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Chemistry Fighting Disease: Medicine Beyond The Molecule


David Smith is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, conducting award-winning research in the field of smart self-assembled nanomaterials/medicines. He spoke to our participants about the importance of chemistry in biology and medicine as well as the importance of having a strong under…

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Thinking outside the box with Professor Bhama Ramkhelawon


Professor Bhama Ramkhelawon obtained her PhD from the University of Paris VII, France in cardiovascular disease. She’s currently an Assistant Professor and head of a laboratory focused on understanding the immune response in aortic aneurysms at New York University Medical Centre in the department of…

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LIYSF at TEDx Youth Manchester 2017


Four Fallibroome Academy Students had the opportunity to attend LIYSF 2017. As students from the school, they brought their experience and thoughts from LIYSF and were able to showcase this at TEDxYouth@Manchester 2017.  LIYSF gives young scientists the chance to immerse themselves in the heart of …

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Exploring The Universe: With Mark McCaughrean


Mark is the Senior Advisor for Science & Exploration at the European Space Agency (ESA), and is responsible for communicating results from ESA’s astronomy, heliophysics, planetary, exploration and fundamental physics missions to the scientific community and wider general public. In his plenary…

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Restoring Vision to the Blind: Optoelectronic Retinal Prosthesis


Dr. Keith Mathieson is the Director of the Institute of Photonics, a research institute that focuses on applied photonics. He’s concerned with combatting retinal degenerative diseases which lead to blindness such as age-related Macular Degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa. On LIYSF’s 'Specialist …

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Getting Your Engineering Ideas Off The Ground: With LIYSF Alumnus Jameer Emamally


“Engineering is the practical application of science. It’s about taking something that you’re learning and discovering in labs, and then turning that into something that can benefit mankind.” - Jameer Emamally Jameer Emamally attended LIYSF in 2003 as a participant, and since has developed a stron…

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