University of Dundee

Who Do You Think You Are? The 500-million-years-ago Edition, Professor Carol Mackintosh, Thursday 19 March 7pm D’Arcy Thomson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building

18 Mar 2015

Who Do You Think You Are? The 500-Million-Years Ago Edition with Professor Carol MacKintosh

Date: Thursday 19 March 2015, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee, DD1 4HN

Booking: Free, non-bookable

Discover how an evolutionary leap in our ancient ancestry boosted communication systems, so that the cells in our bodies are better at sorting multiple messages than even the smartest of smartphones. Genetic mutations in cancers cause information flow through these communication networks to be misdirected, suggesting new anti-cancer strategies.

Organised by Tayside and Fife branch of the British Science Association.

Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Artwork by Ionatan Waisguss