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Lecture, Tue 23 Oct 2018, free entry

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Vertebrate organisms, including humans, share many key life processes such as regulation of gene expression, signal transduction pathways and cell cycle regulation. We use comparative and functional genomics to study the genomes of non-traditional model organisms, from the diverse cichlids of the Great Lakes of East Africa through to the humble bunny rabbit, to understand what sets these organisms apart.

Join Prof Federica Di Palma from the Earlham Institute to learn how we identify and interpret the non-coding, functional elements of vertebrate genomes and the regulation of gene expression by those elements, continuing to shed light on genes, pathways and molecular mechanisms involved in the evolution of complex traits.

Part of the Norwich Science Festival.

Inaugural lectures recognise and celebrate the promotion of UEA academics to the position of professor, whilst giving audiences the chance to hear about their research and its impact on society. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy these open public lectures and there is a chance to meet the speaker at a free drinks reception after the talk.

These lectures are free and there's no need to book; simply turn up on the night!

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Dates Times
Tue 23 Oct 2018 18:30 to 19:30
This lecture will be followed by a free drinks reception.


Free entry


Earlham Road,


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