Distinguished Lecture Series
- Date & Time
- Year-round lecture series
- ZOOM/ Face-to-face
Professor John CHERRY
December 4, 2023 | 5:45pm
- In this lecture, Professor John CHERRY will discuss the global water crisis that poses imminent threats to humans.
Professor Erick M. CARREIRA
November 29, 2023 | 11:30am
- In this lecture, the presentation will include discussion and analysis of recent natural product targets that have been synthesised in the group. It will focus on target-oriented synthesis as an engine for the generation of novel methods and approaches to bioactive agents.
Professor Roger BLANDFORD and
Professor Victoria KASPI
November 15, 2023 | 2:30pm
- In the first lecture, Professor Roger BLANDFORD will propose that top heavy star clusters form in the nuclei of newly-formed galaxies and that these evolve to develop cores of stellar black holes. Then Professor Victoria KASPI will summarise what is known about the FRB phenomenon, how they can be used as novel probes of the Universe's Large Scale Structure in the second lecture.
Professor Sharon HAMMES-SCHIFFER
October 13, 2023 | 5:30pm
- In this lecture, Professor Sharon HAMMES-SCHIFFER will summarise the main concepts from the PCET theory developed by Professor Hammes-Schiffer's research team and will present applications to catalysis and energy conversion.
Professor Chad A. MIRKIN
October 5, 2023 | 5:30pm
- In this lecture, Professor Chad A MIRKIN will discuss using DNA as a programmable material to guide the assembly of nanoscale building blocks into colloidal superstructures.
Professor Xiaoguang LEI
April 27, 2023 | 5:30pm
- In this lecture, Professor Yinyu YE will illustrate the opportunities at this interface between chemical biology and drug discovery by describing a series of examples we are actively working on in our laboratory at Peking University.
Professor Yinyu YE
October 18, 2022 | 5:45pm
- Professor Yinyu YE will present a few recent mathematical optimisation case studies.
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.
Professor Zhengyu LIU
June 10, 2022 | 8:30pm
- Professor Zhengyu Liu of The Ohio State University will discuss the Holocene temperature conundrum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Fuwen WEI
April 1, 2021 | 4pm
- Professor Fuwen Wei will address the population history, adaptive evolution to the bamboo diet from different aspects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.