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Dates and speakers for upcoming seminars

The Gurdon Institute Seminar Series runs mostly during the Michaelmas and Lent terms, every 2 to 4 weeks, and is usually at 11.30am on a Tuesday, in the Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Tennis Court Road. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The full list of confirmed dates, speakers and locations is updated regularly on


Seminars are online until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following dates are confirmed. Seminars will be by Zoom.

If you are interested in attending, please contact from your '@cam' email address.



Tuesday 25th May 2021, 3.00pm

Oliver Hobert, Columbia University, USA

'Homeoboxes build the nervous system'

Hosted by: Julie Ahringer & Andrea Brand


Tuesday 8th June 2021, 2:30pm

Rachel Smith-Bolton, University of Illinois, USA

Hosted by: Gurdon Institute Postdoc Association (GIPA)


Monday 14th June 2021, 11.00am

Anja Groth, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

'Chromatin Replication and Epigenome Maintenance'

Hosted by: Julie Ahringer & Eric Miska


Tuesday 29th June 2021, 1:00pm

Monika Gullerova, University of Oxford, UK

Hosted by: Gurdon Institute Postdoc Assocation (GIPA)


Tuesday 5th October 2021, 11.00am

Prisca Liberali, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), Basel, Switzerland

Hosted by: Emma Rawlins & Jenny Gallop



Covid FAQs


Institute reopening

The Gurdon Institute reopened on Monday 15th June. Many staff will continue to work from home, and all staff may be contacted by email.

Studying development to understand disease

The Gurdon Institute is funded by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK to study the biology of development, and how normal growth and maintenance go wrong in cancer and other diseases.

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