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Emergent Technological Megatrends: Impacts, Responsibilities, and Possible Outcomes

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker:  Dr Nermina Lamadema

Title of the talk: Emergent Technological Megatrends Impacts, Responsibilities, and Possible Outcomes

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2023

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Dr Nermina Lamadema is a Research Scientist in the field of Cancer Studies, School of Medicine, King’s College London,
She has a BSc in Molecular Biology an MSc in Immunology and a  PhD in Cell Cycle and Epigenetics. She has spent years working in Centre of Excellence for Biotechnology Research and Development at GSK before moving into academic settings at the King’s BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Research Excellence.
Research interests include  exploring epigenetic mechanisms in health and disease  using systems biology and omics data tools. She is passionate about educating younger generations and is working  as a STEM Ambassador to promote the subjects in the schools nationwide. She is a founder of first UK school of Biomimicry which aims to revolutionise the way students engage with Science and Design innovation using Nature’s strategies to meet sustainability and environmental challenges.


Emergent Technological Megatrends:  Impacts, Responsibilities, and Possible Outcomes


The talk provides a scientist’s perspective on navigating the current technological terrain presented with exciting opportunities and complex challenges emerging from developments in NBIC (Nano-Bio-IT and Cognitive) sciences and technologies.

We will explore the potential impact of the apparent convergence  between life and engineering sciences on an individual and societal level. The focus  will be on responsible use of technology, examining the ways we currently engage with it and  what the ethical challenges are  with regards to omics-technologies. As  ‘Biology becomes Technology’ and ‘Technology becomes Biology’, we will consider what the implications would  be of various info/tech interventions into living organisms relating to human rights and dignity.


May 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Islamic College
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