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Animal encounters: The past, present and future of biochemistry

2:00pm-3:30pm on Saturday 23 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Thomas Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Department of Biochemistry Sanger Building 80 Tennis Court Road, CB2 1GA

To mark the centenary of the Department of Biochemistry in Cambridge, we present a series of short talks charting the past, present and future of applications of biochemistry to problems in human health. The talks by biochemists Dr Jenny Gallop, Dr Eyal Maori and Professor Eric Miska and artist Lily Hunter Green will focus on what humans can learn from frogs, bees and worms.

You will find out how the study of frog cells’ microscopic ‘cytoskeleton’ has contributed to the transformation of human medicine. You will explore a fusion of art and science through the Wellcome Research Enrichment collaboration THE GAME, and discover how humans have much to learn from honeybees, particularly about the immunity mechanisms they deploy when under attack from viral infections. Finally, you will learn that worms live in 2D, and also about how we share many of our genes with the worms living in our garden soil. Studying how worms interact with their natural environment has led to a new understanding of how we develop and age, including how our brains develop, function and fail.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Talk, Workshop
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 150
Theme: Health
Accessibility: Accessible toilet, Hearing loop, Lift, Step-free access
Image copyright: Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge

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