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Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series
Date & Time
Year-round lecture series
ZOOM/ Face-to-face
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Distinguished Lecture - Translational Chemical Biology   

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. 
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Distinguished Lecture - Mathematical Optimisation for Machine Learning and Decision   

Professor Yinyu YE

October 18, 2022 | 5:45pm

  • Professor Yinyu YE will present a few recent mathematical optimisation case studies.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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


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.