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Announcement of lectures and seminars

The following lectures and seminars will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:

Biochemistry. Seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Sanger (New) Building, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road.

23 January Adhesion-dependent signalling pathways that regulate apoptosis and differentiation, by Dr Charles Streuli, of the University of Manchester.
6 February Structural analyses of IRES and intron RNA interactions with the polypyrimidine tract binding protein, by Dr Stephen Curry, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London.
13 February Gene regulation by oxygen and cancer: insights from the von Hippel-Lindau tumour suppressor, by Professor Peter Ratcliffe, of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford.
20 February Microbial methane oxidation, by Professor Howard Dalton, of the University of Warwick.
27 February Nuclear receptors in human disease, by Professor Krishna Chatterjee, of the Department of Medicine.
6 March Cardiac (and other) muscle: a fresh look at excitation-contraction coupling via calcium, by Dr Gerry Smith, of the Department of Biochemistry.
13 March Regulation of gene expression in the inflammatory response by MAP kinase pathways, by Professor Jerry Saklatvala, of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London.

The Alkis Seraphim Memorial Lecture, entitled Insights from the atomic structure of the 30S ribosomal subunit and its interactions with antibiotics, will be given by Dr Venki Ramakrishnan, of LMB, Cambridge, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 January, in the Lecture Theatre, Sanger (New) Building, Department of Biochemistry.

Chemical Engineering. Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pembroke Street. Tea will be served.

24 January Can the energy market protect the environment?, by Professor Ian Fells, of the University of Newcastle.
31 January Fine chemicals, by Dr Keith Carpenter, of AstraZeneca.
7 February Aerosol measurement, by Professor Ken Smith, Visiting Fellow from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
14 February Combustion / engines, by Dr Nick Collings, of the Department of Engineering.
21 February Chemical engineering and the EPSRC, by Dr David Holtum and Dr Elizabeth Foord, of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
28 February Microreactors in chemical engineering, by Dr Asterios Gavriilidis, of University College London.
7 March Defluidization, sintering, and other time-dependent processes in fluidized beds, by Professor Jonathan Seville, of the University of Birmingham.
14 March Virtual porous solids: what are they and what can they be used for?, by Dr Mark Biggs, of the University of Surrey.

Clinical Veterinary Medicine. Tea Club lectures will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road. Tea will be served at 4 p.m. in the Senior Common Room.

24 January The BSE Inquiry: conclusions from the scientific response to BSE, by Professor M. A. Ferguson Smith, of the Centre for Veterinary Science and member of the BSE Inquiry.
7 February Genomic organization of the chicken MHC determines life and death in response to pathogens and vaccines, by Dr Jim Kaufman, of the Institute for Animal Health, Compton.
14 February Salmonella infection in pigs, by Dr A. Gresham, of the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Bury St Edmunds.

A mini-debate on Badger TB will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 March in Lecture Theatre 1. Professor I. Morrison, of the Institute for Animal Health, and Professor J. Bourne, of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB and formerly of the Institute for Animal Health, will participate. Tea will be served at 3.30 p.m.

Earth Sciences. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harker Room, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Site.

23 January Isotopic age and tempo of the Permian-Triassic boundary and mass extinctions, by Professor Ian Metcalfe, of the University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
30 January Organic compounds in meteorites and their record of the early solar system, by Dr Mark Sephton, of the Open University.
6 February Radioactivity and continental drift: Arthur Holmes's unifying theory, by Dr Cherry Lewis.
13 February Self-organization in crystals: Feldspar weathering and the origin of life, by Professor Ian Parsons, of the University of Edinburgh.
20 February Chemical bonding and the fractionation of oxygen, iron, and copper stable isotopes, by Professor Alan Matthews, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
27 February Title to be announced, to be given by Dr Doug Erwin, of the Smithsonian Institution.
6 March Sun, sea, and tsunamis: climatic variation and the occurrence of giant lateral collapses at oceanic island volcanoes, by Dr Simon Day, of University College London.

Egypt Seminar. An interdisciplinary research seminar focusing on Egypt, ancient and modern, will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lloyd Room, Christ's College.

24 January The floating world: ancient delta landscapes, by Dr Penny Wilson, of the University of Durham.
31 January What's in a name? On Egyptian and Greek toponyms of Ptolemaic foundations, by Ms Katja Mueller, of Peterhouse.
7 February Patronage and poetry in Byzantine Egypt, by Dr Peter Sarris, of Trinity College.
14 February Cleopatra's emerald mines: new fieldwork, by Dr Ian Shaw, of the University of Liverpool.
21 February Microevolutionary changes in Egyptian populations, by Ms Sonia Zakrzewski, of St John's College.
28 February Trade and finance in Roman Egypt: primitive or modern?, by Professor Dominic Rathbone, of King's College London.

