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Talks are given by Darwin students, fellows and associates, intended for general audience. Meetings take place on Thursdays at lunchtime in the Seminar Room at 1 Newnham Terrace (access through the Darwin College dining hall) from 13:00 till 14:00. The event is open for everyone.

Darwin members pick up lunch from 12:45, as normal, taking it to the seminar room. Non-Darwin members are welcome to attend, although lunch is available only to the members and their guests. Wine will be served for everyone. The talk begins at 13:10, lasts for about 25 minutes and is followed by questions over coffee.

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Persistent pneumococcal colonisation: Dynamics, genomic diversity and evolution

UserDr Chrispin Chaguza (Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 16 May 2019, 13:10-14:00

Trustworthy AI

UserDr Adrian Weller (Machine Learning Group, Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 09 May 2019, 13:10-14:00

From molecules to materials: new catalysts for artificial photosynthesis

UserDr Souvik Roy (Chemistry Department, Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 02 May 2019, 13:10-14:00

Paving an enlightened path to anyons and quantum computation

UserDr Shovan Dutta (Physics Department, Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 25 April 2019, 13:10-14:00

Learning from rivers about long-term controls on Earth’s climate

UserDr Jotis Baronas (Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 14 March 2019, 13:10-14:00

Solving Darwin’s 'abominable mystery': the evolution and development of nectar spurs

UserMs Erin Cullen (Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 28 February 2019, 13:10-14:00

Evolution, development and function of flower patterns

UserMs Alice Fairnie (Sainsbury Laboratory, Botanic Garden Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 21 February 2019, 13:10-14:00

Hearing and seeing things that are not there: Quantifying brain structure related to hallucinations

UserColleen Rollins (Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 07 February 2019, 13:10-14:00

Planet Nine: To Be or Not To Be

UserMr Antranik A. Sefilian.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 31 January 2019, 13:10-14:00

Gorilla Society: investigating cooperation, territoriality and social support in our evolutionary cousins

UserRobin E Morrison (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge).

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 24 January 2019, 13:10-14:00

Oil palm: what’s true and what’s to do?

UserAmelia Hood (Zoology Department, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 17 January 2019, 13:10-14:00

A tale of Terror and Erebus: international collaboration and competition in the search for Franklin’s lost expedition

UserDr Nanna Kaalund (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 29 November 2018, 13:10-14:00

Mechanism of transformation of neural stem cells by fusion onco-proteins.

UserRobert Kupp (CRUK Cambridge Institute / Oncology).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 November 2018, 13:10-14:00

Perovskite Solar Cells: Printing the future of photovoltaics

UserStuart Macpherson (StranksLab, Optoelectronics group, Physics, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 25 October 2018, 13:10-14:00

Nano-photonics for better detection of toxic molecules in air

UserDr Tanya Hutter (Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 11 October 2018, 13:10-14:00

Designing Ultra Low Power Sensor Interfaces for the Internet of Things

UserDr Arokia Nathan (Cambridge Touch Technologies Ltd).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 04 October 2018, 13:10-14:00

From Goethe to Macaques: What auctions can teach us about decision making

UserMr Robert Hickman, Department of Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience, Univesity of Cambridge.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 17 May 2018, 13:10-14:00

Echo mapping the gravitational potential well of black holes

UserDr William Alston, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 10 May 2018, 13:10-14:00

Design of novel hybrid foam materials for impact applications

UserMr. Adam Boyce, Centre for Micromechanics, Cambridge University Engineering Department.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 03 May 2018, 13:10-14:00

Engineering mitochondrial DNA in the mouse germline using designer nuclease technology

UserMs Beverly McCann, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 26 April 2018, 13:10-14:00

Tuberculosis, Cancer & Gout: Archaeolgical evidence of disease from Medieval Cambridge

UserDr Jenna Dittmar, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 March 2018, 13:10-14:00

Combining models and data for improved understanding of Antarctic climate change

UserDr Max Holloway, British Antarctic Survey.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 08 March 2018, 13:10-14:00

Antibiotic resistance: The search for novel Lipoteichoic acid Synthase inhibitors

UserMr Rohan Eapen, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 01 March 2018, 13:10-14:00

Does inflammation contribute to Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer?

