University Professors Take the Stage I
University professors have high academic stature, standing for innovative education and research. Their role is to provide impetus for scientific developments that cross the borders of traditional disciplines, and to play a leading part in academic and social debates. Tonight two of our distinguished university professors will speak about the front-rank research conducted at our university in two short lectures of half an hour each.
Strengthening Biomedical Discovery Science
Prof. Michel Dumontier, Professor of Data Science
The world is awash with massive amounts of data, but data scientists are stymied in their ability to efficiently find and reuse this digital gold. In this talk, Professor Dumontier will discuss his efforts to develop computational frameworks that wrangle knowledge into simple, but effective representations that are FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reuseable - and how we use other people's data to reproduce studies, validate salient findings, and make new discoveries.
The Beauty and Benefit of Nano Biology for Medicine
Prof. Peter Peters, Professor of Nano Biology
In this lecture co-director of the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute M4I, Peter Peters, will show how the Division of Nanoscopy investigates cell structures at macromolecular level. Inside cells, proteins work together in complex structures and are responsible for virtually all processes in the human body, including diseases such as cancer. To understand the working mechanisms of protein complexes, three-dimensional imaging ofnormal and disease-causing protein complexes is essential. Peters will show how this could ultimately lead to more effective treatments.
Go to this page for information about the lectures of the other two University Professors of Maastricht University: Prof. Clemens van Blitterswijk, professor of Complex Tissue Regeneration and Prof. Ron Heeren, Professor of Molecular imaging.