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Further events of interest can be found in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies events calendar.

Past Egenis events can be found here.

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22 January 202015:00

IDSAI Seminar - Sharing your data story: how to get the most impact from your data and research

Join us for a seminar from Dr Sarah Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief, Patterns.. Full details
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10 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Plant Phenome", Dr Ozlem Yilmaz (University of Exeter)

Plant Phenome Project* has started last month. Plant Phenomics has been growing and advancing rapidly in the last decades. Two important facts drive this growth: 1) the need for growing more, and more nutritious crop plants, for the rapidly growing world population, a growth that has been marked by increasing social inequalities; 2) the need for better understanding of plant-environment interaction, thereby improving the ability to produce crops better adapted to uncertainties in future climate. While recent research has focused heavily on genomics, it is increasingly recognised that achieving these vital goals will require matching genomic insights with deeper understanding of phenomes. The main purpose of the Plant Phenome Project is to provide a philosophical analysis of the main concepts in plant science.. Full details
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17 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Using open data to define problems: How residents, policymakers, and engineers approach open government data" Dr Caitlin Donahue Wylie (Virginia University)

Making a city’s data publicly available online can serve the democratic ideal of transparency. Advocates argue that open civic data can equip stakeholders to achieve such lofty goals as supervising their government, identifying social problems, making evidence-based arguments for reform and social justice, and designing tailored solutions and research projects. As a result of this variety of uses, open data brings together several stakeholder groups, such as residents, elected officials and government staff, and engineering researchers. How these groups understand, interpret, and apply the same datasets offers a valuable comparison between their values, beliefs about knowledge, and conceptions of public good. Understanding these groups’ different epistemic approaches to data is crucial for identifying factors that influence whether and how users succeed in transforming open data into knowledge. Full details
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24 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "What is the explanatory role of the structure-function relationship in immunology?" Dr Gregor Greslehner (University of Bordeaux/CNRS)

According to a common slogan in the life sciences, “structure determines function”. While both ‘structure’ and ‘function’ are ambiguous terms that denote conceptionally different things at various levels of organization, the scientific focus has traditionally been on the three-dimensional shapes of individual molecules, including molecular patterns that play a central role in immunology. The specificity of binding sites of antibodies and pattern recognition receptors has given rise to the so-called “Janeway paradigm”, according to which the three-dimensional shape of molecules is the key to understanding immunological function: microbial pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) bind specifically to pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) of the host and by “recognizing” signature molecular motifs of pathogens an immunological reaction is triggered.. Full details
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26 February 202015:00

IDSAI Seminar: Dr. Pier Luigi Buttigieg

Pier Luigi Buttigieg is a postdoctoral research associate in the HGF MPG Joint Research Group for Deep-Sea Ecology and Technology at the Max Planck institute for Marine Microbiology.. Full details
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9 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Leif Isaksen (University of Exeter)

Re-scheduled from November 2019. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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16 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Matthias Wienroth (Newcastle University)

Title & abstract to follow. Full details
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23 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Daniel Williams (University of Cambridge)

Title & abstract TBA. Full details
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27 April 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Carole McCartney (Northumbria University)

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4 May 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Naomi Sykes (University of Exeter)

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18 May 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Alison Wylie (University of British Columbia)

Title & abstract TBA. Full details
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19 June 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series / book launch: Prof Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

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22 January 202015:00

IDSAI Seminar - Sharing your data story: how to get the most impact from your data and research

Join us for a seminar from Dr Sarah Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief, Patterns.. Full details
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10 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Plant Phenome", Dr Ozlem Yilmaz (University of Exeter)

Plant Phenome Project* has started last month. Plant Phenomics has been growing and advancing rapidly in the last decades. Two important facts drive this growth: 1) the need for growing more, and more nutritious crop plants, for the rapidly growing world population, a growth that has been marked by increasing social inequalities; 2) the need for better understanding of plant-environment interaction, thereby improving the ability to produce crops better adapted to uncertainties in future climate. While recent research has focused heavily on genomics, it is increasingly recognised that achieving these vital goals will require matching genomic insights with deeper understanding of phenomes. The main purpose of the Plant Phenome Project is to provide a philosophical analysis of the main concepts in plant science.. Full details
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17 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Using open data to define problems: How residents, policymakers, and engineers approach open government data" Dr Caitlin Donahue Wylie (Virginia University)

Making a city’s data publicly available online can serve the democratic ideal of transparency. Advocates argue that open civic data can equip stakeholders to achieve such lofty goals as supervising their government, identifying social problems, making evidence-based arguments for reform and social justice, and designing tailored solutions and research projects. As a result of this variety of uses, open data brings together several stakeholder groups, such as residents, elected officials and government staff, and engineering researchers. How these groups understand, interpret, and apply the same datasets offers a valuable comparison between their values, beliefs about knowledge, and conceptions of public good. Understanding these groups’ different epistemic approaches to data is crucial for identifying factors that influence whether and how users succeed in transforming open data into knowledge. Full details
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24 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "What is the explanatory role of the structure-function relationship in immunology?" Dr Gregor Greslehner (University of Bordeaux/CNRS)

According to a common slogan in the life sciences, “structure determines function”. While both ‘structure’ and ‘function’ are ambiguous terms that denote conceptionally different things at various levels of organization, the scientific focus has traditionally been on the three-dimensional shapes of individual molecules, including molecular patterns that play a central role in immunology. The specificity of binding sites of antibodies and pattern recognition receptors has given rise to the so-called “Janeway paradigm”, according to which the three-dimensional shape of molecules is the key to understanding immunological function: microbial pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) bind specifically to pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) of the host and by “recognizing” signature molecular motifs of pathogens an immunological reaction is triggered.. Full details
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26 February 202015:00

IDSAI Seminar: Dr. Pier Luigi Buttigieg

Pier Luigi Buttigieg is a postdoctoral research associate in the HGF MPG Joint Research Group for Deep-Sea Ecology and Technology at the Max Planck institute for Marine Microbiology.. Full details
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9 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Leif Isaksen (University of Exeter)

Re-scheduled from November 2019. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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16 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Matthias Wienroth (Newcastle University)

Title & abstract to follow. Full details
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23 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Daniel Williams (University of Cambridge)

Title & abstract TBA. Full details
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27 April 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Carole McCartney (Northumbria University)

Title & abstract to follow. Full details
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4 May 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Naomi Sykes (University of Exeter)

Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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18 May 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Alison Wylie (University of British Columbia)

Title & abstract TBA. Full details
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19 June 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series / book launch: Prof Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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