UserDr Jessica Hitchcock, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 22 February 2018, 13:10-14:00

Automated modelling of industrial plants

UserEva Agapaki, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 February 2018, 13:10-14:00

A google maps for biology: single cell genetic characterization goes spatial

UserDario Bressan, University of Cambridge.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 01 February 2018, 13:10-14:00

Water Sensitive Urban Design for Cities of the Future

UserDr Leon Kapetas, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 18 January 2018, 13:10-14:00

Alzheimer’s Disease: The story so far

UserKatarina Pisani (Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 30 November 2017, 13:10-14:00

Distributed Ledger technology: beyond the block chain hype

UserKC Sivaramakrishnan (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 23 November 2017, 13:10-14:00

Multimodal driver displays, autonomous car handovers, and inclusiveness

UserDr. Ioannis Politis (Engineering Design Centre, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 16 November 2017, 13:10-14:00

Molecular Origin of Capacity Fade in Sodium Ion Batteries

UserDr. Lauren Marbella (Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 09 November 2017, 13:10-14:00

How is continuous experience transformed into discrete memories?

UserDr. Aya Ben-Akov (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 02 November 2017, 13:10-14:00

DNA-repairing proteins: View of a structural biologist

UserDr Domi Baretic (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 19 October 2017, 13:10-14:00

Graphene for ultrafast lasers

UserGiancarlo Soavi (Cambridge Graphene Centre).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 12 October 2017, 13:10-14:00

WikiFactMine: Scientific Knowledge for Everyone

UserDr. Peter Murray-Rust (Unilever Centre, Dept. Of Chemistry, University of Cambridge).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 05 October 2017, 13:10-14:00

Characterization of Internet Censorship from Multiple Perspectives

UserShehar Bano, University College London.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 25 May 2017, 13:10-14:00

Neutrinos in Seven Questions

UserLorena Escudero, HEP Group, Cavendish Laboratory.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 09 March 2017, 13:10-14:00

Beyond the battlefield – New Frontiers in Cancer Research

UserJennifer Harris, MRC Cancer Unit.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 23 February 2017, 13:10-14:00

Can anti-cancer immunotherapeutics be repurposed to kill parasites?

UserPaula MacGregor, Department of Biochemistry.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 16 February 2017, 13:10-14:00

Outstanding Puzzles for Predictive Coding Explanations of Delusions

UserJuliet Griffin, Department of Psychiatry.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 09 February 2017, 13:10-14:00

Designing Smart Software Engineering Tools with Machines Learning

UserDr Miltos Allamanis, Microsoft Research.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 02 February 2017, 13:10-14:00

Mapping a viral interactome

UserLuis Nobre, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 26 January 2017, 13:10-14:00

Turing Test for Smart Materials

UserDr Stoyan Smoukov, Energy Research.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 19 January 2017, 13:10-14:00

Glaciers, weathering and isotopes

UserDr Ruth Hindshaw.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 01 December 2016, 13:10-14:00

Inside & Out Flight: aerodynamics and skeletal function during slow flight in birds

UserDr Kristen Crandell, Department of Zoology.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 03 November 2016, 13:10-14:00

Digging deeper: What living athletes can tell us about behaviour in prehistory

UserDr Alison Macintosh, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 27 October 2016, 13:10-14:00

HIV-1 vectors: How can you convert a pathogen to a therapeutic vehicle?

UserEirini Vamva, PhD Candidate in the Department of Medicine .

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 20 October 2016, 13:10-14:00

Emerging solar cell technologies: a microscopist's view

UserGiorgio Divitini, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 05 May 2016, 13:10-14:00

Why are minorities at higher risk of developing psychotic disorders?

