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From breast cancer to astronomy: how are we using technology to detect all sorts of things

Over 18s only.
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:30 pm
King's Head Pub, 120 king street,
Winnipeg R3B 1H9
It is no news that technology has been dictating innovations in all fields, including Medicine. This set of talks will take you in a journey to explore how computers and even cellphones are being used to keep us healthier and also explore a little how physicists bring in answers from the stars.

Our journey to improve access to early stage breast cancer detection using cell phone technology.

Stephen Pistorius (Professor & Associate Head: Medical Physics (Physics and Astronomy) Professor (Radiology) Director & Graduate Chair: Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Past President: Canadian Association of Physicists)
Breast cancer mortality is higher in developing countries where access to
early detection is limited. Mammography, the standard for breast cancer
screening, uses ionising radiation, requires breast compression, and
detects malignant lesions where there are none. This presentation is a tour
through time and place; starting with simple experiments that showed the
benefits of microwave imaging, introducing our portable system to Africa, to
our most recent experiments, which generate high quality images and use
artificial intelligence to automatically diagnose the presence of breast

Resistance is Futile: Development of Antibitotics using Machine Learning

Rebecca Davis (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba)
Addressing the growing threat of drug-resistant bacteria is perhaps one of
the greatest challenges facing modern medicine. To combat the assault
being mounted by these microscopic menaces, we need to change our
approach to drug design. In this talk we will discuss the potential power of
machine-learning methods to rapidly advance drug discovery efforts and the
challenges we face as we try to teach computers about chemistry.

Where would you look for gold, platinum and the elements that make us?

Samar Safi-Harb (Professor, Physics and Astronomy)
In space! Every second a star explodes somewhere in the universe in a “supernova”, sometimes making fascinating objects: neutron stars. When two such objects collide, they emit gravitational waves, ripples in space-time first predicted by Einstein a century ago, but directly detected only recently. This amazing discovery opened a whole new window to study the origin of the heavy elements. I will take you on this amazing journey connecting thousands of scientists around the world and exciting the next generation.

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120 king street, Winnipeg , R3B 1H9 120 king street, Winnipeg , R3B 1H9