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ADRN2017 keynote speaker, David Yokum [Surgeons Hall Museums Edinburgh 2017]

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⬆︎ David Yokum [who led the Obama Administration’s Social & Behavioral Sciences Team in Washington DC] at the last hour was unable to travel to Edinburgh; I organised with him live delivery of his talk over Skype

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esTOOLS International Symposium keynote speaker Shinya Yamanka [Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon 2010]

In 2010, I initiated and followed through contact with Shinya Yamanaka, as the advertised keynote presenter at the esTOOLS 2010 Symposium and the (not then known) future Nobel laureate. When his travel to Lisbon was disrupted by Eyjafjallajökull we feared disappointing attendees, however I worked with his Kyoto office to organise his live delivery over the web into the Gulbenkian Foundation auditorium...

... me sitting on the platform having got the link to Kyoto working, while Prof. Austin Smith (deputy Director of esTOOLS) shares a joke  ⬇︎

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Administrative Data Timeline 1918-

At 9 Edinburgh Bioquarter we devised an interesting use for the large amount of blank white wall space in our office area (completed 2015):
⬇︎ left: timeline of administrative data development in Scotland                   ⬇︎ right: Edinburgh skyline view to help our researchers thinking

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The developing Edinburgh Bioquarter 2015-2018

Meanwhile the views on the outside of the ADRC-Scotland 9 Edinburgh Bioquarter building also altered...                                                       


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2015





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2018 

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Cross-disciplinary 2016-

A huge amount of cross-disciplinary data science activity goes on at No 9 in the social and health sciences… ⬇︎

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Video on EURONEWS [Centre for Stem Cell Science, Sheffield, 2007]

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For the esTOOLS project in Sheffield, in 2007 we got ourselves filmed by EURONEWS.
The video can be watched, in 7 different languages, here. 








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Theatre commission [Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2010]

We commissioned performance of a theatrical drama on personal conflict in ethics and science for a mixed audience of stem cell scientists and the general public. 

"Staminalia: a Dream and a Trial” premiered at the Gulbenkian Foundation for our 2010 International Symposium in Lisbon. 

 

 


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More about the performance can be seen on the esTOOLS project archive website

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In memoriam of friends and colleagues lost 6 June 2003: 
www.parliament.nz/en/pb/hansard-debates/rhr/document/47HansD_20030610_00000021/motions-crop-and-food-research-air-accident

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site ©  Andrew Smith 2011-2018.            Photo credits: my colleague-participants in the EU projects I have managed; Davide d’Ortona; myself