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2017-2018 Seminars
Date Time Speaker TitleLocation
 17th January 13:00-14:00 Dr Yury Ivanenko
IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome 
Development of human locomotion Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
 24th January 13:00-14:00 Dr James Hopker
University of Kent
Is it time to re-evaluate the training study? Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
 14th February 13:00-14:00 Prof. Joern Rittweger
German Aerospace Center and University of Cologne, Germany
How good are our muscle and bone countermeasures for long-term space-flight? Gowland Hopkins
 28th February 13:00-14:00 Dr Barbara Fielding, University of Surrey Tracing metabolism in studies of human physiology Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
 14th March 13:00-14:00 Prof. Keith Dorrington
University of Oxford
Gas Warfare: competing actions of O2 & CO2 on the pulmonary circulation Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
 21st March 13:00-14:00 Dr Andrew Murray
University of Cambridge
Nitrate, hypoxia and the control of oxygen supply and demand

 

2016-17 Seminars
 Date TitleSpeaker 
18 January 2017  The psychology of human performance and health in space

Dr Nathan Smith, Northampton University

 
25 January 2017 Biomechanics and Energetics of Low Gravity Locomotion Professor Alberto Minetti, University of Milan
15 February 2017

Exercise and appetite regulation

Dr David Stengel, Loughborough University

1 March 2017

Insights into the roles of the sarcomeric proteins myopalladin and palladin in cardiac and skeletal muscle function and disease

Dr Marie-Louise Bang, Humanitas Research, Milan

15 March 2017

Pulmonary Vascular Responses to Air Travel

Dr Thomas Smith, University of Oxford

22 March 2017

Vascular regeneration by vessel wall endothelial progenitor cells

Dr Mairi Brittan, University of Edinburgh
4 April 2017

Harnessing Movement Variability to Treat and Prevent Motor Related Disorders

Lecture Theatre 2, New Hunt’s House, Guy's Campus, SE1 1UL

Professor Nick Stergiou, University of Nebraska at Omaha
5 April 2017

The LINC complex: its role in myonuclear positioning and muscular dystrophy

Classroom 4, New Hunt’s House, Guy's Campus, SE1 1UL

Dr Sue Shackleton, University of Leicester

2015-16 Seminars
 Date Title Speaker Location
 23 March 2016 Muscle wasting in critical illness; the increasingly apparent gaps in our knowledge Dr Zudin Puthucheary, University College London Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
16 March 2016 The role of exercise testing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Dr Caroline Coats, University of Glasgow Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
2 March 2016 Muscle myopathies and  evolution:  Two approaches for exploring myosin function and malfunction Professor Michael Geeves, University of Kent Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
24 February 2016 The neuromuscular basic of sarcopenia Professor Marco Narici, University of Nottingham Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
10 February 2016 Is healthy obesity a myth? Dr Joshua Bell, University College London Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
3 February 2016 Why Popeye was right: green vegetables and muscle performance ProfessorAndy Jones, University of Exeter Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building
27 January 2016 Neuromuscular deconditioning in space: rehabilitating the deep spinal muscles using the Functional Re-adaptive Exercise Device (FRED) Dr Nick Capalan, University of Northhumbria Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building

 

2014-15 Seminars

DateTitleSpeakerLocation
18 March 2015 Responsiveness of older muscle to resistance exercise and protein supplementation
Dr Carolyn Greig, University of Birmingham Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre
11 March 2015 Muscle fatigue: a translational approach
Dr Nicholas Place, University of Geneva Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre
4 March 2015 Low density, high surface area sEMG - is there any point?
Dr Dylan Morrisey, Queen Mary University of London Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre
25 February 2015 Physical training and type 2 diabetes
Dr Flemming Dela, University of Copenhagen G3, New Hunt's House
18 February 2015 Ischaemic preconditioning: the impact on exercise performance and cardiovascular health
Dr Helen Jones, University of Liverpool G3, New Hunt's House
11 February 2015 Sarcopenia and loss of muscle quality: why is older muscle so weak?
Professor Marco Narici, University of Nottingham G3, New Hunt's House
4 February 2015 CANCELLED
Why Popeye was right: vegetables and muscle performance
Professor Andy Jones, University of Exeter G3, New Hunt's House
28 January 2015 Human artificial chromosomes and cell reprogramming for skeletal muscle repair and regeneration
Dr Francesco Tedesco, UCL Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre

21 January 2015

Exercise prescription: first line defence in clinical care
Dr Victoria Sprung, University of Liverpool Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre

2013-14 Seminars
DateTitleSpeakerLocation

26 March 2014

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation in health and disease: an update Professor Nicola Maffiuletti, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich

Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus

12 March 2014

What are the prospects and limitations for using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to improve recovery from stroke?