UserHannah Jongsma, Department of Phychiatry.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 03 March 2016, 13:10-14:00

Unikernels: from science experiment to industry

UserAmir Chaudhry.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 18 February 2016, 13:10-14:00

Smelling molecules with optical nano-noses

UserDr Tanya Hutter, Department of Chemistry .

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 11 February 2016, 13:10-14:00

“Do I look fat in these genes?”

UserDr Ines Barroso, Sanger Institute.

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 04 February 2016, 13:10-14:00

What’s in a flame? — the modern theory of combustion

UserGirish Nivarti (Department of Engineering).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 28 January 2016, 13:10-14:00

Designing metal forming machines

UserDr Evros Loukaides (Department of Engineering).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 21 January 2016, 13:10-14:00

Relating mind and brain: can brain activity predict perceptual experience?

UserDr Marieke Mur (MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 26 November 2015, 13:10-14:00

The mechanics of intelligence: A motivation for the way we design robots.

UserFabio Giardina (Department of Engineering).

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 19 November 2015, 13:10-14:00

New quantum states of matter - or - What does a spin liquid look like?

UserDr Johannes Knolle (Cavendish Laboratory).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 12 November 2015, 13:10-14:00

Emotion and emotion regulation; application in mental health disorders

UserDr Laura Vuillier (Department of Psychology).

HouseRichard King room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 22 October 2015, 13:10-14:00

Vision-Based Over-Height Vehicle Detection

UserBella Nguyen (Department of Engineering).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 October 2015, 13:10-14:00

Dynamics of DNA Minicircles in Motion via Fourier Analysis of Functional Time Series

UserDr. Shahin Tavakoli (Statistical Laboratory, DPMMS).

HouseThe Richard King Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 08 October 2015, 13:10-14:00

Metabolic cooperation in a synthetic yeast community

UserKate Campbell (University of Cambridge).

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 14 May 2015, 13:10-14:00

Towards bi-treated glass

UserMarco Zaccaria.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 26 February 2015, 13:10-14:00

Making Smarter Artificial Muscles

UserStoyan Smoukov (University of Cambridge).

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 19 February 2015, 13:10-14:00

Assessing the energy, water and land nexus in China

UserYing Qin, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 12 February 2015, 13:10-14:00

Why do black holes shine?

UserProf. Christopher Reynolds, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, USA.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 05 February 2015, 13:10-14:00

Investigative Interviewing of Children

UserDr Beth Ahern, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 27 November 2014, 13:10-14:00

What can we understand from the structure of a protein?

UserDr Paul Elliott, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Medical Research Centre.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 20 November 2014, 13:10-14:00

Genetic code expansion in vivo: making proteins with novel properties

UserDr Ambra Bianco, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 13 November 2014, 13:10-14:00

Energy storage: Understanding supercapacitors for improving them

UserDr Céline Merlet, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 06 November 2014, 13:10-14:00

Scientific instruments before science

UserDr Alexi Baker, CRASSH & History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 30 October 2014, 13:10-14:00

Living Long and Living Well: Changing Prospects for Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease and Late Life Dementias, 2014

UserProf. Eric Larson, Group Health Research Institute, Medicine and Health Services, University of Washington.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 16 October 2014, 13:10-14:00

Mapping Methane in the Arctic

UserMichelle Cain, Centre for Atmospheric Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 29 May 2014, 13:10-14:00

Gene expression divergence in mammalian speciation

UserAngela Filimon Goncalves.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 22 May 2014, 13:10-14:00

The Science of Dishwashing

UserAkin Ali, Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Chembridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 May 2014, 13:10-14:00

Transport into the cell: How many ways to get in?

