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Join us for a night that is all about health and find out how new technologies, including 3D printing, robotics and apps are being used to fix our bodies, improve our well-being and develop new medicines.
Getting on your nerves
Have you ever wondered how nerves get fixed after injury? Well Caroline and colleagues at the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering group care about how your nerves get fixed. She will show you how new technologies, such as 3D printing, are making nerve guidance conduits, and how we are creating new mixes of materials to make new medical devices. Find out how they are testing these ideas and how they are 'getting on your nerves'!
Can apps improve your health?
Sharon Jia (Sociological Studies)
Many of us own an exercise tracking device such as a FitBit, or have apps like Sleep Cycle and My Fitness Pal installed on our smartphones, but have you ever wondered whether these are actually good for your health? Join Sharon Jia in exploring the world of self-tracking health apps and find out all about the benefits and pitfalls of monitoring your own personal health data.
Robots in lab coats
Giulia Lambiase (Chemical and Biological Engineering)
When you think about chemists and biologists working in the lab making drugs, do you imagine a fuzzy haired scientist wearing safety glasses and a white lab coat? If that is the case, this talk will blow your mind! Giulia will introduce you to the robots who have revolutionised drug discovery and manufacturing and will explore the advantages and disadvantages of automation.