University of Dundee

Karim Labib gives ‘A Brief History of Life’ at Café Science on 13 November

13 Nov 2017

Professor Karim Labib will delve into the science behind the fabric of our very existence at the next Café Science event. Professor Labib from the MRCPPU will be talking about DNA and how it passes from one generation to the next. At the event, on Monday 13 November at Avery & Co, he will explain what this process can tell us about the evolution of life.

“DNA contains the blueprint for all life on earth, wrapped up into chromosomes at the heart of every cell.” said Professor Labib. “Small differences in our DNA make each individual unique and help to explain who we are. I will use this talk to explain its part in the evolution of life, starting with the very first cell.”

Café Science was launched in January 2008, and has attracted over 7000 visitors since then. The monthly events are informal discussions led by leading local researchers that allow members of the public the opportunity to learn more about the ground-breaking science at the Universities of Dundee and Abertay.

‘A Brief History of Life’ takes place at Avery & Co, 34 South Tay Street, at 7pm on Monday 13 November. The event is free and open to all. There is no need to book in advance but an early arrival is recommended.