Is there more to life than genes?

Wednesday 20 October 2010

A leading scientist will pose the question ‘is there more to life than genes?’ at the University of St Andrews tomorrow (Thursday 21 October 2010).

Professor Pauline M. Rudd will deliver a public lecture as part of the James Gregory lecture series on Science and Religion.

Professor Rudd heads up an independent research group in the newly established National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) at University College Dublin.  Her research group is working towards identifying and testing robust glycosylated disease biomarkers, particularly for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

Professor Rudd has published over 130 scientific publications and spoken at more than 200 international meetings. She is an elected member of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) learned society and has given more than sixty lectures and published sixteen papers relating to the public understanding of science.

The lecture forms part of an ambitious four-year series organised by scholars of science and religion at the University.

Described as a ‘vision for a better world’, since its launch in 2008 the James Gregory lectures have brought some of the world’s top experts to St Andrews to explore the natural tensions between the two subjects.

Is there More to Life than Genes? by Professor Pauline M. Rudd is a free lecture at 5.15 pm on Thursday, 21 October 2010 at the Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews. The lecture is open to the public.


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