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Exchanges at the Frontier 2010

Exchanges

'Exchanges at the Frontier' returned to Wellcome Collection in the autumn of 2010 with a second series in partnership with the BBC World Service, hosting some of the biggest names in world science. A C Grayling, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, tested them on the social impact of their discoveries and explored the frontiers of scientific knowledge.

Follow the links below to see interviews with each speaker about their work and most exciting current projects.

  • Kevin Marsh

    Kevin Marsh

    Watch the video of Kevin Marsh, an expert in child malaria and Director of the KEMRI–Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. He has worked at the forefront of world malaria epidemiology for over 20 years.

  • Cynthia Kenyon

    Cynthia Kenyon

    Watch the video of Cynthia Kenyon, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco, and Director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging. Her research on a tiny worm has shown that its lifespan can be extended up to six times through genetic manipulation.

  • Brian Greene

    Brian Greene

    Watch the video of Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University, New York, renowned for his discoveries in the field of superstring theory, and the author of bestselling books including 'The Elegant Universe'.

  • Gwen Adshead

    Gwen Adshead

    Gwen Adshead is a consultant forensic psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital, a high-security psychiatric hospital in Berkshire. Here she oversees some of society's most problematic personalities, attempting to understand psychotic behaviour and find ways of treating it. Unfortunately we were unable to interview Gwen Adshead.

  • Morten Kringelbach

    Morten Kringelbach

    Watch the video of Morten Kringelbach, Professor of Neuroscience at Aarhus University in Denmark and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. His specialism is the neuroscience of pleasure. He is leading research into the fundamental neural mechanisms underlying human sensory and social pleasures in order to develop new ways to treat affective disorders.

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