‘Insane in the membrane…': Biotech professor gives public lecture

Roslyn Bill (PR)
Professor Roslyn Bill

16 March 2018

  • Biotechnology professor Roslyn Bill to give public lecture on her passion for cell membranes and how head trauma can lead to brain swelling.
  • Lecture scheduled for Tuesday 17 April, 6.30pm–7.30pm. Book your free place here.

The lyrical title of Professor Roslyn Bill's inaugural lecture is a nod to the nineties, when she was a doctoral student. It aptly highlights two words: membrane and brain.

One of her scientific passions is cell membranes, the structures that define cells and separate them from their surroundings.

Professor Bill will hold her public inaugural lecture about one aspect of what they do, which is to control the flow of water into and out of cells. Following head trauma or stroke, that flow can lead to brain swelling and death.

The lecture focuses on the longstanding work of Professor Bill's collaborative team in developing molecular understanding in order to discover new treatments for brain swelling.

The event will take place on Tuesday 17 April, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, with refreshments available from 6pm. An opportunity for nibbles and networking will follow.

To book a free place, visit the Eventbrite page.


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