主讲嘉宾：伯明翰大学医学与牙科科学学部授课型研究生课程主管 Alex Conner博士
The 23rd J-BJI Talk
Time：14th May 7pm—8：30pm
Venue：Library Lecture Hall in Panyu Campus
Topic：Research and Application of Medical Science and Cross-link Disciplines
Speaker：Dr. Alex Conner
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences of the University of Birmingham provides a wide range of world class Post-Graduate Research and Teaching programmes in medical and health sciences. Among all, Bioinformatics, Health Economics and Econometrics, and Health Research Methods are three of the most popular emerging disciplines where mathematics, statistics, computer, economics and biomedicine are cross-link, which become more and more significant in public and private health care sector. These programmes could be one of the potential pathways for our students in Jinan University- University of Birmingham, who are equipped with solid mathematical foundation and hoping to pursue a career in health economics or public health.
In this talk, Dr Conner, with his reputation as a biochemist of brain proteins (aquaporins), will explain the main research themes of the College and the application of these programme in the industry. Nevertheless, how these may be favorable to our students’ progression planning.
Biography of Speaker:
Alex Conner has a degree and PhD in Molecular and Biological Sciences. He is the Director of Post-Graduate Taught Education for the College and has more than 18 years’ experience in research-intensive higher education. Alex is an educational leader and teacher for medicine and medical-related biosciences.
Alex is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and was a Media Fellow for the British Science Association. Alex sits on a number of strategic committees in Higher Education including the National Biochemical Society’s committee for Education, Training and Public Engagement as well as the University of Birmingham HEFi Advisory Board and the public engagement committee.
Alex is experienced in teaching of science, training of non-academic skills and professional coaching and uses all of these methods to help students and staff develop and achieve their goals.
Alex’s research interests lie in the structure and function of large membrane proteins. Alex has more than 50 publications in scientific journals, reviews and book chapters.