Workshops and Events

IAS workshops are typically one day in length and topics should be cross-disciplinary, bringing together expertise from across the breadth of our University.

Below are details of our upcoming workshops which aim to explore cutting-edge issues in research through cross-departmental collaboration. 

If you are interested in attending any of the below events, please contact Lauren Rawlins.

More information on proposing an IAS workshop can be found at Propose an IAS Workshop. 

 

In spitting distance: towards a University of Birmingham centre for the analysis of oral fluids

In spitting distance: towards a University of Birmingham centre for the analysis of oral fluids

Date
Monday 30th October 2017
Description
Saliva is a fascinating fluid that comprises proteins and chemicals that reflect oral and systemic health. The use of oral fluids in understanding the mechanisms of human disease and creating diagnostic tools is not new but is an up-and-coming field of research with potential for lasting impact, particularly in medicine and dentistry. However oral fluids are used in other research streams including simulated mouth models plus there are ethical and cultural implications of collecting saliva.
Salivaomics, Saliva Diagnostics & Saliva Liquid Biopsy

Salivaomics, Saliva Diagnostics & Saliva Liquid Biopsy

Date
Monday 30th October 2017
Location:
Michael Tippet Room Staff House
Challenges to Wellbeing: The Experience of Loneliness and the Threat of Epistemic Injustice in the Clinical Encounter

Challenges to Wellbeing: The Experience of Loneliness and the Threat of Epistemic Injustice in the Clinical Encounter

Date
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Location:
TBC
Description
The workshop will take forward and sharpen existing cross-College conversations to flesh out new connections with the newly established Birmingham Institute for Mental Health, under the Directorship of Professor Matthew Broome. The goals are to explore the capacity for arts and humanities to collaborate with scientific disciplines, to clarify conceptual issues surrounding loneliness, personhood, and agency, and to promote a more effective dialogue that will contribute to care, treatment, and well-being.
Muslim Societies and Islam

Muslim Societies and Islam

Date
Thursday 23rd November 2017
Location:
TBC
Description
This IAS workshop will bring together academics from history, law, social policy, religious studies, geography, political science, religious studies and linguistics at the University of Birmingham. The workshop seeks to enhance and maximise university wide investment in the study of Muslim societies and Islam.
Model Parameterisation in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Extracting Knowledge from Data

Model Parameterisation in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Extracting Knowledge from Data

Date
Monday 11th December 2017
Location:
Michael Tippet Room Staff House
Description
The workshop will be focused on cutting edge techniques in model parameterisation, bringing international and national expertise to bear immediately on problems of clinical and industrial importance, and putting the theory into practice.