Six talks, six minutes each, a swift way to learn more about the life changing, lifesaving, life sciences research taking place across the University of Birmingham and beyond.
Monday 27 November 2017, 6.00-7.15pm, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
In this exciting, free event, introduced by Michele Paduano, BBC Midlands Today’s Health Correspondent, and held at the prestigious Birmingham Repertory Theatre, you will discover what ‘life sciences’ includes and how this research affects you, the local community and the rest of the world.
You will be taken on a journey of discovery through six snappy presentations that will highlight the innovative research being undertaken at the University and unearth answers to the following questions:
- How can light-activated technology be used to treat diabetes? (Dr David Hodson, Professorial Fellow)
- What can viruses teach us about cancer development? (Dr Joanna Parish, Senior Lecturer)
- How can sugar be used to treat burns? (Professor Liam Grover, Professor in Biomaterials Science)
- How can genome sequencing help us tackle Ebola and Zika? (Dr Nick Loman, Professor of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics)
- What are we doing to close the gap on mental health treatment? (Professor Paul Burstow, Professor of Mental Health Policy)
- How can we optimise exercise to improve brain health? (Dr Sam Lucas, Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Environmental Physiology)
Refreshments will be served from 5.15-6.00pm with an opportunity to meet the speakers from 7.15-7.45pm.