in a Drosophila model
09:35 - 09:50
 Charlotte Hill(1) (Wang)
 Autophagy inhibition promotes Ras-induced Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition: Implications in IPF and tumour invasion
09:50 - 10:05
 Jemma Paterson (1) (Millar)
 Not just skin deep: circulating lipids in a "localised" disease
10:05 - 10:20
 Connor Maltby (1) (Coldwell, Deinhardt)
 A 5'UTR G-rich sequence controls translation initiation and potential dendritic targeting of the potassium leak channel Task3 mRNA
10:20 - 10:35
Coffee10:35 - 11:15
Chair Dr Niall Horn
 Devon Lewis (1) (Newland, Simpson, Jiang)
 Interfaces with the nervous system for the control of neuroprostheses
11:15 - 11:30
 Tania Garcia Becarra (1) (Williams, Terry)
 The physiological role of GTGs under stress in plants
11:30 - 11:45
 Bradleigh Whitton (2) (Okamoto, Crabb)
 Investigating the interactions between vacuolar ATPase proton pumps and androgen receptor signalling in prostate cancer
11:45 - 12:00
  Monika Kudelska (2) (Doyle, Holden-Dye)
 Effects of neonicotinoids on the behaviour and development of the model nematode C.elegans
12:00 - 12:15
 Eleni Palaiologou (2) (Lewis, Cleal, Torrens)
 3D imaging of placental villous cell populations.
12:15 - 12:30
Lunch12:30 - 14.00
Chair Dr Alan Thomas
 Charlene Sibbons (2) (Burdge, Lillycrop, Fielding, Umpleby)
 Activation of lymphocytes involves changing transcription control in genes involved in n-3 PUFA synthesis
14:00 - 14:15
 Emilia Assar (2) (Tumbarello, Deinhardt)
 Investigating the role of an essential autophagy regulator in focal adhesion turnover
14:15 - 14:30
 Kerry Gove (2)(Wilkinson, Howarth, Thompson)
 Physiological phenotyping in COPD.
14:30 - 14:45
 Alison Caldwell (3) (Hannah Siddle, Tim Elliott)
 Investigation of the molecular mechanisms behind immune escape and recognition of contagious cancers
14:45 - 15:05
Tea15:05 - 15:35
Chair Dr Alan Thomas
 Adam Dorey (3) (Williams, Kelly, Terry)
 A role for Arabidopsis and C.elegans GTGs as anion channels
15:35 - 15:55
 Giedo Elamin (3) (Englyst, Holloway, Holloway, Williamson)
 The link between endothelial microvesicles and activated protein C in thrombus formation
15:55 - 16:15
 Pooja Khurana (1) (Fleming)
 Mouse embryonic stem cell lines as models for periconceptional developmental programming
16:15 - 16:35
Short General Discussion about Trust activities16:40