UserVassilis Bitsikas, MCR Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 08 May 2014, 13:10-14:00

Tibial rigidity through prolonged culture change: Adaptation across ~6150 years of agriculture in Central Europe

UserAlison Macintosh, Division of Biological Anthropology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 06 March 2014, 13:10-14:00

Building understanding from the ground up: hierarchical modelling of the climate system

UserDr Dan Jones, British Antarctic Survey.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 27 February 2014, 13:10-14:00

Spiking irregularity in cortical inhibitory interneurons

UserPhilipe Mendonca, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 20 February 2014, 13:00-14:00

A highly sensitive approach to determine replication kinetics of influenza type A viruses by plaque assay

UserRamona Mogling, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 13 February 2014, 13:00-14:00

Cassandra's Climate

UserMichael Sheppard, Emeritus Schlumberger Fellow, Schlumberger.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 06 February 2014, 13:10-14:00

Is Carbon Storage safe? Insights from the >400,000 year old Green River natural analogue , Utah

UserAlexandra Maskell, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 30 January 2014, 13:00-14:00

Graphene: When a Crystal Goes Flexible

UserDr Felice Torrisi, Cambridge Graphene Centre, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 23 January 2014, 13:10-14:00

The Strength of Broken Glass

UserCaroline Butchart, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 05 December 2013, 13:10-14:00

Is it possible track and predict the Huntington's disease progression?

UserYe Yuan, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 28 November 2013, 13:10-14:00

Studying the intracellular localisation of Y RNAs

UserEyemen Kheir, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 21 November 2013, 13:10-14:00

Cutting as Untying (Topo2: Resolving the Gordian Knot of the Cell since 3.8 billion B.C.)

UserMelissa Antoniou-Kourounioti, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 14 November 2013, 13:10-14:00

Functional Integrated Plastic Systems

UserAntony Sou, Optoelectronics Group, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 07 November 2013, 13:10-14:00

Abrasive Wear of Nano-structured Steel: Does Hardness Matter?

UserSubhankar Das bakshi, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge..

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 31 October 2013, 13:10-14:00

How Biomolecular Simulations of Molecules Can Help Us Understand What Matters

UserFlorian Roessler, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 24 October 2013, 13:10-14:00

The World’s First Bulk-Type Fully High-Temperature Superconducting Machine

UserZhen Huang, Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 17 October 2013, 13:10-14:00

Cool Conductors

This talk will include a great and memorable experimental demonstration of the discussed effect!

UserSven Friedemann, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 10 October 2013, 13:10-14:00

Polymers for nanotechnology

UserPaul Zavala-Rivera.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 13 June 2013, 13:10-14:00

Canceled

UserEyemen Kheir .

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 23 May 2013, 13:10-14:00

The Work Meets Life project: How does Work get done?

talk 1-2pm special workshop 2-3pm

UserProf Robert A. Levin.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 02 May 2013, 13:10-14:00

How modifications to proteins lead to Parkinson's Disease

UserAlex van der Wateren.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 25 April 2013, 13:10-14:00

Speeding the Convergence of Impact and Profit

UserNikon Rasumov.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 18 April 2013, 13:10-14:00

Proteins, Crystals and mechanisms

UserPaul Elliott.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 07 March 2013, 13:10-14:00

Malaria - algae that kill

UserEllen Nisbet.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 07 February 2013, 13:10-14:00

Invisible Residents: You and your 100 trillion bacteria

UserVagheesh Narasimhan.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 24 January 2013, 13:10-14:00

Massive black holes in galactic centres

UserWako Ishibashi.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 29 November 2012, 13:10-14:00

Software networking for the Internet of Things

UserAmir Chaudhry.

House1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 08 November 2012, 13:10-14:00

Could the earliest limbed animals walk?

UserDr Stephanie E Pierce.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 14 June 2012, 13:10-14:00

Diagnostiques Sans Frontières: Low-Cost, Rapid Diagnostics for Everyone

The talk will be nontechnical. Especially, those interested in global health and telecommunications are encouraged to join.

