Event: Nerd Nite Hong Kong: Edition #14
Date: 30th July 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mezcalito; 27/F, 18 On Lan St, Central.
Entry Fee: Free! Thanks to the support provided by the venue! You just got to buy your own drinks!

Speaker 1: Dr. Andrew Kinghorn
Topic: Evolution as a tool
Quick Nerdisms: What do artificial intelligence, beer and NASA have in common? They are all awesome. Also, they use evolution as a tool.
Nerd Cred: Dr Andrew Kinghorn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. Andrew’s research interests include applied molecular evolution, point-of-care disease diagnosis and computer programming. Andrew’s research brings together interdisciplinary experimental and computational approaches to solve problems in medicine, biotechnology and simulation modelling of complex systems. Recent accomplishments include development of malaria diagnostic tests, establishment of a novel selective phenome growth model to represent aptamer ligand binding and coding of web hosted bioinformatic tools for microarray based aptamer optimisation.