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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 a talk, please contact Kathy Oswald ( from your '@cam' email address.



Tuesday 5th October 2021, 11.00am

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

Hosted by: Emma Rawlins & Jenny Gallop


Thursday 11th November 2021, 11.30am

The Anne McLaren Lecture:

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

Hosted by Julie Ahringer & Azim Surani


Tuesday 23rd November 2021, time to be confirmed

Matthias Lutolf, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Hosted by: Gurdon PhD Society (GPS)

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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