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May 2018

New insights into historical plagues using GIS analysis: towards a retrodiagnosis of the unknown 1705 epidemic in Martigues (Bouches-du-Rhône, South of France) – Isabelle Séguy (French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED))

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Admissions and early intervention: insights from newer approaches – Dr Matthew Taylor, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Bipolar Disorder, King’s College, London

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BSU Seminar: "Optimal bootstrapping with dependent data" – Prof Alastair Young, Imperial College London

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5 selfish reasons to work reproducibly – Dr Florian Markowetz, Group Leader, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

And so, my fellow scientists: ask not what you can do for reproducibility; ask what reproducibility can do for you! In my talk, I will present five reasons why working reproducibly pays off in the long run and is in the self-interest of every ambitious, career-oriented scientist.

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The role of percieved coparenting quality for parent & child adjustment – Dr Rachel Latham, King’s College London

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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June 2018

Comparative perspectives on social inequalities in life and death: an interdisciplinary conference – Mike Kelly, Senior Visiting Fellow, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge; Tim Clutton-Brock, Director of Research and formerly Prince Philip Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Cambridge

With Robert Seyfarth, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Stephen Suomi, Recent Chief of the Laboratory of Comparative Ethology in NICHD, Bethesda, USA; and Rebecca Sear, Head of Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London. *Who is this conference for?* This conference is for everyone with an interest in inequalities in human health and what can be learned from the study of the biology, behaviour and social interactions of humans and other social mammals.…

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Public Lecture: Development of social behaviour in children from infancy: neurobiological, relational and situational interactions – Marinus H. van IJzendoorn & Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, University of Cambridge

Robert Hinde wrote several books and papers on prosocial behaviour and on morality in general, titled ‘Why good is good: the sources of morality’, ‘Cooperation and prosocial behaviour’, ‘Why gods persist: a scientific approach to religion’ or ‘War, no more: eliminating conflict in the nuclear age’. In honour of his work on morality in the human species, with firm roots in evolutionary theory, we present our empirical work on prosocial behaviour, inspired by the evolutionary theory of attachment. Following The…

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Environmental shocks and demographic consequences in England: 1280-1325 and 1580-1640 compared – Richard Smith (University of Cambridge)

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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‘Infertility in History: Approaches, Perspectives, Experiences’ – Dr Gayle Davis, University of Edinburgh

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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BSU Seminar: "Mass spectrometry-based proteomics: challenges and opportunities" – Dr Laurent Gatto, University of Cambridge

Mass spectrometry is the technique of choice to study proteins in a high throughput fashion. And while the final outputs that you might be presented looks like a typical omics table, with assayed proteins along the row and samples along the columns, the characteristics of mass spectrometry result in some interesting features. In my talk, I will describe how mass spectrometry is used to identify and quantify proteins and highlight some important features of the acquisition process. I will then…

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