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Science for all – technology innovation with South pacific islanders

Lectures
Date
30 Apr 2019
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Dr Steve Johnson, Reader in Bionanotechnology, The University of York

Event Information

Science for all – technology innovation with South pacific islanders
Dr Steven Johnson, Reader in Bionanotechnology, The University of York

Advances in technology have enabled biologists and physicists to work at the nanoscale and to combine their expertise in novel ways to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems.

In this talk, Dr Steve Johnson will present his vision of a new technology that is part-organic, part-inorganic, and that offers great diagnostic power. This is not only scientifically and technically very challenging, but also raises questions about how we ensure that such technology achieves the desired benefits to society. To answer that question, Dr Johnson and his team are working with communities on a remote South Pacific island to co-develop appropriate technologies that will give this disaster-prone region confidence in the cleanliness and safety of their water.

Presentation of the Malden Owen Award before the lecture. This lecture is in honour of Alan Owen, past YPS Chair