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Evening talks: Colloquium and industry event

Here you can find further information about the evening events of the Graduate Days of CUI 2017.

Colloquium (Tue, 17:00-18:00)

104 years of Crystallography: what has it taught us and where will it lead us?: Prof. Elspeth Garman (University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, and Mildred Dresselhaus Guest Professor 2015, CUI, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany)

What has the art of the chocolatier got to do with drug discovery, proteins and DNA? The linking theme is crystals, which allow us to determine the three-dimensional shapes of all sizes of molecules, ranging from the tiny chocolate moiety to the much larger proteins that allow our bodies to function through to the DNA that carries our genetic information. Crystallography was born in 1913 with the determination of the 3-D structure of sodium chloride (salt) by the Bragg father and son team. It has flowered to elucidate many disciplines since then, with applications in engineering, physics, chemistry, earth sciences and biology. Using crystallography, we can unravel the shapes of biomolecules in our bodies that are targets for drugs against disease, and thus identify new treatments. I will focus on this last field, and give an overview of what is currently achievable and what may be possible in the future (my crystal ball permitting!).


Industry event (Wen, 16:30-17:30)

NXP Semiconductors – Secure Connections for a Smarter World: Dr. Marc Robaszkiewicz, Dr. Kiran Shekhar, and Dr. Kathleen Schubert (NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, Hamburg, Germany)

“Isn’t that the semiconductor company? What exactly do they do?” Get yourself more familiar with NXP Semiconductors in a brief presentation about the company, its business units and exciting possibilities for Graduates!

NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, we are driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

The business units Automotive and Security & Connectivity are located in Hamburg. NXP’s Automotive business unit offers sensor and processing technology that drives all aspects of the secure connected cars of today and the autonomous cars of tomorrow. NXP’s Security & Connectivity business unit offers best-in-class security, contactless performance and the most complete solutions to produce unmatched mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

NXP Semiconductors offers exciting possibilities for Graduates e.g. the Trainee Programs in Hamburg for technical and commercial roles embedded in a 2-year-program, comprising high-impact work in important projects, technical and professional training and ongoing exchange with top colleagues from around the world.