Department of Genetics 50th anniversary celebration

Series Name Department of Genetics
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Oct 11, 2014 10:00 AM
Ends at Oct 11, 2014 06:00 PM
Venue Bennett Building & Rattray Lecture Theatre
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact You do not need to register but attend we’d appreciate it if you could let us know by emailing Genetics50@le.ac.uk

A day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Leicester Department of Genetics Saturday 11th October 2014

Programme:

  • 10am    Tea and coffee, Bennett Building
  • 10.30    Introduction and welcome - Julian Ketley, Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 10.35    A brief history of the Department - Annette Cashmore, Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 10.50    Bacteria: Friend and foe - Julian Ketley, Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 11.10    Sex and the single chromosome - Mark Jobling, Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 11.30    Tea and coffee/ exhibits, Bennett Building
  • 12.15    Causes and consequences of new mutations in DNA. - Matt Hurles, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (sponsored by the Genetics Society), Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 12.45    Lunch/exhibits, Bennett Building (for exhibits)
  • 2.15    The Grey Friars Project: DNA and the identification of Richard III - Turi King, Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 2.45    Ageing and cancer: the pivotal role of telomeres - Nicola Royle, Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 3.05    Genes and Behaviour - Bambos Kyriacou, Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 3.25    Targeting genes for therapy in brain disease - Flav Giorgini, Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 3.45    Tea and coffee/ exhibits, Bennett Building
  • 4.30    Genetics and Disease: Past, Present and Future - Richard Trembath, Queen Mary University of London (sponsored by the Society of Biology, East Midlands branch) Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 5.00    Question Time - Fred Tata, Jacqui Shaw, Tony Brookes, Rattray Lecture Theatre
  • 5.45-6pm     Close

All talks will be shown on video link in Bennett Link Lecture Theatre.

You do not need to register to attend, but if you are planning to attend we’d appreciate it if you could let us know by emailing Genetics50@le.ac.uk

If you have questions for the “Question Time” session, please email them to Genetics50@le.ac.uk with Question Time in the subject title.