UserAli Yetisen.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 07 June 2012, 13:10-14:00

Filaments of the Bacterial Cytoskeleton

UserJan Löwe, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 17 May 2012, 13:10-14:00

Structures of Membrane Proteins

UserVinothkumar K.R..

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 10 May 2012, 13:10-14:00

Evolution: where would we be without viruses

UserJonathan Luke Heeney.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 03 May 2012, 13:10-14:00

"Life" Before the Start of Evolution

UserAleksandr Sahakyan.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 26 April 2012, 13:10-14:00

Where's all the Technetium? The radioisotope crisis!

UserWill Webster.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 23 February 2012, 13:10-14:00

Genetics of obesity: How are genes shaping us

UserElena Bochukova, Institute of Metabolic Science.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 01 December 2011, 13:10-14:00

The Path of Life from A to B: How Astronomy leads to Biology

In coordination with the Astrobiology workshop taking place at Darwin College, the keynote speech from this workshop will be open to all Darwin members. Note the talk will take place in the Old Library rather than the Entertaining Rm.

UserProf. Monica M. Grady, The Open University.

HouseOld Library, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 24 November 2011, 13:10-14:00

Crystallisation in the Energy Landscape

UserVanessa de Souza.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 17 November 2011, 13:10-14:00

Emergence and reduction combined in infinite systems

UserNazim Bouatta.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 03 November 2011, 13:10-14:00

Emergence in Solid State Physics

UserSven Friedemann.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 20 October 2011, 13:10-14:00

Nanotechnology: challenging chips and crime

UserRussell Cowburn.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 13 October 2011, 13:10-14:00

Cosmic Dawn: The Search for the First Galaxies

UserDan Stark (Institute of Astronomy).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 16 June 2011, 13:10-14:00

Quantum information processing with semiconductor nanotechnology

UserAntoine Boyer de la Giroday.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 09 June 2011, 13:10-14:00

X-ray Emission from around Active Black Holes

UserDominic Walton.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 26 May 2011, 13:10-14:00

A Case for Astrobiology

UserMs. Katinka Apagyi (University of Cambridge).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 05 May 2011, 13:10-14:00

Chip and PIN: Exploring the EMV system

UserOmar Choudary.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 17 March 2011, 13:10-14:00

Fast Mobile Text Entry using Gestures and Speech

UserPer Ola Kristensson.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 10 March 2011, 13:10-14:00

Notes on the (live) synthesis of music

UserSam Aaron.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 17 February 2011, 13:10-14:00

Catch and release chemistry in 3D gels

UserChristine Boehner.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 10 February 2011, 13:10-14:00

Cluster expansion and Monte Carlo simulation of the Ga-doped Ba2In2O5 fast anionic conductor

UserRiza Dervisoglu (University of Cambridge).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 27 January 2011, 13:10-14:00

Probing neutron stars

UserEd Cackett.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 02 December 2010, 13:10-14:00

Design of iced airfoils

UserTiziano Ghisu.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 25 November 2010, 13:10-14:00

Computer games and mental health interventions

UserDr David Coyle (Computer Laboratory).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 28 October 2010, 13:10-14:00

No Talk This Week

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 20 May 2010, 13:00-14:00

Nanocapillaries: Cheap and Safe Nanotech

UserLorenz Steinbock ( Cavendish Laboratory).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 13 May 2010, 13:00-14:00

Listen to your heart: How the brain consults the body when facing risky decisions

UserBettina Studer (University of Cambridge).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 29 April 2010, 13:00-14:00

Automatic Visual Recognition in Natural, Medical, and 3D Imagery

UserJamie Shotton (Microsoft Research Cambridge & Darwin College).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 22 April 2010, 13:00-14:00

Electric & hybrid leisure aircraft

Last talk of term!!! Not to be missed!

