Mining Biological Networks - Dr Nataša Pržulj

BCS Needham Lecture now open for registration

16 October 2014

Registration for the BCS Needham Lecture 2014 is now open. Dr Nataša Pržulj, the 2014 winner of the Roger Needham Award will present her lecture entitled: 'Mining Biological Networks' on 19 November 2014 at The Royal Society in London.

Nataša, Reader at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, was awarded the BCS Roger Needham Award for 2014 in recognition of the potential her research has to revolutionise health and pharmaceutics.

In her lecture, Nataša will explain more about her work. She says: “We are faced with an increasing amount of data of all sorts. These include data from social media, financial and economic data on individuals, institutions and governments, and medical data on patients, drugs and molecular characteristics of the cell. All of these data can be viewed as networks of interconnected objects and it is through these networks that life and our society functions. We examine the behaviour of these networks and learn from them new things about functioning of the cell, causes of diseases, how to improve drugs and therapies, and about the origins of wealth and economic crises.”

Professor Stephen Emmott, of Microsoft Research says: “Nataša is a successful scientist whose work is academically first-rate and has industrial potential. Her work provides insights into biological systems at the molecular level and our understanding of disease, and serves to demonstrate the importance of computational approaches in science. A deserving winner of the prestigious Roger Needham Award, we very much look forward to her lecture.”

Needham Lecture details:

Date: 19 November 2014
Venue:
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Time:
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Cost: The lecture is free of charge to attend, with a small fee for the drinks and buffet reception

For more information and to register visit: http://academy.bcs.org/content/roger-needham-lecture

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