Image:“Molecules that changed the World” App is launched

15 June
2021

“Molecules that changed the World” App is launched

"Molecules that changed the World" is a new App that has been jointly launched by Dr. Ljiljana Fruk, Society Fellow and researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge.

Image:New book connects theory with real-life applications

08 June
2021

New book connects theory with real-life applications

Bionanotechnology: Concepts and Applications is a new book from Cambridge University Press by Dr. Ljiljana Fruk, University of Cambridge and Antonina Kerbs, Miltenyi Biotec B.V. & Co. KG.

Image:Society Fellow identifies the cause of wheezing in the Lungs

24 February
2021

Society Fellow identifies the cause of wheezing in the Lungs

Dr Anurag Agarwal, a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society has worked with a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge to identify the cause of wheezing in the lungs.

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21 December
2020

Early career researchers talk about the importance of funding support

The Cambridge Philosophical Society recently funded a number of early career researchers at The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

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23 November
2020

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A V Hill Lecture - Kings and Queens of the Mountain: Studies of Extreme Physiology in Himalayan Sherpas

Dr Andrew Murray, Reader in Metabolic Physiology from the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience discusses the body’s responses to altitude and considers the different evolutionary strategies adopted by Sherpas and other high-altitude dwelling people.

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Life in moving fluids - G I TAYLOR LECTURE

Professor Eric Lauga

  • 18:30 - 19:30 Babbage Lecture Theatre

Research in fluid mechanics has long been motivated by the desire to understand the world around us. Biology, in particular, is dominated by transport problems involving fluids, from the diffusion of nutrients and locomotion to flows around plants and the circulatory system of animals. The biological realm has therefore long been a source of inspiration for fluid mechanicians. 

In the 1950s, driven by the desire to understand the locomotion of spermatozoa, G I Taylor - the founder of modern fluid mechanics whose name is associated with this lecture - was the first to carry out a mathematical analysis of locomotion in a fluid. In the spirit of Taylor, I will highlight in this lecture examples where an analysis of fluid motion has lead to novel understanding of biological processes in the realm of cellular motility. 

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Should we automate?

Professor Duncan McFarlane

  • 18:30 - 19:30 Babbage Lecture Theatre

Originally a term used almost exclusively in the industrial domain, automation is now being applied in most aspects of life. Yet the rationale for automating and its implications is often not clearly understood. This talk will explore the origins of automation and examine what is encompassed by the term today. It will explore the rationale, benefits and downsides of automating - including implications for the future workforce - and will attempt to provide some signposting around whether we should automate, and if so when and where. A range of industrial automation developments from more than thirty years experience will be used to support this presentation.

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