Step changes in research tend to occur at the intersections of different disciplines. This lecture will chart the course of an entire award-winning investigative process that originated from such an opportunistic incident.
Proteins in our body play a critical job in keeping us functioning and alive. They allow us to move, convert energy, build our cells, carry oxygen throughout our body, fight infections as well as sense and transport all manner of things within and between our cells;
The rising number and age of the global population are going to increase the number of cases of cancer and these individuals will require expensive and complex clinical care. This situation is unsustainable, therefore new approaches will be needed to address these critical issues.
Professor Andrew Harding is a well-known expert on comparative constitutional law, who has devoted much scholarly time in studying Malaysia as well as other Southeast Asian countries, and authoring or editing more than 20 books.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit. For his constant innovation and enterprise, the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”
From flooding and drought to destructive cyclones and atmospheric hazards, such events are increasingly cast as heralds of a new era in earth’s history, the so-called Anthropocene, in which we have only ourselves to blame and scientific experts to save us from the consequences of human-induced climate change.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has always applied its talents toward building a better world through education, scientific discovery, and advances in technology. Now the Institute is redoubling its efforts to improve teaching methods and learning outcomes, extend educational opportunities to millions of students around the world.
Technological innovation has dramatically reduced the cost of genome sequencing. It is now affordable to sequence DNA from people, cancers and pathogens, and this will have major implications for health.