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Gurdon Institute Seminar Series

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


Due to the evolving situation with the spread of coronavirus, our seminar planned for Friday 3rd April 2020, to be given by Andrew McMahon, is CANCELLED. There may be a chance to reschedule for later in the year.


Currently our next seminar date is scheduled for Tuesday 26th May 2020 at 11:30am in the Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, with Harmit Malik (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle) speaking on 'Genetic conflicts shape meiosis, centromeres, and species'.

Covid 19


The Gurdon Institute closed on Friday 20th March for all but essential activities in order to protect staff from the COVID-19 outbreak.

We can still 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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