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Cure, Create, Innovate: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

Thursday, March 7, 2019

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM GMT

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, UK

Presented By

Blavatnik Family Foundation

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

Madan Babu

From cybersecurity to genome-editing, from the mysteries of the atom to the complexities of the human brain, these nine young women and men are the technical and creative visionaries bringing the future to your doorstep. You might not recognize their names—they’re too busy experimenting to court the limelight—but as university Faculty recipients of the 2019 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom, they represent the best of what’s next in UK science. They can predict the future because they’re creating it.

Whether you’re a scientist or science enthusiast, this series of short, interactive talks from leading young UK scientists will showcase their cutting-edge research that is shaping the way our world will look over the next century.  A closing panel discussion, featuring thought leaders from the science community, will explore trends and insights influencing the future of UK science.

Brittany Flowers
Alexandra Boltasseva, Chia Wei Hsu, and Michal Lipson

To learn more about the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, please visit www.blavatnikawards.org and follow us on Twitter @BlavatnikAwards.

This event is free, but registration is required.

About the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists were established in 2007 by the Blavatnik Family Foundation to identify and honor exceptional young scientists and engineers by celebrating their extraordinary achievements, recognizing outstanding promise, and accelerating innovation through unrestricted funding. The Awards, administered by the New York Academy of Sciences, were established in New York and began as the Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Andrew Goodwin
Oded Rechavi and Madan Babu

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists were established in 2014, and are awarded annually across the United States. With the 2017 launch of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel and in the United Kingdom, there are now regional, national, and international Blavatnik young scientist honors. To date, the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists have honored 249 promising young scientists with awards totaling more than US$6.7 million.

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that, since 1817, has been driving innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy. For more information, please visit us online at www.nyas.org and follow us on Twitter @NYASciences.

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Registration

Individual
$0

Speakers

Ewa Paluch
Ewa Paluch, PhD

University of Cambridge and University College London

Philipp Kukura
Philipp Kukura, PhD

University of Oxford

Konstantinos Nikolopoulos
Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, PhD

University of Birmingham

Kathy Niakan
Kathy Niakan, PhD

The Francis Crick Institute

Igor Larrosa
Igor Larrosa, PhD

The University of Manchester

Marie O'Neill
Máire O'Neill, PhD

Queen's University Belfast

Tim Behrens
Timothy Behrens, DPhil

University of Oxford

Rachel O'Reilly
Rachel O'Reilly, PhD

University of Birmingham

Gustav Holzegel
Gustav Holzegel, PhD

Imperial College London

Thursday

March 07, 2019

9:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:45 AM

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Speaker

Brooke Grindlinger, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences

Session 1: Innovate: Presenting the 2019 Blavatnik Awards in the UK Chemistry Honorees

10:00 AM

Weighing Molecules with Light

Speaker

Philipp Kukura, PhD
University of Oxford
Chemistry Laureate
10:15 AM

Redesigning the World of Polymers

Speaker

Rachel O’Reilly, PhD
University of Birmingham
Chemistry Finalist
10:25 AM

The Key to Unlocking New Molecules

Speaker

Igor Larrosa, PhD
The University of Manchester
Chemistry Finalist
10:35 AM

Interactive Audience Q&A

10:50 AM

Networking Coffee Break

Session 2: Create: Presenting the 2019 Blavatnik Awards in the UK Physical Sciences & Engineering Honorees

11:20 AM

Unveiling the Origin of Mass: The Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Speaker

Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, PhD
University of Birmingham
Physical Sciences & Engineering Laureate
11:35 AM

Practical Cryptography

Speaker

Máire O’Neill, PhD
Queen’s University Belfast
Physical Sciences & Engineering Finalist
11:45 AM

Are Black Holes Stable? A Mathematical Proof

Speaker

Gustav Holzegel, PhD
Imperial College London
Physical Sciences & Engineering Finalist
11:55 AM

Interactive Audience Q&A

12:10 PM

Networking Luncheon

Session 3: Cure: Presenting the 2019 Blavatnik Awards in the UK Life Sciences Honorees

1:15 PM

The Shape of Cells: A Journey from Physics to Biology and Back Again

Speaker

Ewa Paluch, PhD
University of Cambridge and University College, London
Life Sciences Laureate
1:30 PM

Building Models of the World

Speaker

Timothy Behrens, DPhil
University of Oxford
Life Sciences Finalist
1:40 PM

Gene Editing in Human Embryos

Speaker

Kathy Niakan, PhD
The Francis Crick Institute
Life Sciences Finalist
1:50 PM

Interactive Audience Q&A

2:05 PM

Networking Coffee Break

Session 4: Positioning the UK within the Global Research Landscape

2:30 PM

Moderated Panel Discussion

3:10 PM

Interactive Audience Q&A

3:25 PM

Closing Remarks

3:30 PM

Adjourn

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