For further details, contact Sarah Clackson, Christ's College (e-mail sjc48@cam.ac.uk).

Centre for Family Research. Lunch-time seminars will be held at 1 p.m. prompt on Tuesdays in Room 606, Centre for Family Research, Free School Lane.

30 January Colorectal cancer and the moral narrative, by Georgina Haarhoff, of the Centre for Family Research.
13 February The institutionalization of children in the Russian Far East: implications for children and their families, by Elena Khlinovskaya Rockhill, of the Scott Polar Research Institute.
27 February Antenatal 'screaming', by Homa Hasan, of the University of Oslo.
13 March Accounting for self: Iranian immigrant women and mid-life development, by Fatemeh Ebtehaj, of the Centre for Family Research.

Fitzwilliam Museum. A series of gallery talks, entitled Art in context, will be given at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Fitzwilliam Museum, unless otherwise stated. All speakers are members of the Fitzwilliam Museum, unless otherwise stated.

6 February The language of things, by Michael Harrison, Director, Kettle's Yard (Tuesday).
7 February Hughie O'Donoghue, a painter making prints, by Craig Hartley.
14 February An image of love, by Frances Sword.
17 February Edward Lucie-Smith in conversation with Judy Chicago (12 noon on Saturday).
21 February 'Madonna and Child', Sir Anthony Van Dyck, by David Scrase.
28 February Erasmus Darwin and his Wedgwood copy of the Portland Vase, by Julia Poole.
7 March Gardens in medieval manuscripts, by Stella Panayotova.
14 March Painting Version I 1938, Ben Nicholson, by Duncan Robinson.
21 March The conservation of the polychromy of the Museum's entrance hall, by Tobit Curteis, wall painting conservator.
22 March From lapis to ultramarine, by Spike Bucklow, of the Hamilton Kerr Institute (Thursday).
28 March 'Studio Under the Eaves', Henri Matisse, by Hilary Spurling, author.

Centre of Latin-American Studies. Seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 5, Second Floor, History Faculty Building, West Road.

22 January Geographies of Latinidad, mapping Latina/o studies into the twenty-first century, by Angharad Valdivia, of the University of Illinois.
29 January Mariners, renegades, and castaways: C. L. R. James and the radical postcolonial imagination, by Cameron McCarthy, of the University of Illinois.
5 February Brazil needs an upgrade, by Geoffrey Langlands, of Santander Brasil Asset Management and Private Equity, Rio de Janeiro.
12 February Indianness in Nicaragua, comparative perspectives, 1860-1930, by Elizabeth Dore, of the University of Portsmouth.
19 February What is conversion all about? Christianity among the Wari', Amazonia, Brazil, by Aparecida Vilaça, of the Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro.
26 February Quality of Chilean early childhood education: local problems and international standards, by Malva Villalón Bravo, of the Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago.
5 March Towards a framework for violence reduction: recent evidence from Colombia and Guatemala, by Caroline Moser, of the Overseas Development Institute, London.
12 March The Brazilian economy: problems and perspectives, by José Rossi, of the Universidade Estadual, Rio de Janeiro.

The Martin Centre. The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies holds lunch-time lectures at 12.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Martin Centre, 6 Chaucer Road. Lunch (price £1.50) is available at 1.15 p.m. if ordered by the preceding Monday (tel. 331700).

24 January Sketching for design: the continuing role of paper and pencil, by Dr Rachel Hewson, of the Computer Laboratory.
31 January Natural ventilation in buildings: air flow modelling and visualization, by Dr Gary Hunt, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London.
7 February Deployable structures in nature, by Professor Julian Vincent, of the University of Bath.
14 February Leslie Martin & Associates: buildings and ideas, by Mr David Owers, of David Owers Associates, Cambridge.
21 February The role of cultural projects in urban regeneration, by Mr Terry Farrell, of Terry Farrell & Partners.
28 February Architectural space in the age of telepresence, by Dr Dalibor Vesely, of the Department of Architecture.
7 March Modern buildings with traditional Chinese design concepts - recent projects, by Professor Liangyong Wu, of Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Modern Greek. Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 1.02, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.

24 January Changing meanings and uses of a sacred site: Apollo's temple on Anafi, by Dr Margaret E. Kenna, of the University of Wales, Swansea.
7 February Travellers to nineteenth-century Thessaloniki, by Professor Mark Mazower, of Birkbeck College, London.
21 February Yorgos Ioannou: fragmentation as life and art, by Professor Christopher Robinson, of Christ Church, University of Oxford.
7 March Songs of the Greek Underworld: researching the rebetika tradition, by Mr Ed Emery.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 17 January 2001
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