From the genetic origins of disease to the complexity of the classroom

At the final professorial inaugural lectures for this academic year, experts from across the University will be delving into topics ranging from the genetics of the human body to present day human-technology interaction.

Topics covered in May’s lectures will include how genetic variants within the human genome can influence common diseases, how learning for children in public care can be better supported, the importance of adaptive teaching, and the role of User Experience (UX) in the field of Human-Computer Interaction:

In June, Professor Bibek Gooptu will discuss how research into the proteins in a group of diseases known as the serpinopathies, which include inherited forms of emphysema, liver cirrhosis and dementia, can provide insight into key processes supporting life at the molecular level:

All professorial inaugural lectures are open to the public and free to attend. Each lecture is followed by a reception.