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Bar Headed Geese
HumaNature
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

The HumaNature conference was held at the Natural History Museum on the 11th-12th November 2017. The two-day conference united medics, physiologists and biologists, all with a fascination for survival in extreme settings.

Plant cell cultures on pertidishes
Plant biotechnology for health and nutrition
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Plants have always played a traditional role in medicine, as the beautifully illustrated and richly descriptive herbal books of ancient cultures show. In modern times, however, healthcare has become more synthetic, with pills and tablets more common than tinctures and infusions. But new advances in biotechnology will see plants taking centre stage again as a prime source of health promoting agents. These exciting developments will have an entire session - Plant biotechnology for health and nutrition – dedicated to them at the 2018 SEB Annual Meeting in Florence. Here is a sneak advance peek of what’s in store…

Alex Little
Spotlight on.. Alex Little
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

At each SEB annual meeting, the spotlight is shone on some of the Society’s youngest and most ardent delegates during the Young Scientist Award sessions. In 2013, the Animal Section prize was awarded to Dr Alex Little for his talk on the ability of fish to alter their physiology during acclimation to a stressful environment - and if there’s anyone that can understand a stressful environment, it’s an early career researcher.

Poster Session
From proteome to phenotype: Role of post-translational modifications
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Post-translational protein modifications (PTMs) dramatically increase the complexity of cellular proteomics. It is now well established that PTMs are critical players in processes ranging from whole cellular metabolic reprogramming to fine-tuning responses of organisms to ever changing environmental conditions. However, many details on the molecular mechanisms underpinning PTM-mediated cellular signalling are yet to emerge.