University of Edinburgh Upcoming Events

Monday 1 November

Scar Wars: from padawan to professor

 

Inaugural lecture of Professor Jonathan Fallowfield, Chair of Translational Liver Research.

 

Liver disease is a silent killer and is on the rise. It is now the biggest cause of death in those aged between 35-49 years old. Jonathan will discuss his research career, encompassing studies in patients and in the laboratory, and his search for new treatments, diagnostic tests and preventative strategies for cirrhosis and its complications.

 

5.30-6.30pm

On Zoom

 

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Wednesday 24 November

Research Insights

Our viral future

 

In the first of our Research Insights series for 2021/2022, we’ll be considering if viral pandemics are an inevitable part of our future. Join us to hear from Dr Richard Sloan and Dr Aaron Trent-Irving about the origins of viruses that have shaped our lives and how similarities between them could help scientists pinpoint potential sources of future pandemics.

 

4.30 – 5.15pm

On Zoom

 

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Monday 6 December

Edinburgh Medical Debate 2021

Surviving COVID-19: the future of the NHS

How will the pandemic influence changes in UK healthcare?

The delivery of healthcare has evolved significantly since COVID-19 swept the globe in early 2020, with many services adapting to ensure continuity of care while prioritising only the most urgent of patient needs. As new practices emerge, what impact will they have on the NHS and the society it serves? Join us for a panel discussion about the future of the NHS.

Speakers include Professor Linda Bauld OBE, Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health in the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute and Chief Social Policy Advisor to the Scottish Government, and Dr Carey Lunan, GP and past Scotland Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

This event will be streamed live online from Assembly Hall, where a limited student audience will be joining our panel.

7.00 – 8.00pm

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Wednesday 8 December

Research Insights

Traveller Genes: genetics and ancestry  

In early 2021, a group of Scottish Travellers asked Professor Jim Wilson a question – could he look at their genes to try to better understand their origins?

For the second in our Research Insights series, Jim will talk us through the latest from the Traveller Genes study. He will be joined by Samantha Donaldson, one of the study contributors, who’ll share her perspective on why and how genetic studies like Traveller Genes are of interest to her community.

4.30 – 5.15pm

On Zoom

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Wednesday 19 January

Research Insights

Health data: what’s in it for you?

Join us to hear how researchers use information about people’s health to help make life better for the whole population.

4.30 – 5.15pm

On Zoom

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Wednesday 2 February

Research Insights

Science after Dolly: gene editing and ethics    

Twenty-five years ago, scientists cloned a sheep and called it Dolly. Join us to hear more about the science that followed this breakthrough and the questions it continues to raise about the ethics of genetic manipulation.

4.30 – 5.15pm

On Zoom

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What is Research Insights?

Research Insights is free, online and open to all. It’s a chance for you to explore research topics with scientists and clinicians who work in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and to ask them questions about their work.

Events will run online at 4.30pm on Wednesday afternoons between November 2021 and March 2022. You can find out more and register for these events by following the link below.

We’d love to know what research topics you are most interested in so at the end of each event we’ll ask you for your ideas. We’ll then do our best to find speakers who can cover the most popular suggestion at our final event in March.

We hope that you can join us at an upcoming Research Insights event, and if you think it looks good please share with your friends, colleagues and students who might be interested too.

>View the full Research Insights programme

 

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