Pop-up University Programme
Friday 20 September - Talks
|10.30 - 10.50am||
Can AI accelerate precision medicine?
Join Ines Krissaane and discover how artificial intelligence can change the future of medicine – using statistics, machine learning and deep learning to research issues relating to healthcare.
|11 - 11.20am||
Using mathematics to save our species
Mathematics can be used to understand how animals move around the landscape and predict what might happen if they lose their habitat. Natasha Ellison will talk about how we do this and why it is useful.
|11.30 - 11.50am||
It’s all about us: accessing our genetic information!
Dr Cristina Alexandru
Dr Cristina Alexandru explores the cellular and molecular processes that are involved in producing genetic variation within the population and looks at the diﬀerences between DNA and RNA, and their respective roles.
12 - 12.20pm
Lunar base 50
Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy
Our SELA (Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy) students will be talking about their lunar base 50 interactive installation and how far engineering has come since the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago.
|12.30 - 12.50pm||
Take a trip through the fantastic world of light with two virtual reality artworks developed by artist Paul Evans in collaboration with HumanVR and researchers from the Department of Physics. Explore a mind-bending virtual colour environment and interact with spinning neutrons and photonic structures.
|1.30 - 1.50pm||
What do we know about menopause, relationships and intimacy?
Join Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh and hear about research around women’s sexual health and well-being at menopause and beyond. The session will include myth busting and troubleshooting.
|2 - 2.20pm||
Breaking down the walls of the causes of cancer
Join Chiara Niespolo and fnd out how she and her colleagues from across the EU take a collaborative approach to research and are working together to understand the fundamental causes of prostate cancer.
|2.30 - 2.50pm||
Professor John Moreland and Tom Moore
Join Archaeology Professor John Moreland and Architecture student Tom Moore to hear about the past, present and future of the Sheffield Castle site. Tom will look at some of the proposals
|3 - 3.20pm||
Søren Kierkegaard: losing oneself in busyness
Join Barney Riggs in exploring Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard’s work, and its relevance to our present age. Writing in mid-nineteenth century Copenhagen, Kierkegaard witnessed
|3.30 - 3.50pm||
What happens the day after tomorrow: how do computers forecast ﬂoods?
Dr James Shaw
One in six UK homes risk being ﬂooded, but do you know how computers forecast ﬂoods? Computers must simulate the entire city and make billions of calculations quickly enough for a realworld emergency response. Dr James Shaw is making forecasting faster and more accurate, helping to prepare for more frequent ﬂooding in future.
|4 - 4.20pm||
Are wearable technologies the key to assessing real world mobility?
With the advancements in wearable technologies and many of us now using some form of smart devices to monitor our health and track our activity levels, the question remains; could this data be utilised to assist with the clinical decisions made about our health?
|4.30 - 4.50pm||
“All the tea in China”
Join Xi Liu on a journey of exploration through the tea cultures of China. Xi will cover the history of tea in China, representations of tea culture in cinema, and the links between tea, meditation and religious practice.