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Inaugural Lecture Series

Inspiring talks from some of our brightest minds


Inaugural lectures are an excellent opportunity for our new Professors to highlight the latest developments in research and present an overview of their contribution to their field as well.

The Inaugural lectures have finished for this year and will commence again in 2019.



Professor Elinor Sawyer 

Professor Frances Williams

13 Jun 2018

Professor Kim Wolff

6 Jun 2018

Professor Heather Milburn 

Lung infections: More than just bugs?

Professor Snezhana Oliferenko

A comparative approach to understanding cell biology

30 May 2018

Professor William Bernal 

Failing Livers & Rescue Strategies

Professor Richard Thompson


23 May 2018

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Professor Divaka Perera 

Coronary Heart Disease: A story of altruism and adaptation

Professor Andrew Reader  

Improving the Image of Radioactive Brains

16 May 2018

Professor Frank Post 

Kidney Disease in the setting of HIV: Bugs, Drugs and Genetic Predispositions

Professor Steve Thompson 

Navigating immune networks: A journey towards immune diversity

25 Apr 2018

Professor Martin Crook
Biochemical Medicine: Chemicals in disease

Professor Helen Murphy 
Diabetes in Pregnancy: A story of (mostly) 
sweet success

28 Mar 2018

Professor George Du Toit 
The prevention of food allergy

Professor Paul Sharp 
Keeping several irons in the fire: 
A multidisciplinary approach to studying iron metabolism

21 Mar 2018

Professor Surinder Birring 
Being productive in cough research: past, present and the future

24 Jan 2018

Professor Jeremy Sanderson 
A Celtic curiosity - the evolving concept of oral Crohn's disease

Professor Denise Syndercombe-Court 
Looking for the evidence

17 Jan 2018 

Professor Claire Hopkins  
Improving outcomes from sinus surgery

29 Nov 2017





The 2016-17 Inaugural Lecture series has finished, but you can still watch some lectures via the links below.

Catherine Smith 

Jemima Mellerio

28 Jun 2017

Michael Simpson

21 Jun 2017

Martin Bornhauser
14 Jun 2017

Chris McKevitt

2 Jun 2017

Leonie Taams

24 May 2017

Jan Welch

Charles Twort

10 May 2017

Jonathan Edgeworth

26 Apr 2017

Ian McFadzean

19 Apr 2017

Juan Martin-Serrano

28 Mar 2017

Wolfgang Maret

15 Mar 2017

Sally Barrington

George Mikhaeel

1 Mar 2017

Lucy Chappell

Catherine Williamson

22 Feb 2017

Stephen Keevil

Kawal Rhode

8 Feb 2017

Gurleen Sharland 

25 Jan 2017

Paul Long

12 Jan 2017

Michael Hebeghan

Shamim Khan
7 Dec 2016

Nick Hart

James Spicer

16 Nov 2016

Stuart Neil

2 Nov 2016


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