Talk from President of the International Union of Crystallography

Science and Society first lecture

(l to r) Michael Dacombe, Executive Secretary of IUCr, Professor Sine Larsen, Professor Andy Cossins, Head of Institute of Integrative Biology, Professor Samar Hasnain, Max Perutz Professor of Molecular Biophysics, Professor Ian Greer, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Professor Steve Holloway, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Professor Sine Larsen, President of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), has given the first Science and Society Lecture for 2011.

The series explores the beneficial relationship between science and society and Professor Larson spoke about the impact of x-rays on society to a packed audience in the Victoria Gallery & Museum.

The next lecture in the series is on Tuesday 1 March by Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS, Head of the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His lecture is entitled ‘Reconciling biotechnology and organic crops’.

Visit the Science and Society website for more information.

She also visited the newly commissioned x-ray structural laboratory which will be called the ‘Barkla X-ray Biophysics Laboratory’ when it is formally opened in July by Sir Tom Blundell and Dame Louise Johnson.

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