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Meet our Professors: QMUL Inaugural Lecture Series

Thursday 7 January 2016

Professor Marina Resmini’s inaugural lecture – Why size matters: from antibodies to nanomaterials

Wednesday 3 February 2016, Skeel Lecture Theatre, Mile End campus

Professor Marina Resmini, Professor of Materials Chemistry, will be holding her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 3 February at 6.30pm.  The lecture will be followed by a free drink reception. The lecture will be held in Skeel Lecture Theatre, in the People’s Palace at the Mile End campus.

Professor Marina Resmini’s lecture will focus on how advances in the area of nanotechnology have allowed scientists to manufacture and manipulate ever smaller ‘particles’ and to study how size impacts their properties. The majority of vital biological processes in the body occur at the nanoscale and we now have particle systems that can interact at the same level. This lecture will highlight some of the interesting applications, especially in the area of drug delivery.

Professor Marina Resmini first joined QMUL in 1996, as postdoctoral researcher, and was subsequently appointed in 1998 as Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, where she progressed to become Professor of Materials Chemistry in 2013. Her main research interests are focused on the development of novel functional nanomaterials with potential applications at the physical and life sciences interface, such as catalysts, sensors and drug delivery systems.

Attendance is free of charge but you must book a ticket to attend. Tickets can be obtained from

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/professor-marina-resmini-why-size-matters-from-antibodies-to-nanomaterials-tickets-19994400791

 

Professor Julia Hornle’s Inaugural Lecture – Unclaimed Territories in the Clouds: Where are the Limits to Internet Jurisdiction?

Wednesday 24 February 2016, Skeel Lecture Theatre, Mile End campus

Professor Julia Hornle, Professor of Internet Law, will be holding her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 6.30pm. The lecture will be followed by a free drink reception. The lecture will be held in Skeel Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus.

Professor Julia Hornle’s lecture will capture the conflict of law created by the internet, and most recently the adoption of cloud computing. The lecture will pinpoint the fundamental conflict of cloud computing with laws’ conventional understanding of jurisdiction and the limitation of a state’s power to its territory, with examples from different areas of law: online consumer protection; regulatory conflicts over online gambling; law enforcement’s powers to access foreign data for investigating (cyber-) crime and the regulation of on demand internet videos (porn & hate) and indicate some solutions to these conflicts of law.

Attendance is free of charge but you must book a ticket to attend. Tickets can be obtained from:

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/professor-julia-hornle-unclaimed-territories-in-the-clouds-where-are-the-limits-to-internet-tickets-19602449454 or http://www.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/2015/166970.html

 

Professor Martin Knight Inaugural Lecture - Mechanobiology and the Primary Cilium - new treatments for old diseases?

Professor Martin Knight Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday 9 March 2016, Skeel Lecture Theatre, Mile End campus

Professor Martin Knight, Professor of Mechanobiology, will be holding his Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at 6.30pm. The lecture will be followed by a free drink reception. The lecture will be held in Skeel Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus.

Our health depends on the way the living cells and tissues in our bodies respond to mechanical forces. Understanding this topic, known as ‘mechanobiology’, may lead to new treatments for diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer. This lecture will take you on a personal journey from engineering to biology. In particular, Professor Knight will describe his work on a hitherto ignored cellular structure, the primary cilium, and its role in mechanobiology and disease.

Professor Knight is a professor of mechanobiology in the Institute of Bioengineering and the School of Engineering and Materials Science where he is the Director of Research and actively involved in the Medical Engineering degree programme.

Attendance is free of charge but you must book a ticket to attend. Tickets can be obtained from: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/professor-martin-knight-mechanobiology-and-the-primary-cilium-new-treatments-for-old-diseases-tickets-20071856463

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