15th July – Building Brains – Prof. Steven Furber

Understanding the brain remains as one of the great frontiers of science – how does this organ upon which we all so critically depend perform its function as an information processing system? The SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network Architecture) platform has been developed to support real-time modelling of large-scale brain subsystems with the objective of accelerating Read more about 15th July – Building Brains – Prof. Steven Furber[…]

17th June – Our Changing Rivers and the Menace of Microplastics – Professor Jamie Woodward

Professor Jamie Woodward, Professor of Physical Geography and Head of the Department of Geography at The University of Manchester, will tell us about research in the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester which has shone a light on a new contamination issue in UK rivers. Microplastics are present in all the rivers of Read more about 17th June – Our Changing Rivers and the Menace of Microplastics – Professor Jamie Woodward[…]

16th July 2018 – Engineering Bio-Fuels of the Future – Nigel Scrutton

Biofuels were once heralded as fuels of the future. But growing biomass for fuel consumes agricultural land and requires energy dependent processing – it fails to deliver. Water borne algae were considered a superior alternative but have failed to deliver commercially attractive solutions. New opportunities are now emerging from the new science of Synthetic Biology Read more about 16th July 2018 – Engineering Bio-Fuels of the Future – Nigel Scrutton[…]

23rd April 2018 – Of Flies and Men: How tiny insects changed the world of Biology – Professor Andreas Prokop and Mr Sanjai Patel

‘Of flies and men: How tiny insects changed the world of biology’. Speakers: Andreas Prokop, Professor for Cellular & Developmental Neurobiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester and Mr Sanjai Patel, Fly Facility manager. Ten researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology for discoveries made in tiny fruit flies. We Read more about 23rd April 2018 – Of Flies and Men: How tiny insects changed the world of Biology – Professor Andreas Prokop and Mr Sanjai Patel[…]

19th March 2018 – A Story of Radioactivity: A Glowing Tale – Dr Louise Natrajan

We are pleased to announce that on 19th March we have Dr Louise Natrajan from University of Manchester’s School of Chemistry coming to speak to us. ‘A Story of Radioactivity: A Glowing Tale’ Shortly after the discovery of radioactivity it was thought to have health benefits, yet now it is considered harmful. Electricity production from Read more about 19th March 2018 – A Story of Radioactivity: A Glowing Tale – Dr Louise Natrajan[…]