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Department of Biochemistry

 
Dinoflagellates compact DNA without histones

The Department's 2018 Alumni Festival event was held on Saturday 22nd September. Dr Ross Waller and Professor Gerard Evan both gave talks in the Sanger Building that were open to University alumni and members of the general public.

 


How to fit 1000 miles of string in your handbag

The complexity of life is stored as information written in vast strings of DNA. Storing all of this information safely is a colossal challenge for living organisms. So, who are the champions of DNA compaction? Not who you might expect - but the oceans, coral reefs and planet depend on them!

  • Speaker: Dr Ross Waller
  • Date: Saturday 22nd September
  • Time: 14:30-15:00
  • Location: Richard Perham Seminar Room, Department of Biochemistry, Sanger Building, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1GA.

 

Where do cancers come from and how do we make them go away?

Professor Gerard Evan, Head of Department and Sir William Dunn Professor of Biochemistry, will give insight into the current thinking and research on cancer.

  • Speaker: Professor Gerard Evan
  • Date: Saturday 22nd September
  • Time: 15:30-16:00
  • Location: Jean Thomas Lecture Theatre, Department of Biochemistry, Sanger Building, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1GA.

Contact details

Alumni Relations  Paula Bibby (Alumni Relations)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 339321

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