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How tiny mutant worms help us study human development and disease

2:00pm-3:00pm on Friday 26 March

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We'll take you on a short virtual tour of the Gurdon Institute to show you the inside of the laboratories, and describe our fundamental biology research and why we use model organisms to study human development and disease.

Then one of our top PhD students will give an 18-minute presentation on the story of how the nematode worm, C elegans, became a favourite model organism for scientists around the world who study biology, including herself. We'll then introduce you to a further two Gurdon Institute scientists, and together the panel will engage with your questions and discussion about our research for the remaining 30 minutes.

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Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Timing: Live Stream, Available on Demand
Theme: Health
Image copyright: Melanie Tanguy, Miska lab, Gurdon Institute 2015.

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