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Game Changers:9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

FREE

for Members

Game Changers:
9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

Thursday, March 5, 2020

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM GMT

Banqueting House, ​Whitehall, London, GBR

Presented By

Blavatnik Family Foundation

New York Academy of Sciences

 

Game Changers:9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World
Game Changers:9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

Can other planets support life?  How does your brain work?  What’s the next big idea for clean energy?  How do you build a molecular machine?


These are just a few of the mind-boggling questions being answered by the honorees of the 2020 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom.

Hosted by BBC News Science Correspondent Victoria Gill, this public series of short, interactive talks from early-career UK scientists will provide a forum for science enthusiasts from all walks of life—from high school students through university professors—to discover cutting-edge research that is shaping the way our world will look over the next century.  Following the talks, a moderated discussion will explore trends and insights influencing the future of science in the United Kingdom. Whether you’re a scientist or science admirer, this symposium will introduce you to a multitude of ideas at the forefront of scientific research.

This event will take place at London's magnificent Banqueting House in Whitehall. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Game Changers:9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World
Game Changers:9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World
Game Changers:9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

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, independently 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. In 2014, the program expanded to include National Awards in the United States, and in 2018 national award programs were launched in both the United Kingdom and Israel. To date, the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists have honored 291 promising young scientists with awards totaling more than US$8.89 million.

Follow @BlavatnikAwards or visit www.blavatnikawards.org to get the latest news about our honorees!

Game Changers:9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

Registration

Individual
$0

Hosted By

Victoria Gill
Victoria Gill

Science Correspondent, BBC News

Speakers

Claudia de Rham, PhD
Claudia de Rham, PhD

Imperial College London

Tim Behrens, DPhil
Tim Behrens, DPhil

University of Oxford and University College London

Kirsty Penkman, PhD
Kirsty Penkman, PhD

University of York

Ian Chapman, PhD
Ian Chapman, PhD

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Eleanor Stride, PhD
Eleanor Stride, PhD

University of Oxford

Matthew J. Fuchter, PhD
Matthew J. Fuchter, PhD

Imperial College London

Edze Westra, PhD
Edze Westra, PhD

University of Exeter

Stephen M. Goldup, PhD
Stephen M. Goldup, PhD

University of Southampton

Amaury Triaud, PhD
Amaury Triaud, PhD

University of Birmingham

Thursday

March 05, 2020

11:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

11:45 AM

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Speaker

Brooke Grindlinger, PhD
New York Academy of Sciences
11:50 AM

Symposium Introduction

Speaker

Victoria Gill
Science Correspondent, BBC News

Session 1: Changing the Game in Life Sciences

12:00 PM

Session Introduction and Video Presentation of the Life Sciences Honorees

12:10 PM

Engineering Bubbles

Speaker

Eleanor Stride, PhD
University of Oxford
Life Sciences Finalist
12:25 PM

The Evolution of Host Defence Mechanisms and How They Can Be Overcome: Insights From Bacteria-Phage Interactions

Speaker

Edze Westra, PhD
University of Exeter
Life Sciences Finalist
12:40 PM

Building Models of the World

Speaker

Tim Behrens, DPhil
University of Oxford and University College London
Life Sciences Laureate
12:55 PM

Interactive Audience Q&A

1:10 PM

Light Lunch & Refreshments

Session 2: Changing the Game in Chemistry

1:35 PM

Session Introduction and Video Presentation of the Chemistry Honorees

1:45 PM

Following Function: Using Molecules to Develop Materials and Medicines

Speaker

Matthew J. Fuchter, PhD
Imperial College London
Chemistry Finalist
2:00 PM

Making Use of the Mechanical Bond

Speaker

Stephen M. Goldup, PhD
University of Southampton
Chemistry Finalist
2:15 PM

Through the Looking-Glass and What the Amino Acids Found There

Speaker

Kirsty Penkman, PhD
University of York
Chemistry Laureate
2:30 PM

Interactive Audience Q&A

Session 3: Changing the Game in Physical Sciences & Engineering

2:45 PM

Session Introduction and Video Presentation of the Physical Sciences & Engineering Honorees

2:55 PM

Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond the Solar System

Speaker

Amaury Triaud, PhD
University of Birmingham
Physical Sciences & Engineering Finalist
3:10 PM

The Path to Delivering Fusion Power

Speaker

Ian Chapman, PhD
UK Atomic Energy Authority
Physical Sciences & Engineering Finalist
3:25 PM

The Nature of Gravity

Speaker

Claudia de Rham, PhD
Imperial College London
Physical Sciences & Engineering Laureate
3:40 PM

Interactive Audience Q&A

3:55 PM

Networking Coffee Break

Session 4: Panel Discussion: The Future of Scientific Research in the United Kingdom

4:05 PM

Moderated Panel Discussion

Speaker

Moderator: Victoria Gill
Science Correspondent, BBC News
4:35 PM

Interactive Audience Q&A

4:50 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM

Networking Reception

6:00 PM

Adjourn

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