Carbon Copies: Inheritance of the Human Genome

Date: Wed 21 Aug 2013
Time: 5.45PM - 6.45PM
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Cost: FREE


The annual Murray Lecture, presented by Dr Bruce Stillman
President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

We take it for granted that our DNA replicates normally in our cells every day, but when these processes go wrong in our body's cells we can end up with abnormal cells, the wrong rate of cell replacement and even cancer. When DNA replication goes wrong in a developing baby, it can cause primordial dwarfism, microcephaly or a small brain.

In the annual Murray Lecture, Professor Bruce Stillman, President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, will discuss how the human genome is copied and inherited each time a cell divides. Professor Stillman's research has elucidated the mechanism of how a cycle of copying the DNA double helix is initiated and how it is coordinated with chromosome segregation during mitosis – when a normal body cell segregates its chromosomes to form two identical body cells.

Delve deep into your cells and find out how important DNA replication is to you every day.

Venue map: Eastern Avenue Auditorium

*While the lecture is free, seat bookings are essential as places are limited. To make a booking, complete the online booking form or email with your name, the names of the lectures you wish to attend, and number of seats required (limited to 5 per booking except for school groups). Bookings can also be made by calling (02) 9351 3021 between 10am and 3pm.