Prof. Roy Kishony lectures to outstanding students in China
Prof. Roy Kishony of the Faculty of Biology and Life Sciences & Engineering delivered a lecture on “Mathematics and Big Data in the Life Sciences” to outstanding students in China. The lecture was part of Project Prometheus, which brings together leading scientists from around the world and outstanding science students.
Prof. Kishony’s lecture was part of a three-day event at Shantou University, which hosted lecturers from the Technion, Stanford and Yale Universities, King’s College London and the Max Planck Institute of Germany. The students, who are considered the “China’s scientists of the future and engineers of tomorrow,” heard scientists speak about their research on open questions in science and a career in science, and witnessed some of their passion for science. The event was hosted by the Li Ka Shing Foundation, supported by Ministry of Education and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, co-organized by the Chinese Society of Education, and Shantou University.
“The Chinese students made a deep impression on me,” said Kishony. “They are very knowledgeable and are full of enthusiasm for science. This was a wonderful experience for me and I learned a lot about the tremendous academic and science potential in China.”