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Pint of Science 2024: Geneticists are interesting .. I promise!

Calendar Wednesday, 15 May 2024
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Pint of Science / Peint o Wyddoniaeth

Pint of Science festival events have been organised by PhD students from Cardiff University. We have speakers joining us from the School of Bioscience, School of Medicine, School of Social and Economics research, Swansea University and The University of South Wales!

Pint of Science provides a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments held in iconic bars across Cardiff. Topics range from: the science of distrust, Welsh discoveries, neuroscience, genetics, and the immune system!

Funded by Cardiff Universities' Doctoral Academy.

Join us as we discuss all things genetics, from genome sequencing and gene expression to genomic medicine!

From Shanghai to Cardiff, my journey into cancer genetics
Amy Houseman (PhD researcher in Cancer Genetics, Cardiff University)
Join Amy as she discusses how she got into the field of bioinformatics and cancer genetic - from Shanghai to Cardiff. Learn how she's using bioinformatics to find novel predisposition genes for colorectal polyposis.

The science of sequencing
Dr Nick Kent (Cardiff University, School of Biosciences Genomics Research Hub)
Genomes contain the genetic information of organisms and are written in the four famous nucleotides: A, T, C and G. Knowing the sequence of nucleotides of every genome became the 20th century geneticist’s dream. The development of first-generation sequencing methods and novel computational approaches allowed the generation of the first draft sequence of the human genome in 2001. Grab a pint and find out what advances have happened since then and how we utilise them for disease, discovery and more!

How do we build hundreds of different cell-types using just one instruction manual?
Dr Hywel Williams (Cardiff University, Lecturer in Bioinformatics)
All the different cell-types in the human body, from brain cells, to blood cells and even hair producing cells, share the same common starting ancestor (fertilised egg) and the same instruction manual (genomic DNA). This vast array of specialised cell-types arises through highly orchestrated gene expression patterns in our DNA. In this talk we will consider new research describing how the 3D genome regulates gene expression to ensure the correct genes are expressed at the right time in the right cell-type.

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25 Westgate Street

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