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Biochemical Society Centenary Celebration

15—16 December 2011

Royal Society, London, UK



Thursday 15 December 2011
14:00 - 14:30 Registration

14:30 - 14:45
Welcome and introduction from President of the Biochemical Society
Professor Sir Tom Blundell
14:45 - 15:45
Perspectives in Biochemistry
Sir Tim Hunt (London Research Institute, CRUK, United Kingdom)
15:45 - 16:45
Presentations to New Honorary Members
16:45 - 17:45
Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Memorial Lecture (The Centenary Award)
Signalling to the translation initiation machinery
Nahum Sonenberg (McGill University, Canada)
17:45 - 19:00 Drinks reception and poster session

19:00 Dinner

Friday 16 December 2011
10:00 - 10:30 Registration with coffee/tea and poster viewing

10:30 - 11:00
Early Career Research Award - Genes
Specificity of cell signalling: the case of Notch
Alena Krejci (University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)
11:00 - 12:00
The Colworth Medal
From protein interactions to gene expression distributions
Sarah Teichmann (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom)
12:00 - 13:00
The Biochemical Society Award
Inositol trisphosphate (InsP3) and calcium signalling
Michael Berridge (Babraham Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and posters

14:00 - 14:30
Early Career Research Award - Signal Transduction
Dynamic clustering of IP3 receptors by IP3 - drying the timbers for the bush-fire
Taufiq Rahman (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
14:30 - 15:30
Award Lecture
Super experiments and the application of proteomics in cell biology
Angus Lamond (University of Dundee, United Kingdom)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee/tea break

16:00 - 17:00
The Sir Philip Randle Lecture
Common human metabolic disease: lessons from the extremes
Stephen O'Rahilly (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)