Peaceful Science




13:00 - 14:00


 - Dr Joshua Schwamidass


Rm 5.65, Jockey Club Tower

Centennial Campus, HKU



 - FaSCoRe, HKU

 - Faith and Global Engagement



Joshua Swamidass of Washington University in Saint Louis is a fully convinced Christian and a leading computational biologist. He is the Faculty Lead for Translational Bioinformatics at the Institute for Informatics, developing machine learning for medical application at the molecular and cellular level. He is both a scientist in the Church and a Christian in science, engaging both worlds with questions of faith and science.

What does it mean to be a confessing Christian in a scientific context?
What does it mean to be a scientist in the context of the Church?

As a model of integration, Dr Swamidass suggests a dual calling embracing both identities, taking both communities and bodies of knowledge seriously. This discussion will consider how that works in the context of US discussions, and how it might work in Hong Kong.

Related events

Dr Swamidass was involved in several events in October. These included
Student discussion on 29th October:
Faith and Science.

Public Lecture on 29th October:
Of Apes and Artificial Minds: What does it mean to be human? 

Pannel discussion on 30th October:
The Science and Theology of Adam and Eve

Statistics lecture on 31st October:
Deep Learning in Biology

Medical lecture on 31st October:
Modelling P450 Bioactivation: The metabolism and subsequent toxicity of drugs.

Pathology lecture on 1st November:
Of Kidneys and Blood Clots: Science and machine intelligence in healthcare.