The Intrinsic Fragility of DNA.

The sixth Arturo Falaschi lecture, an annual event organised by the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the National Research Council (CNR) will be given by Tomas R Lindahl in the College lecture theatre on the 24th of March 2016 at 11.00 am. The poster of the lecture can be downloaded here.

Tomas Robert Lindahl is a Swedish scientist who, after graduating in Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm became interested in the chemistry of DNA and DNA repair.  He discovered several pathways of DNA repair and demonstrated that DNA could be effectively repaired in the test tube in the presence of the key pathway components.  He also made fundamental contributions to the identification and characterisation of several DNA ligases and exonucleases.  He was director of the Clare Hall Laboratories of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) at South Mimms from 1986 to 2005 and was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2015, the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 2007, the Copley Medal in 2010, and the INSERM Prix Etranger in 2009.

All College students are warmly invited to attend the lecture.




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