Please see below for the Oxford Martin School programme of events relating to health and medicine:
“Birth and Death” by Sir Partha Dasgupta
Friday 15 Jan, 12.00 – 1.30pm, Oxford Martin School, corner of Catte and Holywell Street
Organised by the Oxford Martin School, Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the ESRC. Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, will discuss the optimum population; that is the value of potential well-beings and the theory of optimum demography that follows from it.
To register and for more information: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2250
“The impact of new technologies on healthcare research” by Professor Martin Landray
Thursday 21 Jan, 5.00 – 6.30pm, Oxford Martin School, corner of Catte and Holywell Street
A wealth of new and advancing technologies are changing the way we approach research in healthcare. The use of big data sets, precision medicine and machine learning mean that research studies can be bigger, cheaper and wider reaching than ever before. In this lecture, Professor Martin Landray, Deputy Director of the Big Data Institute, and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, will consider how recent advancements in healthcare technologies have radically changed how we go about medical research, and look at how future innovations could further shape the field.
To register and for more information: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2256
“Nanotechnology: the big picture” by Dr Eric Drexler and Dr Sonia Trigueros
Thursday 28 Jan, 5.00 – 6.30pm, Oxford Martin School, corner of Catte and Holywell Street
Advancements in nanotechnology could fundamentally change global approaches to manufacturing, medicine, healthcare, and the environment. In this lecture Dr Eric Drexler, Senior Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School, will look at current advances in the field of advanced nanotechnology, and the impacts and potential applications of their widespread implementation, and Dr Sonia Trigueros, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, will consider how targeted nanomedicine could change how we treat disease in the future.
To register and for more information: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2257