University of Nottingham
Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre University of Birmingham
Friday 28th September 2018 (09:15-17:00)


Registration URL

The COMPARE Annual Research Symposium 2018 will take place at the new Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre at the University of Birmingham on the 28th September 2018.

The agenda for the day is as follows;

09:15 Registration and coffee  
09:30 Welcome and introduction Steve Watson, University of Birmingham
  Session Chair Steve Watson
09:40 Cells steering themselves - how cells use self-generated gradients to spread out and probe the environment Robert Insall, University of Glasgow
  Session Chair Davide Calebiro
10:10 Unravelling the nanoscale spatio-temporal organisation of T cell signalling Dylan Owen, University of Birmingham
10:40 Allosteric Modulation of the Dopamine Receptors Rob Lane, University of Nottingham
11.10 Refreshments  
  Session Chair Paula Mendes
11:30 Using advanced microscopy to understand cytoskeletal function in platelets and megakaryocytes Steve Thomas, University of Birmingham
11:50 Advanced imaging and fluorescent ligands: quantifying ligand interactions at a subcellular level Steve Briddon, University of Nottingham
12:10 Regional haemodynamic effects of anti-VEGF therapies Jeanette Woolard, University of Nottingham
12:30 Poster session and lunch  
  Session Chair Laura Kilpatrick
13:30 How protein structures teach us novel tricks to block angiogenic signalling by vascular endothelial growth factors Kurt Ballmer-Hofer, Basel University, IAB member
14:00 Insights into GPCR trafficking and biased signalling by studies of calcium homeostasis Caroline Gorvin, University of Birmingham
  Session Chair Dmitry Veprintsev
14:30 Future Directions in Data Analysis for Membrane Science Iain Styles, University of Birmingham
15:00 Using NanoBRET to probe beta2-adrenergic receptors in cancer cells Diana Carvalheira-Alcobia, University of Nottingham
15:20 Refreshments  
15:35 Synthetic glycopolymers and natural fucoidans cause human platelet aggregation via PEAR1 and GPIb Yi Sun, University of Birmingham
15:55 Dynamics of ligand binding at VEGFR2 and co-receptor Neuropilin-1 Chloe Peach, University of Nottingham
16:10 Optimised CRISPR-PALM for Single Molecule Imaging through Endogenous Expression Abdullah Khan, University of Birmingham
16:25 Closing remarks Steve Hill, University of Nottingham
16:35 Poster session Refreshments available
17:00 Close  

Please register your attendance asap on the link below.


There will be two poster and networking sessions.  Abstracts should be submitted as a Word document to by Friday 24th August 2018. Further details on abstract format and submitting your abstract will be sent to you following registration.

A bus will run from Nottingham to Birmingham and return on the day.

In Partnership: The Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 3974

The University of Nottingham
University Park,

Telephone: +44 (0)115 846 7554