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Miroslav Radman and Philippe Marlière
molecular biologists

Evolution by natural and un-natural selection:
The molecular mechanics of biodiversity

Thursday 26. November at 18:00
Sardinen USF
, Georgernes Verft 12
Free bus (from Haukeland Hospital, south end of tunnel 17:20, from High Technology Center 17:30).

Natural selection on genetic variation is widely accepted as the mechanism that shaped the diversity of life. But how does new variation arise: Is it spontanous and random, or is it directed and influenced by the environment? Investigations during the past thirty years have showed that the machinery of DNA replication and repair do regulate the birth of genetic variations. Thus, environmental conditions cause mutations when they may increase the rate of adaptation. The limitations of such new variation will be discussed, and the lectures will also show how synthetic biology can design and implement artificial genomes, cells, and ecosystems.

Miroslav Radman is Professor at the Medical Faculty Hopital Necker, Paris. He is member of the French Academy of Sciences.
Philippe Marlière is Research Director and co-founder of Global Bioenergies SA, Evry, France.

Free admission. The lecture is suitable also for non-biologists and will be held in English.

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Stort auditorium, Høyteknologisenteret

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Friday 27. November 13:00-14:00
Stort auditorium, Høyteknologisenteret

Free admission. The lecture will be held in English. Welcome!

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