What can we learn from our genes?

Human genome

Café Scientifique with Dr Ewan Birney
 

Event details

 
What do we know about our genes? How can this knowledge be used to inform genetic engineering and gene therapies? What difference has the ENCODE project made to our understanding of our genes? Explore with Dr Ewan Birney the intriguing world of genes to discover the importance of the sequence of letters that makes up our genome.
 
Dr Ewan Birney is Associate Director of the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). His research group currently focuses on genomic algorithms and inter-individual differences in humans and other species.
 

Attending this event

 
Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Free and open for all to attend, join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged. 

This event is part of a series of Café Scientifique events throughout the year, the next event How can the arctic help find life on other planets? will be held on 25 February.

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What can we learn from our genes? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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