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IGM Seminar: MicroRNAs Secreted by the Human Endometrium Regulates the Transcriptome of the Preimplantation Embryo

Speaker: Felipe Vilella, PhD, Valencia University

Speaker: Felipe Vilella, PhD, Valencia University

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Biomedicine West, International Centre for Life 

Date & Time: 1 March 2016, 13.00 


Personal and community wellbeing – how can it work?

Karen Scott’s research into qualitative measures of wellbeing is focused on the intersections between culture, wellbeing and the environment. In a short video for The Network of Wellbeing she suggests that context is a hugely significant factor in personal and community wellbeing and argues that prescriptive recipes can support the status quo or disempower people if not used in a sensitive way. Karen is a research fellow at CRE.


IoN Seminar: Pacing, self-biting, rocking...and wheel-running? Why captive animals perform abnormal repetitive behaviour

Speaker: Professor Georgia Mason, University of Guelph, Canada.  Visiting Professor in Welfare Physiology at the Royal Veterinary College (UK). Honorary Research Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Captive animals perform a diverse, biologically heterogeneous, array of repetitive behaviours that are rare or absent in the wild. Some are merely normal activities redirected to enrichment devices like running wheels. Others, however, reflect forms of dysfunction (sometimes known, sometimes suspected, to occur in the prefrontal cortex, dorsal striatum and/or nucleus accumbens) that can be severe enough to impair foraging and social interactions. I will review why animals do them, and what they generally reveal about welfare; how we can tell which are pathological, and which more benign; and why should we care about them. For a short recent paper, see http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/cgi/content/full/rspb.2015.0738?ijkey=r8I1Ent2pgWyj1d&keytype=ref

 

Host: Melissa Bateson

 

Speaker: Professor Georgia Mason, University of Guelph, Canada.  Visiting Professor in Welfare Physiology at the Royal Veterinary College (UK). Honorary Research Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

 

18 February 2016

16.00

The Colin Ingram Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building 

 


Wireless Maintenance Medical/Dental School 21:00 - 23:00 Tuesday 9th February

Wireless Maintenance Medical/Dental School 21:00 - 23:00 Tuesday 9th February

We will be undertaking maintenance to the wireless network between 21:00 - 23:00 on Tuesday, 9th February.  This will affect wireless in Leech, Cookson and the Dental School.

There will be a 2 minute outage to wireless during this period while the Access Points are rebooted.


ESRC Seminar Series 'Comparing stakeholder discourses about genetic technologies'

Seminar 2: Comparing stakeholder discourses about genetic technologies


Spaces are limited, for further information including the programme please see the invitation to participants (PDF 164KB)
 
16 March 2016, 12.00-16.00
Room CG218, Chemistry Building, Durham University, Science Site, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE

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