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How to train your PI - Prof Simon Tavaré

The Postdoc Centre is delighted to announce the second speaker for our new series of events 'How to Train your PI', Prof. Simon Tavaré, Director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.
When Mar 23, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Postdoc Centre @ Biomedical Campus - Newman Library
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Simon's talk titled 'On Careers in Science' will highlight his career journey through academia, leaving plenty of time for an open discussion.

Simon Tavaré obtained his PhD in Probability and Statistics in 1979 from the University of Sheffield, and began his research career in the USA.

After a postdoc with Sam Karlin in Stanford, he held positions in Mathematics at the University of Utah, Statistics at Colorado State University, and Mathematics at the University of Southern California.

He held the Kawamoto Chair in Biological Sciences at USC from 1998 to 2014, and maintains his connection to USC as an adjunct faculty member in Biological Sciences. His research there included work in computational statistics, bioinformatics, probabilistic combinatorics and inference for stochastic processes.

In 2003, Simon moved to the University of Cambridge, as Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Oncology, a group leader in the Cambridge Research Institute from 2006, and a Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, where he is currently Director of the Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine.

In February 2013, he became Director of the (renamed) Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, a department of the University of Cambridge since January 2013. His research group focuses on statistical bioinformatics and computational biology, particularly evolutionary approaches to understanding cancer biology.

In 2009 Simon was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci), in 2011 a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) and in 2015 as a member of EMBO.

He gave the American Mathematical Society’s Einstein Lecture in 2015, and was one of the invited speakers at ICIAM2015 in Beijing. He is currently President of the London Mathematical Society.

This event is free to attend but please register here.

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