RISE Symposium 2019: Science for a Viable Society
- Thursday 21 November 2019
- Gorlaeus Building
2333 CC Leiden
- Havinga lecture room
On November 21, the Researchers in Science for Equality (RISE) network will present a symposium for the Science Faculty with the theme "Science for a Viable Society". The focus of the talks will be on how (fundamental) scientific research can help solve problems of societal interest, such as e.g. the energy transition to sustainable alternatives, cancer research, or how to sustain a high level of biodiversity on our planet.
The programme of this exciting day will include talks from:
- Anna Akhmanova, Utrecht University, Winner of the 2018 Spinoza Prize
- Lies Bouwman, Leiden Institute of Chemistry
- Ellen Cieraad, Institute of Environmental Sciences
- Laura Heitman, Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research
- Felienne Hermans, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
- Martina Huber, Leiden Institute of Physics
- Annemarie Meijer, Institute of Biology
- Yamila Miguel, Leiden Observatory
- Vivi Rottschäfer, Mathematical Institute
The symposium will be moderated by Ans Hekkenberg.
It will take place in the Havinga lecture room (Gorlaeus building) and is free of charge (including coffee/tea, lunch and drinks afterwards).
Please register for this symposium by filling in the form below.
We are looking forward to welcome many of our Faculty community (scientific and support staff, PhD students, postdocs) on this day!
On behalf of RISE,
Miranda van Eck
09.30-09.45 Opening/Welcome by Ans Hekkenberg
09.45-10.10 Felienne Hermans (LIACS)
The role of metaphors in programming education
10.10-10.35 Laura Heitman (LACDR)
Rethinking drug discovery - novel drug-target concepts as an essential paradigm
11.05-11.30 Ellen Cieraad (CML)
11.30-12.00 Martina Huber (LION)
Fundamental Research into Neurodegenerative Disease - How Wide is the Gap?
13.00-13.50 Anna Akhmanova (Utrecht University)
Regulation of microtubule organisation and dynamics: seeing proteins and drugs in action
13.50-14.15 Yamila Miguel (Observatory)
Exoplanets: discovering the nature of strange new worlds
14.15-14.40 Lies Bouwman (LIC)
Development of an ethene sensor using copper compounds
15.10-15.35 Annemarie Meijer (IBL)
Good riddance: fighting tuberculosis by autophagy
15.35-16.00 Vivi Rottschäfer (MI)
Mathematics for the brain
16.00-16.15 Johanna Schild (WUR)
Perceptions of local water quality: time for women to rule the world?
16.15-16.30 Closure/Goodbye by Ans Hekkenberg