DNA evidence has been used in the criminal justice field for several decades, but in recent years, much smaller and more degraded samples have been able to be used for DNA profiling. UCL's Professor David Balding is the Chair in Statistical Genetics at the Genetics Institute and a pioneer in this breakthrough technique.
We're living in the age of 'Big Data.' The information bank gathered by everything from social media services to mobile phones is so large that the usual processing applications can't cope. The challenge is to discover the most effective and efficient ways to analyse, share, understand and extract value from it all.
Neuromarketing (sometimes called consumer neuroscience) has become a hot topic in recent years. However, what it can and can't measure is often clouded in hype, and some marketing agencies may be exaggerating what they can do in this field. UCL's new neuromarketing workshop aims to address this issue.
In 2016, international league tables published by the Programme for International Assessment (Pisa), which are published every three years by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), ranked the UK in 27th place overall in the world in maths.
Metal on Metal (MOM) hip replacements were globally popular. Since they were pioneered in 1997, more than 1.5 million have been undertaken, including over 100,000 in the UK alone.