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Dates and speakers for upcoming seminars

The Gurdon Institute Seminar Series runs mostly during the Michaelmas and Lent terms, with talks being held approximately once a month, 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.

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Thursday 11th November 2021, 12.30pm

The Anne McLaren Lecture:

Elizabeth Robertson, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

Signalling pathways regulating cell fate allocation in the early mouse embryo

Hosted by Julie Ahringer & Azim Surani


Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 2.00pm

Matthias Lutolf, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Hosted by: Gurdon PhD Society (GPS)

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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