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Roughly 100 trillion individual cells make up the average human being, with over 200 unique types of cells carrying out a variety of specialized tasks - yet they all carry the exact same copy of your DNA! How is it possible to get such wide variation in form and function from the same genetic template? How does your body know what type of cells it needs to produce, and which genes it needs to use to do so? And how does this all allow us to adapt and respond to our environment? How does gene regulation through epigenetics work? Join us at OLW on Wednesday, December 14th to explore the intricate world of transcription factors and how they "manage" your genes.
There are no charges for our public talks but donations are gratefully received - donate what you can and know you are helping our efforts.
Presenter: Atilla is a consulting engineer by day and part of the protein expression group at OSN by night. He dabbled in proteins at university before crossing the floor to the dark side (engineering), and keeps his engineer's ego in check by jumping into OSN project fields that he knows nothing about. Atilla is always excited to be learning about all the neat things that people bring together in community biology!
Conceived in the spirit of the VHS's open nights, Open Lab Wednesdays are an opportunity to connect with the lab, meet the people working on project, bring whatever your working on, whatever ideas you have, to an informal meet'n'greet at our lab. Member's are often present doing PCR, pipetting enzymes, having fun. Some Open Lab Wednesdays will have a speaker present a topic of interest to the community or a workshop/demonstration. If you would like to do a talk please email us your ideas at info at opensciencenet dot com. Don't forget to signup on our mailing list.
There are no requirements for these meetups, just come yourself, meet anyone and everyone involved, learn about potential projects, propose your own, and see our lab as it has evolved until now!
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