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Sea Mammal Research Unit: Current seminars

02 Sep 2014
1:00 PM
Harold Mitchell
Dyers Brae Seminar Room

CBD Seminar Series: Data Science Paradigm
Prof Ritei Shibata
Keio University, Waseda University and Data Science Consortium Ltd., Japan

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The paradigm of Data Science is not new for me. I have been advocating this paradigm for the last 20 years. There are now many cases where a lot of data have been accumulated but left as it is in academics and business. Data Science aims to create new values from data. Data Science is a science of data, and discovery and abstraction are two key elements. There are three types of abstraction in Data Science, abstraction of data, abstraction of flow of data and abstraction of the result of the analysis. Such abstraction facilitates transfer of expertise on data to other data in other fields of application. In this talk, I would like to illustrate the power of the application of data science into various scientific problems as well as business problems in industry through the activities of Data Science Consortium by showing several practical examples.

http://www.stat.math.keio.ac.jp/shibata/

host: maad

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04 Sep 2014
1:00 PM
MBS
Lecture Theatre

BSRC Seminar Series: Improbable science and its miscommunication
Professor David Colquhoun

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David Colquhoun is a man of two careers. He was one of the UK’s leading pharmacologists, elected to the Royal Society in 1985  for his work in single channel work, most particularly the statistical underpinnings of this approach. He will be well known to anyone in ion channels.

Since his ‘retirement’  using his award winning science communication blog ‘dcscience.net’ he has analysed alternative medicine. He is also a prolific tweeter.

His article http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Pharmacology/dc-bits/colquhoun-nature-07.pdf was a gem.

He has turned his attention to the proper use (and mis-use) of statistics in research.

http://www.dcscience.net/?p=6681 is a very useful primer to anyone seeking to understand statistical significance.

David is an exemplar of how to communicate science and how to serve the public by bringing an informed sceptical eye to benefit society.

He is a renowned and engaging lecturer. He will focus on science communication so his lecture will be informative to all...

http://www.dcscience.net/

host: Prof Jim Naismith

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19 Sep 2014
1:00 PM
BMS
Lecture Theatre

BSRC Seminar Series: Cell-Autonomous Inhibition of HIV-1 Infection
Prof. Michael Malim
King's College London

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01 Oct 2014
4:00 PM
MBS
Lecture Theatre

BSRC Seminar Series: Title to be announced
Prof Ed Southern, FRS
Oxford University, Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus

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In addition to developing the eponymous Southern blot, Prof Southern has promoted technology development generally in the biological sciences. He has won many prizes for his work, among them the Lasker Award (which often presages future recognition by the Nobel committee).

http://www.ogt.co.uk/about/company/management/board_members/professor_sir_edwin_southern

host: Dr Helder Ferreira

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15 Oct 2014
1:00 PM
BMS
Lecture Theatre

BSRC Seminar Series: Combining three dimensional imaging techniques to study cell morphogenesis in Trypanosoma brucei
Dr Sue Vaughan
Oxford Brookes University, Dept of Biological and Medical Sciences

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