University Lecture Series starting 15 March

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The University of Waikato invites you to take part in one of our most significant traditions - the Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series.

The 2011 series will showcase some of the latest research from our newest professors in Coastal Science, Environmental Planning, Law, Computer Science, Sport & Leisure, Management Communication and Engineering.

Professor Chris Battershill

Chair in Coastal Science, Faculty of Science & Engineering

 From Atom to Atoll: Investigating the Resilience of Marine Organisms in the Face of Environmental Change.

 How do marine organisms cope with the rigours of changing environments, and just how fast can they adapt? Taxonomists, microbiologists, biochemists and ecologists are pooling their understanding to answer questions like these. Their findings are forging a new understanding of the complexity of marine systems, and generating some highly valuable applied outcomes. These include new biomedicinal leads for novel therapeutic applications, including cancer treatments.

In his lecture, Professor Chris Battershill presents a selection of research projects from the Tropics to the Antarctic which offer insights into the chemical ecology of marine organisms as they cope with environmental change.

15 March
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Opus Bar will be open from 5pm
Venue: Gallagher Concert Chamber
Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato Gate 2B, Knighton Rd

Further speakers in the series:

19 April Professor Bob Evans Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
21 June Professor Geoff Holmes Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
12 July Professor Dawn Penney Faculty of Education
20 September Professor Kay Weaver Waikato Management School
18 October Professor Brad Morse Te Piringa – Faculty of Law
15 November Moira Steyn-Ross Faculty of Science & Engineering

This programme is deemed correct at time of publishing.

To confirm lecturers and subjects prior to each date, visit http://events.waikato.ac.nz/ or contact Communications & External Relations on unipr@waikato.ac.nz or 07 838 4144.



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