Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences

Baddiley Lecture

The Baddiley Lecture

The Baddiley Lecture is a prestigious biennial event organised by the Institute. It is a high point in the academic year. The series was set up in recognition of Professor Sir James Baddiley’s major contribution to Newcastle University.

The subject area of the Lecture is broad, but where possible reflects Jim Baddiley’s interests. For example, the biological chemistry of small molecules or the structure and function of microbes.

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Previous Lectures

Energy conversion in biology

Delivered by Professor Sir John Walker, FRS, Nobel Laureate , Inaugural Baddiley Lecture in 2008.

Splitting the nucleus

Delivered by Professor Kim Nasmyth FRS, Whitley Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, 2009.

Control of the cell cycle

Delivered by Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Laureate and president of the Royal Society, 2011.

Small silencing RNA: the dark matter of epigenetics and evolution

Delivered by Professor Sir David Baulcombe, FRS Royal Society research Professor and Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge, 2013.

The use of recent advances in electron microscopy to study the mitochondrial ribosome

Delivered by Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Larueate, President of the Royal Society, Deputy Director of the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Cambride University and a Fellow of Trinity College.

Membrane proteins - the lipid connection

Delivered by Professor Dame Carol Robinson, the Doctor Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and is a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She is the first female Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and was previously the first female Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.  Professor Robinson is renowned for pioneering the use of mass spectrometry as an analytical tool and for her ground-breaking research into the 3D structure of proteins.