Seminar series

Upcoming Seminar



Department of Physiology Seminar Series


13:00-14:00, Wednesday 8th March 2017,

Western Gateway Building G15,

University College Cork


Acetylated microtubules are essential for touch sensation in mice


Presented by 

Shane Morley

Ph.D. trainee

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Mouse Biology Unit, Monterotondo, Italy.


Supported by the Physiological Society


Past Seminars


The Physiology of Exercise Based Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention

Presented by

Andrew Burns

Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor & Co-Ordinator, Mardyke Arena UCC


Descending the oxygen cascade: Portable measures of high altitude adaptation on an ascent to Everest Base Camp 

Presented by

Professor Trevor Day

Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada 


The selfish brain and human hypertension

Presented by

Dr. Emma Hart

British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellow,Bristol Heart Institute, CardioNomics Research Group,

University of Bristol, UK


Fit for purpose: the impact of exercise on cognitive function

Presented by

Dr. Áine Kelly

Department of Physiology, School of Medicine,Trinity College Dublin.    


Sweeter but not better:  Glucose and pulmonary infection

Presented by

Prof. Deborah Baines

Professor of Molecular Physiology, Institute of Infection and Immunity, St. George’s University of London, UK.


The many paths to enlightenment: probing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cognitive enhancement

Presented by

Prof. Bruno Frenguelli

School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.


Arrhythmogenic mechanisms in cardiac channelopathy'

presented by

Dr. Kamalan Jeevaratnam

DAHP, DVM, MMedSc (Mal); PhD (Cambridge); MRCVS (UK)

the and Medi Faculty of Healcal Sciences, University of Surrey, UK


'The Evolution of a Molecular Physiologist: Ca2+ Signalling through the Tree of Life'

presented by

Dr. John Mackrill

Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, UCC



'Ca2+ signalling in cardiovascular synchronization and arrhythmogenesis'

presented by

Dr. Dimitris Parthimos

Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Wales Heart Research Institute, Cardiff University, Wales



'Not just a gut feeling: Neuro-endocrine and immune pathways converge in IBS'

presented by

Dr. Maria Buckley

Department of Physiology, University College Cork



'Modulation of TRIC-B channels derived from mouse TRIC-A knockout tissue'

presented by

Ms. Fiona O’Brien

Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK.



'Dopaminergic control of movement - more than the basal ganglia'

presented by

Prof. Patrick Whelan

Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Canada



'Molecular, structural and functional plasticity in skeletal muscle'

 presented by

 Prof. Hans Hoppeler

 Institut für Anatomie, Bern



'Targeting bile acids for treatment of intestinal diseases'

presented by

Dr. Stephen Keely

Associate Director, RCSI Molecular Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.



'There is more to vasopressin than meets the eye'

presented by

Prof. Mike Ludwig

Professor of Neurophysiology,

Centre for Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh



'The angiotensin-(1-7)/Mas axis: great hope with little flaws for the therapy of cardiovascular pathophysiology'

presented by

Prof. Thomas Walther

Pharmacology & Therapeutics University College Cork



'CRISPR gene editing: Cystic Fibrosis and Cystinosis'

presented by 

Dr. Patrick T. HARRISON

Department of Physiology & BioSciences Institute, University College Cork

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'Interstitial Cells of Cajal in the Rabbit Urethra'

presented by

Dr. Gerard Sergeant

Smooth Muscle Research Centre  Dundalk Institute of Technology  



'Regulation of breathing by the LKB1-AMPK signalling pathway'

presented by

Prof. A. Mark Evans

Centre for Integrative Physiology, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh 



'Cardiac Thermal Sensitivity and Niche Expansion in a Pelagic Predator'

presented by

Dr. Holly A. Shiels

Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Program Director for Biology, University of Manchester



'Signalling pathways regulating breast cancer stem cells'

presented by

Dr. Rob Clarke

Breast Biology Group, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, University of Manchester, UK



'Neighbourhood watch: monitoring and responding to local calcium signals in health and disease'

presented by

Prof. Anant B. Parekh

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford.



'Peroxisomal characteristics and functions:  Incidence of peroxisomal dysfunctions on oxidative stress and on the development of peroxisomopathies'

presented by

Prof. Gérard Lizard

Directeur de l'Equipe d'Accueil Bio-PeroxIL, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France



'Many are cold but few are frozen; a brief review of applied physiology in air-sea rescue'

presented by

Dr. Frank Golden

University College Cork,

Alumnus Award Recipient



'Does size matter, or do you just need to keep going? (Regulation of muscle phenotype in limbs by LIMs and microRNAs)'

presented by

Dr. Paul Kemp

National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London



PVN Gαi2 proteins - a new component in the neural control of sodium homeostasis and long-term blood pressure regulation

presented by

Dr. Richard Wainford

Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, BostonUniversitySchool of Medicine 



Is Chronic Bronchitis an Acquired form of Cystic Fibrosis?

presented by

Prof. Robert Tarran

Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, University of North Carolina, USA



Role of NADPH oxidase and Rho kinase in renal vascular function

presented by

Prof. Olaf Grisk

Universitätsmedizin Greifswald, Institut für Physiologie Karlsburg, Germany



Regulation of inflammatory gene expression by hypoxia

presented by

Prof. Cormac Taylor

Associate Professor of Cellular Physiology at the Conway Institute, UCD

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