April 27, 2021 - 18:00 h

S.M.A.R.T. Lecture

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10th Lecture, 27 April 2021, 6.00 pm

Professor Orly Goldwasser

PI, The Archaeology of the Mind Lab, Egyptology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Honorary Professor, University of Göttingen

What Makes a Great Invention? The Invention of the Alphabet in the Sinai Desert C. 1840 BCE.

Host: Giulio Superti-Furga

The lecture will be hosted on Zoom.

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Orly Goldwasser is a Full Professor of Egyptology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an Honorary Professor at the University of Göttingen. She was visiting professor at several renowned universities, among them Harvard University and the Collège de France. Her article “How the Alphabet Was Born from Hieroglyphs” won the “Best of BAR” award for 2009–2010 of the Biblical Archaeology Society. Her research interests range from the semiotic reconstruction of the early alphabet’s invention out of Egyptian hieroglyphs to reconstructing “mindmaps” of ancient cultures according to information embedded in their complex script systems.

Recently her Archaeomind lab embarked on a computerized comparison of semantic classifiers in the Ancient Chinese and Ancient Egyptian scripts.

May 10, 2021 - 18:00 h

Landsteiner Lecture 2021

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14th CeMM Landsteiner Lecture

Sarah Teichmann

Head of Cellular Genetics, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK, Co-Founder of the Global Human Cell Atlas Consortium

The Human Cell Atlas: Mapping the human body one cell at a time

10 May 2021, 6.00 pm

The lecture will be hosted on Zoom.

Host: Giulio Superti-Furga

Sarah Teichmann is interested in global principles of regulation of gene expression and protein complexes, with a focus on immunity. Sarah did her PhD at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK and was a Beit Memorial Fellow at University College London. She started her group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in 2001, discovering stereotypical pathways of assembly and evolution of protein complexes during this time. In 2013, she moved to the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton/Cambridge, jointly with the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI). In February 2016 she became Head of the Cellular Genetics Programme at the WSI and co-founded the Human Cell Atlas international initiative which she continues to lead. Sarah was elected a member of EMBO in 2012, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2015 and a fellow of the Royal Society in 2020.