Current and Future Women Luminaries
Current and Future Women Luminaries is a special series of conversations, hosted by President Alice P. Gast, to showcase our inspirational luminaries’ careers and to share lessons learned with the next generation of future stars. Imperial has amazing women who are leaders in their fields and provide inspiration to many inside and outside the College. When they talk about their research, teaching, and societal engagement, they inspire and motivate others.
These events are open to everyone and free of charge, registration is possible on our Eventbrite page.
If you have any questions on the series please contact the Institutional Events Team.
View the series 2 trailer below.
Addressing the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance and drug resistant infection
Professor Alison Holmes, Professor of Infectious Disease, Dr Elita Jauneikaite, Advanced Research Fellow in Bacterial Genomics and Epidemiology and Nina Zhu, Research Associate from the Department of Infectious Disease.
How do we communicate with the Universe?
Professor Claudia de Rham, Professor of Theoretical Physics and Heba Jemal, 2nd Year Physics student.
From nanoscale to the real world: How small things have a big impact
Professor Mary Ryan, Professor of Materials Science and Nanotechnology and Vice-Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering and Aigerim Omirkhan, final year Materials Research PhD student, Department of Materials.
When infections go viral
Professor Wendy Barclay, Chair in Influenza Virology and Head of the Department of Infectious Disease, and Dr Vanessa Sancho-Shimizu, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Department of Infectious Disease.
Improving treatments for patients: Why statisticians count
Professor Deborah Ashby OBE, Director of the School of Public Health, and Rachel Phillips who was awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2018 for her PhD at Imperial, speak about breakthroughs, innovations and aspirations as they discuss life experiences and the teachable moments that shape who we are and what we do.
Is there such a thing as a free lunch? How economics helps us understand the world
Professor Dame Carol Propper CBE, Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Public Policy, spoke about her breakthroughs, innovations and discoveries throughout her career, and Dr Mirabelle Muûls, Assistant Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics and Public Policy shared her dreams and aspirations.
Using multidisciplinary science to drive healthcare innovations
Professor Molly Stevens, Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine, and Katya Pchelintseva, a PhD candidate, speak about breakthroughs, innovations and aspirations as they discuss life experiences and the teachable moments that shape who we are and what we do.
Talking about science – how we can all benefit
Our second inspiring conversation took place between Professor Maggie Dallman OBE, Professor of Immunology and Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships), Vice-President (International), and Priya Pallan, Community Engagement Manager.
From London to Jupiter, exploring physics with our current and future luminaries
Our first enlightening conversation took place between Professor Michele Dougherty, Professor of Space Physics and Head of the Department of Physics, and Efia Amankwa, second year MSci Physics student.