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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Speakers are invited to present for 10-12 minutes and all attendees are encouraged to participate in the subsequent 15 minute- long discussions.


14.00 – 14.10: Introduction to Global Challenges Initiative (Lara Allen and Sara Serradas Duarte)

14.10 – 14.35: Bedside to bench: building academic collaboration from Global Health partnerships (Tom Bashford - NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma)

14.35 – 15.00: Hacking Sustainability (Paulo Savaget - Department of Engineering)

15.00 – 15.25: Understanding the short-term and long-term impacts of digital design and fabrication led interventions in low-resource settings for delivering humanitarian and development aid (Lucia Corsini, Department of Engineering)

15.25 – 15.45: Tea and coffee break

15.45 – 16.10: WaterScope: enabling simple, affordable, bacterial testing (Alexander Patto - Department of Physics)

16.10 – 16.35: Developing novel electrochemical biosensors for the clinical diagnosis of infectious diseases (Francis Krampa - Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)

16.35 – 17.00: Advancing and implementing nutrition knowledge to improve health, wellbeing and society: Embracing the challenges of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (Sumantra Ray - NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health)


Please apply here and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions and/or if you would like to share research projects to be presented in forthcoming editions of the Round Tables.


Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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