Genes, yeast and neurodegeneration: the next GENIE public lectures

Posted by uatemp13 at Oct 03, 2012 03:34 PM |
Department of Genetics Public Engagement Lectures on 9 October make genetics more accessible by discussing topical issues.

The GENIE Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Genetics will be hosting the fifth in their series of Public Engagement lectures on Tuesday 9 October.  The speakers will be Professor Rhona Borts and Dr Flaviani Giorgini from the University’s Department of Genetics.

Dr Giorgini

Professor Borts’ talk ‘Sex and the single yeast’ will focus on the role of yeast in modelling the genome. In the second of the double bill, Dr Flaviano Giorgini, Lecturer in Mammalian Genetics, will talk on ‘Targeting genes for therapy in neurodegenerative disease’.  Dr Giorgini will discuss his own research into the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease.

The double bill of Lectures takes place in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building at the University of Leicester at 6.30pm. For more information and to book your place please email

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