From molecules to medicine
advent of personal genome data is changing our understanding of
Dame Janet Thornton will present the thrills and challenges of working in this breath-taking world of molecules and medicine.
5.30 pm (followed by a reception)
Venue: Somerville College, Oxford, OX2 6HD
speaker: Professor Dame Janet Thornton DBE FRS FMedSci
European Bioinformatics Institute,
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL - EBI)
(Director EMBL -EBI 2001 -2015)
Part of the Oxford International Women's Festival.
The Lecture was originally set up by Anne Mobbs in 1998 as part of the The Oxford International Women's Festival.
The event is supported by Oxford AWiSE (who are responsible for organising and publicising the lecture), Somerville College (where Dorothy Hodgkin was a student and tutor) and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (where she pursued much of her research).
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Professor Elspeth Garman, "Crystallography one century A.D. (after Dorothy)", 9/03/10.
Professor Eleanor Dodson, "Mathematics in the Service of Crystallography", 10/03/11.
Professor Susan Lea, "Bacterial secretion systems - using structure to build towards new therapeutic opportunities", 05/03/13.
Professor Carol Robinson, "Finding the Right Balance", 11/03/14.
Professor Petra Fromme, "A New Era in Structural Biology", 12/03/15.
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Professor Kay Davies, "Challenges of Muscular Dystrophy" , 24/11/97.
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Dr Valerie Noyes, "The Secret Life of the Humble Proton", 19/11/98.
Dr Helen Mason, "The Dynamic Sun" (sponsored jointly with the Oxford Trust), 30/6/99.
Ruth MacDonald, "Climate Studies from 1860 - 2100: Is our climate really changing?" (sponsored jointly with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History ), 28/10/99.
Dr Jenny Cory, "Environmentally acceptable insecticides: are GMOs an option?", (sponsored jointly with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History ), 2/12/99.
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Professor Julia King, "Powering a better world: clean, versatile gas-turbine power for the 21st century", 2/3/01.
Dr Jill Urban, "Cartilage and your joints - from cradle to grave", 4/12/01.
Dr Angela McLean ''Where did BSE come from, and where is scrapie going?'', sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, 22/01/02.
Dr Angela Gallop, ''Forensic Science: Principles and Practice'', (sponsored jointly with the Oxford Trust), 27/06/02.
Dr Sarah Gurr, "GM Plants: A Golden Harvest?", 31/10/02.
Dr Catherine Hobbs, "Unlocking the Mystery of Secret Codes", 05/12/02.
Janet Thorn, "Cafe Science (or you are what you eat)", (sponsored jointly with the Oxford Trust), 26/06/03.
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