Cell Press-TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series is aimed at bringing internationally renowned scientists to the Indian scientific community. The featured speaker for 2017 is Mary-Claire King, geneticist from University of Washington.
Professor King may be best known for demonstrating that breast and ovarian cancer can be inherited genetically rather than occurring only by chance or from environmental influences. Another seminal contribution from her research was the insight that despite dramatic differences in appearance, humans and chimpanzees share 99% of their genetic code, paving the way for greater understanding of how genomes change during evolution and the relationships of humans to other primates.
The Cell Press-TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series is co-sponsored by Cell Press and TNQ Books and Journals.
|City||Date and time||Venue|
Chennai ||20 February 2017. 6.00 p.m.||Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao (Lady Andal) Auditorium, Chetpet|
|Bengaluru||22 February 2017. 4.30 p.m.||JN Tata Auditorium (IISc.)|
|New Delhi||24 February 2017. 4.30 p.m.||Jawaharlal Auditorium, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)|
|Kolkata||28 February 2017, 11:00 a.m. ||Kala Mandir Hall, Shakespeare Sarani|