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Why size matters, new treatments for old diseases and internet jurisdiction – QMUL’s Inaugural Lecture series continues

QMUL's free Inaugural Lecture series returns for the New Year with special talks from academics starting with Professor Marina Resmini’s on why size matters in nanotechnology and the implications that can have in applications such as drug delivery.

26 January 2016


Next in the calendar, Professor Julia Hornle’s lecture will capture the conflict of law created by the internet, and most recently the adoption of cloud computing. 

Finally, Professor Martin Knight looks at how health depends on the way the living cells and tissues in our bodies respond to mechanical forces. Understanding this topic, known as ‘mechanobiology’, may lead to new treatments for diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer. 

Further details on the lectures are below with links to reserve tickets which can also be found via http://www.qmul.ac.uk/events/. Attendance is free but you must register to attend.

‘Why size matters’ - Professor Marina Resmini
WHEN:
Wednesday 3 February 2016, 6.30pm. Lecture will last approximately one hour and a free drinks reception will follow.
WHERE: Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/professor-marina-resmini-why-size-matters-from-antibodies-to-nanomaterials-tickets-19994400791
Professor Marina Resmini’s lecture will focus on how advances in the area of nanotechnology have allowed scientists to manufacture and manipulate ever smaller ‘particles’ and to study how size impacts their properties. The majority of vital biological processes in the body occur at the nanoscale and we now have particle systems that can interact at the same level. This lecture will highlight some of the interesting applications, especially in the area of drug delivery.


‘Unclaimed Territories in the Clouds: Where are the Limits to Internet Jurisdiction?’- Professor Julia Hornle
WHEN:
Wednesday 24 February 2016, 6.30pm. Lecture will last approximately one hour and a free drinks reception will follow.
WHERE: Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/professor-julia-hornle-unclaimed-territories-in-the-clouds-where-are-the-limits-to-internet-tickets-19602449454
Professor Julia Hornle’s Inaugural lecture will capture the conflict of law created by the internet, and most recently the adoption of cloud computing. She will pinpoint the fundamental conflict of cloud computing with laws’ conventional understanding of jurisdiction and the limitation of a state’s power to its territory, with examples from different areas of law: online consumer protection; regulatory conflicts over online gambling; law enforcement’s powers to access foreign data for investigating (cyber-) crime and the regulation of on demand internet videos (porn and hate) and indicate some solutions to these conflicts of law.


‘Mechanobiology and the Primary Cilium - new treatments for old diseases?’ - Professor Martin Knight
WHEN:
Wednesday 9 March 2016, 6.30pm. The lecture will be followed by a free drink reception.
WHERE: Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/professor-martin-knight-mechanobiology-and-the-primary-cilium-new-treatments-for-old-diseases-tickets-20071856463
Professor Martin Knight explores how our health depends on the way the living cells and tissues in our bodies respond to mechanical forces. Understanding this topic, known as ‘mechanobiology’, may lead to new treatments for diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer. This lecture will take you on a personal journey from engineering to biology. In particular, Professor Knight will describe his work on a hitherto ignored cellular structure, the primary cilium, and its role in mechanobiology and disease.

For media information, contact:

Rupert Marquand
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London
email: r.marquand@qmul.ac.uk
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