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Recent speakers   


Thursday 27th February 2014

The peculiarities of the naked mole-rat – what can we learn from them?

Ewan St John Smith

 

Wednesday 15 January 2014

The saga of alemtuzumab in the treatment of multiple sclerosis

 

Alastair Compston

 


Wednesday 26th June 2013

Bad moves: how decision-making goes wrong and the ethics of smart drugs

Barbara Sahakian

 

We make decisions all the time, so often that we take our ability to do so for granted. But what happens if we lose this ability because of brain injury or illness?

 


 

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Making a difference across the globe

Shankar Balasubramanian

Using a microchip system, Solexa Sequencing (now part of Illumina sequencing) can decode billions of DNA fragments at the same time.This has transformed bioscience by speeding up the reading of a human genome by around a million times. Thanks to Solexa Sequencing, personalised medicine is a step closer; it will soon be possible to make clinical decisions based on the actual genetic information of the patient or infectious agent.

 


 

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Breast Cancer- the biology behind the silent killer

Haley Frend

 


 

Tuesday 30th October

 

Losing your world while falling asleep

 

Tristan Beckinstein

 

 

 

In the last few years Tristan has concentrated on describing different states of consciousness, such as wakefulness, sleep, sedation and the vegetative state. Now, he is looking at how we lose consciousness and how we get it back.

 

 

 


Tuesday 8th May

How intelligence happens

John Duncan 


 

Tuesday 27th March

What is pain and how can we treat it?

Peter McNaughton

 


Tuesday 21st February

Open your mind

Hannah Critchlow


 

January 10th, 2012 

Brain control of appetite & body weight

Lora Heisler


 

Tuesday 22nd November 2011

A window on the biology of behaviour: insights from syndromes of genetic origin

Tony Holland

 


Tuesday 11th October

NHS rationing, NICE or nasty? The value of statistics

Linda Sharples

 


Tuesday 14th June 2011

Learning about learning - a new approach to studying Huntington's Disease

Jenny Morton

 


Tuesday 17th May 2011

Zero degrees of empathy

Simon Baron-Cohen

 


Thursday 17th February 2011

Untangling Alzheimer's disease

Graham Fraser

 


Tuesday November 9th

DNA and cancer

Ron Laskey

 


TUESDAY October 19th

Dementia and an ageing society

Carol Brayne

 


Wednesday 14th July 2010

Synthetic biology: making artificial life?

Gos Micklem, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

 


Wednesday 16th June 2010

Gambling and the brain

Luke Clark, Experimental Psychologist at the University of Cambridge

 


19th May 2010

Are my genes to blame when my jeans don't fit?

Giles Yeo, Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge

 


28th April 2010

Ape Research in Indonesia - Marrying Science with Conservation

Susan Cheyne, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford

 


Wednesday 24th March 2010 

Jumping to delusions - how the brain takes dangerous shortcuts

Paul Fletcher, Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

 


24th February 2010  

Our Place in the Cosmos

Carolin Crawford, Institute of Astronomy

 


27th January 2010

Pandemic! Where do new infections come from?

Chris Smith, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge 

 


9th December 2009

Genetic testing: truth or dare?

Caroline Wright

 


11th November 2009

Exploiting bacteria to battle cancer 

Guillermo de la Cueva Mendez

 


14th October 2009

Shrinking down nutrition: nanofoods

Dora Pereira