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Archive for May, 2009

Henry Stewart talks – new talks added

Lisa KFlint27 May 2009


Two new series have been added to the Biomedical and Life Sciences collection. They are ‘The Cell Division Cycle’ and ‘Obesity: latest developments in the field’. The following talks are included:

1. START control in yeast
Prof. Curt Wittenberg – The Scripps Research Institute, USA

2. The pRB/E2F pathway
Prof. Jacqueline Lees – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

3. Cell cycle control by the ubiquitin system in mammals
Prof. Michele Pagano – Department of Pathology, NYU Cancer Institute, USA

4. Replication licensing
Prof. Julian Blow – Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation & Expression, University of Dundee, UK

5. Initiation of DNA replication
Prof. Bruce Stillman – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

6. Nucleosome assembly during DNA replication
Dr. Alain Verreault – University of Montreal, Canada

7. Sister chromatid cohesion: simple concept, complex reality
Prof. Douglas Koshland – Carnegie Institute of Sciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA

8. Centrosome duplication and separation in animal cells
Prof. Andrew Fry – University of Leicester, UK

9. Bipolar spindle assembly
Dr. Eric Karsenti – EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

10. Chromosome biorientation in yeast
Prof. Mike Stark – University of Dundee, UK

11. Regulation of mammalian cell division by the chromosomal passenger complex
Dr. Susanne Lens – University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands

12. Cleavage furrow formation and ingression during animal cytokinesis
Dr. Pier Paolo D’Avino – University of Cambridge, UK

13. The DNA damage response
Dr. Vincenzo Costanzo – Cancer Research UK, UK

14. The spindle checkpoint
Dr. Kevin Hardwick – University of Edinburgh, UK

15. Spindle movement and checkpoint control during mitosis in yeast
Prof. John Cooper – Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, USA

16. The G2/M transition
Prof. Dr. Rene Medema – University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands

17. Mouse models to investigate cell cycle and cancer
Dr. Philipp Kaldis – Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore

18. Cell cycle: a complex network of signals regulating cell proliferation
Prof. Antonio Giordano – Temple University, USA

19. Drug discovery and target validation in the p53 pathway
Prof. Sir David Lane – University of Dundee, UK and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore

20. Role and regulation of Cdk inhibitors in development and cancer
Prof. Martine Roussel – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA

21. The kinetochore as a target for the development of mitosis specific anti-cancer drugs
Dr. Tim Yen – Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, USA

22. Recombination and the formation of chiasmata in meiosis
Prof. Matthew Whitby – University of Oxford, UK

23. Genomic regulation of kinetochore orientation
Prof. Yoshinori Watanabe – Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, University of Tokyo, Japan

And for ‘Obesity: latest developments in the field’:

1. Body composition
Dr. Steven Heymsfield – Global Director, Scientific Affairs, Merck & Co, USA

2. Adipose tissue metabolism and obesity
Dr. Max Lafontan – INSERM, Paul Sabatier University, France

3. Gastrointestinal peptides and food intake regulation
Prof. Stephen Bloom – Imperial College London, UK

4. Energy expenditure in the lean and obese
Prof. Dale Schoeller – University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

5.Obesity and adiponectin
Prof. Philip Scherer – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

6. Ectopic fat: causes, consequences and treatment
Prof. Steven Smith – Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA

7. Bariatric surgery: techniques and mechanisms of action
Prof. Walter Pories – East Carolina University, USA

Faculty of 1000 Biology – your views needed!

Lisa KFlint27 May 2009

Faculty of 1000 Biology

Our subscription for the Faculty of 1000 Biology is now up for renewal. Its a good opportunity to get some feedback from departments as to what they think, are they using it, or not and any general comments on the product. Our subscription runs out in the next month so any feedback would be great!


or go through the UCL Library databases pages for access.

Any comments, feedback or questions to me l.flint@ucl.ac.uk,

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