The Human Genome Project: Where are we now?
Professor Colin Palmer, co-director of SHARE, is giving a lecture about the Human Genome Project (HGP) and how mapping the human genome has translated into current research and precision medicine.
This event is one of five key-note lectures hosted by the British Science Association to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The series of special lectures are designed to represent each of the five decades of the Branch's existence by show-casing one magnificent discovery or technical advance for each decade.
Professor Palmer will be giving an overview of how the HGP was achieved, and with the fantastic advances in speed of sequencing and bioinformatics, how we can now begin to understand how genes affect how we develop and age, and why many diseases we suffer are influenced by our inherited genes.
This event is free to attend and all are welcome. It takes place this month on the 21st of February at 7pm at the D'Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower building, University of Dundee.