Colworth Medal Lecture 2000

and related symposia

This year the presentation of the Colworth Medal Lecture is taking place in between two symposia organized at the University of Bath. The lecture will take place on Monday 4 September, after the Royal Society of Chemistry symposium on 'Chemistry and Biology of Inositol Phosphates', and will be followed by a Biochemical Society symposium entitled 'Cell Signalling to Medicinal Chemistry: Protein and Lipid Kinases in Disease and Therapy' on the morning of Tuesday 5 September.

Attendance at the symposia and Medal Lecture is open to all members of the Biochemical Society. Places are limited to 200 and early booking is advised.

Monday 4 September
Chemistry and Biology of Inositol Phosphates
Carbohydrate Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium

Peter Downes (Dundee)
Mike Ferguson (Dundee)
Robin Irvine (Cambridge)
Bob Michell (Birmingham)
David Gani (Birmingham)
Andrew Holmes (Cambridge)
Barry Potter (Bath)

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The Colworth Medal Lecture

Discovery of PDK1, one of the missing links of the insulin signal transduction pathway
Dario Alessi (Dundee)

To be published in Biochemical Society Transactions

Tuesday 5 September
Cell Signalling to Medicinal Chemistry: Protein and Lipid Kinases in Disease and Therapy
Biochemical Society Symposium


Peter Downes (Dundee)
09.00 Introduction
Peter Downes (Dundee)
09.05 The development and therapeutic potential of protein kinase inhibitors
Philip Cohen (Dundee)
09.55 Signal integration through protein kinase C and subliminal messages
Peter Parker (ICRF, London)
10.45-11.15 Tea and coffee
11.15 p38 kinase inhibitors; From biochemical tools to human pharmaceuticals
Jerry Adams (SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia)
12.05 PI 3-kinase gamma... a pacemaker in inflammation
Matthias Wymann (Switzerland)
12.55 Closing remarks
13.00 Lunch

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General Information

Outline timetable

Monday 4 September 2000
Chemistry and Biology of Inositol Phosphates

15.30 Registration
16.45 Colworth Medal Lecture
18.40 Coaches into Bath
19.00 Drinks reception in the Roman Baths
19.30 Dinner in the Pump Room

Tuesday 5 September

08.30 Registration
09.00 Cell Signalling to Medicinal Chemistry: Protein and Lipid Kinases in Disease and Therapy
12.30 Buffet lunch

About the University of Bath

Founded in 1966, the University of Bath is unmistakably modern in both appearance and outlook. A completely purpose-built development, the University is more compact than most, with all major facilities easily accessible from a central, pedestrianized parade. Shops, food courts, bars, laboratories, lecture theatres and the library are all grouped around this area and are interspersed with accommodation blocks, the whole creating a strong sense of social and academic community. The University buildings are modern, light and functional, and its 200-acre green-field site contributes greatly to a general feeling of space and calm.

By car
The University campus is situated on Claverton Down, to the east of Bath.
From the M4: leave the motorway at junction 18 and follow the A46 south for 8 miles to the Bath exit from the new dual-carriageway. Turn right to join the A4 westbound to Bath. (Note: there are currently major roadworks on this route which may add up to 30min to your journey time.) After 1.5 miles, turn left at the traffic lights (signposted City Centre A36); after 700 yards turn left at the roundabout towards Warminster. After approx. 300 yards, turn right into North Road (signposted Claverton Down). The Quarry Road entrance to the campus is on the left near the top of the hill (approx. 1 mile); the Norwood Avenue entrance is 0.5 miles further on in Claverton Down Road.

From the City Centre: the A4 or the A36 eastbound follow signs to Warminster, Claverton Down, American Museum and Park&Ride (University).

From the A36 (northbound): follow signs to Claverton Down.

By rail
Bath Spa mainline station is on the London Paddington to Bristol line. Services to London run every half hour (journey time approx. 90min). Bristol, with connections to the Midlands, the North and the South West, is a 15-minute journey away. For further information, tel: 0345 484950.

By coach
National Express services operate from Bath Coach Station to London Victoria and other destinations.

By bus
Streamline and Badgerline have recently merged their operations and now run buses to and from the university as the Orange Bus Services. The buses running between the University and City Centre are the 18, 418 and 419. Return fare to the centre is 0.90.

By taxi
Taxis are usually available from outside the railway station or from Orange Grove, next to the Abbey. The fare to the University should be about 4. From the station, ask to go via Widcombe Hill, otherwise you are likely to be taken through town which may be more expensive.

Accommodation is available for delegates wishing to attend both the Medal Lecture and Symposium. There is a choice of full or basic en suite bedrooms; prices for both rooms are per night and include breakfast.
Full en suite room32.25
Basic en suite room28.45