Cells to civilizations

  • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm on Tuesday 15 April 2014
  • at National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Coen Enrico

Public Lecture by Professor Enrico Coen FRS

Event details

Professor Enrico Coen FRS is Professor in Genetics at the John Innes Centre.

What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Join Enrico Coen, author of Cells to Civilizations that was shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, as he explores the four great life transformations – evolution, development, learning, and human culture.

The event was chaired by Professor Andrew Millar FRS who is Chair of Systems Biology at the University of Edinburgh.

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  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
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