PERCAT Research Gala 2014

Aston Webb Building, Great Hall, University of Birmingham
Medical and Dental Sciences
Thursday 2nd October 2014 (09:00-17:00)

Medical School Events Team,

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PERCAT Research Gala

College of Medical and Dental Sciences and College of Life and Environmental Science are proud to present the PERCAT Research Gala 2014



The Postdoctoral/Early Researcher Career Development and Training Research Gala will be held on Thursday 2nd October 2014 , Great Hall, Aston Webb, University of Birmingham.

Registration has closed.

Abstract submission has closed. 

Posters should be no larger than A0 Portrait.

The Medical School Events Office offers a bespoke Poster Printing service for conferences and events.  We will hang your poster in the allocated space and at the end of the event post it back to any destination. 



Registration and Coffee


Professor Roy Bicknell, University of Birmingham
Welcome and Opening Remarks

 10.05 Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Professor Laura Piddock, University of Birmingham
Antibiotic Resistance: What Does it Mean to You and Why Should I Care?
 11.00  Kelly Chiang, University of Birmingham
Arginine Methylation as a Critical Regulator of Breast Cancer Stem Cell Function
 11.15  Jennifer Cowan, University of Birmingham
How The Thymus Selects The Useful And Destroys The Harmful
 11.30 Refreshments: Poster Session I 
 12.10  Leigh Crilley, University of Birmingham
The Influence of Wood Smoke on London’s Air Quality during Winter
 12.25 Rebecca Dewey, University of Nottingham
Investigating the use of Functional Neuroimaging as a Prognostic Indicator of Cochlear Implant Performance
 12.40 Evaggelia Liaskou, University of Birmingham
Identifying Approaches to Intervention in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC): Effector Functions of CD28 Negative T cells and their Modulation by Vitamin D
 12.55 Paul Edwards, University of Birmingham
Cross College Funding and Collaboration
 13.10 Lunch: Poster Session II (13.30) & Poster Session III (14.00)
 14.30 Natalie Mack, University of Nottingham
The Genetic Dissection of Tumour Progression using Drosophila 
 14.45 Sarah Penny, University of Birmingham
Phosphopeptides as Novel T cell Epitopes in Colorectal Cancer
 15.00 Lisa Lavender, Vitae
Vitae Membership: Career Development Support to Realise the Potential of Researchers
 15.15 Refreshments: Poster Session IV
 16.00 Zhangjie Su, University of Birmingham
Self-Reported Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury in Victims of Violence: A Red Flag for Adverse Outcome
 16.15 Angela Taylor, University of Birmingham
Rapid Method Development of High-throughput, High resolution LC-MS/MS Methods using MUSCLE Software: Application to a Complex Method for 19 Urinary Steroids.
 16.30 Alan Xiadong Zhuang, University of Birmingham
Immunotherapy using Genetically Modified T Lymphocytes to Target CLEC14A on the Tumour Vasculature
 16.45 Prize Giving and Closing Remarks
 17.00 Wine, nibbles and Networking