UserPaul Robertson.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 04 March 2010, 13:00-14:00

Dr. Energyefficient or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Brain!

UserNikon Rasumov (University of Cambridge).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 11 February 2010, 13:00-14:00

Families Created Through Surrogacy: Is There Cause For Concern?

UserPolly Casey (Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 04 February 2010, 13:00-14:00

Black holes: weather and landscape

UserAlexander Blustin (University of Cambridge; IoA and Darwin College).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 21 January 2010, 13:00-14:00

To within minutes of a black hole

First talk of term!

UserProf Andy Fabian.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 14 January 2010, 13:00-14:00

Smart Integration of Decentralised Energy Generation with the Electrical Grid

UserDr Tamas Bertenyi, Quiet Revolution Ltd..

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 03 December 2009, 13:00-14:00

Magnetism Under Pressure: Using Diamonds to Study Quantum Matter

UserLara Sibley, Shoenberg Laboratory for Quantum Matter.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 26 November 2009, 13:00-14:00

Can worms unlock the secrets of our mind? Automatic quantitative analysis of C.elegans behaviour

UserTadas Jucikas, William Schafer group, Cell Biology Division, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 19 November 2009, 13:00-14:00

Balancing conservation and development in the Brazilian Amazon: do win-win solutions really exist?

UserDr Toby Gardner, Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 12 November 2009, 13:00-14:00

John Bell and the nature of Reality

UserDr Carlos Lobo, Department of Physics.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 29 October 2009, 13:00-14:00

Similarity Judgements in Visual, Auditory and Audio-visual Stimuli

UserMichelle To (University of Cambridge).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 22 October 2009, 13:00-14:00

From the laboratory to the market: how the results of scientific research are transformed into products on the market

First talk of term - All welcome!

UserDr. Franz Wittwer, Strategic IP Manager, BIOTRONIK AG.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 October 2009, 13:00-14:00

I Can't Get No Satisfaction: Drug Discovery in the 21st Century

Last talk of term!

UserMax Macaluso, Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics, Department of Chemistry.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 11 June 2009, 13:00-13:45

Microcephaly genes & the evolution of primate brain size

UserStephen Montgomery (Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 04 June 2009, 13:00-13:45

Chromatin: How a cell fits 10,000 miles of spaghetti into a basketball

UserSam Rowbotham, The Babraham Institute.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 28 May 2009, 13:00-13:45

Evo-devo and neo-Darwinism: hostility, synergy or indifference?

Special guest speaker - Professor Wallace Arthur, Department of Zoology, National University of Ireland

UserProfessor Wallace Arthur.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 21 May 2009, 13:00-13:45

Cuckoo-host arms races

Earlier start time! Talk starts at 1pm

UserDr Justin Welbergen, Department of Zoology.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 14 May 2009, 12:45-13:45

Once Upon a Time a Gene - Standing on the Shoulders of Molecular Giants

UserKatinka Apagyi, Department of Biochemistry.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 30 April 2009, 13:00-13:45

The Superconducting Motor with Its Perspective

First talk of term!

UserRuilin Pei, Department of Engineering.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 23 April 2009, 13:00-13:45

Intelligent Polymers.... just add water

UserJameel Zayed, Department of Chemistry.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 05 March 2009, 13:00-13:45

How to teach a computer to recognize digits

UserNicolas Le Roux (Microsoft Research).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 26 February 2009, 13:00-13:45

Keeping positive: protein evolution and the tree of life

UserGregory Jordan (Darwin College).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 19 February 2009, 13:00-13:45

On the use of magnetic nanoparticles in medicine

200th Anniversary of Darwin's Birth - join us for a celebration!!!!

UserNick Darton, Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 12 February 2009, 13:00-13:45

From building blocks to systems: where do we go next?

UserSarath Janga, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 05 February 2009, 13:00-13:45

Schizophrenia: is it all in the mind?

