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Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series
Date & Time
November 2020 - June 2021
ZOOM online lecture
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.