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Thursday, January 10
 

11:00am

Frontier Science: Exercise & dementia (450)
Dr Sarah Aldred is an exercise biochemist interested in oxidative stress. She is interested in how exercise can perturb redox homeostasis in both health and disease. Sarah has worked with young and old, and with those suffering from cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Aldred

Sarah Aldred

Reader in Exercise Biochemistry, University of Birmingham
Dr Sarah Aldred is an exercise biochemist interested in oxidative stress. She is interested in how exercise can perturb redox homeostasis in both health and disease. Sarah has worked with young and old, and with those suffering from cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aston Webb WG12
  • Target Phase All

2:00pm

CANCELLED: Frontier Science: Maternal fetal medicine (414)
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Katie’s research aims to improve the care for women with multiple pregnancies, fetal anomalies, growth restriction, reducing infection in maternity and prevention of preterm birth, employing prognostic and diagnostic research, modelling, systematic reviews and trials.

Speakers
avatar for Dr R. Katie Morris

Dr R. Katie Morris

Fetal Medicine Consultant, University of Birmingham
Katie’s research aims to improve the care for women with multiple pregnancies, fetal anomalies, growth restriction, reducing infection in maternity and prevention of preterm birth, employing prognostic and diagnostic research, modelling, systematic reviews and trials.


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aston Webb WG12

4:00pm

Frontier Science: Using epidemiology to tackle the complex epidemic of childhood obesity (419)
Obesity is a growing health and social problem receiving much media and political attention.

We will use the science of epidemiology to examine how obesity prevalence has changed over the last decades, what has contributed to this, and why it is important to act. The interactive session will also summarise some of the school-based research in Birmingham, and highlight focus for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Peymané Adab

Professor Peymané Adab

Professor of Public Health, The University of Birmingham
Health interventions in schools.One of my research areas is childhood obesity prevention and I have led studies to develop and evaluate complex health interventions in schools. Currently we are starting an evaluation of the national school food standards, examining the impact on secondary... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aston Webb WG5
 
Friday, January 11
 

10:00am

Frontier Science: Oral health and what it does to the rest of the body (424)
The mouth is home to 500-1000 different types of bacteria: the response to these bacteria can cause inflammation in the mouth. Recently we have found that this inflammation can also affect the rest of the body by changing how immune cells work, affecting other inflammatory conditions of joints and organs.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Grant

Melissa Grant

Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham
Melissa Grant is a senior lecturer in biological sciences within the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Uniquely situated in both the School of Dentistry and the School of Biosciences she has interdisciplinary collaborations with both scientists and clinicians... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Aston Webb WG5

11:00am

Frontier Science: Drugs and the Magnificent Seven (446)
Drugs, therapeutic and recreational, are part of society. Many drugs work by binding to receptors used by hormones or neurotransmitters. Cutting-edge research gives molecular insights into how they do this. Where ‘The Magnificent Seven’ fit into this research will also be revealed!

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avatar for Professor Mark Wheatley

Professor Mark Wheatley

University of Birmingham


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aston Webb WG12
  • Target Phase All

12:00pm

Frontier Science: How do we know how much to breathe? (415)
Human cells require fuel and oxygen to make energy. By considering the functions of the heart and lungs, this interactive session will explore how the delivery of oxygen to each of our cells is exactly matched to how much is needed, and what the consequences are when this goes wrong.

Whether you are a biology, chemistry or physics teacher, there will be something in this session for you. By discussing the physiological mechanims underlying the functioning of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems we will explore how our breathing is accurately matched to our metabolism to ensure that we maintain a constant internal environment and that each and every cell can perform optimally. It is the matching between ventilation and metabolism that goes wrong in disease, and we will look at how some of the mechanisms in the body which usually function to maintain this environment can themselves go wrong and cause disease. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr Clare Ray

Dr Clare Ray

Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
I am a Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences lead for Outreach and Widening Participation. My research interests are in the area of cardio-respiratory integration and control and my work has focussed on the control... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aston Webb WG12

2:00pm

Frontier Science: Making sure medicines work for children! (416)
Children deserve access to medicines that meet their needs. Most medicines are developed for adults yet used in children. Understanding anatomical, physiological and psychological differences between children and adults is critical to predicting how medicines work in children. My research aims to develop age-appropriate medicines for children.

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Hannah Batchelor

University of Birmingham


Friday January 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aston Webb WG12

3:00pm

Frontier Science: The Human Zoo: discovering your hidden microbes and their unexpected influence on your life… (459)
The human body is a walking zoo, with far more microbial cells than human cells in the average person. Most are harmless, but many have the ability to manipulate their hosts in remarkable ways.  This talk will highlight the amazing diversity of microbes that we know of today and some extraordinary ways they influence behaviour.

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avatar for Professor Robin May

Professor Robin May

University of Birmingham
I am Professor of Infectious Disease and Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection. My research centres on human infectious diseases, with a particular focus on the molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Aston Webb WG5
  • Target Phase All
 
Saturday, January 12
 

9:00am

Frontier Science: Fertility preservation (418)
Fertility and an individual’s ability to have their own genetic children receives increasing attention in the media. Globally innovative options for fertility rescue in cases of genital trauma will be discussed alongside those for cancer survivors and people concerned about aging.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jackson C. Kirkman-Brown

Dr Jackson C. Kirkman-Brown

University of Birmingham
Jackson is interested in, and excited about, the potential impact of research into andrology on both diagnosis and treatment of infertility. He strongly believes that research in the area can have a rapid and direct impact not only on care, and therefore birth of the next generation... Read More →


Saturday January 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Aston Webb WG12

12:00pm

Frontier Science: Viruses and Cancer (423)
Viral infections are estimated to cause over 10% of all cancers, resulting in over 1.3 million deaths a year worldwide. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections cause almost half of these cancers, including cancers of the genital and oral cavities. The causal link between HPV and cancer development is established and many of the fundamental mechanisms driving HPV-induced disease are well characterised. In this session, I will explain how the virus manipulates the host to drive cancer development. I will then give an overview of unanswered and important questions regarding HPV-driven disease and how my research group is tackling these questions using cell-based models of HPV infected skin.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr Joanna Parish

Dr Joanna Parish

University of Birmingham
Dr Jo Parish was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2007 and was appointed Senior Lecturer in Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham in 2012.The main focus of Jo’s research is the study of novel virus-host interactions that... Read More →


Saturday January 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aston Webb WG5