Poster illustration for E Robertson seminar

Gurdon Institute Seminar Series

Throughout the year we host world-renowned scientists to deliver talks in person or online and to meet our researchers. Colleagues in the local science community are also invited to attend.

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


Most seminars are online until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some talks are held in person in the Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Tennis Court Road (and will be live-streamed).

To join online please email lhs37 or co209  at, unless otherwise noted.

See the list of previous annual Anne McLaren Lectures in this series.

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Poster for Wolf Reik seminar 24.05.22

The following dates and speakers are confirmed for 2022:



Tuesday 24th May, 12.30pm

Wolf Reik, Altos Labs Cambridge Institute

Single cell multi-omics landscape of development and ageing

Hosts: Ben Simons, Eric Miska and Julie Ahringer


Tuesday 7th June

Alex Stark, IMP Vienna

Hosts: Iva Tchasovnikarova & Julie Ahringer



Tuesday 25th October: The Anne McLaren Lecture

Yukiko Gotoh, University of Tokyo

Hosts: Andrea Brand & Iva Tchasovnikarova