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Date
21.02.18
Start time
10:30
End time
13:30
W5, Belfast BT3 9QQ
Northern Ireland branch

NOT FRANKENSTEIN: Applications of DNA technology in medicine and agriculture.


Delivered by Professor Louise Cosby, head of Virology Branch, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute and emeritus professor, Queen's University Belfast the lecture will explain the basis of how DNA technology is carried out and how these techniques are used in areas of medicine and agriculture to combat disease and improve food production.

Topics will include vaccines, cancer, organ transplant, other disease treatments and production of transgenic crops and animals. The aim of the lecture is to give students a better understanding of methods used in research laboratories and commercially to produce genetically engineered products and how these are revolutionising human and animal medicine as well as food production.

Location

This free lecture will take place at W5 the interactive discovery centre at the Odssey Arena. Please see the map and information page for details of how to get to W5.

Further details and booking

This lecture is designed to address methods in DNA technology and some of the important applications in medicine and agriculture required by students studying for A Level biology.

For more information about the lecture, please contact Jonathan Shields at ni@rsb.org.uk or Arlene Todd at arlenetodd@w5online.co.uk and for school bookings please contact Arlene Todd.

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