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Oxford University Gazette, 10 July 2008: Lectures

Medical Sciences

Oxford Biomedical Imaging Festival 2008

The second annual Oxford Biomedical Imaging Festival will be held on Tuesday, 16 September, from 9 a.m., in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. The festival is aimed at gathering together all biomedical imaging scientists across the University and its partner NHS hospitals, working at all scales from microscopy to radiology.

Registration is free to members of the University's biomedical imaging community and to the University's NHS partners. Those attending are invited to present posters of their work, and to indicate if they would like to contribute a fifteen-minute talk as part of the Proffered Talks session.

Details of the event, and of registration arrangements, can be found at www.imaging.ox.ac.uk/activities/.


Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

PROFESSOR FRITZ ROTH, Harvard Medical School, will give a seminar at 12 noon on Friday, 22 August, in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

Convener: Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya.

Subject: 'Systematic analysis of genetic interactions from yeast to humans.'


Neuroscience Grand Round: Guest Lectures

DR MATTHEW WOOD will lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 11 July, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subject: 'Gene therapy for neurodegenerative disorders: quo vadis?'


Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar

The following papers will be delivered at the seminar to be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 17 July, in the Seminar Room, the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. The Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar is supported by the J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Fund.

Convener: Professor Andrew Wilkie.

DR PAUL POTTER, Mary Lyon Centre, MRC Harwell: 'The MRC Harwell mutagenesis programme.'

DR CHRIS ESAPA, Bone and Mineral Disorders, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell: 'Novel mouse models of musculoskeletal disorders generated by ENU mutagenesis.'


Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre.

Dr David Greaves will speak in place of Professor Judith Hoyland on 5 September.

DR M. KASSIM JAVAID, NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit
11 July: 'The osteo of osteoarthritis.'

DR DAVID GREAVES
5 Sept.: 'New insights into the resolution of inflammation and the development of new anti-inflammatory drugs.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL DOHERTY, City Hospital, Nottingham
10 Oct.: 'An update of OA Nottingham research.'

PROFESSOR TIM HARDINGHAM, UK Centre for Tissue Engineering, University of Manchester
17 Oct.: 'Cartilage, chondrocytes, and chondrogenesis.'

HANNAH CORNELL, STEPHEN MCDONNELL, VIKTORIJA HOZJAN, and RICHARD BENSON
7 Nov.: Postgraduate presentations.

PROFESSOR MOUSTAPHA KASSEM, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
21 Nov.: 'Stem cells for bone regeneration: from basic biology to clinical applications.'

DR AGI GRIGORIADIS, King's College London
5 Dec.: 'FGF receptor signalling in the pathogenesis osteosarcoma.'

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Oriental Studies

The rise of the Persian Renaissance

This conference will be held on 14 July (from 9.10 a.m) and 15 July in Wadham College and the Holywell Music Room. Registration is required: details can be found at www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/nme/rise_persian_renaissance_TT08.shtml.

Conveners: Dr Firuza I. Abullaeva and Professor Asghar Seyed-Gohrab.

Monday, 14 July. Session 1: Before the Silence OLGA YASTREBOVA, NLR, St Petersburg
9.20 a.m.: 'On the early Persian version of the Arday Viraf Nama.'

NICHOLAS AND URSULA SIMS-WILLIAMS, SOAS
10 a.m.: 'The man with the panther's skin: Rustam before Firdousi.'

VESTA SARKHOSH CURTIS, British Museum
10.40 a.m.: 'Continuity and cultural identity in ancient Persia.'


Session 2: On the edge

VICTORIA KRYUKOVA, Kunstkamera Museum, St Petersburg
11.40 a.m.: 'Cult niches in Central Asia: before and under Islam.'

ABOLALA SOUDAVAR, independent scholar, New York
12.20 p.m.: 'Mithraic societies: a lasting structure for Iranian brotherhoods.'


Session 3: Still on the edge

ALI KOLESNIKOV, Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg
2 p.m.: 'On Arabo-Muslim clichés in late Zoroastrian scriptures.'

OLEG GRABAR, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
2.40 p.m.: 'Origins of Persian painting.'


Session 4: On another edge

ANTON PRITULA, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
3.40 p.m.: 'Syriac poetry with Persian approach.'

FRANCOIS DE BLOIS, SOAS
4.20 p.m.: 'Middle Persian literature and New Persian literature: continuity or discontinuity?'


Tuesday, 15 July. Session 5: Hedonistic Renaissance in poetry

ALI MIRANSARI, Great Islamic Encyclopaedia, Teheran
9.10 a.m.: 'Aesthetics of the early Persian wine odes.'

NATALIA CHALISOVA, Russian University of Humanities, Moscow
9.50 a.m.: 'Wine is a great healer: a New Persian topos in retrospection.'

KAMRAN TALATTOF, Arizona
10.30 a.m.: 'Sparkling and ravishing: wine in Rudaki's poetry.'


Session 6: After the Silence, first attempts at revival

ASGHAR SEYED- GOHRAB, Leiden
11.30 a.m.: 'The tradition of the genre of riddle in Persian literature before Islam and after the Arab conquest.'

DR FIRUZA ABDULLAEVA, Oxford
12.10 p.m.: 'Pre-Islamic in Islamic: the feast of sada in early Persian poetry.'


Session 7: The rise of the Renaissance

ANDREW PEACOCK, BIPS, Ankara
2 p.m.: 'Gardizi, the Seljuks, and the Persian Renaissance.'

SUNIL SHARMA, Boston
2.40 p.m.: 'Retrieving women's voices in early Persian poetry.'


Session 8: Revival in prose

EDMUND HERZIG, Oxford
3.40 p.m.: 'The "Persian Revival" in narratives of Iranian nationalism.'

ALI DEHBASHI, Bukhara journal, Teheran
4.20 p.m.: 'Publishing scholarly classics on Persian literary classics: pros and con of the new project.' (Followed by closing remarks by Dr Firuza Abdullaeva and Professor Asghar Seyed- Gohrab, University of Leiden)

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