Paul Nurse

Distinguished Lecture Series - Great Ideas of Biology

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Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist. He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

  • From: Wednesday 24 February 2016, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 24 February 2016, 7.15 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist. He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Paul is Director of the Francis Crick Institute in London. He previously served as President of the Royal Society, 2010-2015.

Paul was knighted in 1999 and received the Légion d'honneur in 2003.

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Lecture abstract: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 life is, 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 organisation 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 organisation.

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Room/Building:

Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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