Talk Science

Missed these talks at past one-north Festivals? Want to learn about the topic from subject experts? We gather a few of our most popular public talks and more here.

 

Genomics: Helping to Tackle Infections (and Beyond) in a Smart Nation

Envision a world in which a handheld device can be used to analyse your persistent cough and suggest whether you need to go to the hospital urgently.

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Pushing Boundaries in Healthtech and Entrepreneurship

As the convergence of technology and the healthcare realm rises, new innovations continue to push the boundaries of how we perceive accessible healthcare.

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Music and AI: Generating Music and More!

Intelligent music generation systems have begun to emerge, yet they still face important challenges such as capturing long-term structure and themes, and capturing emotion/ tension in music.

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Miniature Soft Robots: Road to Minimally-invasive Surgeries

Miniature robots, which are in the milli/ micrometer length-scales, have the potential to revolutionise minimally-invasive surgeries.

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Going Cashless in a Tap & Go World

Do you want to go wallet-free in Singapore? Pay for a soda in a vending machine via text message?

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Piecing Together a Broken Heart

Find out how scientists use computer models to make dynamic models of patients’ hearts, and how this helps doctors accurately understand what happens to a patient’s heart following a heart attack.

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Food Nation – What We Eat and Why It Matters

Diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease are on the rise, particularly in Asia. Recent research on food and lifestyle choices has looked at how Asian diets might be contributing to our rising obesity levels, and what we can do about it.

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Bitcoin and Blockchain: What You Need To Know Beyond Cryptocurrency

Everyone’s talking about Bitcoin, but what is it, really? Learn about the blockchain, the technology that drives Bitcoin, and how this technology can be applied across various industries from finance to logistics.

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Are You Paying More? Big Data Profiling and e-Commerce Pricing

What is personalised pricing and how are e-commerce companies doing it? Learn about the legal and ethical issues surrounding what data corporations keep on you, and what to look out for when shopping online.

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How do we discover new medicine?

We are lucky to live in the 21st century: for many of our common ailments, relief is just a pill or two away. But do you ever wonder how these pills were discovered and made? Our scientist explains how drug discoveries are being made today.

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