Professor Igor Aleksander, emeritus professor of neural systems engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, designed the world's first neural pattern recognition system. He writes about how a stint in Milan with the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) changed the course of his career.
Following her appearance at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro this week, the British Council's Head of Science Dr Claire McNulty answers what young scientists can do to sustain their careers.
The promises of regenerative medicine cause both hope and fear. Professor Kevin Shakesheff, who spoke at our 'Unlocking the secrets behind regenerative medicine' event in London yesterday, explains some of the controversy. The event is part of BIRAX, our UK-Israel initiative to support international research into some of the world's most dreadful diseases.
Nanotechnology is said to improve several aspects of our lives, e.g., the shelf-life of food or the quality of sunscreens, but its minute scale challenges the imagination and raises public concerns. Dr Jon Turney, participant in this week's British Council-supported debate on nanOpinion at The Guardian explains the controversy.
Biochemist Dr. Didac Carmona-Gutierrez will be presenting his research into 'self-eating' cells during European Researchers' Night at the Natural History Museum in London on 27 September. As an alumnus of the FameLab science communication competition, of which the British Council is an international partner, he will be joined by other ex-participants
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