Category Archives: monthly_meeting

5th February 2018 – Gene Editing

The Brave New World of CRISPR Gene Editing The session will be led by Professor Matthew Cobb, professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester. Over the last five years, biology and medicine have been shaken by the discovery of … Continue reading

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8th January 2018 – Cryptography: past, present and future

SciBarian Alan Daglish will lead the session.  He offers this introduction to the topic: Practically every day of our modern lives we use some form of cryptography. Online banking and shopping, email, ATMs, booking holidays etc., etc. Mostly it is … Continue reading

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4th December 2017 – DNA in Medicine

The promises, challenges and everyday application of DNA in Medicine Dr Jamie Ellingford will be talking about the latest technology and software available to generate and analyse big DNA datasets, and discuss the promises, challenges and everyday applications of these … Continue reading

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6th November 2017 – On The Face Of It

Surfaces and Interfaces in Chemistry, Physics and Medicine Dr Andrew Thomas of the School of Materials, Photon Science Institute, The University of Manchester will be presenting this topic. Every solid or liquid has a surface. We probably take this for granted, but … Continue reading

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4th September 2017 – Building Biological Batteries

This topic will be presented by Nick Fowler, a Biophysics PhD student at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. In Nick’s own words: “Nature has had billions of years to evolve the various life processes that constitute life. As a result, these … Continue reading

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3rd July 2017 – Laboratory Support in Poisoning

Laboratory Support in Poisoning – a Clinical Toxicologist’s View Dr Ian D Watson MSc PhD FRCPath FACB FIBMS DipMedTech CSci EurSpLM MCMI Retired Consultant Clinical Biochemist Dr Watson will give a presentation on ‘Laboratory Support in Poisoning’. This will cover an historical perspective, the … Continue reading

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