The MemTrain project is dedicated to communication and dissemination of the research.
Watch this space for upcoming events to learn about our work and give your feedback to the team!

Events: Seminar Series

The MemTrain students have organized a free Seminar Series focusing on biochemical content related to membranes research projects. This webinar series is sponsored by the Biochemical society and comprises a variety of external speakers. 

The MemTrain Seminar Series is back with more speakers for 2021 starting from February. #MemSem2.0

Join us for exciting membrane-related research projects from across the world! 

The next talk on 'Polyunsaturated fatty acids and their effects on the ion channel complex Kv7.1/KCNE1' by Dr Sara Liin (Linköping University, Sweden) takes place on Friday 19.11.21 at 1 PM via Zoom. After her presentation, Dr Liin will be available to answer your questions in a live Q&A session. 




Contact the MemTrain Team on for details on how to join

 Seminar Series 2

The full programme of talks can be found in the table below:




19 February 

Dr Samantha Miller 

Bacterial mechanosensitive channels – Biological pressure valves  

19 March 

Trevor Wilkinson 

Generating therapeutic monoclonal antibodies to complex multi-spanning membrane targets: Opportunities, challenges and enabling discovery strategies 

16 April 

Dr Paola Branduardi 

Yeast's plasma membrane and bio-based processes: our experience with organic acids tolerance and production 

21 May 

Dr Heather Findlay 

Protein folding in a lipid bilayer environment  

18 June 

Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez 

Receptor control in stem cell engineering 

23 July 

Dr Kallol Gupta  

Lipid-membrane protein interaction/stabilization 

17 September 

Dr Susanna Horsefield 

Aquaporin protein-protein interactions 

22 October 

Dr Maurizio Bettiga 

Membrane engineering as a strategy for industrial yeast strain development. Fundamental studies on membrane composition and physic chemical properties 

19 November 

Dr Sara Liin 

Polyunsaturated fatty acids and their effects on the ion channel complex Kv7.1/KCNE1 

You can find out more about Biochemical Society sponsored events and Membership on the attached Flyer. 

Membership flyer_2020


News: New researchers

Welcome to the 2nd cohort of researchers. To find out more about the team, follow the link to their bios: