Lunchtime Lecture: Prof Sir David Klenerman

Chemistry in Medicine: Watching Single Molecules in Action

Our Salters’ Institute lunch time lecture series is back and we can’t wait for you to join us.

Our lectures will bring chemistry and how we interact with it to life, in ways you have never imagined. Chemistry can be found everywhere, from the skincare we use, to the jewellery we wear, to modern medicine. Chemistry is essential in helping us live in a more sustainable and socially aware society.

Our third and final guest speaker is Professor Sir David Klenerman is a physical chemist who studied the University of Cambridge as an undergraduate and graduate. David will be discussing his research and work as co-collaborator on the leading next generation sequencing methodology, Solexa sequencing. David’s recent work has seen him develop a suite of novel biophysical methods to characterize individual protein aggregates. These methods have been used to detect and characterize the protein aggregates that form in humans during the development of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to determine how toxic aggregates form and by what mechanisms they are damaging.

This lecture will be followed by the opportunity for the audience to take part in a live Q&A.

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