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Biology: Gene Detectives with Jack Humphrey from University College London

30th June 2016 @ 12:30 - 13:30


In this interactive lecture Jack Humphrey from UCL will pose the following questions:

  • What is a genetic disorder?
  • Are mutations always a bad thing?
  • How do we develop treatments for people suffering from genetic disorders?

Students will have the chance to explore how genes are inherited, how our DNA programmes our proteins, and what can happen when there is replication or damage to the genome.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an introduction to molecular biology, developed from research carried out at the UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research and the UCL Department of Pharmacology.

Suitable for: This lecture is of particular relevance to Year 12 students studying Biology and/or Chemistry but is sufficiently broad and accessible to be interesting to students of all subjects.

About the Lecturer: Jack is a PhD student at UCL and delivers taster lectures for schools as part of UCL’s school engagement programme.

Preparation/Pre-reading: None is required although students may like to consider the questions posed above prior to the event.



30th June 2016
12:30 - 13:30
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