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Technological advances are changing the way the world works, and healthcare is no exception. In Edinburgh’s very first ‘Tech Me Out’ event Dr Michael Chen and Dr Maria Wolters will share insights on their research in nanotech cancer treatments and data-driven healthcare. Join us at The Safari Lounge to give our speakers’ perspectives on medical frontiers a full examination. Please note that this event takes place on the lower ground floor and is not accessible for those with impaired mobility.
Oh Data, Where Art Thou?
Much of the hype surrounding Big Data hype is rooted in the assumption that we keep generating masses of data which will allow clever software to paint a surprisingly accurate portrait of us. But that’s not strictly true. Using Big Data for health care and personal wellbeing, I will discuss how much information we’re missing before we can draw meaningful conclusions, and how boredom, forgetfulness, and bugs conspire against the ideal of the Quantified Self.
Nanotechnology and the Fight Against Cancer
Cancer is the leading disease of mortality in all countries, but conventional anticancer therapies suffer from many limitations such as lack of targeting to tumour sites and cells, insufficient therapeutic efficacy, and serious side effects. This talk will discuss some of the most recent research in using nanomaterials and nanotechnology to fight against cancer and assist in drug delivery in the body.