UserDr James Kirkbride, Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 29 January 2009, 13:00-13:45

Conical cells and pollinator attraction - A bee's eye view of molecular evolution

All welcome to attend!

UserKatrina Alcorn, Department of Plant Sciences.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 22 January 2009, 13:00-13:45

Sensing DNA with a Single Pore

First talk of term!

UserLorenz Steinbock, Cavendish Laboratory.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 January 2009, 13:00-13:45

Green Certification in the Hotel Sector? Does it actually reduce global CO2 emissions?

UserAoife Houlihan Wiberg, Department of Architecture.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 27 November 2008, 13:00-13:45

Materials and devices for flexible electronics

UserJessica Winfield.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 13 November 2008, 13:00-13:45

Tuned passive control of combustion instabilities

UserDan Zhao, Acoustics Lab, Department of Engineering.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 06 November 2008, 13:10-13:45

The role of Insigs in nutritional sensing and fat accumulation

UserRachel Hagen, IMS, Clinical Biochemistry.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 30 October 2008, 13:10-13:45

Manipulating single electrons in silicon quantum dots

UserMichael Tanner, Cavendish Laboratory.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 12 June 2008, 13:10-13:45

Probing thin liquid films at the nanometer scale

UserDavid Barbero (University of Cambridge).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 05 June 2008, 13:10-13:45

IP3 receptor clustering: when togetherness redefines individuality

UserTaufiq-ur-Rahman (University of Cambridge, Department of Pharmacology).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 29 May 2008, 13:10-13:45

How do we estimate the number of current and past injecting drug users?

UserMr Michael Sweeting (MRC Biostatistics Unit).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 22 May 2008, 13:10-13:45

Boeing 787 vs. Airbus 380

UserSungho Yoon, Department of Engineering.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 May 2008, 13:10-13:45

Hillary Clinton, Siamese cats and HIV: defects in transport of proteins within a cell

UserPatrycja Kozik, Clinical Biochemistry/CIMR.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 08 May 2008, 13:10-13:45

Back to The Future: Cell tracing assays to study developmental events in a vertebrate embryo

UserKaterina Bilitou, Department of Oncology, Hutchison/MRC Research Centre.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 01 May 2008, 13:10-13:45

Some Novel Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

UserXiaozhi Wang, Department of Engineering.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 13 March 2008, 13:15-13:45

Measuring Nitrogen Oxides and Ozone in the Atmosphere

UserWill Flynn, Department of Chemistry.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 06 March 2008, 13:15-13:45

The Kuiper Belt: Clues to the Formation of the Solar System

UserZoë Leinhardt, DAMTP Astrophysics.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 28 February 2008, 13:15-13:45

Why Galaxy Clusters Ignore Gravity

UserMark Rosin, DAMTP Astrophysics.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 21 February 2008, 13:15-13:45

What was the Impact of the Last Glacial Maximum on the Landscape and Human Environment?

UserLenka Lisa, Department of Archaeology.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 14 February 2008, 13:15-13:45

Chemistry of Volcanic Plumes

UserTjarda Roberts, Centre for Atmospheric Science.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 07 February 2008, 13:15-13:45

The Genetic Code -Insights into its Origin and Evolution

UserHiroyuki Oshikane, Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 31 January 2008, 13:15-13:45

Nonverbal Communication and Autism

UserDigby Tantam, University of Sheffield.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 24 January 2008, 13:15-13:45

What a fish can do for our sight!

UserElena Dreosti, Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 06 December 2007, 13:15-13:45

The origin of the chemical elements - where the atoms in our bodies came from

UserGary J. Ferland, Physics, U of Kentucky.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 29 November 2007, 13:10-13:45

Watts up with the ultimate 'green' aircraft?

