Changing the World Through Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation – Panel Discussion

Prof. Dame Wendy Hall, FRS, Prof. Hagan Bayley, Prof Helen Byrne, Prof Jackie Hunter
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17:30 - 19:00
The Rhodes Trust
Rhodes House
South Parks Road
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Milner Hall

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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?

Panellists and speakers to include:

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, FRS, Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton, co-Director of the Web Science Institute

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