Frisen Lecture - When Science meets Society: The competition between knowledge and valuesExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM GMT

Friesen Lecture with Sir Mark Walport

Mark WalportYou are invited to attend the Friesen lecture featuring Sir Mark Walport, recipient of the 2020 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. Sir Walport is a physician-scientist, academic leader, and visionary health research planner who retired in 2020 from his role as Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) which brings together the seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England. He is a champion of fundamental science in health research, engineering, technology and innovation.

Sir Mark obtained his clinical and PhD degrees at Cambridge University. His scientific interests were in the molecular and genetic basis of inflammatory diseases of the joint and he trained clinically as a Rheumatologist. Prior to entering government, Sir Mark was Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Division of Medicine at Imperial College, London, Hammersmith Hospital. Read full biography.

The event will be held online through Microsoft Teams.


This event is organized by the Office of Research. For full details and to register, please visit their event listing.

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