A Global Village
Synthetic Biology, initiated in 2007, has quickly evolved into a fast-paced and exciting research field. Extensive future applications surrounding this diverse subject have earned it a strong reputation amongst scientists, and led to it being deemed a ‘top research priority’ by the UK government. Whilst previous centuries evolved around the harnessing of fossil fuels, and the resulting agricultural and industrial revolutions, the 21st Century has been witness to a biological revolution. Synthetic biology combines the skills of a variety of professionals, such as mathematicians, (molecular) biologists, ...
Space exploration was sparked by an intense rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 60s to be the first to land a manned mission on the Moon. Several decades later, the U.S, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe now work together on the International Space Station, a research post in low-Earth orbit. Hundreds of experiments have been conducted on the station, benefiting a range of scientific disciplines including the biological, physical and materials sciences. Beyond Earth orbit, the world’s space agencies have a fleet of robotic satellites exploring all corners of the ...
For nearly the last half-century, we have heard that a shift of 1-2% of GDP from the developed to the developing world would raise as many as 1.5 billion people to a level that would assure the benefactors that the beneficiaries are on their way to lives much like the benefactors’ own. However, this widely advertised claim is best taken as ‘inspirational bookkeeping’, a phrase that should be understood not simply as a euphemism for ‘false’ or ‘delusional’. Nevertheless, a hard-headed economist would say that the stated figure ignores ‘transaction costs’ – that is, the costs ...

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IGHI hosts a talk by Pieter Degeling on May 1
19 April 2014

The Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Centre for Global Health Research at Imperial College will host a talk by Professor Pieter Degeling on May 1 on How Culture and Historically Embedded Organisational Practices Shape Room for Manoeuvre in Hospital from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, Imperial College London Medical School Building, St Mary's Campus. Please register here.

TEDMED Live London - April 21st 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall
9 November 2013

TEDMED Live London will curate a spectacular and provocative programme of talks on the world’s most famous stage. It will host a broadcast of TEDMED straight from the Kennedy Center stage in Washington, combined with world-renowned speakers on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall itself.

Following the annual TED Conference’s lead to explore technology, entertainment and design, TEDMED Live London will feature inspiring short talks and stunning artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create exciting possibilities. It will showcase a neuroscientist combining her talk with theatrical performance; a surgeon who was inspired by paintings from the 16th century; and performances from a group who entertained millions at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Tickets are available now via the website. It is unreserved seating.

Next Generation Global Health Innovators - Student Challenges 2013
9 November 2013

Every year, the Institute of Global Health Innovation give students of Imperial College the opportunity to showcase their research and win prize money to fund their project, which can be relating to any aspect of global health innovation. The 2013 Dragon’s Den style contest will take place Wednesday 27th November 2013, Lecture Theatre 145, Huxley Building. To reserve your place, complete the event registration.

Past entries have focused on various health challenges such as aiding patients with physical disabilities in resource-poor settings, improved sanitation and hygiene, tackling chronic diseases and diagnostics for infectious diseases. Last year’s winning entry was from John Chetwood, a fifth year medical student at the College.

ICSM Society of Research and Academia (SORA) National Conference 2013
9 November 2013

ICSM SORA invites you to its second annual National Conference on the 26th of November 2013!
The two day event will include:  Talks from eminent and inspiring academics, including internationally renowned Professor Robert Souhami, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at University College London; Workshops run by academics on a range of useful topics; Poster and Oral presentations of students' research; refreshments provided throughout the conference; and an informal dinner for delegates on the Saturday evening at Imperial College Union.

Freshers' Meeting - Monday 14th October 6:30pm
7 October 2013

Our introductory meeting for everyone interested in joining the team will be held on Monday 14th October at 6.30pm, in SALC1 (Seminar and Learning Centre), Level 5 Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus. 

It will be a great networking opportunity for people interested in global health, international affairs and policy, so come along, meet the team and see how to get involved in editing, design or PR! 

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