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Distinguished Lecture Series
Faculty of Science

Distinguished Lecture Series

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Distinguished Lecture - Europa the Ocean Moon, and NASA’s Plan to Explore it    Professor William McKinnon June 16, 2022 | 10am Professor William McKinnon will outline facets of Europa’s geology and history, as well as NASA’s plans to explore Europa and investigate its habitability. Distinguished Lecture - Global warming or global cooling in the last 10,000 years? – the Holocene temperature conundrum    Professor Zhengyu LIU June 10, 2022 | 8:30pm Professor Zhengyu Liu of The Ohio State University will discuss the Holocene temperature conundrum. Chaos, Chance and Randomness: From Butterflies to Quantum Kinetics    Professor Jens MARKLOF May 11, 2022 | 4pm Professor Jens Marklof of University of Bristol will explain that the butterfly effect can also be used as a mathematical tool to understand relationships between physical laws on vastly different length scales. Innovation in Electrochemical Technologies for the Low Carbon Energy Transition    Professor Nigel BRANDON February 24, 2022 | 4pm Professor Nigel Brandon of Imperial College London will discuss the challenges and opportunities for further innovation in electrochemical technologies. Characterising Genetic Basis of Complex Traits Through Integrated Statistical Modelling and Analyses   Professor Hongyu ZHAO June 23 2021 | 10am Professor Hongyu Zhao will introduce a statistical model that is commonly used to characterise the genetic contributions to complex traits and its robustness to model misspecifications. Veridical Data Science: the practice of responsible data analysis and decision-making   Professor Bin YU May 21, 2021 | 10am Professor Bin Yu will illustrate the PCS framework in the modelling stage through the development of DeepTune images for characterisation of neurons in the difficult V4 area of primary visual cortex. New Operando Insights in the Catalytic Chemistry of Small Molecules   Professor Bert WECKHUYSEN May 6, 2021 | 4pm Professor Bert Weckhuysen will discuss the latest developments in operando spectroscopy and microscopy, and thereby aspects of measurements and assessments, etc.  Base Editing and Prime Editing: Genome Editing Without Double-Strand Breaks  Professor David LIU April 13, 2021 | 8pm Professor David Liu will describe the development of precision genome editing technologies that do not require double-strand DNA breaks or donor DNA templates. Conservation Biology of the Giant Panda Professor Fuwen WEI April 1, 2021 | 4pm Professor Fuwen Wei will address the population history, adaptive evolution to the bamboo diet from different aspects. Unveiling the Dark Universe  Professor Priyamvada NATARAJAN  March 17, 2021 | 10am Professor Priyamvada Natarajan will discuss what we know and how we know the significance of the dark entities in the universe, and review our current state of understanding. Copper-dependent Biological Methane Oxidation Professor Amy C ROSENZWEIG March 1, 2021 | 11am Professor Amy Rosenzweig will discuss copper-dependent biological methane oxidation and address issues with retaining enzymatic activity and uncertainties regarding the possible involvement of additional protein components. Enzymes as Electrocatalysts – Investigation, Inspiration and Exploitation Professor Fraser ARMSTRONG February 24, 2021 | 4:30pm Professor Fraser Armstrong will discuss enzymes' role as superb electrocatalysts, and share his investigation on the properties of a vast number of existing and yet-to-emerge enzymes, promoting a new era of discovery. Stacking van der Waals Atomic Layers: Quest for New Quantum Materials Professor Philip KIM February 2, 2021 | 10am Professor Philip Kim will discuss several research efforts to realise unusual quasiparticle pairing mesoscopic devices based on stacked vdW interfaces between 2-dimensional materials. Learning from COVID-19 Data on Transmission, Health Outcomes and Interventions Professor Xihong LIN January 14, 2021 | 10:30am Professor Philip Kim will provide a historical overview of the epidemic in Wuhan, present the transmission regression models for estimating transmission rates and other implications from the COVID-19 data. Structure, Dynamics and Reactivity in Catalytic Systems and Energy Materials Professor Sir Richard CATLOW (MAE, FLSW, FRS) November 11, 2020 | 5pm Professor Sir Richard Catlow will discuss how this powerful combination of the concerted use of synchrotron, neutron and modelling techniques might be applied more widely in catalytic science. The Future of Modern Brain Interface Technology Mr Eberhard SCHOENEBURG November 2, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm Mr Eberhard Schoeneburg, Chairman and CEO of Brain-Net Ltd. will discuss the current state of the art and especially the future of BIT.

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