Thursday January 23rd 2020, 5:45pm – 7pm,

Oakeshott Room, Berrow Foundation Building, Lincoln College, Oxford.



Jordan Raff is Professor at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in Oxford. He studied Biochemistry at Bristol University and did his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry at Imperial College London, where he first started to work on centrosomes and cell division in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. He has continued to work on these questions throughout his scientific career, first as a post-doctoral fellow with Bruce Alberts in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, then as a Wellcome Trust or CRUK funded group leader at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge. He moved to Oxford in 2009 to take up the César Milstein Chair of Cancer Cell Biology. He has been President of the British Society for Cell Biology (2011-2017), Editor in Chief at the not-for-profit Open Access Journal Biology Open (2011-2018), and has always taken a keen interest in promoting the public understanding of science.


Sabine Jaccaud is Director of Cambridge Communications at AstraZeneca. She arrived at Lincoln in 1991 from Geneva, as a Berrow Scholar and completed an MPhil and DPhil in Modern English and Comparative Literature. Her career is in Corporate Affairs and strategy consulting, with a focus on change communications, crisis management and research-led campaigns, primarily with global organisations undergoing radical transformation. She has worked in house and as a consultant, independent advisor, non-exec director, public speaker and mentor. Having transferred from academia to a corporate career, she is strongly committed to working across disciplines and advocating for collaborative practices. Sabine currently lives in Cambridge and heads up Corporate Affairs for AstraZeneca’s move of its global HQ to the city, and development of an R&D centre in the context of the role multi-sector clusters play in life-science innovation. She sits on Lincoln’s Rector’s Alumni Council and is a trustee at Kettle’s Yard, a University of Cambridge Museum.


Flurin Caviezel is a PhD Student at the Department of Oncology at Oxford University. He studied cell biology at the University of Bern in Switzerland and completed his Master’s degree in Immunology and Microbiology in 2018. For his Master’s Thesis, he tested a novel vaccine based on virus-like particles against cat-hair allergy in the context of human cells. At present, he is in his second year of his DPhil in the Department of Oncology and works in Professor Len Seymour’s group. His main research area is to target cancer using oncolytic viruses in order to deliver therapeutic agents directly to the tumour microenvironment.



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