From the genetic origins of disease to the complexity of the classroom

Posted by ew205 at Apr 19, 2018 10:15 AM |
Professorial inaugural lectures to illustrate breadth of research at the University of Leicester

Issued by University of Leicester on 19 April 2018

At the University of Leicester’s final professorial inaugural lectures for this academic year, experts from across the University will be delving into topics ranging from the genetics of the human body to present day human-technology interaction.

Topics covered in May’s lectures will include how genetic variants within the human genome can influence common diseases, how learning for children in public care can be better supported, the importance of adaptive teaching, and the role of User Experience (UX) in the field of Human-Computer Interaction:

  • Thursday 3 May at 6pm: Professor Frank Dudbridge, Department of Health Sciences, 'Polygenic Epidemiology: the whole genome as a risk factor for disease’, in Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building.
  • Tuesday 8 May at 5.30pm: Professor Rose Griffiths, School of Education, 'Working with wiggly wool: finding ways of supporting learning for children in public care' in Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1 and Professor Wasyl Cajkler, School of Education, 'A life in teacher education and research, glimpsing the complexity of the classroom' in Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • Tuesday 22 May at 5.30 pm: Professor Effie Law, Department of Informatics, 'A Voyage from Usability to User Experience (UX), Exploring both Effect and Affect' in Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1.

In June, Professor Bibek Gooptu will discuss how research into the proteins in a group of diseases known as the serpinopathies, which include inherited forms of emphysema, liver cirrhosis and dementia, can provide insight into key processes supporting life at the molecular level:

  • Tuesday 19 June at 6pm: Professor Bibek Gooptu, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, 'Molecular Mischief: Studying the choreography of proteins to treat disease’, in in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building.

All professorial inaugural lectures are open to the public and free to attend. Each lecture is followed by a reception.


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