Other Manchester events

Post-doc Appreciation Week Pizza & Beer Seminar

This event takes place on the ground floor. Please note this event is for staff and students at the university.
Past event - 2021
23 Sep 16:00 to 18:00
Ground floor lecture theatre, Michael Smith Building, Dover Street,
Manchester M13 9PT
As part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (#NPAW2021) join us for an exciting afternoon featuring talks from 3 fantastic post-doctoral PhD researchers. Learn more about their research - from circadian biology to cardiovascular research to neuroscience and bioengineering - and network with your peers after the session. We'll provide the pizza and beers!

All research students, staff and postdocs welcome. Places are limited so book now! Please register one ticket per person.

Shedding coloured light on the biological clock

Dr Josh Mouland (Research Associate)
Evolution has favoured those that can predict the periodic variation in our environment such as the day:night cycle and time their behaviours and physiological processes accordingly. Hence many organisms have developed a biological clock with a period of ~24hours. This clock needs constant fine tuning to time behaviours/physiological processes to the appropriate time of day. One of the main sources of information is light variation. Whilst much is known about how brightness effect the clock, little is known about how daily variation in spectral composition (‘colour’) may effect it.

Characterising fetal blood flow using magnetic resonance imaging

Dr Mitchell Lock (Research Associate)
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is the gold-standard noninvasive technique for measuring vessel blood flow. The application of CMR in the fetal circulation has recently become feasible. Its use has allowed the assessment of normal fetal blood flow and the heamodynamics of the fetal circulation in the setting of congenital heart disease and fetal growth restriction. Here the technique has been used in animal models in order to provide a useful new tool for assessing the circulatory characteristics of fetal animal models of human disease.

Generating an in vitro model of brain haemorrhage

Dr Siobhan Crilly (NC3Rs Training Fellow)
Investigating the pathophysiology of brain haemorrhage in a mammalian model is difficult, time consuming and expensive. By developing a 3D model of the bleed and surrounding damaged tissue, using alginate based hydrogels, we can investigate cell population interactions and how neurons recover from injury without invasive surgery.