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An online talk on oxylipin functions and their evolutionary origins.

Georgy Kurakin AMRSB, a teaching assistant at the Department of Biochemistry of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, will deliver this lecture. Georgy is an active ‘popular science' writer and lecturer and writes for several Russian scientific magazines. Alongside this, he is an active researcher working on the molecular evolution of multicellularity.

In what way are pain and the smell of freshly-cut grass alike? They are both based on the release of oxylipins - the universal biochemical ‘cry for help' of injured cells. These signal molecules are found across all multicellular eukaryotes and always used for cell-to-cell signalling. In this lecture, Georgy will present a comprehensive overview of oxylipin functions across life and try to trace their evolutionary origins. The audience will also get to know how bacterial oxylipin signalling may pose a danger for immunocompromised people. 

Oxylipins are more interesting than you think!   

Cost and booking 

This event is free to attend and open to all. Advanced registration is essential through the link at the top of the page, and the Zoom meeting link will be circulated to all registered attendees ahead of the meeting. 


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