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Innovating for a Better Future: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

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Innovating for a Better Future: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM BST

Banqueting House​, London, UK

Presented By

Blavatnik Family Foundation

New York Academy of Sciences

 

Innovating for a Better Future: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World
Innovating for a Better Future: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World
Innovating for a Better Future: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

Science enthusiasts from all walks of life are invited to attend this public series of short, interactive talks from award-winning early-career UK scientists.  These young researchers are at the frontlines of research that will shape the future of our lives over the next century.

Can we use light to evoke chemical reactions? Are magnetic molecules the future of data storage? What can the extinction of dinosaurs teach us about our changing planet? 

Get the answers from the honorees of the 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom. Following the talks, a moderated panel discussion will explore trends and insights influencing innovation for the future of the United Kingdom and beyond.

This event will take place at London's magnificent Banqueting House in Whitehall. Both in-person and virtual (webinar) attendance options are available through their respective registration boxes below. Attendance is free and open to the public, 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, 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. By the close of 2021, the Blavatnik Awards will have recognised over 350 young scientists and engineers in the US, Israel, and the UK, and awarded prizes totalling US$11.9 M.

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

Innovating for a Better Future: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World
Innovating for a Better Future: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World
Innovating for a Better Future: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World

Registration

Individual
$0
Individual
$0

Hosted By

Victoria Gill
Victoria Gill

Science Correspondent, BBC News

Speakers

Sinead Farrington, PhD
Sinead Farrington, PhD

The University of Edinburgh

Stephen Brusatte
Stephen Brusatte, PhD

The University of Edinburgh

Edze Westra
Edze Westra, PhD

University of Exeter

John Marioni
John Marioni, PhD

European Bioinformatics Institute and University of Cambridge

David P. Mills, PhD
David P. Mills, PhD

The University of Manchester

Matthew Powner
Matthew Powner, PhD

University College London

Themis Prodromakis
Themis Prodromakis, PhD

University of Southampton

Artem Mishenko
Artem Mishenko, PhD

The University of Manchester

Tuesday

October 26, 2021

11:00 AM

Registration and Refreshments

11:45 AM

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Speaker

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

Symposium Introduction

Session 1: Innovating in Life Sciences

12:00 PM

Session Introduction and Video Presentation of the Life Sciences Honorees

12:10 PM

How to Build an Animal

Speaker

John Marioni, PhD
European Bioinformatics Institute and University of Cambridge, 2021 Blavatnik Awards UK Life Sciences Finalist
12:25 PM

Bacteria and Their Viruses: A Microbial Arms Race

Speaker

Edze Westra, PhD
University of Exeter, 2021 Blavatnik Awards UK Life Sciences Finalist
12:40 PM

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Speaker

Stephen Brusatte, PhD
The University of Edinburgh, 2021 Blavatnik Awards UK Life Sciences Laureate
12:55 PM

Interactive Audience Q&A

1:10 PM

Buffet Lunch

Session 2: Innovating in Physical Sciences & Engineering

1:35 PM

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

1:45 PM

Programmable van der Waals Materials

Speaker

Artem Mishchenko, PhD
The University of Manchester, 2021 Blavatnik Awards UK Physical Sciences & Engineering Finalist
2:00 PM

Memristive Technologies: From Nano Devices to AI on a Chip

Speaker

Themis Prodromakis, PhD
University of Southampton, 2021 Blavatnik Awards UK Physical Sciences & Engineering Finalist
2:15 PM

What Do We Know About the Higgs Boson?

Speaker

Sinead Farrington, PhD
The University of Edinburgh, 2021 Blavatnik Awards UK Physical Sciences & Engineering Laureate
2:30 PM

Interactive Audience Q&A

Session 3: Innovating in Chemistry

2:45 PM

Session Introduction and Video Presentation of the Chemistry Honorees

2:55 PM

Building High Temperature Single-Molecule Magnets

Speaker

David P. Mills, PhD
The University of Manchester, 2021 Blavatnik Awards UK Chemistry Finalist
3:10 PM

The Chemical Origins of Life

Speaker

Matthew Powner, PhD
University College London, 2021 Blavatnik Awards UK Chemistry Finalist
3:25 PM

Interactive Audience Q&A

3:40 PM

Networking Coffee Break

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

4:05 PM

Moderated Panel Discussion

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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