Great Ideas of Biology
Professor Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute, presents the 10th annual Peter Lindsay lecture.
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Three of the great ideas of biology are the gene theory, the theory of evolution by natural selection, and the proposal that the cell is the fundamental unit of all life. When considering the question of what is life these ideas come together, because the special way cells reproduce provides the conditions by which natural selection takes place allowing living organisms to evolve. A fourth idea is that the organization of chemistry within the cell provides explanations for life’s phenomena. A new idea is the central role that information management plays in generating biological organization. These ideas are also relevant for what it is to be human.
Date: 15 Feb 2017
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Venue: Lecture Theatre G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
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