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One of the greatest mysteries in science is still the human brain, but modern techniques are bringing us closer to unraveling its secrets. Join us at The Mercado Bar at Market Grounds to learn how 3D models and computer modelling are helping Perth researchers study the brain. This venue is wheelchair accessible and will have an Auslan interpreter present.
Using big data to understand the human brain
Dr Sam Buckberry (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Genome Biology, The University of Western Australia)
By applying DNA sequencing techniques and large-scale computation to tiny 3D models of the human brain (grown in our UWA lab), we’re advancing a global quest to solve the mysteries of the most complex structure in the universe - the human brain.
Using big galaxy surveys to study dark matter
Professor Simon Driver (Research Professor, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, The University of Western Australia)
By measuring the distances to millions of galaxies we can use their 3D spatial distribution to identify the imprint of dark matter, and how it has evolved over the 13 billion year timeline of the Universe.
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