Public Engagement Lectures

GENIE is delighted to announce a series of public engagement lectures aimed at the non-scientist. These lectures are free and open to everyone.


Public Engagement Lecture 2012


• Our next public engagement lecture will take place in October (date to be confirmed) and the speaker will be Professor Charalambos Kyriacou (Topic to be announced). The lecture will take place in the Frank and Katherine May lecture theatre, Henry Wellcome building. To book your place, or for further information, please email:

Previous events

Previous lectures have covered the following topics:

  • March 2014 - The genetics of cancer.
  • October 2013 - The Greyfriars project: the archaeological search for the last known resting place of Ricahrd III.
  • March 2013 - Red hot chilli peppers and supporting and protecting families with cancer in our local community.
  • October 2012 - Targeting genes for therapy in neurogenerative disease and Sex and the single yeast.
  • March 2012 - Genetics of lung disease and the role of p53.
  • October 2011 - The control of gene expression following toxic injury and mutagens.
  • February 2011 - Genes and biorhythms and the link between surname and genetics.
  • October 2010 - Introduction to genetics and variation in human genes.

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