30 July 17.30

Changing the World Through Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation – Panel Discussion Hosted by the Schmidt Science Fellows program, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust

30 July, 2018, 5.30pm-7pm Rhodes House, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RG Panellists and speakers to include: Professor Dame Wendy Hall, FRS, Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton, co-Director of the Web Science Insitute Professor Hagan Bayley, FRS, Professor of Chemical Biology, University of Oxford, co-founder Oxford Nanopore Technologies Professor Helen Byrne, Professor of Computational Biology, University of Oxford Professor Jackie Hunter, Professor at St George's Hospital Medical School and CEO of BenevolentBio -Attendance by advance registration only- We have entered a new era of science, technology, and innovation. Scientific progress and cutting-edge technologies are rapidly accelerating our understanding of the natural and built worlds. In this new era, scientists must draw insights from across numerous different disciplines, apply new techniques, and possess a broad world-view informed by the intersections between science and society. Research scientists need to be able to work with business and government in order to accelerate the development of their work into application.

Join distinguished panellists and the inaugural Schmidt Science Fellows to discuss and debate how new approaches to interdisciplinary science and revolutions in innovation are speeding discoveries and changing the world. What are the opportunities? What are the challenges? How does science, society, policy, and business need to evolve to realise the promise? We expect a lively and stimulating discussion, with the audience encouraged to ask questions and join the debate.

The Schmidt Science Fellows program, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific thought leaders, and unlock new scientific breakthroughs faster. Our Fellows engage and coproduce with diverse thinkers in science, politics, society, and business to catalyse new ideas and connections. We create a community of lifelong fellowship and collaboration. Working with partners in science, policy, and society we are helping to shape the future of scientific culture, training, and discovery. The event is free to attend. It forms part of the Global Meeting Series of the Schmidt Science Fellows Program. For more information about the Schmidt Science Fellows program visit: www.schmidtsciencefellows.org


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