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Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2019 given by Professor Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh

Michael Faraday synthesised gold nanoparticles back in 1856, so what is new? How could rust, which is magnetic, be used to diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer? How can different shapes of gold nanoparticle such as rods or stars help with killing bacteria on surfaces? Come to find out about Professor Nguyễn's interdisciplinary and innovative research on the design, synthesis, characterisation, and biofunctionalisation of plasmonic and magnetic nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

The prize lecture will be webcast live and the video recording of the event will be available shortly after the event.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Doors open from 6pm and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • This event may be popular and entry cannot be guaranteed
  • Live subtitles will be available
  • British Sign Language interpretation will be available on request. Please let the Events team know if you plan to attend at least two weeks prior to the event
  • Travel and accessibility information

The award

The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture is awarded annually and is made to support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2019 is awarded to Professor Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh for her achievements in the field of nanomaterials and her impactful project proposal.

Enquiries: contact the Events team