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Lectures on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

 

We cordially invite you to the lectures on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science,

on Monday, February 13, 2023, starting at 1 p.m..

 

At 1 p.m. - Prof. Dr. Andreja Gomboc

THE EVER-CHANGING NIGHT SKY

For eons people considered the starry night sky to be eternal and unchanging. However, in the last two decades technological advancements opened a possibility to perform sky-surveys, which are repeatedly covering large areas of the sky and are detecting a number of new, transient sources of light. We know of several different types of physical processes in the Universe which can cause new, transient sources to appear, for example supernovae explosions, tidal disruption events, gamma ray bursts and gravitational wave events. Major breakthroughs are expected in the era of Vera C. Rubin Observatory and its Legacy Survey of Space and Time, which should detect millions of transients per night and may discover new, today unknown types of astrophysical transients.

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Coffee break

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At 2 p.m. - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mojca Benčina

THE SOUND OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND IMMUNE RESPONSE

In this lecture, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mojca Benčina will take you on a journey through the last 10 years of research. The journey will start with an insight into the function of innate immunity and the importance of the TLR9 receptor in the response to infections. She will highlight the advances in the field of synthetic biology that have led research into a completely new field of sonogenetics, which combines synthetic biology with ultrasound. She will present the effects of ultrasound on the cell and the potential of sonogenetics in therapy.

 

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You can also join online:

https://ki-ljubljana.webex.com/ki-ljubljana/j.php?MTID=m53e52714a0acd05bd28d917272b664c5

Meeting number (access code): 2734 905 2411

Meeting password: 9keVP3MmVq9

 

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INVITATION

The lectures and discussions will be held in English language.

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