UserPaul Robertson, Department of Engineering.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 22 November 2007, 13:10-13:45

How the camel lost its hump: Tales from the study of semantic disorders

UserKaralyn Patterson, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 November 2007, 13:10-13:45

Molecules and Computers

UserAli Shah, Department of Chemistry.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 08 November 2007, 13:15-13:45

Massive Nanocrystalline Metals

UserHarry D.K. BHADESHIA PhD, FREng, FRS (Physical Metallurgy).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 01 November 2007, 13:00-13:30

How C. elegans navigate their environment

UserEmanuel Busch (MRC-LMB and Darwin College).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 25 October 2007, 13:00-13:30

Sustainable energy - without the hot air

UserDavid MacKay.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 17 May 2007, 12:45-14:00

Do Plants Make Methane?

UserDr Ellen Nisbet.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 03 May 2007, 12:45-14:00

Chasing snails in Siberia

UserDustin White.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 March 2007, 12:45-14:00

Epitaxy and Interface Magnetism for Device Applications

UserJean-Baptiste Laloë.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 February 2007, 12:45-14:00

Iceland: small country, big hazards! TALK CANCELLED

UserDr A. C. Hinton.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 08 February 2007, 12:45-14:00

Thin films

UserDavid Barbero.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 23 November 2006, 12:45-14:00

Using sunlight to save the earth

UserSuil In, Chemistry Department.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 16 November 2006, 12:45-14:00

Molecules of Cognition

UserTomas Ryan.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 09 November 2006, 12:45-14:00

Genetic determinism and four-letter words: how unique are unique genomes?

UserGiselle Walker, University Museum of Zoology/ Dept of Earth Sciences/ Darwin College.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 02 November 2006, 12:45-14:00

Clinical Neuroscience

UserRamez Reda Moustafa.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 19 October 2006, 12:45-14:00

Machine Learning

UserAnkur Agarwal.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 12 October 2006, 12:45-14:00

Remote Sensing

UserSarah Hamylton.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 05 October 2006, 12:45-14:00

How does a black hole heat up a galaxy?

UserProfessor Andy Fabian, X Ray lab, Institute of Astronomy.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 15 June 2006, 12:45-14:00

Hands-free writing

UserDavid Mackay, Darwin College/Inference Group, Cavendish Lab.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 08 June 2006, 12:45-14:00

One third of life's diversity

UserGiselle Walker, Darwin College/ University Museum of Zoology.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 25 May 2006, 12:45-14:00

To be confirmed

UserKevin West.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 18 May 2006, 12:45-14:00

If I only had a brane

UserCarlos Martins, DAMTP.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 11 May 2006, 12:45-14:00

Climate Change: The case for burying CO2

UserMike Sheppard, Schlumberger Cambridge Research (Honorary Fellow).

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 04 May 2006, 12:45-14:00

To be confirmed

UserSian Piper.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 09 March 2006, 12:45-14:00

To be confirmed

UserRosienne Farrugia.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 02 March 2006, 12:45-14:00

To be confirmed

UserAmir Chaudhry.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 23 February 2006, 12:45-14:00

Cancer and DNA - tying up loose ends

UserPeter Ahnesorg, Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK Institute.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 16 February 2006, 12:45-14:00

Tissue Engineering

UserRachael Walker.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 09 February 2006, 12:45-14:00

Seismic Data

UserTim Sears.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 02 February 2006, 12:45-14:00

Blood-brain barrier an armed guard in the brain

UserShanshan Wang, Darwin.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 08 December 2005, 12:45-14:00

TBA

UserMark Shinwell, Darwin.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 17 November 2005, 12:45-14:00

Teaching sustainability to engineering students

UserTam�s Bert�nyi, Darwin.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 10 November 2005, 12:45-14:00

Tiny embryos: a massive universe for the study of evolution

UserMonica Garcia-Solache, Darwin.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 03 November 2005, 12:45-14:00

Plants. They're not just green animals!

UserNick Hartman.

HouseEntertaining Room, Darwin College.

ClockThursday 27 October 2005, 12:45-14:00

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