Professor John Rothwell, UCL, Institute of Neurology

Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus

5 March 2014

Bone’s mechano-adapation to muscle forces – does strain explain it all? Professor Jörn Rittweger, German Aerospace Centre

Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus

26 February 2014

Genetic Therapies for the Muscular Dystrophies

Professor George Dickson, Royal Holloway, University of London

Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus

19 February 2014

The effect of age and obesity on progenitor cells for cardiac repair.

Dr Carolyn Carr, University of Oxford

Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus

12 February 2014

Mutations that cause familial dilated cardiomyopathy blunt the response to β-adrenergic stimulation and predispose the heart  towards failure under chronic stress

Professor Steve Marston, Imperial College

Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus

5 February 2014

Nutrient regulation of load-induced skeletal muscle hypertrophy

Dr Andrew Philp, University of Nottingham

Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus

29 January 2014 What falls prevention service do older persons deserve? Dr Jo Lawson, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus
22 January 2014 How studying eye movements can help us understand the mechanisms underlying elderly trips and falls Dr Mark Holland Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus
15 January 2014 Regulation of muscle mass and protein turnover Professor Phil Atherton, University of Nottingham Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus
8 January 2014 Risk of microgravity-induced visual alterations/intracranial pressure (ICP): space & terrestrial applications Dr Rob Marchbanks, University Hospital Southampton Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus
17:00, Thursday 17 October 2013 The use of personalised medicine for a journey to Mars Dr Saralyn Mark, President of SolaMed Solutions Classroom G12, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus
16 October 2013 Take the pressure down: extreme blood pressure physiology Professor Jim Sharman, University of Tasmania Classroom G4, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus
14:00, 9 October 2013 From John Glenn to Healthy Aging Dr Joan Vernikos, NASA & Third Age Health Classroom G8, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus

                     

2012-13 Seminars
 
Date Title Speaker Location 
28 March 2013  Actinopathies: from Gene Mutations to Treatment  Dr Julien Ochala, CHAPS  Classroom G4, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus 
21 March 2013  Skeletal muscle size, weakness and fatigue in older age

Dr Jamie McPhee, Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement & Health, Manchester Metropolitan University

Classroom G4, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus  
7 March 2013  The Coldest Science in the World Dr Alex Kumar, Expedition Doctor & Chief Scientist, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Centenary Expedition (1914-2014) Classroom G4, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus  
27 February 2013  Risk of Microgravity-Induced Visual Alterations/Intracranial Pressure (ICP): Space & Terrestrial Applications

Dr Robert Marchbanks, Non-invasive Intracranial Pressure Assessment (NIPA) Unit, Neurological Physics Group, Medical Physics, University Hospital Southampton

Classroom G4, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus 
21 February 2013  Getting people moving – Why and how?  Dr Simon Griffin, Assistant Director MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus
31 January 2013 From Space Medicine to Pedo Cranial Orthopaedics Professor Walter Kuehnegger, International Consultant for Medical Science Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus
24 January 2013 The UK in Space Dr Jeremy Curtis, The UK Space Agency Classroom 12, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus 
17 January 2013 What can genome-scale models teach us about human metabolism? Dr Lindsay Edwards, CHAPS Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus
2011-12 Seminars

 

 
Date Title Speaker Location 
13:00, 21 March 2013 Shedding Light on the Human Body: the use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to measure tissue oxygenation, haemodynamics and metabolism  Dr Clare Elwell, Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, UCL  Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus
13:00, 29 February 2012 Metabolic profiling for acute sarcopenia in critical illness  Dr Mark McPhail, 

Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, Hepatology & Gastroenterology, Imperial College London

Classroom G3, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus 
13:00, 18 January 2012   The Science behind Life Sciences Experiments in Manned Spaceflight: Long term strategy at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne, Germany Professor Rupert Gerzer, 

DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Cologne, Germany

 
Classroom G3, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus 
13:00, 11 January 2012   Investigating the central representation of ongoing clinical pain using perfusion MRI  Dr Matthew Howard, 

Pain Research Neuroimaging, IoP

Classroom G3, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus

 

 

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