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Virginia Cristofori

PhD student MoGlyNet project, University of Aberdeen, Institute of Medical Sciences in Aberdeen

Drug Discovery and Computational Biology

PRESENTED ON SEP 29, 2017
IN ABERDEEN @ VOL 20

Virginia Crostofori explores her work in computational biology and how this field supports new drug discovery 

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From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines

BY BART KNOLS
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?"

One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it?

In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols idiscusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 10th, 2016. 

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The Love Drug

BY MICHELLE KHOURI
@ VOL 30 ON AUG 21, 2016

"When you are able to harness the love that comes from within you and surrounds you, you are able to heal, help and transform others."

In The Love Drug at PechaKucha Atlanta Vol. 30, Michelle Khouri shares her thoughts and scientific findings on what the emotion of "love" really is. By delving into the chemistry of the human brain and personal experiences, she discovers a surprising yet simple answer to this timeless question. 

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Anatomy of a Discovery

BY DR. RICH PYLE
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Dr. Richard Pyle of Bishop Museum uses high-tech diving gear to explore deep coral reefs. He will tell the story behind the discovery of a new species of endemic Hawaiian fish, and its relationship to one of the largest protected areas on Earth.

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GPCRs: The Real Gateway Drug

BY ERIC REFSLAND
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Eric Refsland is a scientist and a damn good one! He works at NIH in infectious diseases. As such, he works with proteins and how drugs can potentially effect them. Listen to his presentation about the proteins called GPCRs, which are at the center of drug development.

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Drug Discovery and Development

BY ILARIA PATRUNO
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

Presented at PechaKucha Aberdeen: Drug Discovery and Development the journey from idea to reality as part of an EU funded research project. Ilaria Patruno shares. 

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The Hungry Heart

BY ALESSANDRO COLOMBANO
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

How can we keep our hearts healthy? And what research is being done to support healthy hearts? Alessandro Colombano shares.

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How does PET imaging work?

BY BEATRICE LONGO
IN ABERDEEN

How can we take images of organs inside our bodies? Beatrice Longo explains. 

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Fractals in Biology and Medicine

BY RASHA ABU EID
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rasha Abu Eid offers an exploration of how fractals are used in biology and medical research.

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Ocean Acidification: Pteropods in Peril

BY NATALIE WARD
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Natalie Ward speaks about the impact of ocean acidification on pteropods.