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Packed Lunch: DNA Repair

Discussion

Drop in

Wednesday 28 June 2017

13:00-14:00

Feed your curiosity at our daytime discussions. Drop in to hear local scientists in conversation about their latest experiments, life in the lab and why science matters to everyone, all in the space of your lunch hour. Bring your sarnies with you to eat while you listen.

The DNA in our cells is broken tens of thousands of times a day, whether that's caused by UV light from sunshine, toxic substances from smoking, or just the intrinsic chemical environment of a cell. To avoid genes being lost, gained or swapped, the nucleus must manage its damaged DNA and ensure that it is repaired.

Join geneticist Charlotte Mykura to hear how these breaks are repaired to prevent the cells from dying or becoming cancerous.

Speaker

Charlotte Mykura, geneticist, Imperial College London

This event is FREE. First come, first seated. Please note that these events can get busy. Doors open 12.45.

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