British researchers and institutions are involved in many of the sessions at the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting. Their talks will cover a range of topics, reflecting the breadth of the UK’s research excellence and demonstrating that the UK is the best place in the world to do research, innovate and grow business.
Friday 17 February:
Revealing the Mechanisms Driving Arsenic Accumulation in Plants
8:00-09:30 - David Salt, University of Nottingham
Cloudy with a Chance of Solar Flares: Quantifying the Risk of Space Weather
8:00-09:30 - Chris Frost, RAL
Energy Technology Policies in Europe and the US: Learning From Our Differences
10:00-11:30 - Bill Nuttall, Open University
Precision Agriculture: Making the Most of Big Data
13:00-14:30 - Richard Tiffin, Reading University
Beyond the Hype: Tools to Demystify Robotics and AI
14:00-14:15 - Sabine Hauert, Bristol University
AAAS Awards Ceremony and Reception
18:30-1945 - Suzi Gage, University of Liverpool
Saturday 18 February:
Evolutionary Bases of Prosociality
8:00-09:30 - Robin Dunbar, Oxford University
Artificial Intelligence, People and Society
10:00-11:30 - Sabine Hauert, Bristol University
Angels or Wolves to One Another? What Makes us Prosocial or Otherwise?
13:00-14:30 - Robin Dunbar, Oxford University
Potential and Risks of Recent Developments in Biotechnology
12:00-13:00 - Venki Ramakrishnan, Royal Society
AI and Policy Engagement: Understanding the Public’s Views of Social Risk
15:00-16:30 - Sabine Hauert, Bristol University
Opening a New Ear to the Universe with Gravitational Waves
15:00-16:30 - Sheila Rowan, Glasgow University
Thwarting Disease Epidemics and Pandemics With Emerging Technologies
15:00-16:30 - Paul Kellam, Imperial College
Sunday 19 February:
Particle Therapy and 3D Imaging: A Roadmap to the Future of Precision Medicine
15:00-16:30 - Laura Harkness-Brennan, University of Liverpool
Big Data Synthesis for Health Policy
15:00-16:30 - Peter Gething, University of Oxford
The Research Councils are also hosting an international reception at the AAAS meeting on the evening of 18 February at the Skywalk Observatory high-rise viewing area at the top of the Prudential Tower.
Please see here for information on how to find us at the event.
One of the UK's representatives, Sarah Nicols from the Economic and Social Research Council, has written a blog piece on research being presented at the event. RCUK have also released a collective statement supporting the aims of AAAS.
As two of the strongest research systems in the world, the UK and the US have long been partners in research . The US is the first choice partner for many of the UK's best researchers and vice versa.
To build the strength of this relationship, the UK Research Councils established an RCUK team in the USA. The team works primarily with US federal funders and endowments to promote dialogue between our communities and create an environment that fosters collaboration - www.rcuk.ac.uk/usa
Research Councils International Activities
Each of the UK Research Councils engages in a number of international activities across the globe:
RCUK also host an International Team on behalf of the Research Councils.
RCUK Gateway to Research
The RCUK Gateway to Research is the best way to explore the breadth of activities funded by the Research Councils. The site contains summaries of all research grants as well as collaborative activities - www.gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Examples of our impacts from working with international partners can be found below: