Leicester Microbial Sciences and Infectious Diseases Centre (LeMID)

Seminars and events

LeMID host a range of seminars and events with internal and external professionals, presenting a variety of ground-breaking research.

Past events


Tuesday 2 July, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Professor Guillaume Dumenil, Head of Pathogenesis of Vascular Infections, Pasteur Institute, France
  • V'ascular colonization by Neisseria meningitidis'

Friday 17 May, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Professor Debby Bogaert, Scottish Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant in paediatric infectious diseases, University of Edinburgh
  • 'Using respiratory microbiome studies to understand pathophysiology and improve diagnosis’

Friday 5 April, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Dr Deborah Hinton, Senior Investigator, Gene Expression and Regulation Section, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, NIDDK at the NIH Bethesda, Maryland
  • 'A 3-D Puzzle Approach to Building Protein-DNA Structures’

Tuesday 26 March, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Prof. Pietro Mastroeni, Reader in Infection and Immunity, University of Cambridge
  • Understanding the arm wrestle between immunity and pathogens to improve vaccines and antimicrobial treatment’


Tuesday 18th December, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Prof. Brendan Wren, Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Dean of Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • ‘Glycoengineering and The Development Of Low Cost Recombinant Glycoconjugate Vaccines’

Tuesday 13th November, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Dr. Jennifer Cavet, Senior Lecturer, Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester

Tuesday 16 October, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Dr. Rute Neves, Director Bacterial Physiology, Discovery, R&D, Chr.Hansen A/S, Denmark
  • ‘Industrial starter cultures: from discovery to application’

Tuesday 8 May, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Dr. Tal Arnon, Kennedy Trust of Rheumatology Research (KTRR) Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
  • ‘Regulation of B cell responses by tissue resident macrophages in the spleen’

Tuesday 24 March, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Dr Martin Welch, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
  • ‘2C or not 2C? Short Chain Fatty Acid Catabolism and its role in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence and Pathogenicity’

Wednesday 21 March (joint seminar with Genetics)

  • Mariagrazia Pizza, Senior Scientific Director Bacteriology, GSK Vaccines, Siena, Italy
  • ‘New approaches to vaccine development'

Tuesday 13 March, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Professor Paul Langford, Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
  • Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae: from understanding virulence towards control’

Tuesday 27 February, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Professor Marco Oggioni, Department of Genetics and Genome Biology, University of Leicester
  • 'Intracellular replication in macrophages precedes sepsis: how to proceed from here?’

Tuesday 16 January, 12.00pm-1.00pm

  • Dr Andrew Lovering, Senior Lecturer, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham
  • 'Using Structural Biology to Study Predatory Bacteria’

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